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My First Mattress Memory Foam Crib Mattress Review

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My first mattress memory foam was created specifically for a well-cared-for child’s needs in mind, especially in regards to getting comfortable, restful sleep every night.  The especially-firm high density, high-quality foam provides good support for infants and may even be comfortable enough for toddlers.  A good crib mattress doesn’t just make night time something to long for (and cherish while it’s going on) but it also provides the firmness developing muscles and growing bones need.  This mattress provides all that and more.  All in all, it’s a good buy for the price.

Pros

  • Being hypoallergenic, it’s a good buy for kids with asthma/allergies
  • It comes with a soft, comfortable water-proof cover
  • It is CertiPUR-US certified

Cons

  • There’s a chance it may offer too much firmness for infants.

Firstly, this foam mattress has two exciting layers:  a high-density, high-quality memory foam and a plush, rich velour cover.   The high-density, high-quality memory foam is constructed using CertiPUR-US certified polyurethane foam; amazingly, it’s firm enough for infants while, at the same time, being comfortable and safe.  This mattress meets or surpasses CPSC standards, as well as federally-mandated flammability standards.

Weight & Dimensions

This mattress is about 11.6 pounds and its dimensions are 51.6 by 5 by 27.2 inches.

Construction & Composition

This mattress’ construction is so durable that it withstands repeated onslaughts of messes, hundreds of restful nights by infants, and having to undergo repeated washings.  It also boasts of a strong zipper and high quality all around.

Packaging & Set-up

Here useful unpacking guidelines and caveats:  very carefully take the vacuum packed mattress from its plastic wrapping so that you can let it slowly decompress; let the mattress take from 24 to 72 hours to completely assume it’s normal shape; it comes packaged thus in order to simplify packaging and delivery; cold temperatures may cause your mattress to take longer to decompress; and, finally, le the mattress assume its natural shape before use.

Safety

Kittrich Corporation, the maker of this mattress, makes safety one its high priorities.  They achieve this lofty goal on this mattress by making sure that it is lead and phthalates free, that it is hypoallergenic, mite-resistant and anti-microbial.

Portability & Handling

This mattress isn’t very heavy and is easy to handle for most people.  Taking it out of the crib is relatively easy—something which becomes a big deal when kids are sick or accidents happen.  This is only one of several factors that make foam mattress a better alternative than the coil springs alternative.  Just normal sheet changing is a relief when it comes to light mattresses like this one.

Maintenance & care

This mattress is easy to take care of and clean.  It’s as simple as wiping with a damp cloth  using a mild cleaning agent; as for the cover, well, you can just toss it in the washing machine.

Water Resistance

The removable plush, rich velour cover, in spite of being so soft to the touch and fragile-looking, is water-resistant, which should make you less afraid of spills and “accidents”—this quality also helps prevent bacterial and mold growth.

What Makes This Mattress The Best?

There are many things that can make a crib mattress superior to its competitors.  For starters they need to fit snugly inside cribs—assuming that they are standard-sized.  This avoids many problems, including children getting limbs caught where they don’t belong or, worse yet, getting suffocated because their heads end up where they don’t belong.  Well, this mattress doesn’t seem to have any problems in either that department or, for that matter, any of the other multiple departments spoken of in this review.

Warranty & Quality

This mattress comes with a limited 10 year warranty.

Seams

You should always check a mattress to see if it has strong, tight, well-sewn seams.  If the mattress is ever going to tear apart, the start of the debacle will probably be the seams.  This is especially true if there are loose threads that inquisitive kids can reach for and help unravel.  This is not only bad for the mattress but for your child, if he/she now has a length of potentially dangerous material to play with.  This mattress has nice tight seams and it isn’t likely you will see any loose threads coming out of it.

Bounce

A bouncy mattress could spell trouble in several ways.  For one thing, it can keep kids from falling asleep, especially if they like to toss and turn.  A lack of bounciness, though, is yet another advantage foam mattresses have over coiled springs.  This can also become a problem if older siblings decide to use a super-bouncy mattress as a trampoline—an unlikely event with this mattress.

Corners

Corners can be important but maybe not in obvious ways.  For starters, they affect how well a mattress fits into a crib, as well as how much loose space they leave between the mattress and the rails/walls.  A snuggly-fitting mattress can also cut down on the mattress moving around too much (not that it should move around at all).  This mattress has sturdy, square corners.

Firmness

Since memory foam is firm enough for most adults, why wouldn’t it be for kids?  The interesting thing is that there isn’t too much of a difference between what adults like in a mattress and what a child is likely to like or prefer. A child wants to be comfortable, while at the same time getting the firmness they need—actually, it’s the parent/guardian that will make the final determinations (for good or bad) but it’s good to know that children essentially need/want what we need and want.

Crib Fit

This “My First” mattress fits comfortably into a standard-sized American made crib.  This is not small thing, considering how easy it is for a child to get a limb caught in the wrong place, such as a gap left between the mattress and the rails.  Gaps can also become places where things can fall which kids can later get a hold off.

Mattress “Feel”

This mattress feels good enough to lie on without sheets—something you can thank the plush velour for.  This is by far one of the best selling points for the “My First.”

Affordability

This mattress falls somewhere between an expensive organic mattress and those cheap alternatives that you simply don’t want to impose on a child you love.  This mattress is truly a “middle of the road” alternative for those who want to buy something of high quality but who, at the same time, don’t want to hock something valuable in order to be able to afford it.

Sleeping Position Ratings For Toddlers & Infants

Dual-sidedness

Although this mattress isn’t “pushed” as a dual-sided mattress, it, supposedly, has that capacity.  People who have commented on this mattress, though, say that there isn’t as pronounced a difference on the two sides as most dual-sided mattresses are supposed to provide.  You’ll have to be your own judge on this matter.

Comfortableness

Comfort is what memory foam is known for.  This mattress, though, in addition to being comfortable, is suitably firm for an infant. Also, it’s not noisy (as some cheaper models are wont to be) when kids move and toss on it.

Edge Support

Unfortunately, memory foam mattresses can sometimes be lacking in this department.  The “My First,” though, seems to have strong edges.  This is important in order to avoid kids rolling into indentations that mattresses with weak edge support are likely to have.

Sleeping Ratings

Safety: 10 out of 10

Edge Support:  9.5 out of 10

Support:  9.5 out of 10

Bounce 9.5 out of 10

Heat Retention: 9.5 out of 10

Off-Gassing:  10 out of 10

Baby’s Sleep Quality:  9.5 out of 10

Toddler’s Sleep Quality:  9.5 out of 10

For Whom Is This Mattress Suitable?

Temperature Control

The “My First” doesn’t officially have any heat controlling functions or qualities but that doesn’t mean that it lacks the capacity to dissipate heat as well as many other foam mattresses.  In general, foam does well in this department—then again, that can depend on several factors.

Heat Retention

Foam mattresses can dissipate heat well just by virtue of how the material is made (allowing for millions of tiny pockets that seem to be better at staying cool than they are at retaining heat).  This mattress appears to treat heat retention issues rather well—i.e., it stays relatively cool, therefore not letting kids overheat easily.

Breathability

According to reviews by many users, this mattress appears to “breathe” well enough.  Few (if any) reports exist attesting to the possibility that this mattress retains heat and overheats unnecessarily.

Support

Although mattresses made from foam can sometimes make one feel as if one were sinking, the “My First” is somehow able to properly support kids, albeit also being very comfortable.  This is perhaps a testament to the fact that foam can come in many forms and can perform differently, depending on the quality and type of foam.

Odors, Chemicals & Allergies

Like many other foam mattresses, the “My First” comes with certain strong scents that need to be aired out.  The good news, however, is that the odors emitted don’t appear to be toxic in any way.

The Final Puzzle You Need To Know

It wasn’t too long ago that the foam they were using for mattresses was too soft and too giving but, what’s important is that things have changed drastically.  We now have foam of such high quality that they can do many of the things that were thought to be unlikely for foam.  In spite of that cynicism, though, mattress foam technology has improved greatly.

Conclusion

The “My First” crib mattress may not be brimming with bells and whistles and it may not be one of the highest rated mattresses but, nevertheless, it is an excellent product for the price you’ll pay.

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Author: Emma Megan

I am a mother of two beautiful girls.I know that when a mother gives birth to a child, she has to be very cautious than a father for the health of that child.Wherever I get the opportunity to write, I write about the wellness of the children because a real mother knows how to keep a child healthy.Lets’s write on the web for whatever is needed for a baby.
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