The 40 Best Baby Mattresses for Cribs and Toddler Beds

by Caitlin McCormack | Last Updated Feb. 25th, 2016

Your child’s mattress is a piece of furniture that will get a lot of use, given that newborns can sleep up to 20 hours a day! A quality mattress can make for a comfortable night’s rest for your little one.

Crib mattresses must meet certain basic safety standards, so you are rest assured any model you purchase is safe for your child. Above that, it’s simply a matter of style and less potentially toxic materials used in construction.

The biggest safety concern with crib sleeping involves safe sleeping practices. Always practice safe sleeping habits including putting your newborn on their back to sleep and not adding anything extra to the sleeping area, including sheets, stuffed animals, pillows or blankets. A tight-fitting fitted sheet should be the only linen in your child’s crib.

Crib bumpers are unnecessary, especially for newborn infants who cannot move around on their own. Even though they are still commonly included in many crib bedding sets, they pose both a suffocation and strangulation hazard. The American Academy of Pediatrics discourages their use as it may be a potential SIDS risk.

With the above tips in mind, in no particular order here are 40 of the best baby mattresses to help your little one get a good night’s sleep, based on average customer ratings and reviews.

1. L.A. Baby Naturally Organic IV Triple Zone 2 in 1 Crib Mattress with Natural Bamboo Cover

This mattress is made from an eco-soy foam, memory foam, and bamboo viscose mix that makes it ideal for use with both babies and toddlers. There is extra support along the edges to help keep your child safe and comfy.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Waterproof design
  • Air vents for increased freshness

Cost: *Est. $139.99

2. Oeuf Organic Mattress

This full-sized crib mattress boasts a coir fiber construction that’s made from coconut shell husks bonded with all natural latex, with a certified organic cotton cover to provide your baby with a comfortable, non-toxic sleeping surface.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Made of all natural materials
  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality

Cost: *Est. $395

3. Colgate Foam Supreme Super Lightweight Crib Mattress

This full-sized crib mattress is incredibly lightweight and easy to change at just 5.5 pounds and 5.5-inches thick. It has been performance tested and is certified by JPMA, ISPA, and CPSIA for safety.

Key features:

  • Waterproof design
  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $219.44

4. Babyletto Pure Core Dry with Waterproof Mattress Cover

This mattress set comes complete with a 5-inch double-sided mattress with waterproof cover in case of accidents. Thanks to its unique design and construction, it is naturally flame-retardant without the use of any harsh chemicals.

Key features:

  • 10-year warranty
  • PVC-, vinyl-, soy-free
  • Suitable for babies and toddlers

Cost: *Est. $149

5. Sealy Cozy Cool Hybrid 2-Stage Coil and Gel Crib Mattress

A mattress brand known and trusted by many adults, Sealy also makes comfortable and safe mattresses for babies, and this one is no exception. Thanks to its CoolTex cover and soybean cool gel interior, it helps keep baby comfortable all night long.

Key features:

  • Waterproof design
  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $169.99

6. Serta Nightstar Deluxe Rest Crib and Toddler Mattress

This double-sided crib mattress is ideal for use with both babies and toddlers, and features 240 heavy duty innerspring coils and a full perimeter border wire with corner supports for increased comfort and sturdiness.

Key features:

  • Waterproof design
  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $173.27

7. Lullaby Earth Breeze 2-Stage Crib Mattress

This crib mattress features a unique honeycomb design that makes it incredibly breathable while still being waterproof. It’s comfortable for baby and easy for parents to change and clean in case of accidents thanks to its lightweight (8 pound) design.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of colors
  • Waterproof design
  • Suitable for both babies and toddlers

Cost: *Est. $279

8. Simmons Kids Beautyrest Crib and Toddler Mattress

Your little one will enjoy the ultimate in comfort with this crib mattress that boasts the brand’s luxury pocketed coil springs technology. The firm side is ideal for newborns while the AirCool gel memory foam side keeps toddlers comfortable all night long.

Key features:

  • Waterproof design
  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $241.89

9. Athena Mattress, 150 Coil

This double-sided full-sized crib mattress features 150 springs to keep your little one comfortable. The non-toxic triple laminate cover is also antibacterial and tear-resistant to provide you with years of use.

Key features:

  • Waterproof design
  • Made in the USA
  • 5 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $86.93

10. Naturalmat Organic Spring Crib Mattress

This organic crib mattress is made from breathable materials that help to keep your little one cool and comfortable all night long. Its hypoallergenic design is even suitable for those with allergies.

Key features:

  • Chemical-free construction
  • 5 year warranty
  • Handmade in England

Cost: *Est. $375

11. Dream On Me Convoluted, Orthopedic, Innerspring Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress

This double-sided mattress is suitable for use with both newborns and toddlers alike and features an orthopedic innerspring design that provides your child with a comfortable sleep all night long. It is free of phthalates and wipes clean with soap and warm water.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • 15-year warranty
  • Waterproof design

Cost: *Est. $134.99

12. Simmons Kids® Beauty Sleep Green Meadows 2 in 1 Crib Mattress

This double-sided mattress is ideal for both babies and toddlers and is free of toxic chemicals including lead, PVC and phthalates. It provides a snug and secure fit in your child’s crib thanks to its square corners.

Key features:

  • Water-resistant design
  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $98.58

13. Greenbuds Magnolia Organic 2 in 1 Crib Mattress

Free of vinyl, PVCs, phthalates, and other potentially harmful substances, this hypoallergenic mattress boasts a wool cover that is ideal for those with allergies and helps to create a toxin-free sleep surface for your little one.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Bed bug-repellent
  • Water-repellent

Cost: *Est. $349

This crib mattress features a unique round design that is suitable for modern-styled circular cribs and because it deflates when not in use, it’s perfect for travelling and easy to store when not in use.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Fire retardant design
  • 15-year warranty

Cost: *Est. $142.76

15. Colgate EcoSpring Ultra II Crib Mattress

This full-size crib mattress boasts 50 thick 135 gauge steel coils and 90 gauge steel border rods to help provide your baby with a comfortable, firm sleeping surface. It has been performance tested and is certified by JPMA, ISPA, and CPSIA for safety.

Key features:

  • Waterproof design
  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $229.99

16. Babyletto Pure Core Crib Mattress, Mini Size

Suitable for use in mini cribs, this mattress features a firm polyester core to provide your child with a durable and comfortable sleeping surface. It is free of polyurethane foam, soy foam, flame retardants, PVC, and vinyl to provide a toxin-free sleep surface.

Key features:

  • 10-year warranty
  • Waterproof design
  • Free of allergens and off-gassing materials

Cost: *Est. $99

17. Serta Nightstar Extra Firm Crib and Toddler Mattress

This extra firm crib mattress is suitable for use with both babies and toddlers and boasts a special ortho-insulated layer to provide your child with increased support and comfort all night long. Its natural fire barrier protection has no harmful chemicals.

Key features:

  • Waterproof design
  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $99.99

18. Athena Mattress, 96 Coil

This crib mattress is double-sided for use by both babies and toddlers and has 96 coils to provide your child with a firm yet comfortable sleep surface.

Key features:

  • Anti-bacterial, water- and tear-resistant surface
  • Made in the USA
  • 5-year warranty

Cost: *Est. $62.95

19. Sealy Soybean Foam-Core Crib Mattress

This soybean crib mattress features a lightweight design that doesn’t skimp on firmness and comfort for your little one. It has been specially design to prevent sagging and be easy to clean.

Key features:

  • Waterproof design
  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $136.99

20. Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness All Foam Crib Mattress

This double-sided mattress is free of toxic chemicals including vinyl, polyethylene, PVC, phthalates, and lead to provide your little one with a non-toxic sleep surface. It is hypoallergenic and boasts antimicrobial protection.

Key features:

  • Optional frustration-free packaging
  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $196.90

21. Sealy Soybean Serenity Organic Crib Mattress

Free of PVC, vinyl, and polyethylene, this organic crib mattress boasts square corners that fit snugly into your child’s crib to help keep them safe and an Oeko-Tex certified fabric that’s safe for children.

Key features:

  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Waterproof design

Cost: *Est. $127.75

22. Lullaby Earth Healthy Support Crib Mattress

This double-sided mattress is suitable for use by both babies and children and features a lightweight and waterproof design that is both durable and comfortable. It is free of harmful chemicals and exceeds the CPSC standards for children’s mattresses.

Key features:

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Made in the USA
  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality

Cost: *Est. $199

23. Colgate Ultra II 150 Coil Innerspring Crib Mattress

This high quality innerspring mattress boasts a high quality orthopedic design that is comfortable for your baby to sleep on all night long. It is designed to fit all standard sized cribs and toddler beds.

Key features:

  • Frustration-free packaging
  • Made in the USA
  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality

Cost: *Est. $168.23

24. Sealy Perfect Rest Crib Mattress

This double-sided crib mattress boasts a tear-resistant cover that resists odors, stains, and mildew while providing your little one with a comfortable and non-allergenic sleeping surface. It is free of phthalates and retardant chemicals.

Key features:

  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • 10-year warranty
  • Frustration-free packaging

Cost: *Est. $85.93

25. Newton 100% Breathable, Washable, and Recyclable Crib Mattress

This breathable, washable crib mattress has been recommended by pediatricians, including Dr. Sears, to help provide babies with a healthy and safe place to sleep. It features a breathable design that helps prevent suffocation.

Key features:

  • Completely washable
  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $295

26. L.A. Baby Naturally Organic III Triple Zone 2 in 1 With Organic Cotton Cover

This crib mattress boasts a soy foam core with a high density border for extra support along the side edges to help keep your child safe. It is double-sided and can be used with both babies and toddlers.

Key features:

  • Waterproof design
  • Made in the USA
  • Integrated air vents

Cost: *Est. $126.48

This play yard mattress is free of phthalates and lead and features an antibacterial, waterproof binding to help prevent mold, mildew, and odors. It is suitable for use by babies 6 months of age and older and fits snugly into most standard sized play yards.

Key features:

  • Waterproof design
  • Made in the USA
  • Bed bug-free

Cost: *Est. $54.99

28. Kolcraft Fresh Start Poly-Foam Crib Mattress

This lightweight mattress provides a snug fit with most standard cribs and toddler beds thanks to its square corners and features a hypoallergenic cover that easily wipes clean. It features a 5-year warranty.

Key features:

  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA
  • Waterproof design

Cost: *Est. $56.01

29. Nook Sleep Systems Misty Gray Pebble Pure Mattress

This mattress features a foam core that is non-toxic while still providing a safe and firm sleeping surface for your newborn. Thanks to integrated dual air layers, it provides your child with a breathable, comfortable slumber.

Key features:

  • Choice of colors
  • Phthalate-, latex-, lead-, and BPA-free
  • Soft and comfortable eucalyptus wrap

Cost: *Est. $335.75

30. Moonlight Slumber Starlight Supreme Mattress

This double-sided mattress provides a safe and comfortable sleeping surface for both babies and toddlers that is free of phthalates, latex, and lead. Thanks to its BreatheWell core, it helps to promote airflow around your baby.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Water-, stain-, and odor-resistant

Cost: *Est. $299

31. Dream On Me 150 Ultra Coil Inner Spring Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress

This crib and toddler bed mattress offers two sides of firm and softer sleep support and is certified bed bug-free. It easily wipes clean with just soap and water and features a hypoallergenic foam core.

Key features:

  • Waterproof design
  • Made in the USA
  • 15-year warranty

Cost: *Est. $67.80

32. My First Mattress Mattress Premium Memory Foam Crib Mattress

This mattress features a CertiPUR-US certified flexible polyurethane foam design that is comfortable for your baby or toddler and yet still provides a safe, firm sleeping surface. It is hypoallergenic, mite-proof, and anti-microbial for added safety.

Key features:

  • Waterproof cover included
  • 10-year warranty
  • Lead- and phthalate-free

Cost: *Est. $90.98

33. Colgate Classica I Foam Crib Mattress

This mattress is both lightweight yet firm enough to provide your child with a safe and comfortable sleeping surface. It has been performance tested and is certified by JPMA, ISPA, and CPSIA for safety.

Key features:

  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA
  • Frustration-free packaging

Cost: *Est. $142.10

Ideal for those who travel, this play yard mattress securely fits into the bottom of most standard-sized play yards to provide your child with a safe and comfortable sleeping surface. It is recommended for children aged 6 months and older and features an antibacterial surface.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Waterproof design
  • Free of flame retardants, phthalates, and lead

Cost: *Est. $55.28

35. Colgate Cradle Mattress

This double-sided mattress provides a firm and comfortable sleeping surface ideal for newborns and features an easy to clean cover free of potentially harmful chemicals.

Key features:

  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA
  • Waterproof and tear-resistant design

Cost: *Est. $29.99

36. Sealy Cotton Cozy Rest 2-Stage Crib Mattress

This double-sided mattress is suitable for use by both babies and toddlers and is Greenguard certified for indoor air quality to provide your little one with a healthier sleeping environment free of harmful chemicals.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Waterproof design

Cost: *Est. $129.99

37. Sealy Soybean Natural Dream Crib Mattress

This double-sided mattress is free of PVC and features a durable, waterproof cover that’s easy to wipe clean. It also features an airflow pocket to help circulate air to keep your baby cool and comfortable all night long.

Key features:

  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: *Est. $149.99

38. Nook Sleep Pebble Lite

This double-sided mattress provides a safe and comfortable sleeping surface for both babies and toddlers and features a non-toxic foam core that offers a non-toxic fire barrier.

Key features:

  • Available in a choice of colors
  • Removable, machine washable cover
  • Stain- and water-resistant design

Cost: *Est. $250.75

39. Colgate 2-N-1 Innerspring Crib Mattress

This double-sided crib mattress fits all standard cribs and toddler beds and boasts an orthopedic design that provides your child with a safe and comfortable night’s sleep. It has been performance tested and is certified by JPMA, ISPA, and CPSIA for safety.

Key features:

  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA
  • Frustration-free packaging

Cost: *Est. $159.99

40. Simmons Kids BeautySleep Sleepy Whispers Firm Foam Infant and Toddler Mattress

Made of lightweight, high density foam, this mattress is double-sided and suitable for use by both babies and toddlers alike. It is free of harmful toxins and and boasts a hypoallergenic waterproof vinyl cover that is easy to clean.

Key features:

  • Greenguard certified for indoor air quality
  • Made in the USA
  • 15-year warranty

Cost: *Est. $110.49

 
 
   
 
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