Safety 1st Transitions Baby and Toddler Mattress Review

Looking for a Super Firmer Crib Mattress? Then, this is for you.

Today I am going to review another baby crib mattress which is the Safety 1st Transitions Baby and Toddler Mattress. This mattress makes the transition from baby to toddler an easy one. I was impressed by how well-padded and comfortable the mattress was.

If you are looking for a crib mattress with two different levels of firmness (one for the infant side and the other for the toddler side) that comes with super firmness at a decent price tag, then this is the answer for you. Also, Safety 1st is a trustworthy brand among the large community of parents.

Safety 1st Transitions Baby and Toddler Mattress


I love how firm the mattress is. As I said, it comes with two different levels of firmness – a new feature for me. One of the sides of the mattress supports babies and the other side, toddlers. It can be used for a few years without having to invest in a new crib mattress. The toddler side has a little added cushion. This is great because my little one tends to sleep with his arms and legs spread out. Some of my friends complained that it was difficult for them to identify the toddler and infant sides. In fact, there are tags that tell you which side is meant for the baby and toddler. I could easily identify this by touching as the toddler side was slightly softer and the infant side was meant to be perfectly firm.

Meets Standards

The mattress comes with a host of regulatory standards that it has met. I also did a small research on these standards and found that they were necessary to ensure toddler safety. This mattress meets the following standards.

  • Greenguard [ Gold ] certification
  • Meets federal flammability standard 16 CFR 1633 without the use of potentially harmful chemicals, fits standard cribs and toddler beds

The above standards make sure that this mattress is free from potentially harmful chemicals making it highly safe for your kids.


The Safety 1st Transitions Baby and Toddler Mattress come with Dual Sided functionality that can be used both for a baby as well as a toddler. That is, this is a good investment as this mattress can be used for several years. Any mattress that does not give me the task of washing out stains is perfect! This particular one is great because you can simply wipe off any stains from juice spills with a cloth. A little sanitizer added to the mix could do you a world of good too. Thankfully, the mattress is light and is quite easy to move around and flip when required. The foam used is quite durable. I would recommend it to parents who want to make a mattress investment that would last for a few years.


This is a standard-size crib mattress that is compatible with most of the standard crib sizes. It really fits so tight in my baby crib. You need to double-check the crib dimensions as well as the crib mattress dimensions before you buy.This mattress measures 52″L x 27.5″;W x 5.5″H .

The Good

  • The two levels of firmness
  • Can be used for babies or toddlers
  • Will last for a few years, saving me the trouble of investing in a new mattress
  • Lightweight and can be easily flipped
  • Affordable pricing – did not pinch my pocket too much

The Bad

  • None of my existing sheets fit on the mattress
  • The plastic has a bad odour to it. Plus, it makes quite a noise when my little one decides to roll around in it.
  • Compatibility issues

The Bottom Line

After using it for a number of days I feel that this baby crib mattress will last for a quite long period as it can be used for babies and toddlers, an easy transition. It saves me the trouble of having to get nasty stains off it. I like this mattress because it can be easily flipped by me without having to enlist the help of my husband. Plus, it has been giving my little one a good night’s sleep every night.

Also, unlike my previous mattress, I did not have to add an extra thin mattress to prevent water or juice stains from soaking right in. The mattress met most of the regulatory norms that are required to ensure child safety. Also, this is a super firm mattress with a decent price tag.

It has few drawbacks about compatibility. This can be easily solved by double-checking the dimensions of your crib as well as the mattress before you buy. Other than this there are no major issues with this product.

If you are looking for a dual firmness crib mattress with a value for what you pay, surely this one will meet your needs.

And if the price is a little over your budget, I would advise you on the best cheap crib mattress: Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams. It will save you a few bucks but you would still have a very good crib mattress!