What is the best density for a baby mattress?
To ensure a good sleep for your baby, you must choose a quality mattress, giving preference to natural materials that are healthier and more breathable. But there are also other parameters to take into account such as density, in fact, some mattresses are soft, others semi-firm or firm, so what should you choose to offer the best support for your child?
What is the density of a mattress?
We often tend to confuse thickness and density, but they are two completely independent things. The ideal thickness of a crib mattress is between 10 and 12 cm, a mattress that is too thin would be uncomfortable and a thickness greater than 12 cm does not provide additional comfort.
The density of a mattress is expressed in kg/m3. It is the weight of the material on a given dimension. This measurement applies to foam and latex. The density contributes to the comfort of the bed and the life of the mattress. The higher the density, the firmer the bedding and the longer the life of the mattress.
What density for a baby mattress?
For babies, the density of the mattress is a determining factor for the safety of sleep, as well as for the growth of the child. The density recommended by pediatricians is the semi-firm density so that it is both comfortable and offers good support and allows a good development of the child. A density that is too firm could harm the baby's comfort by creating pain.
On the other hand, in a mattress with a density that is too soft, the baby could sink into the mattress, the parts of the body at the level of the thorax and the abdomen will sink into the mattress, there will be less support and the spine will be out of balance.
The semi-firm density of a foam mattress is between 20 and 22 kg/m3. For a latex mattress, the density is calculated differently; it must be around 90 kg/m3 to offer an equivalent semi-firm density. For mattresses with a core of coconut or hemp fiber, the density is different again. To find your way around, don't hesitate to consult the density scales on all Kadolis mattress product sheets. By choosing a semi-firm mattress you will offer the best to your child and an ideal sleeping comfort.
Other criteria to consider
When choosing your baby's mattress, in addition to the density, the choice of materials is important. A mattress made of natural materials will offer a healthier sleep than a mattress made of synthetic materials. Choose baby mattresses made of latex, coconut fiber, wool, breathable materials that ensure good air circulation and temperature regulation to limit nighttime awakenings due to excessive sweating.
Choose a natural fiber mattress guaranteed without chemical treatment to ensure a better quality sleep and a healthier environment in your baby's room.
Choose a mattress with a removable cover so that you can wash the cover regularly to eliminate any stains, but also dust mites and bacteria.