Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness All Foam Crib Mattress: ‘The Perfect Mom Mattress’
While I’m not a new mom, with a late in life child, I find I often feel a bit like both.
My older child is already at college and since my husband is often deployed, I knew since the pregnancy started that I was going to have to plot and plan this pregnancy and how to deal with this newborn in a manner that didn’t make me depend on anyone else for constant support.
Which is why when it came to choosing a baby mattress, (my first child’s mattress was ancient, and quite honestly we didn’t know half of the things we do now about chemicals in mattresses so I wasn’t going to go for that on round two) and on that matter, the government advise buying any second hand mattresses or any mattresses made pre-XXX, I knew I had to get something that was light enough for me to be able to lift all by myself.
I had already had one child so, I knew how important it was for the child to be shifted to the cot as soon as possible to avoid any accidents, and I really wanted her to get used to being in the cot by herself so that she didn’t develop a sense of overt dependency.
Basically, I needed a firm mattress that wasn’t too heavy, and that was as hypoallergenic as possible, since I didn’t want to be exposing her to any more chemicals than I had to given that they are said to retard growth and development, and I needed to do all of this on a budget. Initially I’ll admit I did think I was hoping for a bit much, but in the end I found my match. The Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness All Foam Crib Mattress by Moonlight Slumber, was basically the answer to all my mom prayers!
The reasons were pretty straight forward, the moonlight lumber little dreamer in question is an all foam mattress, making it extremely lightweight and yet is firm enough to not sag after use, it is also one of the safest mattresses in the ‘healthy’ category for infant sleep.
This is why I bought the Moonlight Slumber baby mattress which I call the ‘perfect mom mattress’ and you can judge for yourself how it matches up with what you need in your baby.
The all foam Little Dreamer Mattress from Moonlight Slumber is amazingly light. While new moms might not get why this is such an important factor, let me tell you now, midnight nappy changes may appear easy the first few times, but over a period of years? They are hard! Just being up in the middle of the night with the patience to deal with a crying newborn will sap you of nearly all of your energy, trust me it is not a time for heavy lifting mattresses.
The first thing I noticed when I went online to check out the best baby mattresses this time around was ‘chemicals, chemicals, chemicals!’ I mean everywhere I looked all I heard was this has Vinyl-, PVC and polyethylene or that has Phthalate- and Lead, most of these terms made no sense to me until I looked them up, but what I did know was that they couldn’t be good for a newborn baby. I’m not a chemical engineer but all I know is that when you can’t pronounce, it couldn’t be good.
Which is why, when I was researching the Little Dreamer I looked up Certipur certifications (always check out what materials are being used in the products you are using for your child, since nothing justifies risking exposure to chemicals! I used this site – bedtimesmagazine.com/2012/11/certifications-standards-seals-tags-labels-key-programs-for-the-u-s-bedding-industry/), not only was this baby crib mattress squeaky clean on these particular chemicals, but I found out the company itself was actually dedicated to making high quality crib mattresses so it was almost as if my fear of low quality non-ecofriendly products was now unfounded.
Flammability and Water Resistance
The mattress has also passed scrutiny through federal flammability regulations, which is constructed on the second layer with a natural internal fire barrier. It is also covered by a non toxic medical grade nylon fabric cover which allows it to be water resistant and very easy to simply clean off with a wet sponge after a particularly messy nappy change.
Firmness and Form
The worst factor most foam based mattresses have is that they are either not firm enough to hold weight for long enough or their form is to lax to last and you end up with a sagging mass of foam, that is nowhere near what you bought initially.
The Little Dreamer Dual Foam is, thankfully, neither of these. It isn’t one of those run of the mill mattresses just a look at the construction of the Little Dreamer Dual Firmness Mattress is enough to make you disabuse you of this notion.
Notice the two distinct sides of the mattress, one with Extra Firm High Density Foam which is basically the infant side and then the toddler side which is a bit softer with its Firm High Density Foam, both sides covered in another two layers of the Medical Grade Nylon and Federal regulation certified internal fire barrier.
The Little Dreamer – has the distinct honor of being an amazingly economical branch of the Moonlight Slumber Baby Cot Mattresses (check latest price here) it was well within the usual $150-$220 dollar budget for good baby mattresses. Furthermore, it’s double sided usability actually made it even cheaper in the long run since we won’t be having to buy another mattress when she grows into a toddler.
- Another amazing little fact about the Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer , is that maintaining your child’s crib hygiene is now a breeze! How? Unlike most other mattresses with sewn in rounded corners, not only does this particular mattress have square crib fitted corners but it also has no side seams! Which means no messy stitches where germs can go house, instead the mattress has a middle part seam which in my opinion makes it a veritable masterpiece!
- The company even manages not only to be PVC and vinyl free but also miraculously manages to avoid the foul chemical smell of most crib mattresses (which usually have to be aired for about 3-4 days)and instead comes out smelling faintly like …lavender I think.
So in the end the Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer , just became the obvious choice for me and I’ll go further than merely advise you to try it, I implore you as a mom, trust me, you will not regret it!