Sunday, June 14, 2009

too much info

The web is great. Really. It is. Email, research, porn, you got it all. Tonight, however, "all" was just too much.

Josh and I needed to buy a crib mattress, so we go online and decide to look at reviews. After reading them on Babies r' Us, Target and Amazon, we were worse off than when we started.

Do we buy the $300 organic mattress? $300? I mean, I have no problem spending money, but I do have issues wasting it. $300 seems like a lot. Then again, this IS where the kid will be sleeping... can you put a price on safety? Is organic the way to go? What about chemicals? What about SIDS! What about the environment! GAH!

On top of that, the mattress has to be heavy and firm, and it has to fit the crib with no gaps, so little hands and feet can't get caught, but if it is snug and too heavy, I will have a hard time taking it out of the crib to change the sheets. If it is not heavy enough, he might sink in and then his head may be all weird and the world will end.

The crazy expensive mattress had a plethora of 5 star reviews. Soooo... we get it, right? Then Josh pointed out that the people who paid $300 for a mattress might want to justify their purchase with a glowing review. Maybe the average-priced mattresses with no reviews were just as good; people just didn't feel the need to crow about it. But what if people didn't review it because they didn't buy them because they are good parents and they know something we don't?

What did people do before the internet got into their heads?

Hmmm... maybe we can skip the whole crib thing; he can sleep in a drawer or something...


Blogger Tracey said...

Sorry to laugh, but that's funny. So, did you buy it, or will you go to Br'us and see what they have?

I treated myself to a body pillow today, and realized after I got there that I hadn't read any reviews! ^_^

11:12 PM  
Blogger Deepa said...


We didn't get it - apparently, the wrapping isn't breathable and it is VERY heavy. We ended up with a moderately priced mattress with (gasp!) no reviews, but it fit all the "must have" mattress parameters.

We bought it from Babies R Us, so it if is not what we are looking for, we can always bring/send it back.

8:03 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

I was about to suggest, ask other parents! If you don't know any our age, I can point you to a few dozen.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Kiwi said...

Hahaha, in a drawer?! Goodness me :P

I think a bed made of pie would be absolutely more comfortable. :P hehehe.

I feel you on the 'too much information on the web' thing. Sometimes its good when you want to waste time procrastinating I suppose, but it really can be overwhelming sometimes. Like an over-large menu at a restaurant hehe: choice is good but there's gotta be some limits!!! hehe.

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha la la love it.

Definitely in a drawer.

5:54 PM  
Blogger tarah said...

I vote for the drawer. As well as congratulate you on the purchase of a review-less mattress. And would like to suggest that this post be your review of it...if you ever write one.

2:57 PM  

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