The Crib Mattress 3C's: the Core, the Cushioning, and the Cover

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Get the right crib mattress for your baby by comparing the 3 C’s of a crib mattress: the CORE, the CUSHIONING, and the COVER.

Crib mattress cores can be made from foam or steel coils.
Look for high density foam or a higher number of coils for a firmer foundation.

The cushioning should be firm yet comfortable for babies and durable enough to last through the toddler years.

Look for waterproof covers and binding so that the entire surface wipes clean. Laminate or wet-proof fabric covers won’t soak up leaky messes!

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