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5 Reasons The Casper Is the Ultimate Mattress For Moms

Hint: it's not just because you can buy it without leaving the house.

5 Reasons The Casper Is the Ultimate Mattress For Moms

By now, you’ve probably thought about it all. Your baby’s nursery is ready, and it’s a true dreamland with a crib (duh), a mobile (duh again) and a sound machine (did we say duh?). You bought a surplus of diapers in sizes newborn and 1… and 2 because, who knows, your baby may be born a giant. And you got that stroller that is small enough to fit in your diaper bag, but still strong enough to hold said giant baby. But there’s one thing we think you should add to your list of awesome baby essentials: a mattress -- for you!

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When you become a mom, sleep comes at a premium, and you’ll basically be living in bed, nursing and snuggling your bundle and, you know, recovering from birth. So trust us, you’ll need a mattress that can support you through the highs and lows of new motherhood (and beyond).

Casper -- one of the first bed-in-a-box brands and O.G. mattress-sphere disruptors -- claims to offer high-quality mattresses that are “just right.” But are they right for us, moms? That’s what we wanted to find out, so we’ve put the original Casper mattress to the test.

Here are 5 reasons we think you should add The Casper mattress to your list of new mom must-haves.

1. It’s your daily dose of physical therapy. Motherhood does a number on your back -- your whole body, really. You’re wearing baby to go to the grocery store or to meet with friends; you’re lifting him off the floor or from the crib a thousand times a day; and you’re carrying strollers up and down the stairs. With the Zoned Support technology, The Casper is the back therapy that your new mom body has been waiting for. The softer foam under the shoulders will let you sink in just enough to relieve any pressure you may have; and the firmer surface under the hips provides a little extra support right where you need it to keep your spine aligned. Perfect to bring you some relief after mommying hard all day long.

2. It won’t make you sweat. The downside of a lot of memory foam mattresses is that they tend to get stuffy and sweaty. But The Casper has an outer latex layer that’s very breathable, which means you can rest easy and, well, cool all night long. This can come especially handy for mothers who are experiencing night sweats due to mean hormonal tricks after childbirth and while breastfeeding. Bonus point for the shielding effect that latex has against dust mites and bed bugs.

3. It’s a cinch to clean. As we mentioned, you’ll be spending a lot of time in bed with your baby; and chances are, spills and spit ups  -- whether it’s formula, a diaper blowout or even your coffee -- will make their way onto your mattress. How do you even clean that mess, right? The Casper makes it easy peasy. It has a zip-off cover that you can wash in the machine -- you know, kind of like your little one’s mattress! And if you want extra protection, you can purchase a waterproof mattress cover that will withstand any of your baby’s messes.'

4. You can get it without leaving the house. yYou think waking up three times a night to feed baby is exhausting? Try schlepping to the mattress store(s) and withstanding the rather aggressive salesperson(s) with a baby in tow! And don't even get us started about the intimidating task of transporting the mattress back home! The good news is, with Casper, you can get a mattress delivered to your front door with just the click of a button. Plus, you can try the mattress for 100 days, and if you aren't satisfied, the brand will pick it up and give you a full refund. So get comfy, mama -- and keep on snuggling with your baby, 'cause you pretty much have no reason to ever leave the house.

5. You’ll wake up feeling like you’re on vacay. You know that blissful hotel experience of waking up feeling like a million bucks after sleeping in a fluffy bed that feels like the clouds that dreams are made of? Well, it turns out, you don’t need to stay at a five-star hotel to get five-star slumber. The Casper can provide you with a similar experience, but in the comfort of your own home. And mama, you’ve just given birth to a human being; and now you’re knee deep in laundry and dirty diapers. Plus, if you’re nursing, your little one’s probably sucking on your nipples until they are raw. So you need… nay, DESERVE a bed that makes you feel like you’re waking up from a slumbertastic sojourn in the tropics. We say, the babymoon starts NOW!

Check The Casper mattress now, starting at $595.

Why do all of my good parenting or baby-focused inventions come after they've already been invented by someone else? Sigh.

Like the Puj hug hooded baby towel, aka the handiest, softest cotton towel ever created.

Safely removing a wet, slippery baby from the bath can be totally nerve-wracking, and trying to hold onto a towel at the same time without soaking it in the process seems to require an extra arm altogether. It's no wonder so much water ends up on the floor, the countertops, or you(!) after bathing your little one. Their splashing and kicking in the water is beyond adorable, of course, but the clean up after? Not as much.

It sounds simple: Wash your child, sing them a song or two, let them play with some toys, then take them out, place a towel around them, and dry them off. Should be easy, peasy, lemon squeezy, right?

But it hasn't been. It's been more—as one of my favorite memes says—difficult, difficult, lemon difficult. Because until this towel hit the bathtime scene, there was no easy-peasy way to pick up your squirming wet baby without drenching yourself and/or everything around you.

Plus, there is nothing cuter than a baby in a plush hooded towel, right? Well, except when it's paired with a dry, mess-free floor, maybe.

Check out our favorites to make bathtime so much easier:

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I never wanted to be a mom. It wasn't something I ever thought would happen until I fell madly in love with my husband—who knew very well he wanted children. While he was a natural at entertaining our nephews or our friends' kids, I would awkwardly try to interact with them, not really knowing what to say or do.

Our first pregnancy was a surprise, a much-wanted one but also a unicorn, "first try" kind of pregnancy. As my belly grew bigger, so did my insecurities. How do you even mom when you never saw motherhood in your future? I focused all my uncertainties on coming up with a plan for the delivery of my baby—which proved to be a terrible idea when my dreamed-of unmedicated vaginal birth turned into an emergency C-section. I couldn't even start motherhood the way I wanted, I thought. And that feeling happened again when I couldn't breastfeed and instead had to pump and bottle-feed. And once more, when all the stress from things not going my way turned into debilitating postpartum anxiety that left me not really enjoying my brand new baby.

As my baby grew, slowly so did my confidence that I could do this. When he would tumble to the ground while learning how to walk and only my hugs could calm him, I felt invincible. But on the nights he wouldn't sleep—whether because he was going through a regression, a leap, a teeth eruption or just a full moon—I would break down in tears to my husband telling him that he was a better parent than me.

Then I found out I was pregnant again, and that this time it was twins. I panicked. I really cannot do two babies at the same time. I kept repeating that to myself (and to my poor husband) at every single appointment we had because I was just terrified. He, of course, thought I could absolutely do it, and he got me through a very hard pregnancy.

When the twins were born at full term and just as big as singleton babies, I still felt inadequate, despite the monumental effort I had made to grow these healthy babies and go through a repeat C-section to make sure they were both okay. I still felt my skin crawl when they cried and thought, What if I can't calm them down? I still turned to my husband for diaper changes because I wasn't a good enough mom for twins.

My husband reminded me (and still does) that I am exactly what my babies need. That I am enough. A phrase that has now become my mantra, both in motherhood and beyond, because as my husband likes to say, I'm the queen of selling myself short on everything.

So when my babies start crying, I tell myself that I am enough to calm them down.

When my toddler has a tantrum, I remind myself that I am enough to get through to him.

When I go out with the three kids by myself and start sweating about everything that could go wrong (poop explosions times three), I remind myself that I am enough to handle it all, even with a little humor.


And then one day I found this bracelet. Initially, I thought how cheesy it'd be to wear a reminder like this on my wrist, but I bought it anyway because something about it was calling my name. I'm so glad I did because since day one I haven't stopped wearing it.

Every time I look down, there it is, shining back at me. I am enough.

I Am Enough bracelet 

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It's 2020. The world is changing. It's hard to believe but the old decade is over, the new one is here and it is bringing a lot of new life with it. The babies born this year are members of Generation Alpha and the world is waiting for them.

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