Make sure that the mattress is matched to the exact size of the crib. Select a hard mattress. For babies and children under 3 years, it is smooth and hard surface – the key to a healthy back. The standard thickness of a mattress from 3 to 7 centimeters.
Pay attention to the material from which made children's mattress. The product must "breathe" and dry quickly. Batting, cotton, holofiber and coconut fiber provides excellent breathability. A good option would be a combined composition of the filler.
In addition, the mattress should be hypoallergenic. Be careful with such natural materials (wool or natural latex) - they can cause an allergic reaction. It is better to give preference to the felt, watino, cotton, holofiber, or coconut coir. These materials have proven themselves as hygienic and non-allergenic fillers. They are well ventilated and does not absorb moisture and odors.
Conscientious producers, caring for the health of children and guided by the peculiarities of a growing child's body, produce high-quality orthopaedic mattresses. They has a prophylactic effect against diseases of the musculoskeletal apparatus. Often a part of mattresses for baby includes water-resistant plywood, which ensures the necessary rigidity of the mattress.
Do not purchase goods from the hands, or used. The mattress should have a smooth surface without nicks and pressure sores.
Pick up a cover for the mattress. First, the baby will mainly be in the crib, and the cover will help to preserve the purity of the mattress. Importantly, the fabric from which sewn cover, was qualitative and did not sit after washing, otherwise you will not be able to put a cover on the mattress.