Different mattresses have their ownspecifications and area of working excellency. The memory foam mattress is mainly chosen because of their capacity to provide comfort. There you will find a great balance of softness and firmness simultaneously. For a baby, this is more necessary. In fact, he or she needs more comfort and safety than an adult like you or us. A memory foam mattress like the “My First Memory Foam Crib Mattress” can give him/her that much comfort easily.
Once, there was controversy whether the memory foam was safe for the babies or not! They would sink in too much due to the foam softness and went under suffocation and SIDS risk. But, the Kittrich Corporation has brought an amazing solution to that risk by producing the “My First Memory Foam Crib Mattress”. Since inception, it has been a perfect memory foam mini crib mattress.
It has changed the concept of memory foam mattress for Baby cribs. What was considered to be alarming once is a safeguard for your baby right now! It’s a CertiPUR-US Certified mattress, which is free from harmful phthalates or leads. The hypoallergenic and washable mattress offers all the comfort and safety that you can expect from a best memory foam crib mattress. Most of the memory foam crib mattress reviews include this unit as their top pick. Let’s know why!
My First Memory Foam Mattress For Baby Cribs: At A Glance
Best Sellers Rank
Comfortable, safe, and durable;
- Free from phthalate, mercury, lead, or other ozone depleters;
- Fits in all standard cribs;
- Great breathability and hypoallergenic;
- No flawed zippers;
- No overheating;
- Good edge support and easily portable;
- Fit for all- infants and toddlers;
Construction: Firmness, Support, and Comfort
The “My First Memory Foam Crib Mattress” is made from polyurethane foam, which is very flexible and certified by the CertiPUR-US. So, it believed that it meets required firmness for an infant or toddler. However, it was tested by the accredited laboratories many times. The results were always affirmative. Mainly, the firmness determines the comfort, and My First has been clarified as a comfortable unit.
A memory foam tends to be very soft, which is not good for the babies. The manufacturer tried to make a balance between the firmness and softness. The result has been brilliant that this memory foam is firm enough with all the comfort that a memory foam usually can provide. To do that, they used high-density memory foam. Overall, it has been a brilliant memory foam toddler mattress that ensures desired firmness, support, and comfort.
Waterproof and Washable Cover
The plush velour cover, in addition, adds extra comfort. It not only adds extra comfort but also prevents mold and other bacterial growth with the hypoallergenic mechanism. This is a 100% machine washable cover. It looks good and ensures your baby’s safety at the same time. It protects the mattress to be damp and dump. The cover is completely waterproof. We found that liquid cannot get into the mattress for a shorter time period. If the liquid remains on the top for a long time or the cover is leak somehow, then the visco-elastic part comes to be effective.
Heat Retention and Other Safety Issues
Although there is no temperature regulation feature, still it’s wonderful at heat retention. We found no overheating for the whole night while testing. The child was sleeping calm throughout the night and he never sweated due to overheating. We did ‘two-finger test’, and the unit passed successfully. The result was pretty similar as the manufacturer claimed.
A stretchy layer made of mesh material made encases the foam all-around to keep it completely intact. It (foam) meets all CPSC and federal flammability standards, in addition. So, always you will get it safe and secured for your baby. As said, it’s hypoallergenic and doesn’t get damp so there is no chance of bacteria production and/or infection. Overall, the manufacturer has been successful to ensure the memory foam crib mattress safety.
We have tested many crib mattresses. Most of them have good edge support. Although, our experience is not good about the adult mattresses edge support. However, this memory foam toddler mattress has brilliant edge support according to our test result. We found a very small amount of slack, which doesn’t affect your baby’s sleep at all.
Weight and Portability
The My First memory foam mini crib mattress has 11.9 pounds weight, which is neither very light nor very heavy. Among our tested crib mattresses, this one is an average unit and you don’t need to worry if you want to transport it from any place to another. Usually, 10 pounds to 15 pounds weight limit is considered as average. If it’s less than 10 pounds or more than 15 pounds then it’s considered as lightweight or heavyweight gradually.
Packaging, Warranty, and Customer Support
The My First memory foam mattress for baby cribs comes in a vacuum sealed plastic package state in a medium sized box. After opening the package, you find a good looking toddler crib mattress. It comes with 10-year repairing and replacement warranty. You will find the customer service friendly and supportive in case of any contact with them.
Shortcomings: What You Should Consider
The product has received certain numbers of complaints from the users, although we have found many of them not that much serious. It’s true that some of the complaints are worth mentioning. We think you should know the shortcomings. If you consider them perfectly, then you can understand the real worth of this toddler mattress. It will help to decide more precisely. Let’s check the most affecting shortcoming of this unit.
- Extra Firmness – Manufacturer tried to make a balance between the firmness and softness of the foam. To do that they have used high-density foam. Some of the users have reported that this extra density has made the unit quite a bit firmer for their toddlers. Yes, this is obviously a considerable issue. At the same time, we believe that making a perfect balance for every user is literally not possible. You can use an additional memory foam crib mattress topper if you feel it firm for your baby.
- Frayed Cover Stitching – If you wash your cover regularly by a washing machine, you might experience that the cover stitching is getting frayed. To prevent it, you should wash it delicately and dry it at low setting. So, be careful while washing or drying.
- Not Odor Free – It has said to be free from odor. But, we think this claim is partially wrong. Because, some of the user have found it odor free, and some of them have found a very sharp and toxic odor while using initially.
- Thinner - It’s thinner than other crib mattresses due to less spring.
- Not Good For Newborn – Not the best option for the newborns. You can use it for them, but we don’t think that it would be a wise decision.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Q: Do you think a protector necessary?
A: Actually, any extra protector isn’t necessary because the mattress is water-resistant. But, if you want more protection and longevity of your mattress, then this can be a good consideration.
- Q: Can you use both sides of the mattress?
A: No, you cannot use that unfortunately like few other crib mattresses. But, it’s a versatile unit that can be used for both – infants and toddlers.
- Q: How do I clean the cover?
A: You can clean it in two ways. Either you can directly throw the cover into the washer or wipe slowly with a wet cloth and very mild soap. Don’t give too much pressure.
- Is it noise free?
A: Usually, it doesn’t create a loud noise. But, when the toddler makes much pressure and too much movement, then you might see that it’s creating sound.
Despite the firmness issue (to some extent), the ‘My First Memory Foam Crib Mattress’ is undoubtedly a worthy choice. It has received good numbers of positive user impressions, which is good enough to declare it a user choice. We might be biased, but never the real users! So, this is one of the strongest attributes of this unit.
We don’t want to say anything more as you have seen everything above in this specific Crib Mattress Review. We try to say any product a “single best”; instead, we prefer to say one of the best. So, if understand our analysis, then our saying is- ‘this is one of the best crib mattresses’. You can own it!
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