Friday, July 5, 2013

Kolcraft Pediatric 800 Crib Mattress - Great Value

After using the more expensive Kolcraft Pediatric 2000 mattress for about 14 months, we had to dispose of it and get another one. This time I got the cheaper Kolcraft - Pediatric 800 Crib and Toddler Mattress . The Pediatric 800 is an infant/toddler mattress that fits standard-sized cribs and has 80 heavy-gauge steel springs and a 7-year warranty. For comparison, the more expensive Pediatric 2000 has 150 steel rods and 10-year warranty.

With a non-alergenic firm sleeping layer for comfort and support and 7-year warranty as well as meeting flammability and phtalates standards, we felt we had a good product, albeit not as good as the previous mattress. It is difficult for us to evaluate the mattress since we can't sleep on it, but our son is fine sleeping on it. The only issue seems to be more noise comparing to the 2000.

The mattress has a waterproof cover and stitching and can be wiped clean.

In my (subjective) opinion, the mattress was somewhat soft, had less well-defined shape than the Pediatric 2000 and seems less sturdy, but still usable.

As you see, this Kolcraft Pediatric 800 Crib Mattress is possibly slightly less comfortable, less sturdy, possibly less longer-lasting and less appealing in comparison to the Pediatric 2000. But it is perfectly usable and costs a fraction of what the previous mattress cost.

Pros: Low price, rather comfortable, wipes clean
Cons: Not as strurdy or appealing as more expensive models, more noisy.

Bottom Line

The Kolcraft - Pediatric 800 Crib and Toddler Mattress is a great value, but if you want better looks, support, durability and comfort as well as less noise, check out the Kolcraft Pediatric 2000 Crib Mattress.

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