The Best Toddler Bed Mattresses
One of the mantras I’ve always lived by is that you are either in your bed or your shoes, so choose the best for both. This has definitely spilled over into my parenting decisions; I did a ton of research on the right kid’s shoes, and just as much on her crib and mattress as my own bed. Toddlerhood is a time of so much transition, which can be challenging, emotional, and exciting for you and your little one. Maybe you’re ready to take the side off the crib, maybe you’re going for a separate toddler bed, or maybe you’re going right to a big kid bed! Whatever you choose, you know your child needs a different sleep setup than before.
Did you know that toddler beds and mattresses are the same dimensions as a crib? Many of our toddler bed mattress picks are called crib mattresses, but they’re double-sided versions — i.e. a firm side for babies and a softer side for toddlers — that can take your child seamlessly from the crib to the toddler bed. If you’re shopping for toddler bedding, you can choose crib sheets if you like, but when you’re shopping for a mattress, pay attention to the age its designed for so your little one gets the right level of firmness. (And if you’re looking to plan even further ahead, check out our guide to the best twin mattresses for kids.)
Keep in mind that while crib mattresses come in a range of prices, they have a lot of safety hoops to jump through, so if a higher priced one has some features you like, go for it, but the ones on the lower end will still offer safety for your little one.
Here are 10 standout options that will have your toddler (and you) on the way to sweet dreams.
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