All parents around the world always want to give the best protection for their babies. Because of that, parents often spend much time, energy, and money to find baby clothes, gears, and other essentials. They spend a lot of time picking a car seat, crib, clothes, mattress, but they sometimes pay less attention to a mattress pad. In fact, a mattress pad for crib or bassinet should be well-selected to keep the baby comfort and convenient while in his crib or bassinet.
A bassinet mattress pad provides extra cushioning on top of the mattress. Mattress pad can be made of plastic or other materials like foam, cotton, and wool. Depending on where to place them, mattress pads fall into two types. Those placed between the mattress and sheets are called quilted pads while those placed directly on top on the sheet are sheet saver pads. The second type is preferable because it can be cleaned easier.
There are some reasons why using mattress pad is important. First, it provides extra cushioning so the baby feels warmer and more comfortable. Second, it protects the bassinet mattress fitted sheets from being soiled or dirty. When the sheet and mattress are clean, bacteria won’t grow there. You can clean or wash the mattress and sheet less frequently, then.
Parents should buy only high-quality pads for their babies. Low-quality pads can bunch up and cause suffocation of the baby. Some pads are also not fire-resistant that they can harm the babies instead keeping them comfortable.
So, what are good mattress pads for baby like? First of all, make sure the pad is perfectly fitted to the bassinet mattress. Avoid a loose-fitting pad as it can suffocate the baby. A pad that is too thick is not good either. Too thick pad can also lead to suffocation. Lastly, do not forget to check the label of the pad. It should be both flames- and water-resistant.