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I am very excited to share my thoughts and findings on all three of the Brentwood Home beds for infants and toddlers. It was a unique opportunity to compare and contrast all of these, especially when my test subject is one year old! Across the board, these are high quality products I would be happy to give or receive as a baby gift.
First of all, I like that each mattress is made in the U.S.A., and that the company is focused on environmental impacts of their products. All three of the crib beds are environmentally friendly, are free of chemical fire retardants, and feature a waterproof cover on both sides. They will also last for years, so they are a good investment to pass along for subsequent babies in a family to use.
If you want a cross of eco-friendly, cost-effective, health-conscious, and comfort, I would recommend the Poppy mattress. The Poppy mattress sells for $130, making this the most affordable of the three that I reviewed. It is made of hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial materials, so it is aimed at all of us health-conscious parents out there. It does feature an infant side and a toddler side of the mattress, but when feeling and smooshing both sides, they really feel about the same. The Poppy mattress comes rolled up tightly in a box, and quickly expands to its size. I like that there isn’t too much sound when I moved around on the mattress; the top layer doesn’t make much noise at all. This is the softest among the three I reviewed.
Here I am unboxing the Dandelion and Wildfern mattress
If getting a very “green” mattress is the most important thing to you, Brentwood Home markets their Dandelion crib mattress as the most eco-friendly mattress that you can find, so that would make it easy for you to pick. With a price tag of $235, it is the middle of the line of this company’s offerings. When I walked my hands over this mattress to evaluate the squishing sound it made, this mattress was definitely the loudest of the three in this company’s line. If you have a little one who is a challenging sleeper, I think minimizing the noise that the mattress makes when he or she tosses and turns is a positive thing, so this is my least favorite of the three. That being said, it has a minimal environmental impact and when a sheet and mattress cover are on top of the mattress, the sound wasn’t super loud.
Here I am doing a side by side comparison of the Dandelion and Poppy mattress.
The top of the line, the Wildfern, features an organic coconut husk layer as well as an organic latex layer. This mattress sells for $325. It is also a dual sided mattress, with the more firm side for the infant and the more plush side for the toddler, which is the same feature that all three mattress offer. The difference between the infant and toddler side is most obvious with this mattress, which is a good thing!
Overall, I would recommend the Poppy mattress. This mattress is the most affordable and I would say that my son slept equally well on all three, so the most affordable option makes the most sense to me. I am impressed by the materials used in each mattress As you would expect, these are very high quality items and any new mom would appreciate any of the three of them!