Sealy Cotton Cozy Rest 2-Stage Infant Toddler Crib Mattress Review
The Sealy Cotton Cozy 2-Stage simply has too many positive things to be said about it for anyone to say that it isn’t a good deal for the price being asked. Many mattresses out there have half the features this mattress has and, yet, may cost either about the same price or, incredibly, more. This mattress doesn’t just give you lots for the money, there are also few things people can say negatively about it. In fact, it’s a safe, comfortable, supportive, firm, and non-toxic place for your child to spend 8 hours a day–isn’t that saying a mouthful?
- This product is hypoallergenic
- This product is filled only with natural, non-toxic things like cotton, polyester, etc.
- This product is safe in several ways, including by being antimicrobial
- This product isn’t organic, just eco-friendly
- What Is This Mattress Made Of?
- What Makes This Mattress The Best?
- Sleeping Position Ratings For Toddlers & Infants
- For Whom Is This Mattress Suitable?
- The Final Puzzle You Need To Know
What Is This Mattress Made Of?
Construction & Composition
This mattress is made using a 204 premium-quality stainless steel coiled system that provides for optimum support, comfort and firmness. This mattress also has other unique construction features, including a EverEdge strengthening pillars that provide protection for babies/infants (and perhaps even toddlers) from mishaps and difficulties encountered near the corners or edges of this mattress. There is also the anti-sagging weight distributing system put in there, among other reasons, to provide a firmer infant side. Additionally, a special protecting cotton wrap is placed around the whole mattress.
Bad Things That Are NOT In This Mattress
Fortunately, there are many things that are not in this mattress which are easily found in some of its cheaper competitors, including: lead, mercury, formaldehyde, PVCs, PBDES, TDC
Packaging & Set-up
As a general rule, most manufacturers do a good job of packaging their mattresses. This is so because they don’t want the product to be damaged in transit anymore than you want to see that happen. What’s good about Sealy, though, is that they go an extra step or two to provide proper, safe packaging; they also make it easy to access the product, deploy it and put it to good use ASAP. It’s said that they also provide free shipping!
This product is chockfull of safety features that you would put in a mattress if it were up to you. Some of those safety features include: a uniquely protecting cotton wrap that encircles the whole mattress, adding stability, support and durability; a GreenGuard Gold certification that speaks to the this product’s indoor air safety capacity (among other things); and a water-proof , stain repellent or resistant cover made out of cotton and able to protect the mattress from microbial growths/contamination and potentially stain-creating spills and accidents. In addition to all this, the air-flowing pockets help to reduce mishaps and injuries due to overheating products; there is also the fact that the tightly sealed lock-stitching binding helps to prevent the outgrowth of and keep out bugs, allergens, molds and odor creating/emitting culprits.
Portability & Handling
Because this mattress is only about 15 pounds, it’s not bad to carry around, turn over and maneuver, maybe while you change sheets, check it out after a spill or accident. Some people (the elderly, those with a bad back, etc.) might find the weight less than perfect but, for most people, the weight shouldn’t be a negative issue.
Maintenance & care
The water-proof capacity of this mattress makes keeping it clean a breeze. Of course, you will still have to clean up after spills and accidents but at least you won’t have to worry about long-term stains or permanent damage, if you take care of disasters quickly and efficiently.
This mattress is officially water-resistant.
Weight and Dimensions
The dimensions on this mattress are 27.25 inches by 51.63 inches by 5.5 inches and it weighs about 14.9 pounds.
What Makes This Mattress The Best?
Here are some of the things that make the Sealy Cotton Cozy better than all those other mattresses that simply can’t measure up to it: made from safe, not-likely-to-cause-allergic-
What Sets This Mattress Apart?
Beyond all those qualities already mentioned, some of the other things that put the Sealy Cotton Cozy on another higher realm of quality, satisfaction and popularity are: having air vents that help to keep this mattress cool—primarily by effectively mitigating heat build-up; being bug, mite and bacteria/mold resistant; and not containing many of the nasty, toxic chemicals cheaper, lower-quality alternatives readily contain.
The 204 innersprings coils in this mattress provide a special type of durability that metal is naturally known for; said durability is further enhanced by a six-gauge heavy duty going-all-around stainless steel border that make for secure edges.
Warranty & Quality
This mattress comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
This mattress has nice, tightly-sewn seams—beyond that, it has a cover that further protects the mattress and your child from an problems relating to “seams.”
Like most mattresses made form coiled springs, this mattress has some bounce but not the type or amount that should concern you. Of course, this can change over time and whether the mattress is treated right—in other words, a mattress may definitely begin to sag or attain some bounciness if it’s ever, say, used like a trampoline by older siblings.
The corners on this mattress are more round than square which can be a problem, depending on the crib and toddler bed you use it in. Round corners make for a less snug fit when the mattress is put into a crib or bed. Then again, there are mattresses that have round corners but still achieve a decent crib fit.
Some parents have commented online that maybe this mattress isn’t firm enough for a baby/infant, supposedly because indentations in the mattress were observed where a child had lain. Well, of course, each parent has to make his/her decision as to whether the firmness that a mattress provides is good enough for an infant. You definitely don’t want a mattress that allows a baby’s or infant’s head to sink too much. But, according to most of the reports on this mattress, as well as information from the maker, this mattress isn’t super soft or cushiony on the infant’s side—this is supported by people who have said that, if anything, it’s too firm. You should go by the preponderance of the eye-witness evidence, as well as by your own assessment of the matter.
Because of its rounded corners this mattress may leave a slight gap between the mattress and the rails/walls. This is something to keep an eye on since such gaps can lead to kids getting limbs caught—then again, this can happen even for mattresses that fit snugly, so, by all means, stay alert.
Most people think that this mattress is a good deal for what you get but this may be a matter of opinion and something you will have to decide for yourself.
Sleeping Position Ratings For Toddlers & Infants
This mattress is described as being “2-stage”—well, that’s another way of saying its “dual-sided” . . . then again, a more sophisticated type of “dual-sidedness.” This means that the mattress has a properly firm side for an infant—in other words, it provides the right amount of resistance for growing bones and muscles—but, also, a more comfortable and supportive side for a toddler.
The Sealy Cotton Cozy provides excellent support. This is achieved with the assistance of the superbly plush cotton-containing layer put there especially for the toddler but, it just so happens, it’s there also for the baby/infant, only with a layer on top of it for them to get that extra firmness the toddler doesn’t’ need anymore.
Parents and guardians time and time again report how well their children were sleeping while using these mattresses. There is no reason for these parents to be giving these reports (which could have as easily been about something negative) if they were not true.
You want a mattress that doesn’t sag easily, especially around the edges, which can lead to injuries, kids falling over, etc. This mattress scores well in this area because of all the metal that’s involved: coil springs, a stainless steel border, etc.
There are many reports of parents/guardians giving these mattresses high ratings when it comes to sleeping quality—is there a better judge of such?
For Whom Is This Mattress Suitable?
There are no reports of this mattress having an overheating problem—in fact, its design is described as being “breathable” and “well-aired.”
This mattress does not appear to have a heat retention problem.
Odors, Chemicals & Allergies
Yes, the Sealy Cotton Cozy is odor-resistant, lead free and eco-friendly. In addition to all this, the mattress is JPMA Certified, CPSIA compliant, GREENGUARD certified, NFPA compliant, ISTA 3A certified, “General Conformity” certified, and “OEKO-TEX standards 100 certified. Finally, the mattress is hypoallergenic, which is one of the best ways to determine if a mattress is likely to give a child with special breathing problems (COPD, asthma, etc.) problems.
The Final Puzzle You Need To Know
Sealy has been around for a long time, having begun as a very small operation. Over the years, though, they have led the way in innovating, changing and upgrading mattress manufacturing technology. In fact, the company is a major powerhouse and a leader in the industry today—you can be assured, therefore that when you purchase this mattress, you are getting more than a mattress—you’re getting years of experience, of pleasing parents/guardians, and of setting the standards in the industry.
Simply put, the Sealy Cotton Cozy is worth the price you will pay, considering all the options, features and benefits it so generously imparts.