The safest place to sleep for your baby is his crib, with a firm and free mattress, with you in the room, at least for the first six months. Here's how you can choose the best mattress for your baby's crib.

Use a firm, flat and waterproof mattress, in good condition

We recommend that you place a firm mattress in the baby's crib , covered in a waterproof cover. This will help keep the mattress clean and dry, because the cover is easy to wash and can be changed.

Make sure that the baby's mattress is in good condition and that it fits perfectly for the used crib.

Avoid using soft and bulky bedding

Sleeping bags and flat, firm mattresses are the most suitable for babies. Also, do not leave any soft toys in the baby's crib when he is sleeping. Do not use pillows, blankets, beds and voluminous quilts. Specialists warn that pillows can increase the risk of sudden death in sleep, so they should be avoided. However, you can opt for a small ergonomic pillow, specially created to prevent the deformation of the little one's head.

Supervise the baby when he is on his stomach and avoid letting him sleep in the car seat or car seat.

Even if it is tempting to use a second-hand mattress from some friends or relatives, this is not recommended. There are studies that show that there is a close connection between the use of second-hand mattresses and the risk of sudden death in sleep. To reduce this risk, if you really have to use a second-hand mattress for your baby, make sure that it is in perfect condition, that it does not show significant tears and damage, that it is covered with a waterproof cover, that it is disinfected. The mattress should also be still firm and flat, so that the baby is safe.

Can twin babies sleep in the same crib?

There is no evidence to show that if little twins sleep together, this can be a danger to them. However, it is important to keep the following things in mind:

- do not place the twins in one babynest because they can overheat in the limited space

- if you put them to bed in the same bed, do this only in the first weeks, when there is no danger of them rolling towards each other.

Is it good for the baby to sleep in a car seat?

If you are traveling, the baby can sleep in his car seat, but when you get home it is necessary to move him to his crib, on a firm and flat mattress .

3 Cheap mattresses for babies

Orthopedic Foam Mattress Set for Cot, Pillow, Anti-Piping Cover 125 x 60 x 10 Cm - order HERE

Orthopedic foam mattress set for cot, pillow, anti-pee cover 125 x 60 x 10 cm

This 10 cm thick mattress, specially made for babies, comes with a quilted Aloe Vera cover that can be detached and washed very easily. The cover is made of a soft material, with a zipper on the sides and can be washed in the washing machine at 30 or 40 degrees. The mattress ensures a good spine support for the baby, from its first days of life. It does not enter water and does not need to be ironed after each wash. It is very practical.

Baby Cocos Plus Orthopedic Mattress 127 x 63 x 10 Cm For Babies And Children - order HERE

coconut mattress

With a size suitable for most baby cots, this mattress is part of the premium collection. Its core is made of coconut fiber and comes complete with flexible foam. The mattress offers good firmness and adequate ventilation. The covering textile material is tricot type, treated against mites and with Aloe Vera.

Super Orthopedic Plus Kokos Integral Mattress, SA037, 140 x 70 x 7 Cm, Colored Cover - order HERE

Super Orthopedic Plus Kokos Integral Mattress, SA037, 140 x 70 x 7 Cm, Colored Cover

This model is made of coconut fiber and ensures very good firm support for the little one. It also allows the proper development of the spine of the small child, even from his first days. Coconut ensures good ventilation for the mattress and absorbs excess moisture.

It is treated against mites and is anti-allergic, which means that it will not irritate the baby's skin. The cover is easily detached and can be washed in the automatic machine.