Guide to Buying a Bassinet Mattress

Best Mattresses For Bassinets Reviews

You might not realize just how much is involved in choosing the right bassinet mattress for a baby’s bassinet and cradle until you are presented with the options, like round or square, custom made or ready made, foam or inner springs, thick or thin, and so it goes on. It really is necessary to find out all there is to know about bassinet mattresses before you can make the right decision with your purchase.

It doesn’t matter how pretty the bassinet or bedding is, if the mattress is wrong your baby won’t sleep well and it could prove a hazard for their health as well. Featured here is a list of things to look out for when you are making your choice and included is a selection of products you might consider too.

I have handpicked all the mattresses I could find that were the best in all areas discussed here including natural and organic. Included are some mattress pads as well. For more information and pricing on each product, just click on the pics or tags.

What to consider when buying a bassinet mattress

You wouldn’t just go into a store and buy any mattress for yourself, you test it out, read recommendations and so on, and you should give the same consideration to buying one for a bassinet. Sad to say, not all the mattresses that come with your new bassinet live up to a standard you really want, so you might want to check that before you purchase. It you just can’t resist the look of one, no problem, you can usually buy a more suitable one to fit. Then of course there may come a time when you need to replace an existing mattress.

Safety
Make sure any mattress you buy is fire retardant. That said, you have to be really careful which to choose. Watch out for some imported mattresses as many still use dangerous levels of fire retardant chemicals that are banned in the US. Foam mattresses are generally ok but check with the manufacturer’s literature to make sure they don’t have any chlorinated tris – a chemical banned from children’s clothes because it is known to cause cancer. Stick to natural organic materials when you can, most will be hypoallergenic so they won’t harbor bed mites, dust or bacteria that baby might be allergic to.

Fit
This is also a safety consideration, your mattress should fit the bassinet perfectly. You shouldn’t be able to get more than one finger between the edge of the mattress and the edge of the bassinet. This will make sure your baby can’t get her face, hands, arms, legs or anything else stuck if she rolls over. I know at an early age they don’t move all that much but you can’t be too careful.

Brand name
Use a well known and well respected brand names. You want to be sure you have a good quality product that you can trust. If you don’t recognize the name – don’t buy it no matter what the price is.

Firmness
Your baby will rest best on a firm mattress. The days of soft mattresses should be well past us now, but just check to make sure.

Thickness
When it comes to how thick you want it to be, you probably want at least 2 inches thick. And check the density of foam mattresses – they should be in the region of 1.5 pounds per cubic foot. A word about memory foam mattresses – these are very popular at the moment but do remember the older ones are not breathable and your baby can get too hot on them. Look for the more modern ones that combine air pockets for better ventilation.

Bassinet Mattresses

Naturepedic Organic Cotton Portacrib Mattress

Naturepedic Organic Cotton Portacrib Mattress View Now

The Naturepedic Organic Cotton Portacrib Mattress features a luxurious 100% organic cotton fabric with an easy-to-clean 100% polyethylene clear food-grade waterproof coating that provides a non-toxic hypoallergenic dust mite barrier and stain resistant surface. Organic cotton filling is unbleached, undyed, and grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. Firm Support features Air-Core(tm), a non-toxic support layer made from 100% food-grade polyethylene. Air-Core is a network of closed cell air pockets that provide a firm and comfortable base without the toxic properties of chemicals in polyurethane foam and the allergenic concerns of latex rubber. Non-toxic fire protection system meets and exceeds all Federal and State flammability standards without the use of potentially harmful chemicals. Portacrib Mattress Size – 24″ x 38″ x 1.5″.

 

Naturepedic Organic Cotton Bassinet Oval Pad

Naturepedic Organic Cotton Bassinet Oval PadView Now

The Naturepedic Organic Cotton Bassinet Oval Mattress features a luxurious 100% organic cotton fabric with an easy to clean 100% polyethylene clear food grade waterproof coating that provides a non toxic hypoallergenic dust mite barrier and stain resistant surface.

Organic cotton filling is unbleached, undyed, and grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. Firm Support features Air Core(tm), a non toxic support layer made from 100% food grade polyethylene.

 

Natural Cotton Bassinett Mattress

With All-in-One Organic Cotton Coverlet

Natural Cotton Bassinett Mattress w/ All-in-One Organic Cotton CoverletView Now

Moonlight Slumber are one of the companies who have very successfully produced a range of mattresses that are free of toxic chemicals. You can read all about it on the listing, but suffice it to say, I am impressed with this one and it gets raves reviews from other buyers.

Features:
Size: 13x30x2
Color: White
Soft and support for your baby’s comfort
Made from Natural cotton
Includes cotton coverlet

 

Holy Lamb Organics Cozy Buns Cradle & Bassinet Mattress

Holy Lamb Organics Cozy Buns Cradle & Bassinet MattressView Now

Made in USA

Holy Lamb Organics hand make their mattresses. They are filled with wool and lined with cotton for maximum comfort.

You can machine wash this mattress with care – full instructions are included.

 

Moonlight Slumber Starlight Support Cradle Mattress

Moonlight Slumber Starlight Support Cradle MattressView Now

Made with Eco Friendly Nature’s Blend Soy Foam. Designed with advanced health, safety and comfort standards.

Covered in soft and supple premium ticking with an almost velvety fell.-Resists cracking, warms under your baby, cleans easily and beautifully.

Antimicrobial, fire resistant and completely anti-allergic, giving your little one a safe sleeping environment. For the most discerning of parents. Made in the USA.

 

American Baby Waterproof Quilted Cotton Bassinet Mattress Pad

American Baby Company Waterproof Quilted Cotton Bassinet Size Fitted Mattress Pad Cover, WhiteView Now

The waterproof fitted bassinet size mattress cover has a top layer of 100% cotton all over quilted pattern for baby’s comfort.

The middle layer is made of soft polyester filler and the back is made of 100% vinyl.

The cover measures 15″ X 33″ x 4″. Machine wash warm with like colors and use non clorine bleach when needed.

 

Bassinet Mattresses

Find quality bassinet mattresses here in a variety of shapes and prices. Click on each product to learn more. Give your baby something comfortable to sleep on! Click on photos for details and pricing.

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Bassinet Sheets and Pads

Bassinet Pads and Sheets

Keep baby’s bassinet pad clean and protected with a bassinet pad and pretty sheets. Baby will sleep comfortably, and you’ll feel good about it! Click on photos for details and pricing.

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Bassinets

Delta Children Products Smooth Glide Bassinet

Available in 2 Designs!

Delta Children Products Smooth Glide Bassinet, Silver LiningsView Now

Boasting a subtle circle print, this bassinet from Delta Children helps clam fussy babies with its gliding base that gently rocks back and forth, as well as an attached electronic music module that emits a soft light and vibration.

 

Contours Classique Wood Bassinet, Orion

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The Classique 3-in-1 bassinet combines classic style with convenient features. The bassinet features a transportable Moses basket so your little one can comfortably rest anywhere, and a removable changing table that securely attaches on top of the bassinet and conveniently clips underneath when not in use. The bassinet comes with a large storage basket, a hanging deluxe storage organizer and diaper stacker, mesh side windows for increased air flow, quilted and padded interior fabric, and a vinyl-covered mattress with a washable cloth fitted sheet. Easy-roll casters with locks make moving from room to room simple.

 

Baby Bassinets

There are many great bassinets here to choose from. Travel sizes, rocking, swivel, and more. Everything you need for your baby’s enjoyment and rest is found in these bassinets. Click on photos for details.

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