Asked by: Kawtar Rivelles
asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th January, 2020

How thick should a bassinet mattress be?

The mattress or pad in a bassinet or cradle should be no more than 1½ inches thick. A thicker one is a suffocation hazard. Don't be put off by a "hard" mattress. Parents sometimes complain that the mattresses sold with bassinets are thin or hard.

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Similarly one may ask, why are bassinet mattresses so thin?

Most bassinet mattresses seem too thin and uncomfortable, but there is a good reason for that. According to ASTM (The American Society for Testing and Materials), a thicker, softer mattress can increase the chances of SIDS. ASTM suggests that the crib mattress should be firm and no more than 1 inch thick.

Similarly, what size is a bassinet mattress? The Bassinet sheets are designed to fit a 20" x 28" mattress. The Crib sheets are designed to fit a 24" x 42" mattress.

Accordingly, do you need a mattress for a bassinet?

Sleep Like a Rock However, a firm sleep surface is a must for babies. The bassinet mattress should not be heavily padded because you don't want your baby's face to be able to sink into it. Just like a crib mattress, the bassinet mattress should fit very snugly inside the bassinet.

What is the best bassinet mattress?

The 7 Best Bassinet Mattresses

  1. Colgate Cradle Pad. REVIEW.
  2. Playkids 2-Inch. REVIEW.
  3. BabyPrem Bedding. REVIEW.
  4. Dream On Me. REVIEW.
  5. ABaby 290. REVIEW.
  6. BabyDoll Bedding. REVIEW.
  7. Naturepedic Organic. REVIEW.

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