After you spent time picking out the perfect crib mattress for your baby’s crib, you’d want to protect it from the inevitable diaper leaks or spit-ups, and provide a longer lifespan to the mattress.
Waterproof mattress covers are an affordable and effective way to add an extra layer of protection. They are such lifesavers to make those midnight clean-ups a whole lot easier.
When purchasing a mattress cover for your crib or toddler bed mattress, here are some things to look for:
- Waterproof Layer: Any mattress pad cover should have a waterproof layer to keep urine, spit-up or other fluids from leaking through to the mattress.
- Firm/Flat Surface: Your baby’s crib mattress cover should be firm and thin, since plush or quilted options could cause a suffocation hazard. A crib mattress pad with a flat surface helps keep baby safe and protected.
- Snug Fit: It is important to pick a cover that fits snugly over the entire crib mattress with elastic edging. This will prevent any bunching, sliding, or shifting.
- No Crinkling: be wary of any pads that seem like it might make a crinkle sound when your baby moves on it. The noise could potentially wake your baby up.