One useful element of a baby mattress is that it can be carried in the back of the car when visiting friends or relatives, so your little child has a familiar place to sleep even when away from home. This provides a feeling of security. If you are looking at getting a portable crib mattress then read on.
It is important to balance the safety concerns of your baby with portability. Naturally you want to make sure that your mattress is made from the right materials and is the right size for the home crib, as well as having the right level of firmness to it. These factors are pretty much non-negotiable. Fillings made from cheaper materials may include toxic chemicals that can be harmful to your baby.
Yet some of the firmer ones are also heavier as they have denser materials inside them. You don’t want one that is too heavy as you will have problems lifting it even to change the bed sheets, which will be regularly. But if you buy one that is too light it may be too soft and create dangerous pockets that can cause suffocation or breathing difficulties for your baby.
Find a balance between the two if it is a mattress that you will be using in many places. Otherwise a good idea is to buy a main mattress for home use and a spare one for visiting. That way you can get the best of both worlds.
These mattresses are not incredibly expensive, even for a good quality one, so this option is affordable for most people. Finding a cheap mattress is easier than it used to be as the online market is quite competitive. If you can find an established online retailer that is offering items on sale then these are worth considering as a secondary mattress for your baby.