With two now-toddlers, I try to do everything I can to make them comfortable and happy.
And I want them to sleep!
Sleep and rest is such an important part of growing up. Sleeping well helps promote brain development and makes for a happy child. And happy child equals happy mommy!
Kolcraft sent me their brand new crib mattress – the Stearns & Foster Dynasy Eco-Foam 2 Stage Infant/Toddler Mattress by Sealy:
•Firmer soy foam side for infants and softer plush side for toddlers
•High-density soybean foam with a soybean Everedge frame offers firmness infants need
•The Everedge foam borders have a higher density soy foam on the long edges to offer a strong and supportive frame
•Foam is CertiPur-US Certified and passes tests for durability, indoor air quality, lead, phthalates, and other chemical content
•Luxurious latex foam offers toddler a plush, naturally-enhanced breathable sleeping surface
•Latex is Oeko-Tex tested and certified hypoallergenic, and is very soft and resilient–it bounces back into shape as the toddler moves and does not heat up and sink under a child’s body weight like memory foam does
•The cover is tested and certified to the Oeko-Tex textile standard and does not contain potentially harmful additives
•Naturally soft organic cotton and rayon from bamboo cover, enhanced with Crypton Green
•Technology, offering incredible protection while keeping the natural threads eco-friendly: wet-proof, stain-resistant and helps protect against allergens and the cover stays soft, cool, quiet and breathable
•Square corner design for a snug fit in cribs
•Lifetime warranty on workmanship and materials
•Meets or exceeds all flammability, lead, phthalate and CPSIA testing and does not contain toxic fire retardants
I noticed right away that this Stearns & Foster Mattress fit quite snugly in Dylan’s crib – this is great because he rolls around A LOT in his sleep! He even sits up in his sleep – something he gets from his mommy! So a snug-fitting mattress is a must to prevent suffocation or injury from getting caught between the mattress and the crib slats.
I also love that the mattress is hypo-allergenic. While Dylan & Riley don’t have allergy issues, this isn’t to say they may develop them as the get older. So being hypo-allergenic is definitely better than not!
*after taking this picture I pulled the toy from the crib*
The best thing? Dylan sleeps VERY well on this mattress! I have noticed he doesn’t wake up nearly as much as he normally does. He also seems to sleep pretty soundly. I have a sneaky suspicion his old mattress was just a little too soft – this one is nice and firm for him but appears comfortable. The two different sides are genius – Dylan started out on the infant side (firmer) but recently switched to the toddler side (softer).
I am so happy with this mattress – I can tell the quality is there and the cost is worth it. Think about it – children and toddlers spend a MINIMUM of half their day sleeping in their cribs. Mine being a year old spend about 14 or so hours total snoozing. To have a comfortable and safe place to do this gives me some piece of mind!
Stearns & Foster makes a variety of mattresses for children and adults. The Dynasty Eco-Foam 2 Stage Infant/Toddler Mattress retails for around $299 and can be purchased at most shops that carry crib mattresses or Stearns & Foster products. You can also find it online!
Be sure to visit Kolcraft for more great products for infants and children, including the brand new WonderBug!