The Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness Crib Mattress is often compared to the Colgate Eco Classica III Crib Mattress.
Completely understandable - both are double-sided foam crib mattresses, of the same size, are GREENGUARD certified and both are made in the USA, to name a few.
In fact, both are also Amazon's Choice and both receive the same rating not just from users worldwide but us editors here at Mommy Tea Room as well.
First of all, it is a dual-sided crib mattress. What this means is that the firmness of each side is different - one side is catered specifically to infants while the other is meant for older toddlers.
You see, the surface infants sleep on need to be of a certain hardness.
This is for their safety and overall growth and development so it cannot be just any mattresses. Once they grow older, they can then sleep on surfaces that are softer and more comfortable.
So just like how there are convertible baby cribs that provide you the flexible and economical way to switch your crib into a full-sized bed when your baby grows, there are crib mattresses that provide the same option as well.
The Little Dreamer 2-in-1 baby crib mattress provides just that - a dual-sided sleep system that is of the ideal firmness for both infants toddlers.
- Extra Firm Plant Based Foam Side: for Infants
- Soft and Plush Foam Side: for Toddlers
If you think that the Eco Classica III is a tad too firm (it is, after all, the firmest mattress we have tested so far), then the Little Dreamer is the best baby mattress for you.
This is because we find that the firm side of the Little Dreamer is slightly softer than the Eco Classica III.
Don't worry, it is still within the required hardness with its extra firm high density foam on the infant side (compared to the firm high density foam on the toddler side).
All foam used is high quality, environmentally friendly and medical grade. They are free of PVC, vinyl, antimony, phthalates and lead and there is no harmful flame-retardant chemicals present.
You know how there are some foam mattresses that leave a toxic scent in your home/nursery when you first open it? The Little Dreamer is none of those because its components are non-indoor air polluting.
All the above are not self-proclaimed but results of rigorous third-party tests, earning the Little Dreamer certifications like the CertiPUR and GREENGUARD GOLD, the latter of which only a handful of crib mattresses in the market have.
On top of that, the mattress is also dust mite and bed bug resistant, having been treated with ultra fresh for antimicrobial protection.
Side stitched seams (Safesewn Seams), where seams are dropped to the sides and sewn flat also make sheet changes and clean up a breeze.
Speaking of clean ups, the medical grade double stretch knit fabric of the Little Dreamer is water resistant, stain resistant, odor resistant, hypoallergenic, and incredibly easy to clean.
Simply use a damp sponge or cloth to wipe away accidents or mess.
Avoid using harsh cleaners, antibacterial or diaper wipes, as these contain additives that may eventually break down the surface of the mattress.
You know they are getting more and more scarce, so another reason why the Little Dreamer is so well-loved is because it is made in the USA.
Moonlight Slumber procures the safest and highest quality materials to build their premium products in America's heartland, just outside of Chicago, Illinois.
All products are made by the skilled hands of American workers, using domestic components and sourced fabrics.
And while we're at it, let us introduce a little bit more about the brand.
Moonlight Slumber has been providing premium quality nursery and maternity products for moms and their little ones around the world since 2002.
They offer unique lines of modern and medical quality crib, twin, and full sized mattresses and pads to fit your family’s needs.
Their range of mattresses, pillows, and nursery accessories are made from the highest quality materials right here in the USA, and provide luxurious comfort so everyone can sleep a little more soundly.
The Little Dreamer Dual Firmness Crib Mattress is no exception and while it may seem pricier at a glance, we think it is worth the extra money paid because hey, you do not need to buy another one for your toddler bed down the road. That's actually very good value for money!