Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams has been the best-selling crib mattress on Amazon for over two years and over 1500 parents have given it positive ratings. What makes this the No. 1 pick for budget crib mattresses, let’s find out.
From a low-budget product you generally expect a synthetic plastic smell, but you are pleasantly surprised with this mattress. There is absolutely no smell and you can place it in the crib immediately. It seems firm, passes the resiliency test (explained later), the zipper of the removable cover works fine and overall it is well-built especially considering its price.
Comfort & Firmness
A crib mattress needs to be firm so that your baby doesn’t suffocate. This mattress uses a high density thermo bonded core which makes the mattress sturdy. A good test to determine firmness of a mattress is through a resiliency test in which you press your hand on centre of the mattress and quicker the mattress returns to its original shape, the better. The heavenly dreams performs exceedingly well at this and your infant will have the right amount of support. However, some parents feel that it lacks the comfort required for toddlers and is too thick but you can’t ask for much from a budget mattress.
With regard to sturdiness it manages to give inner spring mattresses like LA Baby Organic Cotton 2, a run for their money.
The cover of the mattress is removable and waterproof. Since it is stain resistant, cleaning hardly takes any effort. The light weight of the mattress will help you when you have to keep an eye on the baby and change the sheets simultaneously. This Heavenly Dreams mattress will require minimum maintenance from your side.
Drawbacks – It’s all synthetic
The heavenly dreams is essentially a synthetic crib mattress. It uses vinyl for the cover and the foam is made of polyurethane. Although, it passes all the standards and has Greenguard Gold certification, studies have shown this synthetic materials, can result in complications among children.
Our personal recommendation would be to go for slightly organic mattresses like the Sealy Nature Couture Cotton Bliss 2 Stage. They definitely cost more, but you can have the peace of mind knowing that your baby is sleeping in a safe environment.
The Final Verdict
The ‘Heavenly Dreams’ has everything you need in a crib mattress but since it is completely synthetic, it is recommended only for parents who are dead set on a budget.