Created in the same size, parents don’t need to worry about replacing the crib mattress until the child is too old for a toddler bed, at the age of four or five, depending on their size.
When shopping for crib mattresses, there are great options for parents that are seeking long term solutions for their children. Double sided crib mattresses have firmer sides of the mattress that are indicated for infants to ensure that they are protected in the crib and softer sides of the mattress for toddlers that would be not as comfortable on a firm mattress.
This way, the mattress is going to transition and going to grow with the child that is using the mattress and the parents can get the money’s worth while shopping.
In the case a double sided mattress hasn’t been chosen, parents may want to consider a medium firm mattress that includes both elements of softness and firmness throughout the mattress. Though on the firmer side is recommended, parents can choose to add a mattress topper to the mattress to create a more comfortable sleeping experience for toddlers.
Mattress toppers can be adjusted to the comfort level desired by the parent or toddler and are a great way to customize the mattress that has been chosen. They are also an affordable option for parents seeking to change the texture of the crib mattress for the toddler.
Throughout the time when the toddler is being transitioned to a toddler bed, is also the time when many parents begin to potty train the child.
At this time, it can be expected that the child is going to experience accidents throughout the night as they learn and therefore parents should choose a crib and toddler bed mattress that is non-absorbent, to ensure that the moisture can be simply wiped off of the top of the mattress and the mattress can be sanitized.
This will extend the life of the mattress and also protect the mattress while the child is an infant from spit up and other body fluids that are bound to come in contact with the mattress.