Do you worry about Snugsoft crib mattress pads static? In dry areas, like the western US, static can be a real concern, but it’s unlikely that it’s an issue for your baby. In fact, natural fibers often have less static charge than man-made fibers. So treat your baby to sleeping on a wool pad and sleep well yourself.
Snugsoft is a brand name for a line of wool mattress pads, including the Snugsoft crib mattress pads. Snugsoft crib mattress pads are made by SnugFleece Woolens, a company based in Pocatello, Idaho.
These crib mattress pads are washable in cold water, and can be dried on low or no heat. The sheared American sheep’s wool is knitted to a polyester backing. Two-inch wide corner straps secure the mattress pads to the crib’s mattress. Because the natural virgin sheep’s wool is laden with lanolin, its fibers are very soft and resist staining. They also do not build up static electricity charges as readily or as high as other wool or synthetic fibers.
Snugsoft crib mattress pads are 28 inches wide and 52 inches long. They come in three pile depths: Deluxe, 1 inch and 40 oz. of wool per yard; Imperial, 1-1/4 inch and 55 oz. per yard; and Elite, 1-1/2 inch and 65 oz. per yard. Typical prices would be $56, $66, and $73.00 respectively.
When shopping for Snugsoft crib mattress pads, it is best to remember who is going to sleep on them. Babies are lightweight and do not need much cushioning. In fact, pediatricians recommend crib mattress pads that do not allow the baby to sink into them, in order to avoid suffocation when a baby sleeps on its belly. So the best Snugsoft crib mattress pads for babies are definitely the cheapest, the ones with the shortest pile.
Snugsoft crib mattress pads, like other shorn woolen mattress pads, allow air to circulate freely beneath a sleeping body. They also wick perspiration away from the skin, keeping you cool on hot summer nights. These traits tend to regulate the body’s heat during sleep, providing a more comfortable and restful sleep.
Snugsoft crib mattress pads, like all products in the SnugFleece family, are impregnated with an antimicrobial substance that the company calls “Ultra-Fresh”. This chemical supposedly bonds to the woolen fibers during blending and is not removed by dry cleaning or washing. Ultra-Fresh prevents the growth of microorganisms, according to SnugFleece. This treatment prevents odors and the growth of mold and mildew, claims the company. It should be noted that Ultra-Fresh cannot prevent accumulation of dust or bed mites, two of the most common causes of allergies.
Snugsoft crib mattress pads come with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Returns and refunds must be handled through the retailer from whom the purchase was made. Items must be returned in “new” condition with original packaging and proof of purchase. They also come with a 1-year manufacturing warranty against material defects. SnugFleece will repair or replace an item that “fails to give normal wear, under normal use”. The company reserves the right to determine whether an item has been abused.
In general, Snugsoft crib mattress pads can do a baby no harm, especially in the short 1 inch pile height. Wool crib mattress pads may give baby a better night’s sleep, and that always translates into a better night’s sleep for Mom and Dad.