Preparing a dowry for the future baby, you must not forget about the mattress for the newborn. Since the back of the child is not quite strong, then the mattress should be chosen, taking into account all the important factors. What exactly need to pay attentionUAUA.info will tell in this article.
The first thing you need to pay attention to is the size of the mattress for newborns. In order for the baby to be comfortable, the size of the mattress should correspond as much as possible to the size of the cot.
If the mattress is smaller than the bottom of the crib, then it will constantly fidget and move out. If, on the contrary, the mattress is larger, then it will not be able to perform its orthopedic functions. Today, the standard size is considered to be a mattress of 120 x 60 cm. But in any case, you need to know the size of the crib before buying a mattress.
No less important nuance when choosing a mattress for a newborn is its filler.It should be mostly natural in order for the baby’s body to breathe. But, unfortunately, now completely natural filler in mattresses is quite rare.
In more expensive models of mattresses for newborns there can be a filler from horsehair, seaweed, coconut. In cheap models, these same fillers can be combined with artificial impregnation, which somewhat reduces the level of environmental friendliness.
There are also fillers such as wood shavings, wool, straw and felt. But the disadvantage of such seemingly natural “fillings” is that after several unsuccessful runs, such mattresses can begin to sweep and eventually collapse.
An alternative can be a multi-layer combined mattresses of synthetic and natural material. Some of them have, depending on the season, the "winter" and "summer" sides.
It is important that the mattress for the newborn should be quite hard. Too soft mattress deforms the baby’s unsteady spine and can deform it. A mattress of medium hardness made of coconut chips is suitable for a newborn.
If the bed is designed to sleep a child of 3-4 years, it is better to choose an orthopedic mattress. Thanks to this mattress, the baby’s spine is in a natural position.
Orthopedic mattresses, as a rule, come with a dependent spring unit and with an independent one. For the child the best option would be a mattress with an independent spring unit. Such a mattress will not sag, and it will be extremely comfortable for the child to sleep on it, because it literally adjusts to every pose of the newborn.
The cover must be made of natural hypoallergenic material - synthetics "soars" and collects static electricity. Natural fabrics like cotton, wool, flax are best suited as upholstery - they are breathable, durable and pleasant to the touch. Also on sale are mattresses with a cover made of jacquard - this fabric is a combination of natural fibers and cotton threads. It is durable, durable, inexpensively priced and great for mattresses for newborns.