Updated February 2019

I’ve written about regular crib mattresses. I’ve written about organic crib mattresses. I truly believe there is something for everyone in every budget.

I realize your baby might not start sleeping in a crib until several months after birth and that’s fine! (Read more about newborn sleeping arrangements here.)

That said, many parents like to go ahead and furnish the nursery ahead of time while all cylinders are still firing, so to speak.

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Our favorite crib mattresses are…


$ – Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams ~ $57 – Economy pick
$$ – Sealy Baby Posturepedic ~ $102
$$ – Baby Trend Respiro ~ $100 – New kind of mattress
$$$ – Little Dreamer from Moonlight Slumber ~ $196 – Dual firmness mattress, very versatile
$$$$ – Newton Crib Mattress ~ $300 – Most eco-friendly

—> Keep reading about our favorite crib mattresses


Are chemical flame retardants something to worry about? Quite possibly. For those looking for a more natural option for baby’s mattress, here are our faves:

$ – Lullaby Earth ($169-$279)
$$ – Naturepedic ($259-$399)
$$ – Nook ($195-$395)
$$$ – Naturalmat ($424-$574)

—> Keep reading about our favorite organic crib mattresses