Best Mattresses for Your Pack n Play or Mini Crib

A Pack n Play mattress allows you to keep your baby safe at home as well as on the go. The Graco mattress is a great play yard when you have to travel with your kid. This convenient playard opens easily, thus creating a playing, relaxing, and sleeping space for your baby wherever you want.

It creates an extra padding layer on the thin pad of the playard. Such a mattress is smaller as well as thinner than a classic crib mattress. Therefore, a regular or mini crib mattress will not fit the play yard. Mattress perfectly fits in a Graco Pack n Play without leaving any gaps or bunching.

How to Choose the Best Mattress


This may seem obvious, but many parents fail at this stage of the shopping experience. Make sure the mattress you order for your pack n play will fit. Take careful measurements of the width and length of your pack n play. Standard pack’n’play mattress is 25 ½ inches wide and 37 ½ inches long. Thicknesses can vary from one inch up to five inches thick. Make sure the mattress you buy will fit, and fit snugly. You don’t want any gaps where your child can get stuck or roll into. Measure twice, and order once.


We are all concerned about the health of our children. Look for materials that are hypoallergenic, antibacterial, or are certified free of harmful substances like lead and phthalates. Knowing that your child is sleeping in a safe environment will help  you sleep better at night.


Make sure your new pack and play mattress has passed Federal flammability standards. The standards to look for are 16 CFR 1632 and 1633. These tests also identify hazardous substances that are released when the mattress is burned, which can be just as deadly as flames. Take the time to do your due diligence. There are lives at stake.


For any item that is considered portable, weight is always a concern. The beauty of a pack n play is that you can take it with you. Remember that you also need to bring the mattress with you. Stay away from mattresses that are heavy, which makes it difficult to handle. I like to research the shipping weights online, or browse through user reviews to see if portability is a problem.


Another way to approximate weight is to look at the materials used to make the mattress. Foam is light, cloth and vinyl are a little heavier, and springs add even more weight as well as rigidity. Picture yourself loading all of your gear into your vehicle and where it will all go. Space restrictions often make the decision for us. An all-foam mattress can be easily folded or rolled up to fit nicely most anywhere.

In addition to these four considerations, also examine the thickness of your pack n play mattress to determine the proper sheets to buy, and the cleanability of your new mattress.

Final Verdict

So, now you know about the best mattresses that you can buy for your Pack and Play. Out of these, the best ones include Dream On Me 3″ Playard Mattress, Milliard Tri-Fold Pack N’ Play Mattress Topper, and Hiccapop Pack and Play Mattress Pad.

The Dream on Me Playard mattress is made using high-quality materials. The mattress perfectly fits the Graco Pack n Play and is easy to carry, lightweight, and comfortable to sleep on. Moreover, the mattress accompanies a waterproof cover that can be easily cleaned by wiping.

The Hiccapop mattress has a double-sided design with a stain-resistant and waterproof mattress pad cover. The product is made of hypoallergenic materials and offers firm support to the baby. The mattress comes with a travel bag.

The Milliard Tri-Fold mattress is made of 100% ventilated memory foam and is easy to carry with its three-fold design. The carry bag allows you to easily carry the mattress.

You can pick any of the above-mentioned mattresses for your Graco Pack N Play as all of them are really good.