Graco’s $70 Foam Crib Mattress vs. DaVinci’s $50 Hypoallergenic Crib Mattress

I needed a couple of mattresses for my kids and decided to try two different ones: The Graco Premium Foam Crib and Toddler Mattress in a Box, and the DaVinci Twilight Hypoallergenic Ultra Firm Crib Mattress.

DaVinci strengths:

  • Waterproof
  • Lightweight
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Inexpensive at $50

DaVinci weaknesses:

  • Noisy (every movement makes a squeaky sound)
  • Not as firm as advertised

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Graco strengths:

  • Firm and well made
  • Really comfortable (baby sleeps like a rock on it)
  • No noise

Graco weaknesses:

  • Price ($20 extra compared to the DaVinci)
  • Takes a day or so to expand to full size

Neither of these mattresses had any chemical smells.

Overall, if we had to do it again, we’d pick the Graco – for both kids.  Our youngest sleeps really well on it (every night for a week now).  Our oldest tosses and turns on the DaVinci.  DaVinci makes a good crib but they don’t make a great mattress.

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