Parents can choose from several different models within the Sealy crib mattress product line when they are ready to choose a supportive and comfortable mattress for their infant, but is it truly the best crib mattress for your child?
Sealy manufactures a full line of mattresses from twin size to king size, so it makes sense they would put their technology into crib mattresses for little ones too.
It's pretty easy to find a Sealy crib mattress since they've made several models.
Every crib mattress made by Sealy passes the phthalates standards specified by the CPSC. Each mattress is also treated with flame retardant substances.
This model features a 15-year warranty for materials and workmanship so you could potentially use it for several children. It's manufactured with rods inserted around the edges so it is firm and sturdy.
Steel bars placed vertically inside the length and width of the mattress provide firm but comfortable support. Sealy also includes three non-allergenic layers of materials in this model. Price: $90.00 - $100.00
There are three models within this category of Sealy crib mattresses: Sealy Baby Posturepedic, Sealy Baby Posturepedic Crown Jewel, and Sealy Posturepedic Springfree Soybean & Latex Foam Core.
The basic posturepedic mattress offers much of the same features as the Ultra Rest, but the support system for this mattress is 220 special coils that will automatically respond to your baby's weight and movements and respond with the proper amount of support. The Baby Posturepedic offers four hypoallergenic layers of materials for your child's comfort.
It's waterproof, making it easy to clean, which in some parents' eyes would make this the best crib mattress.
The Sealy Baby Posturepedic Crown Jewel is the next step up for baby's comfort, offering the same 220 coils for excellent support and comfort, but a few additional features as well. This mattress has steel rods around all edges, including the corners, to ensure no sagging.
The top of this Sealy crib mattress is covered with a vinyl fabric for easy cleaning and to help prevent mildew or stains from ruining the mattress. This model offers two hypoallergenic layers for comfort.
The Sealy Posturepedic Springfree Soybean & Latex Foam Core is manufactured using latex foam core instead of coils.
The cover of the mattress is treated with a product called Staph-Gard® so the mattress can resist allergens and bacteria. The woven fabric cover is water-resistant.
A hypoallergenic comfort layer is made from Oeko-Tex Certified latex foam.
Sealy Baby Posturepedic - $110.00
Sealy Baby Posturepedic Crown Jewel - $122.00
Sealy Posturepedic Springfree Soybean & Latex Foam Core - $189.00 - $200.00
This model is very similar to the Ultra Rest other than it has only two hypoallergenic layers of plush support and comfort instead of three. This mattress is marketed to fit toddler beds and has a 20-year warranty. The price range is $76 - $90.
Sealy manufactures this model in much the same way as the Posturepedic models, but it also has a feature that makes the mattress vibrate slightly to help the baby sleep. Vibrations cease once baby is asleep.
Polyurethane is a petroleum based product and is what the majority of these mattresses are manufactured from, so if you're concerned about breathing in chemicals or have allergies, we would have to say that these aren't the best choices for your infant or young child.
Did you know that many conventional mattresses contain toxic chemicals that could be potentially dangerous or, as some scientists speculate, even fatal to your child?
Could it be that the combination of all of these potentially harmful and toxic chemicals inside a crib mattress could be the culprit of SIDS?
One scientist in New Zealand speculates about that very thing.
Dr. Jim Sprott speculates that as these chemicals are released into the air, they create a poisonous mixture that the baby is breathing in regularly and at some point the nervous system simply shuts down as a result.
A typical autopsy on a child who died from SIDS wouldn't reveal the toxic chemicals in the system, so that could be the reason more people aren't aware of the potential harm a conventional mattress could pose to their child.
Wouldn't it be wise to take as many precautions as possible to protect your child against these harmful chemicals? Do the research and learn more about the chemicals listed above so you can decide for yourself what type of crib mattress that would be best for your child.
Spending a little extra money just might be worth it, don't you think?
If you are concerned about chemicals in your child's mattress, it could be that a Sealy crib mattress is not the best choice for your child.
Resources for More Information on Toxins in Crib Mattresses
The Mattress Matters: Toxic chemicals in crib mattresses
Five Problems with Baby Mattresses toxic chemicals
Has The Cause of Crib Death (SIDS) Been Found?
Sleeping with Danger?
Let's All Sleep Better
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