A good baby mattress should have the following qualities:

  1. Firm- Babies and children should sleep on firm mattresses that support their growing body optimally. Their mattress should neither be too soft nor too hard.
  2. Breathable– A good mattress for babies should be breathable (this reduces the chances of suffocation and manifestation of germs/ pests).
  3. Natural/ High quality– Also, a new born’s mattress should be preferably made of natural, high quality materials.
  4. Skin friendly- It is always advisable to use cotton/ other skin friendly cloth on a baby’s mattress.
  5. Waterproof– A baby’s mattress may require additional waterproofing for hygiene reasons.
  6. Unused– A new born’s mattress should be unused. Used mattresses may have the risk of infections and germs that have previously manifested in it.