Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress Review

Last updated on April 11th, 2023 at 03:50 pm

This updated Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress review will help you understand the product’s essential features and determine whether the Babyletto Pure Core mattress is the right choice for your baby’s crib.

Babyletto is a reputable baby brand well-known for its quality, safety, and eco-conscious. When we first reviewed the Pure Core crib mattress back in 2019, we immediately recognized its great potential. However, at that time, the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress wasn’t yet well known among parents.

That has changed significantly since then. While cribs remain Babyletto’s star product, its mattresses have also become one of the best-selling on the market. Today, numerous positive reviews from parents who have already tried the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress also serve to confirm what we discovered many years ago:

Product Review:

Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress

Babyletto Pure Core Crib Mattress with Hybrid Cover Review

We recommend the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress to parents who prioritizing sustainability, safety, and comfort. The Pure Core mattress is Greenguard Gold certified and made with eco-friendly materials. Our review proved that it is a quality and durable mattress worth your consideration.

Baby’s Little Place Score:

4,8 / 5

Babyletto’s mattress assortment includes two lines, Coco Core and Pure Core, whose differences I will explain below.

Both are available with different covers and sizes(standard and mini size). However, our review focuses mainly on the Pure Core! It is the best-selling Babyletto crib mattress line that includes one of the top-selling baby crib mattresses on the market. That is the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress with a Hybrid cover.

Keep reading our Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress review, and you’ll see why it is such a great option and why most parents choose the one with a hybrid mattress cover.

Babyletto Pure Core Crib Mattress Review: Pros & Cons


Dual-sided with firm support for infants and cushier comfort for toddlers
Standard-size that fits into all full-size cribs and mini option for mini cribs
Non-toxic (vegan)
Eco-friendly and fully recyclable
Lightweight, for an easy lift and change the sheet
Meets and exceeds all safety standards
GREENGUARD Gold certified
No initial smell
Durable and long-lasting
Three cover options


Higher price
Confusion due to the different available mattress’ covers*

* Some parents think the Pure Core line includes three crib mattress types, which is false. The Babyletto Pure core crib mattress, in its essence, is the same. You can only choose between three different covers and two different sizes (for a full-size or mini crib).


Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress structure and specifications

Pure Core mattress’s structure:

Babyletto Pure Core Crib Mattress Review: Structure
  1. Removable cover (Hybrid, Smart, or Dry) – Surface
  2. Removable cover (Hybrid, Smart, or Dry) – Inner Side
  3. Fire Barrier with natural flame retardant modacrylic/polyester layer
  4. Polyester core: Firm support for infants
  5. Polyester core: Softer support for toddlers

The Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress specifications:

Babyletto Pure Core Crib Mattress with Hybrid Cover Review - Specifications
  • Mattress size: 52″ long by 27.75″ wide
  • The thickness of the mattress: 5.0″
  • Mattress weight: 11 lbs

Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress Cover Review

Let’s review the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress covers, which come in three options: Hybrid, Smart, or Dry. Here’s how they differ:

Outer layer:

The Hybrid cover has a quilted soft cotton face, making it the coziest option. The Smart and Dry covers are soft but not quilted, with the Dry cover feeling smoother and the Smart one feeling plusher. Overall, the Smart cover is second in comfort, while the Dry one is third.

Inner layer:

The Babyletto Pure Core Hybrid and Dry covers are waterproof to protect against accidents and spills. The waterproof lining is made of food-grade polyethylene and is PVC-free!

The Babyletto’s Smart cover is just water resistant, meaning it holds the liquids on its surface, but only for a certain amount of time, then they slowly penetrate the mattress’s core. But on the end of the road, that makes it more breathable than the other two.

So, which one to choose? All of them are quality, breathable, durable, and safe for your baby, so it depends on your preferences.

I would choose the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress with a Hybrid cover because it has the best features for my lifestyle.

The only downside of the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress Hybrid cover is a bit higher price. Yet again, when writing this review, it was only $10 more expensive, which I think is not too much!

Babyletto Crib Mattress Hybrid vs. Dry vs. Smart Cover

Hybrid coverSmart coverDry cover
MATERIALS (Outer Layer)Organic Cotton & Polyester55% Polyester, 45% Cotton100% Polyester
MATERIALS (Backing)Food-Grade Polyethylene50% Cotton, 50% PolyesterFood-Grade Polyethylene
OVERALL ★★★★★★★★★☆★★★★☆
Comparison Chart: Hybrid vs. Smart vs. Dry Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress Covers

Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress Review breakdown


Breathability Rating:

A crib mattress’s breathability depends on its core and cover structure.

The Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress’s core is made of lightweight and durable polyester fiber layers that allow sufficient airflow through the core.

As for its covers, all three are free of vinyl, which is crucial since covers with plastic backing do not allow adequate air circulation throughout them.

However, there is a minor difference. The Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress with Smart Cover is water-repellent but not waterproof. As a result, it only keeps liquids on the surface for a limited time before they gradually seep into the mattress’s core. While this may be considered a downside compared to the waterproof Dry and Hybrid covers, the Smart Cover scores a point for its breathability.

After careful consideration, we have determined that all three covers provide excellent breathability, making them a great choice for the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress.

Heat Regulation:

Heat Regulation Rating:

Breathability and heat regulation usually go hand in hand. If one is good, the other is good too.

The Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress’s combination of materials helps ensure your baby stays cool and comfortable while sleeping. This help prevents overheating or sweating that can lead to discomfort or even SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).

Firmness & Support:

Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress’s Firmness:

When it comes to firmness, opting for a firmer mattress is the way to go!

A firm crib mattress prevents sinking in the mattress, which can lead to suffocation and heighten the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). It also promotes proper bone and muscle development by offering enough resistance to push up, sit down, and eventually stand up.

I would classify the Babyletto Pure Core among firm crib mattresses. It offers just the right level of firmness that your baby needs without being too hard or too soft. We have seen many softer models but also some firmer crib mattresses too. However, you don’t need a crib mattress that is hard as a rock, either!

The Babyletto Pure Core is, in fact, a dual-sided crib mattress, with a firm side for babies and a softer side for toddlers. That is the feature I particularly like about it. When you convert your crib into a toddler bed, you can simply turn the mattress, leaving you with a perfect sleeping surface for your toddler.

You can feel the difference by hand! So, after trying both sides of the mattress, we can confidently say that the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress delivers sufficient firmness for babies on one side and pleasing comfort with adequate support for toddlers on the other.

We appreciate the peace of mind of having a mattress that caters to both stages of your child’s growth, so we gave extra points to the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress.

Note! Be careful that you always use the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress on the right side. If unsure, unzip the mattress’s cover and follow the arrows pointing out which side is which!

Fitting in the crib:


The Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress is available in a standard and mini size.

The size of standard mattresses is determined by law. We made sure to double-check the dimensions, and we found that the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress meets these requirements. Thus it fits into any full-size crib available on the market.

However, we also wanted to test it in the crib. We’ve placed the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress in the Babyletto Hudson and Maki. It is a perfect fit! To be extra sure, we’ve also tried it in full-size cribs of other brands, such as Delta Children Essex or Graco Benton. There was no problem either. The Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress fits perfectly into all full-size cribs of all brands!

Another thing I like about this crib mattress is its square corners, preventing the gaps in cribs’ corners and holding the sheet better!

As for the Babyletto Pure Core mini crib mattress, you must be more cautious. No law determines the size of mini cribs and mini crib mattresses! Not all mini crib mattresses fit into all mini cribs, like standard cribs and their mattresses.

Although the Babyletto Pure Core mini crib mattress generally fits most mini cribs, I suggest you check the measurements of your mini crib’s interior and compare them with the size of the Babyletto Pure Core mini crib mattress to ensure a perfect fit. We’ve tried it in the Babyletto Origami mini portable crib and the DaVinci Autumn 4-in-1 convertible mini crib. It fits perfectly!



The Babyletto Pure Core is a high-quality and durable crib mattress. There shouldn’t be any problems using this mattress through the childhood of one child. And with proper care, it should also stay in good condition for another baby.


Ease of cleaning:

Cleaning is not hard. You can wipe it down with a damp cloth. For bigger accidents, you can remove the cover and wash it in the washing machine. Use the gentle program and air dry the cover, so you won’t shrink it, or destroy its waterproof barrier.

Safety Review:


The Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress is a popular choice among parents looking for a safe and healthy sleeping surface for their baby.

First, it has a firm, flat surface that pediatricians recommend for safe sleep.

Second, it is free from vinyl, dyes, allergens, and off-gassing materials. It is a vegan mattress made of non-toxic materials, free of polyurethane foam, “soy” foam, or synthetic latex.

Additionally, the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress is Greenguard Gold certified, which means it has been tested for harmful emissions and meets strict chemical emissions limits.

And third, the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress exceeds flammability standards without using chemical flame retardants.

Is the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress hypoallergenic?

Yes, the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress is designed to be hypoallergenic. It features a removable cover made from a soft, breathable cotton material free from harmful chemicals. The mattress core is also made from lightweight, recyclable polyester fiberfill that is hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites and other allergens.

Such a combination of materials makes the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress a good choice for parents concerned about allergens and wanting a safe and comfortable sleeping environment for their baby.

What is the warranty for the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress?

The Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress warranty covers defective workmanship or materials, and the company will replace or repair the mattress at no cost to you.

The warranty covers the mattress core for 10 years and the mattress cover for 1 year from the purchase date. However, the warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, stains caused by you, intentional or accidental damage resulting from misuse, mattresses without the original law tag, or items purchased secondhand or from unauthorized retailers.

That is comparable to the other warranties in the crib mattress industry.

Babyletto Pure Core vs. Coco Core crib mattresses

As mentioned in the beginning, the Babybletto offers two crib mattress lines; Babyletto Pure Core and Babyletto Coco Core crib mattresses.

Both types are free of toxins and safe for your baby, but there are a few differences.

The Coco Core crib mattress has a core made from coconut coir, which is a natural and sustainable material derived from coconut husks. The coconut coir is then combined with latex to create a supportive and firm sleeping surface.

Regarding firmness, the Coco Core is slightly firmer than the Pure Core. However, the Coco Core has both sides of the same firmness and is, in our opinion, a bit too firm for toddlers. And it is also more expensive due to the higher cost of the coconut coir and latex materials used in its construction.

Overall, I prefer a Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress because it has everything you need, from newborn to toddler, for a more reasonable price.

Babyletto Coco Core vs. Pure Core crib mattress

Babyletto Pure Core crib mattressBabyletto Coco Core crib mattress
0% of toxins0% of toxins
lightweight fully recyclable polyester corefirm natural coconut husk and natural latex core
lower pricehigher price
vegan and hypoallergenicvegan and hypoallergenic
includes a removable cover for easy changesincludes a removable cover for easy changes
available with all three Babyletto’s coversavailable with Dry and Smart cover
dual-sided featureboth sides are the same
Latest PriceLatest Price
Comparison chart: Babyletto Coco Core vs. Pure Core crib mattress

Babyletto Pure Core Crib Mattress Review

The Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress review is a product of our extensive research, testing of its essential features, assessment, and comparison to other top-rated crib mattresses available in the market.

Baby’s Little Place

Babyletto Pure Core Crib Mattress with Hybrid Cover Review
Venting & Heat regulation
Firmness & Support
Value for the Money


The Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress is a great option for parents who prioritize sustainability, safety, and comfort. This mattress is Greenguard Gold certified, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and hypoallergenic.

The Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress is made of quality materials, making it a durable and long-lasting choice. Thus it’s great it has two sides of different firmness, which makes it versatile and suitable for growing babies.
While you’ll have to pay a little more than for some other options, it is far from being the most expensive crib mattress on the market.

We think the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress is a worthwhile investment. You can opt for three different covers, but we recommend the Babyletto Pure core crib mattress with Hybrid cover the most.


2 thoughts on “Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress Review”

  1. I’m confused how the Babyletto Pure mattress is classed as non toxic when it contains a polyester core? Polyester is made from coal, oil, and water. Plus doesn’t it give off carcinogens? I’m so confused as I really need a non toxic mattress for my new baby but can’t find one 🙁

    1. Hello, Kimberly!

      The Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress surpasses all safety tests to be safe for babies. Their products are sent to a 3rd party CPSC-certified lab for testing to ensure compliance with rigorous standards.

      But, you have right. The Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress has a polyester core, which might raise some concerns, after all, we want only the best for our children!

      Nevertheless, you have to aware that polyester foam is safer than polyurethane or vinyl foam. Furthermore, the Babyletto Pure Core crib mattress’s core is surrounded by the cotton layer. The Babyletto also doesn’t use chemical flame retardants, which is extremely important!

      You have to ask yourself if all products you are using around your baby are polyester-free. Polyester is widely used to manufacture many baby products, including toys, rattles, bedding, playmats, etc. It is the most used fiber as it accounts for over half of the overall fiber market and 80% of the synthetic fiber market.

      I do not want to scare you, but that is our reality. The world that surrounds us is full of artificial stuff. Yes, we can do a lot to avoid them, but I don’t think it is possible to dodge them entirely. All baby products must go through rigorous testing before they are put on the market. So, we have to trust them they know what they are doing, yet that is only my opinion!

      If you would feel safer, you can choose an organic baby crib mattress. But remember that an “organic” label does not necessarily mean the crib mattress is 100% organic. Only certain parts might be certified as organic, which misleads parents to think they are buying a 100% organic crib mattress. You can read more about this problem in our article about organic baby crib mattresses HERE.

      You might be interested in the Naturepedic baby crib mattress, certified as the only 100% organic crib mattress.

      Regards, Baby’s Little Place!

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