When to Flip a 2-Stage Mattress?
Have you been wondering when it is safe to flip your 2-stage crib mattress? If you have, or are thinking of purchasing a mattress that offers a flat, firm surface for infants and a slightly more cushioned side for toddlers; you are probably wondering when would be the proper time to flip from the infant side to the toddler side.
Although each child is different, customers typically flip their crib mattress when their baby is about 12 months old, although your baby might be ready to have their mattress flipped a little sooner or perhaps even later- so it is always best to check with your pediatrician first.
If you have have purchased a 2-stage crib mattress, you may also be wondering how to identify the two sides. Each 2-stage Lullaby Earth and Naturepedic mattress we sell has a tag sewn into the mattress to clearly let you know which side is which. A firm, flat surface is critical for the safety of your baby, so the infant side is firmer, while the toddler side has extra cushioning for cushioned firm support.
Our Lullaby Earth and Naturepedic crib mattresses are designed first and foremost for the safety of your baby. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends a firm, flat crib surface with no soft bedding in the crib to reduce the risk of suffocation for infants. Do not use any blankets or pillows until checking with your doctor.
If you have any questions about crib mattresses, check out our mattress page, or stop in or call one of our store locations.