Q: What is a standard size crib mattress?
A: The size for all standard crib mattresses is regulated by the Federal government. The minimum size is 27 1/4” x 51 5/8” and not being thicker than 6 inches. Cribs are also regulated, but their interior dimensions have a “plus or minus” tolerance from the standard 28 x 52 3/8 rectangle.
Q: Is a toddler mattress the same as a crib mattress?
A: A little secret about toddler beds that does not seem immediately self-evident is that most crib mattresses are actually the same size as toddler mattresses. In other words, crib mattresses and toddler mattresses are one and the same. The size of the actual mattress, however, stays the same.
Q: How long does crib mattress last?
A: A crib mattress can last for as long a crib can last. In fact, creative parents will strive to reuse the mattress after flipping it over, as children transition to a toddler bed. On average, a crib mattress can last about 3 years, provided it is not abused and treated kindly.
Q: How long is a toddler mattress?
A: While toddler bed mattresses are usually about 52 inches long, they are not very wide. The width of these mattresses, which is the same as an average crib mattress, is only 28 inches
Q: Why do babies have to sleep on a firm mattress?
A: Babies should always be placed to sleep on their backs on a firm mattress without any pillows, blankets, toys, stuffed animals, or other items. Sleeping in the parents' room but on a separate surface lowers a baby's risk of SIDS.
MEMORY FOAM MATTRES IN A BOX
Q: Can you put a memory foam mattress on top of a box spring?
A: You should not place a memory foam mattress on slatted bed frame intended to also have a box spring unless you have the box spring or other appropriate foundation, or the memory foam mattress will sag into the gaps in the frame. Go ahead and put your new memory foam mattress on box springs.
Q: What is the best bed frame for a memory foam mattress?
A: Platform beds are good for memory foam mattresses as they are made with heavier materials and often incorporate a strong layer of ventilated plywood to keep the mattress level and supported. Bed frame with slats-The slat bed is a more lightweight approach.
Q: Do memory foam mattresses last?
A: Memory foam mattresses can last anywhere from eight to ten years, depending on how well they're cared for. A liquid resistant mattress protector is a good way to keep your memory foam mattress clean and free from stains, which can impact the warranty.
Q: Do you flip memory foam mattresses?
A: In the years before memory foam and pillow top mattresses it was common practice to flip and rotate one's bed every three months. Your dream memory foam mattress is crafted out of specific layers that should not be flipped but should still be rotated every three months.
Q: Can you put memory foam mattress on floor?
A: Mattresses should be able to breathe, through a slatted platform or a box spring. If you have to put your mattress on the floor, simply leaning it up against the wall on its side once a week would allow it to air out and should be a good solution until you are able to find something permanent.
MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS TOPPERS
Q: What is the best thickness for memory foam mattress topper?
A: For mattresses that already have decent padding or a built-in pillow top, a memory foam mattress topper of 2 inches is recommended. If your mattress is particularly firm or worn, then a thickness of 3 to 4 inches should provide an appropriate level of comfort.
Q: Do memory foam mattress toppers really work?
A: The memory foam mattress topper pads are great at making a too hard mattress more comfortable. But if your mattress is still pretty good but just firmer than you like, the memory foam mattress topper pad will really help make it more comfortable and reduce pressure points.
Q: Can you put a memory foam topper on a memory foam mattress?
A: You are satisfied with the mattress yet are hoping the memory foam bed topper will give you even more comfort. However, if your memory foam mattress is still firm and flat, there's no reason the topper won't work quite well. And a 3 inch 4lb density memory foam topper can be quite comfortable.
Q: How often replace memory foam mattress topper?
A: To ensure that you're getting the very most out of your memory foam mattress topper, you should replace it every year. If your topper is a deep design or isn't used every night, it will last a little longer and you'll only need to think about replacing it every couple of years.
MEMORY FOAM PILLOWS
Q: Are memory foam pillows better for you?
A: Sleeping on memory foam pillows can provide a number of health benefits. Memory foam pillows are special because of the heat reactive cushioning insulator. This is why memory foam pillows shape to the head and neck better than other pillows.
Q: Are memory foam pillows good for your neck?
A: Some cervical pillows are also made with memory foam. Avoid using too high or stiff a pillow, which keeps the neck flexed overnight and can result in morning pain and stiffness. If you sleep on your side, keep your spine straight by using a pillow that is higher under your neck than your head.
Q: How often should you replace memory foam pillow?
A: If you have a simple, inexpensive polyester pillow, you should be replacing it every six months. But if you have a memory foam pillow or any one with structural integrity, it'll last you anywhere from 18 to 36 months
Q: Are memory foam pillows good for side sleepers?
A: Memory foam pillow is ideal for side sleepers and those who have issues with allergies. The foam conforms to your head and neck allowing for ultimate contouring and helps promote proper spinal alignment. The bamboo cover enhances air circulation and the hypoallergenic cover is dust-mite resistant.
BED SHEET SETS
Q: What is included in sheet set?
A: A bed sheet set, or bedding ensemble, contains all the basic linens you need to outfit a bare mattress (except a mattress pad or mattress topper). A bed-in-a-bag ensemble includes a fitted sheet, a flat sheet and two pillow cases, but not a comforter or duvet cover and decorative shams.
Q: What is a fitted sheet for bed?
A: A flat sheet is simply a rectangular sheet of cloth, while a fitted sheet has its four corners, and sometimes two or four sides, fitted with elastic, to be used only as a bottom sheet. The purpose of a fitted bottom sheet is to keep it from slipping off the mattress while the bed is in use.
Q: Is 1500 thread count good for sheets?
A: Generally, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheet, and the more likely it will wear well or even soften-over time. Good sheets range anywhere from 200 to 800, although you'll occasionally see numbers over 1,000.
Q: Do you sleep under the flat sheet?
A: I say it is used as a barrier between you and the comforter, you sleep under the flat bed sheet. She says that the flat sheet is to remain tucked in and that one is not supposed to sleep under, but over, the flat bed sheet.
Q: How long should sheets last?
A: The life span of sheets: Buying what is considered to be a good set of sheets should wind up lasting you between 6 and 8 years. However, taking excellent care of your sheets should enable them to last up to as many as 10 to 12 years.
Q: How is a duvet different from a comforter?
A: Comforters are different but complementary. A duvet is a cotton shell and does not provide warmth. It covers a comforter, similarly to the way a pillowcase covers a pillow. The purpose is to keep your down comforter clean and add a decorative touch to your bed.
Q: What is better comforter or duvet?
A: Typically, a comforter is a thick, quilted, fluffy blanket that is used to keep you warm. It is usually filled with synthetic fiber filler which is quilted or stitched to secure the filling and keep it evenly distributed. Unlike a duvet, the comforter only forms one piece of all of your bed linens.
Q: Can you put a duvet cover on a comforter?
A: As far as putting a comforter inside of the duvet - Yes, you can, and you absolutely should! A duvet cover protects your comforter and keeps it clean.
Q: Do you need a comforter and a duvet?
A: Both go on top of your bed, but a duvet actually "covers a comforter like a big pillowcase." Many comforters are filled with a synthetic fiber. They are generally printed or dyed and do not need a cover. When it gets dirty, you wash the whole thing
DUVET COVER SETS
Q: What is a duvet cover used for?
A: Sometimes referred to as a comforter (especially in the United States), a duvet is a type of bedding that is a soft flat bag filled with down, feathers, wool, or a synthetic alternative. It is protected with a removable cover, the duvet cover.
Q: Is microfiber duvet cover good?
A: The duvet cover is strong and durable, and fairly breathable as well, although microfiber will never beat 100% cotton in that regard. Most customers also appreciate the lightweight feel of the duvet cover, as well as its durability, easy care, and expensive appearance.
Q: How often should I wash my duvet cover?
A: Wash frequently, the duvet covers and shams, once a month (along with your duvet comforter). Most are machine washable (check the care label). Use mild liquid detergent rather than powder, which may leave a residue, cold water and tumble dry on low heat.