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An inner spring crib mattress might be overkill, as this kind of mattress was originally engineered to support heavier loads. On the other hand, in the question of firmness versus softness, it's a good idea to error on the side of firmness. Some studies have indicated a link between some cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrom (SIDS) to overly-soft bedding.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|