Stokke Sleepi Mattress Review
Many parents dread spending the money for a crib and mattress set because of the fact that it is only usable for a couple years before you have to upgrade. Cribs and mattresses are not cheap and no one wants to spend a small fortune when it will be used only until their child is 3-4 years old. However, safety is important. The Stokke Sleepi promises to be better than all other cribs in safety and versatility. The question is; does it deliver on its promise? Read our Stokke Sleepi mattress review to find out.
Features of the Stokke Sleepi
This mattress has a foam core with a density of 1.2 pounds per square inch. It is also rated with a longevity of 40ild for load deflection. To give you peace of mind about having foam in the mattress, you should know that it is made of polyurethane, which is used in hospitals for premature infants and medical equipment.
It has a cover that is non-toxic. The cover is made of damask cloth and it is water resistant.
The mattress is made in the USA and meets all safety requirements. Even the seams are safe since they are made with a strong cloth binding. It is even ranked number one by Consumer Reports.
It is an oval shaped mattress, which works with the oval Stokke Sleepi crib. It weighs in at only six pounds. The dimensions are 69 x 25 x 4. It is a mattress that is rated to hold up to 220 pounds.
Pros and Cons of the Sleepi Crib
The Stokke Sleepi cannot be used with traditional cribs. However, if you purchase the crib for it, you will have a crib that your infant can use for many years. It is usable as a bassinet or crib when you have a newborn and it grows with your child until they are around 10-years-old. The crib expands from a crib to a toddler bed, and a daybed, with only an expansion that you have to purchase separately. The mattress holds a 4-star rating. Most parents say that it is a great bed for their infant that they can use for many years. They love how lightweight it is and they enjoy knowing that it is a crib set that can be used for many years. There are parents who say that their little one can play and bounce around their toys on the crib mattress and that they get a great night’s sleep on it as well.
The downside is that there are some parents who feel that it is too firm for their child to sleep comfortably on it. There are also parents who say that after a few years of use, the seams of the mattress may start to fail. The good news is, most all reviewers do not feel that these are problems with their new mattress and many people have used them for years already.
Our Thoughts on the Sleepi Crib Mattress
The idea of a crib that can change from a crib to a toddler bed or a daybed is nothing new. However, we do like the odd shape of this crib. It adds a unique look to the nursery that other cribs cannot duplicate. We do feel that the firmness of the mattress could pose a problem for toddlers and older children, but like that the mattress is firm enough to ensure infants are safe. According to some parents, there are softer mattresses available, but as a parent; I would use this mattress until your child is unable to sleep comfortably on it. The mattress is affordable in comparison to other mattresses that promise to be of the same quality, but it is an odd shape which is also figured into the price. As to the potential of having to replace the mattress at some time, we do not see this as a problem. All mattresses should be changed out every few years anyway. Why not give your child the same consideration?