Mattress Pad Benefits
The most important function of the mattress pad is to absorb any and all the liquid that the baby expels before it reaches the main mattress. Hence, the mattress pad should ideally be highly absorbent and tight fitting (to the mattress not the baby) so as to prevent any liquid and/or other things get to the mattress. The basic use for the mattress pad is to keep the baby and the mattress dry and clean.
The next important functionality is its washability. The mattress pad should be easy to remove and easy to wash since it will need daily washing. This is because a baby can be pretty active and capable of creating a disaster in a couple of hours. The mattress pad should also be fitted to the mattress, and at the same time easy to remove.
The mattress pad should be the exact fit for your baby's crib. If the pad gets wrinkled and gets shifted easily from once place to other in the bed, do not leave it on. There have been a number of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) reported, and some of the cases have been about children who might have suffocated because they slept on very soft mattresses or ill-fitting pads.
The pad should act like a good shield and/or filter for dust and certain allergies. Hence, find out whether your mattress pad can fulfill this function well. If you get the wrong pad, it can lead to such problems as frequent sneezing, bronchitis, or asthma. Some of the pads are indeed dust proof, and this is an excellent quality.
The best pad would then be snug, clean, dry and dust proof. One last thing remains: it should also be affordable. Most of the mattress pads are indeed affordable and at the same time of high quality. It remains for you to find where on the internet or locally you could buy such a pad from and have it delivered to your residence.