Delta Children Twinkle Stars crib and toddler mattress review

Delta Children Twinkle Stars Crib and Toddler Mattress Review

 

Delta Children Twinkle Stars crib and toddler mattress Review

Delta Children Twinkle Stars is a line of five mattresses. You can choose amongst four full-size crib and toddler bed mattresses, and one mini-mattress which is designed especially for mini cribs.

We can divide mattresses in Delta Children Twinkle Stars line into two groups:

  1. three of them are made of foam
  2. other two are innerspring baby crib mattresses

To make your decision easier, we didn’t make just Delta Children Twinkle Stars crib and toddler mattresses reviews, but we compare them side by side too. You can find all their differences in the table below.

 

Note!
Although we had reviewed a mini crib mattress, we focused mainly on the four full-size crib and toddler bed mattresses. Why? Because comparing a full-size crib mattress to a mini crib mattress wouldn’t have sense. They have totally different features, and most of all they are meant for cribs of different sizes.

If you are looking a good mattress for a mini crib, you can skip the first part of the article, and jump directly onto Delta Children Twinkle Stars 3-inch mini/portable crib mattress Review.

 

 

The differences we had found in our Delta Children Twinkle Stars crib and toddler mattress review

First of all, Delta Children Twinkle Stars mattress line contains the following models:

→ by clicking on them, you can jump directly onto their reviews

1. A foam crib and toddler mattresses: 

2. An innerspring crib and toddler mattresses:

 

What are their differences?

 

1. The structure of the core:

This is the most significant and noticeable difference. You can actually figure it out from their names alone. Three of them are made of foam, while the other two have a core made of spring coils.
We recommend that you first decide which material you want. That is how you will narrow your choice onto two models. Your final decision will be much easier.

Foam vs. innerspring baby crib mattress

 

FOAM vs. INNERSPRING MATTRESSES:

Although there are few crib mattresses, like Newton Wovenaire, which are made of unique materials, in general, there are two types of crib mattresses:

  1. foam crib mattress
  2. innerspring crib mattress

As long as you pick a model with good quality, both types are fine. So your decision is a matter of personal preferences, not because one material would be better than the other.

 

FOAM CRIB MATTRESS:

Foam mattresses are usually lighter and less expensive than innerspring models, but that is not a fact. Better foam models are made from denser foam, with better quality. Those foam models are heavier but still slightly lighter from innerspring mattresses.

The core of most foam crib mattresses is made from polyurethane foam, covered with a waterproof or water-resistant coating. Better covers are double or triple laminated, and reinforced with nylon. That makes them waterproof and more resistant to tears and holes.

Foam mattresses are available in a variety of thicknesses, usually between 3 and 6 inches, with the weight between 5 to 13 pounds.

 

INNERSPRING BABY CRIB MATTRESSES:

Innerspring mattresses have a core made of coils, covered with foam, padding, and fabric.

The number of coils in the mattress can range between 80 to 280. While the cheapest mattresses have less than 80 coils, high priced mattresses have more than 200 coils. More coils in the mattress mean they are placed closer to each other, which results in a firmer structure of the mattress.

Crib mattresses with more than 135 coils are safe and quality choice. So, with 162 interlocking coils, both innerspring Delta Children Twinkle Stars mattresses have more than enough coils!

 

The innerspring core must be covered with cushioning materials:

  1. Insulator pad keeps the springs from pocking trough.
  2. Above the insulating layer is cushioning layer made of foam, polyester, or cotton. Better choices are foam and cotton, but they add to the price.
  3. The whole mattress is surrounded by fabric or vinyl cover. While fabric covers breathe better, vinyl covers resist tears, punctures, stains, and leaks better. But that doesn’t mean a fabric cover can’t be waterproof, and vice versa ventilation holes in vinyl covers enable a perfect air circulation too.

 

2. The size of the Delta Children mattresses:

Another striking difference is, of course, the size. Four of them are standard, full-size mattresses that fit in any full-size crib, while one fits only into mini cribs.

 

STANDARD SIZE or MINI CRIB MATTRESS:

The Federal government regulates the size for all standard crib mattresses via the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA).

While sizes of cribs are also regulated by the government, their interior dimensions have a “plus or minus” tolerance from the standard. But any new full-size crib and toddler mattress should fit into all new full-size cribs on the market!

To be sure your selected crib mattress perfectly fits into your crib, make an additional home fitting test. Lay the mattress into the crib. There shouldn’t be no more than two fingers of space between the crib’s frame and the mattress’s side!

 

U.S. regulations define:

1. full-size cribs and mattresses:

  • a standard size crib is a baby crib with the following measurements: 52 3⁄8 ± 5⁄8 inches in length by 28 ± 5⁄8 inches in width
  • a standard crib mattress is a baby crib mattress with the following measurements: at least 27 1/4 inches by 51 5/8 inches and no more than 6 inches thick

2. mini cribs and mattresses:

  • a mini crib is a baby crib with the following measurements: 38” long by 24″ wide
  • a mini crib mattress is a baby crib mattress with the following measurements: 38” long by 24″ wide

 

3. Mattress’s cover:

The next difference, which is in my opinion not so important for your decision, is the material of the mattress’ cover.

Why do I think it is not so important? Yes, covers from Delta Children Twinkle Stars crib and toddler mattresses are made of different materials, but with similar characteristics.

All covers are waterproof, so you can easily wipe down potential mess and liquids.

 

4. 2-in-1 mattress that grows with your child:

Except for a mini mattress, you can use all full-size Delta Children Twinkle Stars mattresses in a crib and/or toddler bed. All of them grow with your child, which makes your purchase even more affordable!

Delta Children Twinkle Stars mattresses have different 2-in-1 designs:

  1. Foam mattresses (Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress & Delta Children Twinkle Stars limited fiber core crib and toddler mattress) have two identical sides, which are both suitable for infants and toddlers.
  2. Innerspring mattresses (Delta Children Twinkle Stars Deluxe innerspring crib and toddler mattress & Delta Children Twinkle Stars Supreme innerspring crib and toddler mattress) are dual-sided. The infant side is firmer, while the toddler side features an additional layer of foam for an added comfort.

 

MORE ABOUT CRIB MATTRESSES THAT GROW WITH YOUR CHILD:

Crib mattress for a baby, especially newborn, must be extremely firm! If the mattress is firm enough, it will probably feel too firm for you.

Firmness reduces the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and helps with the growth of the baby’s muscles and bones. When your baby is ready, she can start pushing up from the mattress and roll-over. If the mattress is too soft, she can’t do that.

 

Because convertible cribs are so popular these days, the idea of having the same mattress, which will grow with the crib is great. Of course, it is also much more cost-efficient than buying two different mattresses.

 

These mattresses are perfect for babies and toddlers. However, toddlers don’t need such a firm surface as newborns. Especially if they sometimes sleep on your bed too, most of them want a cozy and soft mattress for themselves too.

Don’t get me wrong, a firm mattress is a suitable, safe, and healthy space for your toddler, but to make them even happier picking a 2-in-1 dual-side model might be a good idea.

 

2-in-1 crib mattresses can be:

  1. Double-sided: The mattress has two different sides, firmer for infants, and softer for toddlers. When your baby grows, you simply flip the mattress, and you get a cozy space for a toddler.
  2. Both sides are the same: These models have two identical sides. They are both suitable for infants and toddlers.

 

5. Safety certifications:

While Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress is “only” GREENGUARD certified, other four mattresses have additional CertiPUR certification too.

 

CertiPUR and Greenguard certificated baby crib mattress

 

Is the lack of CertiPUR certification a major deficiency for this mattress? In my knowledge, but I am not an expert for certifications, not.

Both certifications are pretty much the same. While CertiPUR covers off-gassing in the foam, Greenguard tests include the same, plus everything in the mattress that is not foam too. So having GreenGuard certification should be enough!

 

GREENGUARD & CertiPUR CERTIFICATE:

GREENGUARD certification helps you to identify interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in which the products are used. GREENGUARD certification ensures that a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.

 

CertiPUR certification is a program administered by a no-profit organization.

The CertiPUR certificate ensures that foams are:

  • Made without ozone depletes, formaldehyde, phthalates, flame retardants, mercury, lead, and other heavy metals.
  • CertiPUR certified foam has also low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million).

 


Our Delta Children Twinkle Stars crib and toddler mattress Review

When you are buying a crib mattress, you should pay attention to the following features:

  • venting and heat regulation
  • firmness and support
  • fitting in the crib
  • durability
  • how easy is cleaning
  • the bounce
  • if the mattress or its cover is waterproof

In our Delta Children Twinkle Stars crib mattress review, we have reviewed all of the listed features separately for all five models.

 

VENTING & HEAT REGULATION:

You want to purchase a crib mattress and its cover which promotes airflow through the mattress. That allows your baby to breathe easily, especially if she rolls over onto her belly.

Breathable mattresses have better heat regulation. These mattresses also cool down faster, so your baby won’t overheat.

FIRMNESS & SUPPORT:

The mattress for your toddler can be softer to ensure a cozy sleep. However, crib mattresses, especially those meant for newborns must be very firm!

Few facts about the firmness:

  • The firmness has an important role in the growth and safeness of your child!
  • Soft mattresses can conform to the shape of your baby’s head or face, increasing the risk of suffocation or even sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  • Your baby won’t be able to push up and roll over on the soft mattresses when she is old enough.
  • Firm mattresses promote a healthy baby’s muscle and bone growth.

FITTING IN THE CRIB:

The mattress must fit properly in the crib you’ve selected. There shouldn’t be any gaps that could pose a danger to your baby.

As I already wrote above, you can make a home fitting test. There shouldn’t be more than two finger space between the crib’s frame and the mattress.

DURABILITY:

We always recommend buying a new crib mattress, especially for newborns and young babies.

There are a lot of affordable crib mattresses on the market, that last at least for one child. However, if you chose a mattress that grows with your child, your toddler will play, jump, etc. on the mattress. It is normal that the quality of the mattress won’t be the same as at the beginning.

Especially for such an affordable mattress like Delta Children Twinkle Stars crib and toddler mattress, this is completely understandable.

Such used mattress is might still good for a toddler, but I would not recommend it for a newborn anymore.

CLEANING:

Diaper and similar accident are frequent, so having an easy clean mattress is a bless!

Crib and toddler mattresses are usually waterproof or at least water-resistant by itself, or they have covers with such characteristics. It is your own decision what is better for your needs.

Just for information, there is also a completely washable mattress on the market. You can wash the whole Newton Wovenaire baby crib mattress in the bathtub or shower, and it actually doesn’t dry for long too. It is one of the best crib mattresses I have ever seen, and that is not just because of the cleaning feature. But Newton Wovenaire is, unfortunately, more expensive from Delta Children Twinkle Stars crib and toddler mattresses.

THE BOUNCE:

A good mattress should have just enough bounce for a comfortable sleep. If it is too bouncy, your toddler will sooner or later start using it as a trampoline. On the contrary, if it doesn’t have enough bounce, it will feel like a rock.

Foam is less springy, so these mattresses are usually less bouncy than coil mattresses.

WATERPROOF:

Crib mattresses and their covers are usually waterproof or at least water-resistant.

If the mattress or its cover is waterproof liquids won’t penetrate into the mattress. If they are only water-resistant, liquids will stay on the surface only for a certain amount of time.

 

Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress Review

Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress is the cheapest full-size model in this line. It is a foam crib mattress, with sufficient quality. But in our opinion, it’s also the classic example where you get what you paid for. A new one offers everything a crib and toddler mattress must have, but don’t expect you can use it for more than one child.

 

THE GOOD:

  • lightweight
  • affordable
  • the cheapest full-size model in the Twinkle Stars line
  • it grows with your child
  • it doesn’t leave noises
  • great firmness for your newborn
  • waterproof
  • made in the USA

THE BAD:

  • not so durable
  • might little too firm for some toddlers*
  • it has the initial smell**

Delta Children Twinkle Stars Fiber Core Crib Toddler Mattress Review

 

*What is wrong with firmness for toddlers?

This mattress grows with your child, but it is not dual-sided. Your toddler will use the same side as newborn!
It is nothing wrong with that at all, and many foam crib mattresses have the same design. However, if your toddler sleeps in your bed too, it is a possibility his or her mattress will feel too firm for him.

From a health perspective, a firm mattress is a good choice for a toddler, but it is a different story with the coziness.

 

**Initial smell is a common thing for all foam mattresses. Therefore this mattress is not worse from other foam mattresses on the market, but it will probably have at least a little smell at the beginning. I recommend you leave it in a well-ventilated room for few days to air it out completely.

 

STRUCTURE AND SPECIFICATIONS OF THE MATTRESS:

This mattress has thermo-bonded polyester fiber core coated with a vinyl cover.

  • Mattress size: 52″ long by 27,5″ wide
  • The thickness of the mattress: 5,5″
  • Mattress weight: 10 pounds

 

REVIEW:

VENTING & HEAT REGULATION:

The venting and heat regulation is sufficient, but it is not the best we have seen. That is probably because of the vinyl cover. If your baby sweats a lot, I suggest you buy an additional cottoned and breathable cover for the mattress.

 

FIRMNESS & SUPPORT:

Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress is very firm foam mattress. It has a thermo-bonded polyester fiber core, which provides the optimal firmness and support for your newborn and baby.

Although it offers good support and right firmness for toddlers too, some might think it is too firm for them. That happens especially if your toddler sleeps with you, on your softer mattresses from time to time.

 

FITTING IN THE CRIB:

Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress corresponds to the measurements set by the government. If you have a standard full-size crib, there shouldn’t be any problem with fitting into it.

The mattress is also not thicker than 6″ which is the maximum thickness for safe sleep.

I love the square corners! Yes, it is might little harder to change the sheets, but square corners ensure a snug and secure fit inside the crib.

 

DURABILITY:

There are certainly more durable crib mattresses on the market, but you need to spend at least four times more for them.

Comparing to foam mattresses in the same price range, the durability is not so bad at all. It will last for one child, but buy another one for a second child.

 

CLEANING:

Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress has a durable waterproof cover. The cover is waterproof, and liquids do not penetrate into the core.

The vinyl cover makes its job perfectly, but it is not removable, so you can’t wash it in the washing machine. Although you can easily wipe it down, a visible stain may remain on the surface.

 

THE BOUNCE:

Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress has just enough bounce for a comfortable sleep. Because it is a foam mattress, it is not as bouncy as Delta Children Twinkle Stars Deluxe and Supreme innerspring crib and toddler mattresses.

That is great because your toddler won’t use it as a trampoline, so it will last longer.

 

WATERPROOF:

Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress has a durable vinyl cover. It is waterproof, so it will keep out stains and moisture.

 

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Delta Children Twinkle Stars Deluxe innerspring crib and toddler mattress Review

Delta Children Twinkle Stars Deluxe is an innerspring baby crib mattress. Due to its firmness, which is perfectly combined with sufficient comfort, it is one of the best choices for parents who want a coil mattress that grows with their child.

I like the fact that Twinkle Stars Deluxe doesn’t cost a lot. It is actually really cheap for an innerspring baby crib mattress. But that doesn’t mean it has a poor quality at all.

 

THE GOOD:

  • great firmness with sufficient comfort
  • it grows with your child
  • two different sides
  • waterproof
  • GREENGUARD and CertiPUR certified
  • great value for the price
  • made in the USA
  • no initial smell
  • affordable innerspring baby crib mattress

THE BAD:

  • vinyl cover

 

Delta Children Twinkle Stars Deluxe Innerspring Crib Toddler Mattress Review

 

STRUCTURE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

The structure of the mattress:

  1. Vinyl cover
  2. High-density polyester layers
  3. Cotton wrap
  4. Interlocking coils
  5. Convoluted foam layer for toddlers

Specifications:

  • Mattress size: 52″ long by 27,5″ wide
  • The thickness of the mattress: < 6″
  • Mattress weight: 10lbs

 

REVIEW:

DUAL-SIDED CRIB MATTRESS:

Delta Children Twinkle Stars Deluxe is a dual-sided baby crib mattress. That means it has two sides of different firmness.

The side for newborns and infants is firm, which provides a safe sleeping environment, and significantly lower the risk for SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

Toddler side is softer, with sufficient firmness to ensures a healthy bone and muscle growth of your child. Deluxe mattress has an additional layer of convoluted foam for comfort on the toddler side.

 

VENTING & HEAT REGULATION:

Delta Children Twinkle Stars Deluxe baby crib and toddler mattress has a sufficient venting and heat regulation.

Actually, all innerspring mattresses have a little better ventilation than those made of foam. That is because of air pockets between coils, so the air circulates through the spring core much easier than through the foam.

However, heat regulation could be even better if Delta Children would wrap this mattress in fabric, not a vinyl cover.

 

FIRMNESS & SUPPORT:

The Deluxe mattress has 162 interlocking coils, which is more than enough to create a firm foundation for your baby.

I like the reinforced sides and edges of the mattress. Delta Children reinforced them with border wire. Such structure provides equal and balanced support all around the mattress.

 

FITTING IN THE CRIB:

Delta Children Twinkle Stars Deluxe fits in all standard, full-size cribs. If you are not sure if your crib’s measurements correspond to those set by the government, you can make a home fitting test. There should be no more than two finger space between the edge of the mattress and crib’s frame!

The risk of denting on the edges is because of the reinforced edges much smaller. Potential holes and gaps in the crib’s edges are very dangerous, especially for newborns!

 

DURABILITY:

162 heavy-duty interlocking coils in the core delivers a long-lasting firmness to this mattress.

 

CLEANING:

This mattress has a vinyl cover, which you can wipe down easily. But the cover is not removable, so you can’t wash it in the washing machine.

 

THE BOUNCE:

There is no secret that the bounce on an innerspring mattress is bigger than on the foam baby crib mattresses. Yes, your toddler will use this mattress as a trampoline much easier than any foam baby crib mattress.

But that is the fact for all innerspring baby crib mattress, and the Deluxe’ bounce is actually not too big for a coil mattress.

 

WATERPROOF:

Delta Children Twinkle Stars Deluxe mattress has a waterproof cover, so liquids won’t penetrate into its core.

 

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Delta Children Twinkle Stars Supreme innerspring crib and toddler mattress Review

Delta Children Twinkle Stars Supreme is another innerspring baby crib mattress, which is actually almost exactly the same as the Deluxe mattress we have already reviewed above.

The only difference between those two baby crib mattresses is the mattress’ cover, which is better on this model. If you have read the Deluxe review, that was the only thing we didn’t like on the mattress.

Delta Children Twinkle Stars Supreme has a woven fabric cover with a waterproof backing which helps keep the mattress warm and dry all night long. Because of such cover, is Supreme also more breathable, with a better heat regulation than Deluxe baby mattress.

Because the Twinkle Stars Supreme innerspring crib and toddler mattress cost only a few bucks more than Deluxe, I recommend you choose this one! It is a great and affordable innerspring baby crib mattress.

 

Delta Children Twinkle Stars Supreme Innerspring Crib Toddler Mattress Review

 


Delta Children Twinkle Stars limited fiber core crib and toddler mattress Review

This is the second foam crib and toddler mattress in this line. It is actually pretty much the same as the Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress which we had reviewed first.

As far as the firmness and fitting into standard size cribs, both mattresses are the same.

Delta Children Twinkle Stars limited fiber core crib and toddler mattress has the same size, thickness, and bounce as the Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress.

This mattress does grow with your child, and you can use it for babies and toddlers, but it is not dual-sided, so it doesn’t have two different sides.

You will heave to spend a few bucks more for this one, but the difference in price is not big at all.

 

THE GOOD:

  • lightweight
  • affordable crib mattress
  • it doesn’t leave noises
  • grows with your child
  • great firmness for your newborn
  • waterproof
  • soft, fabric cover
  • better heat regulation and breathability than Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress
  • more durable than the other foam mattress in the line
  • made in the USA

THE BAD:

  • might little too firm for some toddlers
  • it has the initial smell, which airs out after a few days

Delta Children Twinkle Stars Limited Fiber Core Crib Toddler Mattress Review

 

So, what are the differences between these two foam mattresses in the Delta Children Twinkle Star line?

LIMITED EDITION:

While you can buy Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress all the time, this model is not always accessible.

 

THE COVER:

Delta Children Twinkle Stars limited fiber core crib and toddler mattress has instead of vinyl, a soft, fabric cover with waterproof backing.

The cover is also waterproof, but with much softer material on the top. Because of that, it is more comfortable, with a better heat regulation from the regular foam mattress in this line.

 

CertiPUR-US approved:

This one has a Greenguard and CertiPUR certificate. Is that better from Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress which is “only” Greenguard certified? In my opinion, there is not a big difference between these two certifications, so I don’t think this is something that should affect your choice between these two mattresses.

 

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Delta Children Twinkle Stars 3-inch mini/portable crib mattress Review

This is a MINI crib mattress, and that is the most important thing you have to know about this baby crib mattress. It is too small for a full-size crib, and it is also NOT suitable for Pack ‘n Play!

 

Delta Children Twinkle Stars 3-Inch Mini Portable Crib Mattress Review

 

Parents often wonder if they can use mini mattresses in Pack ‘n Plays. And the answer is NO.

Why you can’t use a mini crib mattress in the Pack ‘n Play?

Although many mini crib mattresses fit into Pack ‘n Plays, you should not use them there because of the safety reasons. Mini crib mattresses are too tick for a Pack ‘n Play. Pack ‘n Plays are surrounded with mash, so if the mattress is too thick, there is a potential risk that your baby will trap between the mash and the side of the mattress!

 

STRUCTURE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

  1. The structure: it is made of foam, which is covered with a durable waterproof vinyl cover
  2. The specifications:
  • Mattress size: 39″ long by 25″ wide
  • The thickness of the mattress: 5″
  • Mattress weight: 8 lbs

 

REVIEW:

VENTING & HEAT REGULATION:

It has a sufficient venting and heat regulation, which could be even better if the cover would not be made of vinyl.

 

FIRMNESS & SUPPORT:

This mini crib mattress is made of foam. Its thermo-bonded polyester core offers firm support for your infant.

 

FITTING IN THE CRIB:

Delta Children Twinkle Stars 3-inch mini/portable crib mattress fits into most mini cribs. It is too small for standard size cribs, so do not use it there. It’s also not designed for Pack ‘n Plays!

 

DURABILITY:

The waterproof vinyl cover keeps the mattress in good condition for a long time.

 

CLEANING:

You can easily wipe down the vinyl cover, but it is not removable, so you can’t wash it in the washing machine.

 

THE BOUNCE:

It is made of foam, and also not as thick as a full-size crib mattress, so the bounce is minor. It has just enough bounce for a comfortable sleep.

 

WATERPROOF:

It has a waterproof vinyl cover, which prevents liquids to penetrate into the mattress’s core.

 

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