Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Newton Baby. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.
Marley is getting older (tear!) and it’s time to start thinking about new sleeping arrangements. Since he came home from the hospital we’ve tried a number of things.
Until he was about two months old he slept exclusively in his Rock ‘n Play, which was the method I saw widely used among mothers of newborns in an online community I’m part of. I liked it…it kept him elevated, which was important to me, and I can control the settings from my phone. If he started to fidget or cry I could turn on the rocking feature with the touch of a button. After he started sleeping in shorter intervals around 2 1/2 months we tried the DockATot, which has been my favorite and a life saver whenever we’re traveling.
Now that he’s approaching 5 months and getting more clingy by the day, I’m wondering if it’s time to transition him to his own sleeping space. I love that the DockATot can fit in the bed with us but I’ve noticed that he has become dependent on someone lying next to him in order for him to fall asleep. This isn’t just at night – it’s even for his naps. I know, I know…babies are supposed to be clingy BUT I cannot realistically lay down with him every time he’s sleepy. It’s just not possible.
Lucky for us, we got a chance to test out Newton Baby’s Wovenaire Crib Mattress.
When we first received the mattress I was excited to test it out because I’d read so many interesting things about it. Believe it or not, choosing a mattress for your child is not simple. Preventing SIDS is drilled into your head during pregnancy and it made me very picky about what Marley sleeps on or in.
OH! I forgot to mention that a little-known fact about me is my love for the environment and ecosystem. (You’ll see why I mentioned that later. Keep reading.)
First off, the mattress is huge! It will fit snugly in a crib but it will also be great as your child grows. It’s completely washable and the material used to design it helps prevent bacteria growth. If your child has an accident or spills something on the mattress, all you have to do is unzip the cover and toss it into the washing machine.
The inside of the mattress is made of 90% free air and 10% food-grade polymer. Doesn’t it look cool inside of there?
The best part? This mattress is also eco-friendly. Because it doesn’t contain any foam, glue, latex or springs, it is 100% recyclable.
When we received our mattress I couldn’t wait to try it out! I actually laid on it before Marley did. What immediately stood out was how firm yet comfortable it was. I’ve slept on firm mattresses before and they were nowhere near as comfy. My opinion didn’t matter too much though, considering I wouldn’t actually be sleeping on it. Marley had the final say so.
I think you can tell by the photos that Marley loves his mattress.
The firmness of it really allows him to push himself up and stay up longer when he’s on his tummy. He also has lots of room to grow into this mattress so it’ll be part of our family for a long time.