The best innerspring baby mattress will always have more higher quality layers of support than lower quality mattresses.
Coil Count and Coil Gauge
- Coil Count: This is the number of springs or steel coils inside the mattress
- Coil Gauge: This refers to the thickness of the steel coils and ranges between 12.5 (the thickest) and 19 (the thinnest).
So what to look for? We want a fairly high coil count, a good range is 135-150, and we want the coil thickness to be 15.5 or lower. Don’t settle for a cheap mattress with 88 coils or anything of the sort!
Keep in mind that a 160 coil mattress with a thicker steel gauge can be firmer than a 280 coil baby mattress made of thinner steel.
Remember to watch out for the sales pitch! I met a sales assistant that attempted to convince me to buy a mattress with over 280 coils. Thankfully, I already knew that a high coil count wasn’t beneficial if the coils were thin. I chose a mattress with less but thicker coils.
Also, make sure the mattress has a good insulator pad and border rods!
Also don’t forget to checkout the crib mattress reviews page to see which crib mattresses were rated the highest.
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