Last Updated on January 9, 2021 by Ines
Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic 150 Toddler and Baby Crib Mattress Review
The purpose of our Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic 150 toddler and baby crib mattress review was to check up if the quality of this mattress is not compromised by its affordable price.
Comparing the features that a Pure Sleep Therapeutic crib mattress offers, it has a surprisingly cheap price.
First of all, it is made in the USA, which usually adds up to the price. Second, it is an innerspring coil mattress, with a waterproof cover which is even hypoallergenic.
Sounds great? Let’s see what we had found out in our review.
Kolcraft Baby Crib Mattress Review At A Glance:
- firmness for newborns is combined with softness for toddlers
- made in the USA
- easy to clean
- affordable price
- fits all standard, full-size cribs
some parents noticed an odor after unpacking the mattress*
*Initial smell is a common “problem” for all new mattresses on the market. Yes, it is more common for foam mattresses, but it’s not unusual if you detect it in an innerspring mattress too.
That’s why airing out is recommended for all new baby crib mattresses. If you detect any initial smell, place the unpacked Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic crib mattress on the flat surface, in the well-ventilated room, and it should air out in a few days.
Kolcraft’s Pure Sleep Therapeutic crib mattress structure and specifications
The mattress comes in a box, wrapped in plastic protection, to prevent any damages during the shipping.
The structure of Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic crib mattress:
- The whole mattress is wrapped in a waterproof reinforced laminate cover.
- The cover has waterproof lock-stiched binding.
- Heavy steel gauge coils in the mattress’s core are wrapped into a firm and comfortable hypoallergenic cushioning.
- The core of the mattress consists of 150 coils.
- On the mattress’s side is an airflow pocket for freshness.
- Mattress size: 51,63″ long by 27,25″ wide
- The thickness of the mattress: 5,25″
- Mattress weight: 11,57 pounds
Age and weight limits:
- age limit: for infant and toddlers between approximately 0 – 5 years
- weight limit: newborn to 60 pounds
Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic 150 toddler and baby crib mattress review
According to Kolcraft, the Pure Sleep Therapeutic baby crib mattress should have all the following features. To see if that is the truth, and to see how well the mattress performed, we have reviewed them all!
- the mattress is breathable with good heat regulation
- it offers excellent support and sufficient firmness from newborns to toddlers
- it fits into all standard size cribs
- it is durable
- it is hypoallergenic
- it is a safe innerspring mattress
- it is waterproof
VENTING & HEAT REGULATION:
Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic crib mattress has a waterproof cover, which could potentially prevent airflow through the mattress. That is why Kolcraft added air pockets on the bottom sides.
Those air pockets, besides air between coils, provide sufficient airflow through the whole mattress, preventing any mold formation.
Kolcraft has decided for an air pocket instead of small metal vents because of safety reasons. Metal vents can loosen or pop off a mattress cover and potentially create a choking hazard.
Sufficient airflow through the mattress also prevents overheating and reduces night sweats.
FIRMNESS & SUPPORT:
The mattress is firm enough, but you can also check it by yourself when you get the mattress. A simple home test will show you if any mattress is suitable for newborns or not.
Press on the mattress with one hand. If the mattress holds firm and spring back in place quickly, it is firm enough.
Of course, not only this test but also the number of coils speak in favor of its sufficient firmness. Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic crib mattress has 150 heavy steel gauge coils in the core, which is enough to provide the needed firmness for your newborn.
A crib mattress for newborns must be extra firm because it is proven to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and promotes a healthy child’s bone and muscle development.
Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic crib mattress is a 2-in-1 mattress, but it is not dual-sided. That means you can use it in the crib and toddler bed, but it doesn’t have two different sides. Kolcraft solved this problem, with the added layer of comfortable cushioning material which surrounds the whole mattress.
With such structure, they created a firm mattress for newborns, with sufficient softness for toddlers as well.
As I already said, though firm, this mattress was designed to remain comfortable for your child. Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic crib mattress is enhanced with a thick hypoallergenic layer, which is comfortable and supportive at the same time.
FITTING IN THE CRIB:
Cribs and mattresses’ dimensions are regulated by the government. Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic crib mattress corresponds to the prescribed measurements perfectly. If you have a new, full-size crib, there shouldn’t be any problems with fitting into it!
U.S. regulations define:
- 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
However, if you intend to use an old crib, check its measurements first. You can also make an additional home fitting test. If there is a gap between the crib’s frame and the edge of the mattress, it shouldn’t be larger than two fingers. Use mom’s, not dad’s fingers.
Innerspring coils inside the mattress are made of steel and heat-tempered, which means the coils will bounce back into shape quickly. That creates a sufficient firmness, which is excellent for newborns and babies. But it can also lead your toddler to start using his mattress as a handy trampoline.
Fortunately, the additional layer of supportive cushioning material significantly lowers the bounce.
I can say that the bounce is bigger than on foam mattresses, but the same to other innerspring mattresses. So yes if you have a cheerful toddler, he might start jumping on it.
As I already mention, innerspring mattresses are bouncier than foam mattresses. And Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic crib mattress is not an exception.
Your toddler might start using it as a trampoline, which can consequently lead to damages, dents, or tears.
If that happens, I don’t recommend it for a second child, especially for a newborn anymore.
But again, Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic crib mattress is such an affordable innerspring mattress, that buying a new one for a newborn shouldn’t be a problem.
Pure Sleep Therapeutic crib mattress is hypoallergenic! It has a non-allergenic sleeping surface, which is a great advantage, especially for such an affordable mattress.
The cover is not removable, so you can’t wash it in the washing machine. But it is waterproof, so liquids won’t penetrate into the mattress’s core and compromised its sanitary sleeping surface.
Overall taking care of this mattress is not hard, as you can easily wipe it down with a damp cloth.
The mattress has an embossed reinforced waterproof cover. Specially designed Perma-dri cover has also lock-stitched waterproof binding, therefore, there is no chance that moisture and mildew will accumulate inside the mattress.
Kolcraft offers a 10 years warranty on workmanship and materials.
Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic 150 toddler and baby crib mattress is a safe choice. It passed all required safety tests.
It is phthalate and flammability compliant and doesn’t contain toxic fire retardants. It meets or even exceeds all required safety standards.
In addition, it has a GREENGUARD Gold certification, which means that it creates a healthier sleeping environment for your baby. It doesn’t compromise the indoor air with chemical emissions.
With enough coils, it is firm enough for newborns. It also doesn’t have lock-stitched binding, which means it doesn’t have heat-sealed seems that can pop open under pressure.
Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic 150 toddler and baby crib mattress is a reliable baby crib mattress, especially for the price you are paying. It passed all safety tests and meets or even exceed all required safety standards.
150 gauge coils in the core, are more than enough to create sufficient firmness for your newborn, but because of a higher bounce, your toddler can use it as a trampoline, which can lead to dents in the mattress.
If you intend to use it for more than one child, pay attention to its firmness. Because of such a cheap price, I would personally rather buy a new one for a second child.