The Sealy Tender Vibes Soothing Mattress is an interesting idea that appears to have been implemented well. This crib mattress has a vibration feature that gradually turns itself off over about a 15 minute time interval. This feature is almost unanimously praised by mattress owners who feel it truly helps their babies fall asleep. The only area of contention is that the vibrations only stay on for about 15 minutes and some owners would like to be able to set it for longer time periods. [REF Sealy Mattress Reviews]
Consumer ratings for the Sealy Tender Vibes Soothing Mattress are excellent - but they are not plentiful. Some were found however and are highlighted in the table below.
|Amazon||4.6 stars out of 5||17|
|BabyEarth||4.33 stars out of 5||3|
Owner comments also yield some insights into the mattress, and following is a list of common pros and cons.
- Batteries last a long time
- Vibration features works well and definitely helps soothe baby
- Vibrations are just right (not to strong or too soft)
- Battery compartment not accessible to baby
- No way to keep it on longer than 15 minutes at a time
- Some cribs may block the on/off button
- Some parents express concern that the baby could become dependent on vibrations to sleep
The mattress uses heavy gauge steel innerspring coils to provide very firm support and there are border rods on the sides and corners ensuring additional edge support. A non-allergenic protective wrap enhances mattress durability while another non-allergenic layer provides a plush sleeping surface.
The vibration feature is powered by 2 D-cell batteries and consumers indicate that they actually last quite some time (some consumers report batteries lasting over a year but of course this would depend on the extent of use). The batteries are carefully housed and the battery cover is screwed down tight so the baby cannot access this area. A large button on the side of the mattress turns the vibrations on but some crib configurations can make button access a bit awkward.
The mattress cover is Staph-Gard reinforced providing an antistatic surface as well as one that resists bacterial growth, stains, odors and mildew. The mattress cover easily wipes clean with a damp cloth as well. The Sealy Tender Vibes Soothing Mattress meets current phthalates standards as well as California Bureau of Home Furnishings Technical Bulletin 603 (a flammability standard that ensures mattresses, mattress sets, and futons resist ignition to an open flame source).
Mattress dimensions are (L x W x H) 51.5 x 27 x 5 inches and it weighs a fairly light and manageable 12 lbs. Several owners have reported that they are pleased with the light weight of this Sealy crib mattress. The Tender Vibes mattress carries a respectable lifetime warranty on workmanship and materials and a 1-year warranty on the mattress electronics. It also fits toddler bed frames.
Mattress pricing appears rather reasonable and at the right outlets one should be able to find the Sealy Tender Vibes Soothing Mattress at just over $100.
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