This budget-friendly crib mattress has garnered a lot of attention among parents. Thus, we have conducted thorough testing and research to provide you with an honest and detailed Delta Children Twinkle Stars Fiber Core crib mattress review.
Delta Children Twinkle Stars Fiber Core Crib and Toddler Mattress Review
We recommend the Delta Children Twinkle Stars Fiber Core crib mattress to parents who are on a budget and looking for a cost-effective crib mattress that offers basic safety features.
However, it may not be the best choice for parents seeking a breathable mattress, as it can get warm in the summer due to its not-so-good-breathable vinyl cover. Additionally, if your toddler prefers a softer sleeping surface, consider other options with dual-firmness features.
- Made in the USA
- Greenguard GOLD Certified: It meets high standards for clean air and safety.
- Polyester Fiber Core: It uses an eco-friendly polyester core instead of traditional foam. The absence of foam is a plus for some parents.
- Waterproof Surface: The vinyl cover ensures easy cleanup.
- No Toxic Flame Retardants: Safety without harmful chemicals.
- Ships Flat: Convenience in packaging and setup.
- Budget-Friendly: An affordable option for cost-conscious parents.
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After extensive testing of various crib mattresses, the Delta Twinkle Stars Fiber Core crib mattress may not claim the top spot, but it certainly stands out for its affordability. With a price tag of approximately $60, this mattress leaves room in your budget to invest in essentials like a mattress cover, sheets, and perhaps even one of the top-rated cribs of the year. While it’s not free of imperfections, we’ve assigned it a 3.6 out of 5 rating, primarily due to its cost-effective nature.
Delta Children Twinkle Stars Fiber Core Crib and Toddler Mattress Review
Crib mattress specifications:
- Mattress size: 52.0″ long by 27.5″ wide
- The thickness of the mattress: 5.5″
- Mattress weight: 10 pounds
This mattress has a thermo-bonded polyester fiber core coated with a vinyl cover.
Delta Children Twinkle Stars Fiber Core Crib Mattress Review Breakdown
The Delta Children Twinkle Stars Fiber Core crib mattress is delivered compressed and vacuum-sealed for convenient shipping. Carefully inspect the packaging for damage. Once opened, the mattress will expand gradually, taking 24 to 72 hours. Warmer rooms help speed up the process, while colder conditions might prolong it. Wait for the mattress to fully regain its shape before using it in the crib to ensure your baby’s safety. Follow manufacturer instructions for unpacking and expanding guidance.
Breathability & Heat Regulation:
The ventilation and heat regulation of the mattress are adequate but not the best we have seen. The vinyl cover restricts some airflow, which can cause discomfort for babies during warmer months, making them wake up feeling sweaty.
We understand that Delta Children uses vinyl for the core protection of the mattress, but a better-made cover could have solved this problem.
If your baby tends to sweat a lot, we suggest purchasing an additional cotton cover for the mattress.
Firmness and Support:
The Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress is designed to provide a firm sleeping surface for newborns and babies. The mattress is made of a thermo-bonded polyester fiber core that ensures consistency in firmness across the entire mattress and prevents dents or sagging. However, the mattress does not have two sides of different firmness, which may be a problem for some toddlers who prefer a softer feel. While a firm mattress is a good choice for a toddler’s health, it may not be as cozy as a softer one.
As for the bounce, the Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress has just enough for a comfortable sleep. Since it is a foam mattress, it is not as bouncy as some innerspring crib and toddler mattresses, which is actually a good thing. It means your toddler won’t be able to use it as a trampoline, which will help to prolong its lifespan.
Fitting in the crib:
The size of full-size cribs and crib mattresses is regulated by the government. The Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress conforms to these regulations, so it should fit in any full-size crib. If you have a standard full-size crib, fitting into it shouldn’t be a problem.
We’ve tested the Delta Children Twinkle Stars fiber core crib and toddler mattress in a few full-size cribs, such as the Babyletto Hudson and the Delta Children Essex full-size convertible cribs, and it fits in them perfectly. Moreover, the mattress is not thicker than 6″, which is the maximum thickness for safe sleep.
Another thing we like about this crib mattress is its square corners. Although changing sheets might be a bit challenging compared to round corners, square corners ensure a better sheet grip and prevent gaps in the crib’s corners.
To summarize, we don’t have any complaints about the size and thickness of this baby crib mattress. Everything is as it should be!
While testing the Delta Children Twinkle Stars Fiber Core crib mattress, we closely examined its waterproof capabilities. This crib mattress comes with a vinyl cover, which is advertised as waterproof on both sides. We wanted to ensure that it meets this claim and provides reliable protection.
Our testing involved simulating common scenarios in which a crib mattress might be exposed to moisture, such as spills, accidents, or diaper leaks. We applied a small amount of liquid to the mattress and observed its behavior.
The results of our testing were consistent with the manufacturer’s claims. The vinyl cover effectively repelled liquid and prevented it from seeping into the mattress core.
As previously mentioned, the vinyl cover proves its effectiveness by successfully repelling liquids and preventing them from reaching the mattress’s core. This feature simplifies cleaning, as you can wipe clean the mattress, ensuring a hygienic and convenient solution for parents. It’s worth noting, though, that the cover is not removable, which means that a visible stain may persist on the surface.
The Delta Children Twinkle Stars Fiber Core crib mattress offers a fair level of durability, considering its price point.
There is no doubt that there are crib mattresses available with better durability, but they come at a significantly higher cost – roughly three times more than Twinkle Stars. More importantly, the Twinkle Stars’ durability does not lag behind other foam crib mattresses in the same price range.
So, while the Delta Children Twinkle Stars Fiber Core crib mattress may not endure extreme wear and tear, it’s a reasonable option for parents looking for an affordable yet good crib mattress for their little one. It may not last through multiple children, but it should serve your family well for one child’s use.
In our Delta Children Twinkle Stars Fiber Core Crib Mattress safety assessment, we observed key safety features. The mattress meets all required safety standards and holds the Greenguard GOLD certification, indicating compliance with low chemical emissions standards for better indoor air quality. Additionally, the mattress is free from toxic flame retardants, lead, and phthalate. It is also firm and fits snuggly into a full-size crib, contributing to a secure sleeping environment for your baby.
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