Sealy Baby Firm Rest Crib Mattress EM438-VIV1

Sealy Baby Firm Rest Crib Mattress EM438-VIV1

A crib mattress with excellent firmness for newborns and long lasting durability to grow with baby through the toddler years. The Sealy Baby Firm Rest crib mattress fits cribs and toddler bed frames using a high coil count of 204 coils plus a full perimeter border wire to secure the edges. An anti-sag weight distribution system in the center of the mattress helps keep an even surface while hypoallergenic cushioned wraps offer optimal comfort. The Sealy Baby Firm Rest is designed with a Staph-Gard antibacterial and antistatic surface that offers hospital-grade protection so bacteria and odors won’t spread throughout. The entire surface plus the binding is waterproof and stains wipe away easily. The entire mattress and materials are GREENGUARD GOLD to help ensure babies have a healthier indoor sleeping environment. Sealy crib mattresses are proudly made in the USA. The Sealy Baby Firm Rest crib mattress measures 52x28x5.5 inches and fits USA standard size cribs and toddler beds. Meets or exceeds flammability testing without the use of fire retardants. 20 year warranty on workmanship and materials. Sealy crib mattresses and crib mattress pads were voted America’s Best for Baby in 2013 and 2014, offering top quality and highly rated nursery products.

Main features

  • Hospital-grade waterproof cover wipes away liquids and stains
  • Superior firmness with 204 interwoven steel coil system, secure edge border wires
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified baby mattress for a healthier indoor environment and passes all flammability tests
  • Award winning American-made crib mattress winning the Women’s Choice Award in 2013 and 2014
  • Measures 52 by 28 by 5.5 inches to fit securely in USA standard size cribs and toddler beds
  • Hospital-grade waterproof cover wipes away liquids and stains and offers a more sanitary sleeping surface for infants and toddlers
  • Superior firmness with 204 interwoven steel coil system, secure edge border wires plus additional weight distribution system for a firm, even surface for newborns
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified baby mattress for a healthier indoor environment and passes all flammability tests without the use of flame retardants
  • Award winning American-made crib mattress, Sealy baby mattresses and pads were voted America’s Best for Baby winning the Women’s Choice Award in 2013 and 2014
  • Measures 52x28x5.5 inches to fit securely in USA standard size cribs and toddler beds

Verified reviews


A little too hard!!

This is our first baby and she hasn’t been born yet so I am not sure how she will like this mattress. However, it seems really hard/stiff to us. I know matresses should not be too soft but this one is really stiff and I am wondering how it will do.

Ladonna Charlton, MA

Not firm, but not soft either

I found it somewhat comical in reading the other reviews when some people were saying this mattress is too firm and others saying it’s too soft. Anyway–I found that this mattress is (in my opinion) somewhere in-between (go figure!). I like that it’s thick and has the plastic-like cover already on it. The price was right too. It’s not a firm mattress–my little guy leaves a small indent in it when he sleeps at night, but it’s not too soft either because he’s able to easily roll around and pull to stand at the side of the crib (without the mattress caving in). It fits our crib perfectly–no gaps around the edges (I would tell you the namebrand of the crib except that it’s super old school and has the drop-down sides which are now frowned-upon so not sure how useful that would be to others). I found this mattress to be of good quality and would order another one if needed. Plus, hello!, you can’t go wrong with free returns from Amazon if you decide you don’t like it. Not to mention that it was delivered to my door which is a huge plus. It’s quite difficult to purchase a crib mattress at a local store with a baby in tow only then to try to fit it in your 4-door sedan. No thank you!

Sabrina Tollesboro, KY

Good mattress

This mattress seems like good quality, especially for the price. It is firm yet comfy for my baby. He has been sleeping soundly on it since he was 2 weeks old! And you can’t beat the free shipping–how wonderful to have such a large item delivered to my door at no extra cost. A lifesaver when you are nine months pregnant!

Nikki Bayard, NM


I may not be ready yet to write a review, it has been about 6 weeks since baby started sleeping on it, start to show indendation in the middle, suppose to have a good coil spring system but at this time I question this product.

Mollie Detroit, OR

Nice mattress

Mattress came on time. No issues as of yet but baby hasn’t slept in the crib yet. We’ll see how well it works once baby sleeps in it. Will update review at that time.

Claudette Melbourne, AR

good product

Not too heavy for a pregnant woman to lift to change the crib sheet. Perfect fit for our Graco Lauren Classic crib. Still have to see it in actual use – baby is not due for few months

Elba West Elkton, OH


Mattress is a good, solid one and appropriate for baby. However, the first few nights baby slept on it, his back became soaking wet from sweating due to the plastic. At that age, he didn’t move and stayed on his back in the same position all night. I was surprised and annoyed and wanted to return it, but it was too late. However, at this point, I am satisfied with it because now my baby can move all over the crib and turns on to his stomach, so he is not in the exact same place all night, so he doesn’t get sweaty. I am happy knowing that my child is sleeping on a quality mattress such as this one.

Sharon Cascade, ID

A Firm Mattress Indeed

I purchased the older model of this mattress and have been using it for a year. In reading the descriptions on both this newer model seems nearly identical to the one I have. The mattress fits perfect in our Ikea GULLIVER crib. It is in perfect shape- no dents or low spots- even with my daughter standing and walking on it. It has kept its shape. The firm service was great for her as a newborn with concerns of SIDS but the mattress ended up being too firm for her. We purchased a thin memory foam topper and she doesn’t toss and turn all night as she did before. Every child has a different preference but if you want a mattress with a little give this isn’t the one for you.

Vickie Wahpeton, ND

Exactly What I Was Looking For

The baby hasn’t arrived yet to “test it out”, but the mattress is firm and fits very snugly in my DaVinci Kalani crib. I was very happy with the cost as it seemed all the good mattresses were expensive. This one seems like it will be very durable and is a great quality mattress for a good price. My husband and I are very happy with our choice.Edit: My now-toddler sleeps 12 hours straight every night, so I think she finds this mattress very comfortable! My husband and I are still very happy with our choice. We’re expecting again and will be buying this mattress for the new baby as well!

Kathleen Whitehouse Station, NJ

Not as firm as I would like

I’m currently 8 months pregnant and wanted a firm mattress for a crib I recently received at a baby shower. I must say first though that it does fit perfectly in theLaJobi Nursery 101 Coconcord Classic Crib, Cherrywhich I received, (will upload a pic). Just walking around BabiesRUs or Target for 20 minutes tire me out at this stage in my pregnancy so I wasn’t about to go actively mattress hunting. I decided to read the reviews and do my searching online and came across this inexpensive “firm” crib mattress. I decided after looking at a few others that this will be the one that I was going to eventually get.It came packaged in the original box so if you’re buying as a gift for someone be forewarned that they’re going to know what it is. The box was light enough for me to take into the house and take apart without waiting for hubby to get home to help. The material of the mattress states that it is made of ‘Hospital-grade Staph-Gard antibacterial cover creates a waterproof and anti-static cover’, not sure about anti-static but it is waterproof and easy to clean but I still went ahead and got a waterproof pad.Upon pressing inwards on the mattress I found out that it’s really not that firm or at least not as firm as I would like it to be. Seems to go inwards a little too easily and I’m worried that my baby will eventually be in a dented spot after a short while.Mattress does come with a 20yr warranty, my baby isn’t going to be sleeping on this for 20yrs but the warranty sure does give me peace of mind.

Yvonne Brady, TX

not firm

Yep, not made by Sealy.The middle sinks right in, I don’t know how they call this firm. It feels like an air mattress. Sinks in with pressure, puffs back up after. Whatever is in the middle makes it sink down into an indentation, which, with babies, is UNACCEPTABLE.I am so sick of everything I buy having a problem. WTF.

Velma Southaven, MS

sleeping like a baby

i like this mattress because it’s nice and firm. it gives the right amount of support under my little one. the quality also seems to be very good. i highly recommend it.

Renae Waverly, NE

Fits our crib well–just no baby yet to try it out!

It fits our crib, but we ordered this early in the pregnancy, so we have no sheets yet nor a baby to test this. I can’t say if it’s bad or not for this reason, but I have no reason to complain thus far.

Ruthie Beverly, OH

Worthwhile Mattress

I went back and for between purchasing this mattress and another one for a few weeks, and I’m glad that I spent a little extra to buy the Sealy. The mattress is definitely firm enough (without being uncomfortable for baby) to calm any safety concerns. It’s waterproof, but it doesn’t make that terrible ‘crinkle’ sound that so many of those mattresses do. It’s also lightweight enough that I can easily lift it to change the crib sheet when needed. The mattress fits perfectly in myStork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 Stages Crib, Oak. Buy this mattress and you (and your baby) can rest easy!

Tasha Halifax, NC

Terrible mattress

This mattress looks like a good deal, but it’s not. 4 months in and it is sunken in where my son sleeps. If he’s on his stomach (which he can do since he rolls over) then his face can easily fall into one of the indentations in the mattress and I worry about him not getting fresh air. It also smelled really strongly of plastic for a week and we had to let it air out. We are going to try and return the mattress for a better one.

Ramona Media, PA

Baby Mattress Success

I bought this mattress to go with a crib I purchased on Amazon. It arrived on time and did not have any strong odors or undesirable smell. It fits great in the crib and seems to be of great quality.

Ma Catawissa, MO

Nice Firm Mattress

This mattress is firm, just like you want for baby. My son started sleeping in his crib at 3 months and he seems to be comfortable there.

Kristen Chase, KS

I’d pass if I were you…

Has a plastic smell that lingers that baby should not inhale each night. Fits Graco Lauren Crib ok. A little too much space in the corners since the corners of the mattress are slightly rounded. It is firm but as another rater stated, it feels almost like a blowup air mattress! Also, as others have stated, even after just a couple of weeks use, the mattress is getting permanent divots where baby sleeps. I am looking for a better mattress for my crib and will return if I find another mattress that fits the crib.

Margie Pittsburgh, PA

Excellent Mattress

I have a baby with reflux who has put this mattress to the test. It repells moisture, and my baby is very comfortable sleeping on it. I have used many different brands of crib mattress sheets, and they all fit with no problems which we were pleased with after having heard so many friends complain that their mattress was too thick or thin for some crib sheets to fit properly. I have no complaints about this mattress.

Lenore Simpson, IL

Everything it claims to be

This mattress shipped straight to my door with no problems. I love that it’s water and stain proof, kid tested & mom approved. Also hypoallergenic. I didn’t find another mattress with as many springs for such a good price. Overall just a great buy.

Joyce Tunas, MO

Excellent Mattress

Purchased this mattress for our third child. We also bought Sealy mattresses for our other two children, although they were different models. This one is firm and fits well into our Delta crib. Would definitely use a mattress pad with this product for additional comfort.

Penelope Honey Grove, PA

Baby Mattress

Purchase this mattress for our Grandson. It arrived quickly and fit the crib like a glove. No smells, looks very comfortable. Our Grandson enjoyed his first nap in the crib, slept well. Will tell others about this product.

Freida Iva, SC

Firm, waterproof, fits a standard sized crib.

So far so good- the mattress is firm, cleans up well (although we’ve covered it with a mattress protector, we still wipe it every now and again with antibacterial product between sheet changes), and fits our crib (Graco Lauren) perfectly.

Allie Wattsburg, PA

Good fit.

We have a sealy mattress and had purchased a cheaper mattress for my daughter’s crib but it just didn’t fit right. I bought this mattress and the fit is amazing. The only thing I regret is I wish I had gotten one with a soft cover because it makes her sweaty.

Tonya Fifty Lakes, MN

Seems like great mattress

I read so many reviews on crib mattresses and still felt like I was taking a chance buying this but it seems like a very good mattress to me and was not overly priced. Shipped very securely and fast. Very pleased.

Pauline Rocky Comfort, MO

Good mattress

My daughter seems to sleep comfortably on this mattress (5 months old) with just a fitted sheet. Good firm mattress.

Jolene Cheneyville, LA

Great Mattress

We purchased this mattress for our second baby and the first time it shipped the box was damaged and the mattress was ripped. Do to Amazon’s amazing return policy, UPS picked it back up at my door and shipped me a new one that was perfect. This is a nice and firm mattress for a newborn.

Aline Waterloo, SC

Great mattress

It’s a great mattress, my mom owns one for the grandkids going on 4th year and 8th grandchild to sleep in it. Ours seems to have a little indent in the middle from where he sleeps on it (and he’s only 15 lbs, so it’s not that he’s an overly large baby or anything). I don’t think it’s a problem though.

Chris Prospect, VA

Crib Mattress

This is a great product. Comfortable, and durable. My son is now jumping in his crib, and this mattress stands up to the abuse! It’s great.

Kris Benton, LA

Nice thick mattress

Very thick, supportive crib mattress. Doesn’t have strange smell like I had read in other mattress reviews. I’m confident I can put a baby/toddler on this for quite a while and have it hold up to the task.

Lillie Elmhurst, NY