Do I Need A Crib Mattress Pad For Baby?
From helping to regulate your baby’s body temperature, to keeping mattresses clean and dry, discover our five top reasons why you should consider adding a wool crib mattress pad to your baby’s bedding.
1. Wool is temperature-regulating
Babies can often struggle to regulate their own body temperatures. That’s why wool crib mattress pads are a safe option for baby bedding - the insulating properties of wool fibres work to keep babies cool when temperatures rise, and warm when they drop.
If you want to find out more about how this works, see our article on Why You Should Wrap Baby Up in Wool.
2. Baby sleeping pads add a layer of comfort
You want your baby to be as comfortable as possible while they sleep – discomfort could disrupt sleep and keep your baby awake, which can only mean one thing for parents!
Our wool cot mattress enhancer and crib protectors are crafted in the same way as our deluxe mattress protectors, blending 100% natural cotton with a British wool filling. This extra layer of soft padding will keep baby comfortable all night long, helping them to develop a healthy sleeping pattern from a young age.
Discover more about our Wool Baby Bedding today.
3. Resistance to allergens
Not only is wool a natural way to help regulate a baby’s body temperature, but it is also proven to be resistant to dust mites, fungus and other allergens. If baby is diagnosed with eczema or asthma at a young age, wool crib mattress pads and enhancers will help keep allergens at bay, and your baby’s skin soft and dry.
Our Babywool range has been awarded the Allergy UK Seal of Approval thanks to its resistance to allergens. Being hypoallergenic, wool also helps to soothe sneezes and colds that baby may develop. Breathable crib mattress pads will help keep baby’s symptoms under control and encourage them to sleep for longer.
4. Keep baby’s mattress clean
If you’re still asking yourself, “do I need a crib mattress pad for my baby?”, then you may want to consider the little accidents babies can have while they sleep.
It’s all part of growing up, and a crib mattress pad will help prevent stains, leaks and moisture getting all the way through to the mattress. What’s more, baby sleeping pads are super-easy to remove and wash, which helps keep your baby’s bedding fresh and clean for a good night’s sleep.
5. Help everybody get a good night’s sleep
Scientific research shows that babies sleep better when they have wool bedding, as it helps to regulate their body temperature, provides comfort, and gives them relief from allergens. Helping babies sleep better enables them to gain weight faster and cry a lot less, too!
If babies sleep through the night, it means mom and dad can too. You never know – investing in a baby crib mattress pad could be your ticket to a full night’s sleep!
If you’re looking for the best crib mattress pads for your baby, have a look at our full range of Wool Baby Bedding.
If you want to find out more about helping baby sleep better at night naturally, visit our Sleep Health & Advice hub