Do you need a mattress and a mattress pad?
I got this mattress and the Baby Mod 3" mini crib mattress pad as a gift. But I'm wondering if we need both or if people usually just choose one or the other?
And if you do need both (and sorry if this seams dumb but I've read about both), does the mattress pad go under the mattress (for extra leak protection) or on top of the mattress (for extra baby comfort and/or added height)? Because I know babies are supposed to get firm support from their mattresses so a pad seems unnecessary if it's just a comfort thing. Thanks!
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
on Baby Mod - 50 Coil Mini-Crib Mattress
I use a cloth matress pad all the time on top of the matress before I put the sheet on. I think its better than feeling "plastic" not as cozy. I dont know maybe its personal preferance. I have alwaysed used them on my beds.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
No you dont need both. This mattress is so comfortable for the baby. Its is perfectly firm.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
- Saugus, MA
The mattress pad goes on top of the mattress-it's not for comfort and it shouldn't be too soft or too thick (my mattress pad is like an inch thick or less)...it's just to protect the mattress from leaky accidents:) Hope this helps...good luck!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
- Carrollton, GA
I don't know why they call it a pad instead of a mattress, but I think the 3" pad is like what normally comes standard (2-3") with the mini-cribs. The mattress is just thicker. You don't use both. One or the other... That's my take on it. The 5" mattress is much more like an actual mattress, just not as firm as a normal crib mattress. But firmer than the pad. Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
I think it's up to you. Our 3" pad came with the mini crib. I bought the mattress because I wanted something more substantial than the pad. I only use the mattress but I am thinking about putting our 3" pad on top of the mattress for comfort. My son sleeps better on soft things. Good Luck.
A mattress is not necessary, but many consumers prefer to have both.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago