How to Buy a Safe Crib Mattress

If you love your new born baby and would like to make it comfortable, there is no doubt that you cold like to give the best things to it. A crib mattress without any doubt is a wonderful one of the most important things for your baby. Hence it is quite natural for you to find out ways and means by which you would like to lookout for the best crib mattress. But making the right choice without any doubt is a tough job because of various reasons. First and foremost, many of us do not have much knowledge about these mattresses and therefore do not know where to start and where to end.


Mattresses Are As Important As Cribs


Choosing then could often be a confusing and boring task but it cannot be done in a burry. Each and every step has to be planed carefully and there are many considerations which must be taken into account. Often many of us pay more attention to the crib instead of the mattress. This is not desirable because mattresses are as important as cribs Therefore we must spend time and effort and buy the next one possible. This is because babies will be spending quite a bit of time in the cribs. New born babies often sleep up to 18 hours a day and therefore you must be sure that it has the best place to sleep. Towards this objective, there is hardly any doubt that cribs have a big role to play.


Things That You Should Consider


The basic thing you must ensure is that the mattress fits properly into the crib. There should not be any gaps which could be risky for the baby. The mattress should also stay firmly in place. A soft one could take the shape of the face or head of the baby. This could enhance suffocation risks and it might also lead to SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Types Of Crib Mattresses


When we talk about cribs there are basically two variants, innerspring and foam. As far as quality and durability are concerned, both are good. They are known to provide the best of support to babies and will remain in good shape for a long period of time. However, there is some difference as far as the material is concerned. Foam mattresses are made from polyurethane. They are also lighter in weight and would weigh around 5 to 13 pounds. On the other hand when we talk about innerspring mattress they are much heavier and weigh between 15 to 30 pounds. The suitability would depend on specific comfort levels but generally it has been found that foam mattresses are easier to handle because of weight. They are also not as springy as spring mattresses. When the baby grows it is possible to use foam mattresses as trampoline. However, innersprings are used even today in U.S mainly because adults continue to sleep on them and the habit has moved to the babies too.




There is no doubt that cost is an important factor when it comes to any product and crib mattresses are also no exception. Depending on quality, sizes, colors, designs and other attributes, one can buy a crib between $100 and $250. On the other hand if you are looking at innerspring mattresses or better quality foam ones, you may have to pay upwards $400. However, it would be wrong to judge a book by its cover. In the same light, when you are buying a crib mattress you should not decide based on the cover but find out what lies beneath it.


How To Choose The Right Crib Mattresses


As mentioned earlier, there are available in different qualities. The main variants are innersprings and foam ones. When buying innerspring mattresses you must have a look at the number of layers and also find out as to what each layer is made of. The quality of covering should also be taken into account. Checking these attributes are important because they help a lot in increasing the comfort level of the mattresses.


When you are buying a foam mattress, you would be sure that they are made from polyurethane as the base materials. However, you must be sure that the foam is waterproof and optimally should weigh around 8 pounds and the price round be around $70 for a standard and value-for-money product. The firmness of the foam should also be taken into account. It must be slightly on the heavy side and must be as resilient as possible. In other words when the baby is taken out from the mattresses, it must come back to its original shape. Additionally foam density is also something which must not be lost sight of. It may not be possible to check on the density in a brick and mortar stores. Hence you would be advised to check on the same online, make up your mind reasonably well and then move ahead and purchase it.


A Few More Points To Keep In Mind


Apart from the above there are other important points which also must be taken into account. These include the border roads. When you are buying innerspring mattresses, if it does not have border rods, it would be better to stay away from it. They help a lot in making the product durable, provide firmness and also provide edge and side support. It will not sage when the baby walks or stands on the edge. Further when you are going in innerspring variants, you must always look for the ones with more number of layers.


There are other factors such as steel gauge and coil count and these are basically applicable to only innerspring mattresses. There should be the right combination between steel gauge and coil count and this can be understood only when you have the right knowledge about it. It would be better to look for a steel gauge of 15.5 at the highest level and the coil count should also be in the range of 135 to 150.




At the end of the day when it comes to buying a crib mattress quite a few things must be taken into account and the buying process should not be hurried through.

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  7. What is a wife and family and community to do when a man has nothing he respects in the way things are arranged in the social structure. I was caught in a marriage that my husband came home with one intension. To defy his family, me, the society. His first hour home set the tone for the next 33 years. When he wanted the 30 days after his honorable discharge from the US Navy’s submarine service, his father and many others had had to deal with him in both in 1972 when he came back from Army basic and his first military school and graduate high school at mid year under a split enlistment. I did not know precisely what happened that fall to cause so much bad blood until last year. All I knew was something happened before he left the next January for the last of his training and first assignment, and nobody wanted to talk about it until everything came out in therapy the last 3 years. The fact in jis senior year that him and three other seniors had taken it upon themselves to override social and political pressure on the coach to place four second years on first string and relegate the seniors to second string by going out in the scrimmage and basically making the four school board members sons run for their lives. my husband that evening was so defiant to his father and the four school board members that when they demanded his apology. It was clear that evening if he did not say he was sorry for leading the revolt on the field they were going to whip him with lamp cord as he was tied to a tree.I had seen the scars eight years later and all he would say was, it had happened in his first service the Army. I did not know they had whipped him until his spine and ribs were exposed. I thought until we were shown the polariods of what his father and four others did to him that fall was my husband suffered from some form of anti social disorder.I had always been taught by my father that the social order was the glue that held a community and family together. That there was always a social hierarchy that had to be respected in the community. My husband showed within three days of coming home from the navy just what he thought of that social order. With me the third day home telling him there would be no marital relation for the first two years he was back, and to get one even then he had to be agreeable to the area social needs and not use his accreued union seniority to disrupt lives. Just let things settle those two years then we could make decisions of how to go from there. He was planning to. go to days taking a very pretty girls shift from her and send her to second shift. ten months before she was a homecoming queen in high school and her father had got her on in the plant since he was an area manager. Her mother was also the director of admissions where his father worked. And nobody wanted my husband to ruin this girls social life putting her on seconds even though he had the right under the UAW contract.When I told my husband of how it was going to be from then on his father and me as well as the girl and her mother was diving outthe back door to keep from getting killed with the 350 pound dinning room table flipping through the air with him going out and getting his bivwac kit and footlocker from the army. Grabbing the keys to the house we chose that morning as he left he said he hoped my bed was icy as my heart, and called me a mercenary bit**, and roared off nearly flattening his arriving mother. When she came in and asked what happened to make her son so furious. for some reason she was just as angry as her son. told the woman and her daughter the where not welcome in her house and told me to go for a walk before she licked my rear. when I came back his father was gone, he was going to spend the next week someplace else. and she took me over to the house the next morning to see if there was a way to calm things. She told me I did not have the right to push my husband like we had the last three days. We got to the house the next morning to his father on his knees in the yard with blood pouring out of his nose and mouth from where his son threw him against a tree yelling he wanted him out of his life. He looked at me and said why wasn’t I out getting things in line to put my fancy degree to some use. as a roomie he wanted my half of the expenses starting the next month. The next two years it was waking up to him arriving every morning at four and putting his clothes into wash, fix something to eat. then go to his nmat in the other room. The only thing he would say was I ever going to be something besides a useless bit** several times I was asleep when he arrived home and he would grab the ice out of the icemaker and throw it into the bed with me saying it should help the ice queen.I finally got him to talk two years latter in helping to plan a trip to Rome he was using a union travel perk for a group rate to get great cost reductions for the vacation. The month before his father came after he went to work and told me there was a bad problem with my husbands vacation slot choice. If my husband went then the same girl from two years before could not get the time and the trip to get married. I went to my husband that next morning to beg him to cancel his first days off since 1981. I said we could do some thing later that year by ourselves but for now couldn’t he see a way to stay home this time and just be nice for someone else. I frankly expected the house to blow apart but he went and grabbed my bible and started hammering on the typewriter. He called our notary neighbor to witness what I was going to sign and swear to on my bible.It was a simply worded document and oath, that I was making That upon our return from Rome any time. any way and any where he wanted his three weeks off I would be both a willing sex partner and wife. as well as travel companion. which hehad sealed and witnessed. he also required we pay his fees and none refundables back, over 4500. I went as a matron of honor at the wedding. I also showed my mother and father in law as well as the rest of the group what I had to agree to; to get him to stay and work. Instantly I knew his mother did not know we had applied pressure to her oldest son o stay and work. She asked me why and I told her the request came from her husband. since I was in the next room I heard the fight.. The next day the discussion turned to what my husband was going to take as a vacation. The brides father offer a time everyone but his mother felt was fair. Any three weeks from January the second to Valentines day he could even convert his personal time of ten days to replace the holiday down week he was expected to work instead of pushing younger people in. We landed at 730 am June the 13th with a peace offering of new boots and our hope to sit down and discuss where he wanted to go in January, February his mother was even going to force his father to pay the whole time and vacation he chose. All hell broke loose almost before clearing customs. he was not going to discuss his time off . he was leaving that morning for a western road trip with a stop in Wyoming to see his grandparents. no particular plan was made. just point his vans nose and vanish down the road with me. plus he had the 4500. We knew the domino effect this would cause in the community and on his job messing with at least a hundred other already made vacation plans. I was crying and getting him to consider the needs of others first. I said there were Islands like Hawaii. the Caymans. Bahamas. or Barbados we could be warm at that winter. He pulled his research out of the console and said find something besides iceland that was not already filled. his father yelled if nothing else just stay home and rest. I thought it lucky his father made it home. I finally put my foot down and said iu was not going any where under his duress. he had to give us time to think and come up with an alternative even driving to southern Texas, California, Florida. or Vegas was suggested. he said he was not ice skating across country just so we could order him around. He said was I going to keep to my word. I felt like my back was to the wall when I said, no, not like this. I was put on a bus to my mother with what I had arrived back from Rome with. He handed me the savings account. a copy of the divorce he was filing. and gave me three hundred to make up the cash I had to 1000. He pushed me on the bus saying have a nice life. he hoped the next chump I snared was as understanding as he had been. he included a nasty letter to my mother telling her she was getting me and the guardianship in the same condition I was given to him in 1982. My mother and I have not had a good relationship since reading that letter. She refused to assume the guardianship and two years later I was returned to my very angry husband whos father had interceded two years before getting a court order that in the best interest of the community my husband would work all offered hours. That order remained in effect until. a high court judicial review removed it on july 1st 2001. My husband got his revenge on the judge in 2000. getting him hauled off the bench in cuffs after an inadvertent disclosure of privileged information was turned over to the state. Since November 2001 he’s violently taken his rights bzck by taking pieces out of everyone. 2009 alone I was thrown across an office in TSA at the air[pot for acting as false agent canceling a orient express trip he wanted. I was setting up a surpass the next January to replace thart vacation for five weeks in a St Croix rental with bikes car and a boat yo use. We just wanted the two year seniority to get him and his four month pregnant bride of to a good start in life We felt my husbands 34 years seniority with only six days off in 2001 around a surgery what was the problem with waiting seven more months for a very nice vacation. to get his passport back from his father he had him on his back on the ground willing to strangle him to death. it took seven men to pry hid fingers off his fathers throat starting another trip with everyone miserable because he wanted to have time off himself . St Croix never happened in October he was on the table getting his spine fused after MRSA ate the disks up caused because he just would not try and find some joy in just work and not get so depressed it killed his immune system . Three years and other complications he came home crippled but walking with a cane. I was so tired of him calling me and everyone else life thieves and never any thing nice like I was still pretty or any thing but what a bit** I was. I started seeing an old boyfriend that found me on face book just to get any thing that reminded me I was still a person. When my husband caught us two days after coming home from rehab my old friend thought a joke of sweeping my husbands cane was a funny thing to do putting him on the floor hard. Even crippled without feeling in his legs he’s still to dangerous to do something like that to. My friend ended up with his scull fractured, and almost every bone above mid chest broken, The police had to take him to a stress center after they saw my husband wait until he woke up again and screamed who’s the pathetic looser now. His return two weeks latter was my own terror. I was just finishing getting ready to go to a dinner event with his mother, father and his fathers best friend when I left the bedro0om running square into my husbands chest. We had hoped to get him out the next weekend have everyone he had a grievance with there to try and work things out with him without ending up in a hospital or yelling we were thieves and slavers. Just a decent conversation of a way to start our life fresh from that point. I wanted him to understand that the life he had pre MRSA was not meant it was just to keep him in line and we intended to let him up, w00 just to complex to solve especially with his constant defiance in our face at every turn. He looked at me and sarcasticly said good he had not been out in an evening in 31 years knowing that I was not dressed to go with him. I started trying to deal with him over that evening handing him a 100 and told him to pick a place to meet in 4 hours. I was going to an event he was not invited to and I would get his mother, father and friend to bring me wherever he decided. he could have a meal and we could talk through all the problems however long it took. He said no the only person I was going to pay any attention to that evening was him he did not care that I had promised to go. I was begging if he thought that was going to get him his way with me he was wrong I had rights in this and if he tried pressing me I would see him in prison. H advanced on me in a way that indicated I better run I took one step and every stitch I had on was shredded. I knew I had nowhere to go but said please not this way cant we just talk he said he had talked himself out for 32 years. It was far past time he took action. he finished with me and threw me the phone and said the number is 911, don’t clean up and don’t pick up for my rape report. Hee hoped with everything bought out and my jounals also entered into evidence that me and everyone could still hold our head up. But he thought we would be in cells with him. I had a son nine months six days latter. tre is nothing my husband is agreeable to. there is nothing he can be persuaded to wait for now and he holds the axe over our neck. I felt at one time my fathers advice about society and its hierarchy is the glue that held the community together. Now after dealing with my husbands knocking the daylites out o that I cant be sure that any thing was right.

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