Are crib mattress pads necessary?
The biggest question we see when it comes to accessories for a waterproof crib mattress is, “Should I also purchase a waterproof protector pad?” While it is not required for you to add a waterproof protector pad, we certainly recommend it. In fact, we recommend buying two!
How many mattress covers does a baby need?
2 mattress protectors. The protector should be waterproof and strong to withstand regular washing. It should fit tightly over the mattress so your baby cannot pick pieces away or be able to get under it.
How often should you change crib sheets?
Always make it a point to change your child’s bedding sheets 1 to 2 times per week. For any spills or upsets, always clean immediately.
What do you put under a crib mattress?
The first and bottom layer of bedding for a crib mattress is a crib mattress encasement. An encasement easily zips around the mattress to fully encase it, acting as a mattress protector from bed bugs, dust mites, pet dander, and other household allergens.
Can I reuse my crib mattress?
Baby gear is recalled all the time, and sometimes there are specific risks to different items that you might not even be aware of. This is especially true when it comes to crib mattresses, and the short answer is: no, it’s not a good idea to reuse a crib mattress.
How long should you keep a crib mattress?
Most are designed to last about five years, though some say longer. Keep the five-year rule in mind and decrease if the bed lived a hard life, and increase it if you’ve been proactive with care.
How can I make my crib mattress more comfortable?
Start by selecting a soft crib sheet that uses a high-quality fabric like a cotton jersey. A material that feels rough will understandably make the mattress feel harder than it should be. On the other hand, using a tight-fitting soft sheet will make the surface plusher.
How many crib blankets do I need for a year?
Many moms find that they regularly use at least 10-12 baby blankets. If you do laundry every day, you will need fewer blankets. If you do laundry less frequently or send your laundry out, you may need twice as many.