Babies sleep 10 to 14 hours a day, so naturally, you'll want to choose a safe and non-toxic spot for them to catch all those Z's. Traditional mattresses are layered with a variety of chemicals including PVC, polyurethane foam and toxic flame-retardants. If you go shopping for an organic crib mattress you'll find lots of options at a variety of price points from a variety of brands. But before you snatch up any organic crib mattress deal, you should know that they aren't all created equal. Even though a mattress may be labeled as organic, natural or eco-friendly, it may still include a vinyl covering or be coated in dangerous flame-retardants because there is little control over what those labels mean. So how can you be sure you're getting a non-toxic crib mattress for your baby? We narrowed down the field to bring you our seven favorite organic crib mattresses that meet fire safety standards naturally. There's one for every budget ranging in price from $595 to $259. Note: If you're worried about possible wool or latex allergies, you may want to opt for one of our crib mattress picks made from other materials. Once you pick your mattress be sure to check out our favorite eco-friendly modern cribs.
Nook Sleep Systems Pebble Pure Organic Mattress
The newest crib mattress from Nook Sleep Systems provides the same pebbled surface that promotes air circulation and maximum breathability, but the Pebble Pure is dual-sided. It features a certified organic coconut core layered with 1 inch of latex and wrapped in eucalyptus. This way it can provide a super-breathable and firm sleep environment for infants and a more cushioned surface for toddlers. To combat wet beds and messes, the Pebble Pure comes with a machine-washable, removable cover.
Naturalmat The Coco Mat Crib Mattress
Naturalmat mattresses are handmade in Devon, England using 100 percent organic and sustainable raw materials without any synthetic materials or chemicals. The Coco Mat organic crib mattress is the most breathable mattress in the line. It’s filled with organic coir, a material made from coconut husks coated in natural latex, which creates a supportive and breathable layer. Then it’s wrapped in certified organic lambswool, a temperature regulating and breathable fabric. Naturalmat mattresses meet fire safety standards with wool batting. We love that it comes with a 100% organic cotton removable cover, that’s machine washable. This organic crib mattress is suitable for newborns up to 18 months old.
OMI Organic Cotton Latex Crib Mattress
While some latex crib mattresses are simply a blend of natural latex and toxic chemicals, OMI’s crib mattress is as pure as you can get with latex – their manufacturing facility is impressively completely chemical-free. It is made in the USA with a 5-inch latex rubber core along with two layers of wool padding that provide natural flame resistance and two layers of organic cotton fabric.
Greenbuds Primrose Organic 2 in 1 Crib Mattress
This 2-in-1 mattress features one side made from 3 inches of coconut coir that provides a firm sleeping surface for infants and the other side features a 1-inch layer of natural latex, designed to accomodate more active sleeping toddlers. The mattress is encased in a removeable and washable cover made of organic cotton and organic wool, which is naturally flame retardant.
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