Review of the Sealy Soybean Foam-Core Crib Mattress
Why this mattress?
If you haven’t yet heard of Sealy, you will! The USA based company has been around for over 70 years and parents across the United States are constantly sing their praises. There is a reason why Sealy was voted America’s Best For Baby, winning the Women’s Choice Award in 2013 and 2014. They just make really good, quality mattresses.
The Sealy Soybean foam core model is an award-winning addition to their large portfolio of crib mattresses, offering one of the best options for parents looking for a firm, easy to clean, lightweight, organic, durable mattress for around $100. Considering what you get for your money, we say this mattress is very good value and one of the best budget crib mattresses out there.
- This mattress is the right firmness for a newborn baby.
- Budget friendly
- Lightweight & easy to clean
- CertiPUR-US and Greenguard Gold Certified
- Square corners for a more snug fit in the crib.
- Many parents have noticed an unpleasant “plastically” odor when unwrapped from its packing.
- Its vinyl waterproof covering has a tendency to tear easily.
- Is not a dual firmness mattress.
- Has been known to sag quite quickly.
- The square corner have been known to auto-indent if you use excessively tight crib sheets, which may leave dangerous gaps.
The Sealy Soybean foam-core crib mattress is a healthy, non-toxic mattress. The hypoallergenic foam core is CertiPUR-US® certified made with soybean oils which is the healthier option to petroleum based alternatives.
However don’t be fooled. While it may be marketed as an natural crib mattress, it is not made with 100% soybean foam. The foam is 73% polyurethane, meaning the composition is very likely less than 25% soy foam only.
Its CertiPUR-US does mean it has been tested for indoor air emissions, durability and does not include any harmful substances including phthalates, formaldehyde, PBDEs, lead and other chemicals. So this is a safe mattress and you should have no worries there.
This mattress meets all the American Society for Testing & Materials Crib Mattress Standards on durability, firmness, and crib fit. Its square angular corners also allows for a snug crib fit.
The benefit of its vinyl waterproof cover is that there is no need to spend money on an additional waterproof cover. It is stain-resistant can be easily wiped down.
Note that many parents complained of the vinyl cracking or tearing which breaks the waterproof seal.
Sealy is confident in it’s product, offering a lifetime warranty on workmanship and materials.
The downside to this mattress is that is is not dual firmness. This crib mattress is very firm but is said to be softer than lesser-quality alternatives.
Infants require a firm surface and too much softness can create grooves and indentations that can lead to suffocation and higher the risk of SIDS. This mattress provides that support but, also provides the cushioning and support that toddlers, in contrast, need.
This crib mattress measures 51.63 x 27.25 x 5 inches and fits both USA standard size cribs and toddler beds.
Weighing only 8.3 pounds, this sealy crib mattress which makes changing sheets easy.
Note, many parents have complained that after continued use of tight crib sheets, that the square corners began to indent, creating unsafe gaps. Something to think about.
If you're looking for a super firm, healthy crib mattress for your baby with some great features, and a low price, this could be the best crib mattress for you!