Not all organic crib mattresses and baby mattresses are alike. Ours are tested to be one hundred percent natural and chemical free. Find out more about why we have the advantage over all other mattresses (natural or synthetic):
*Safer For Your Baby To Sleep On - Can Help To Prevent SIDS
*Better Outer Covering For Safety & Comfort
*Purer Than Other Organic Crib Mattresses
*Each New Shipment Received Is Tested To Ensure Quality and Purity
*Resist Bacteria And Are Non-Allergenic For Less Likelihood of Sickness
*Latex Versions Are Better Than Memory Foam
*10 Year Warranty Protected - You Can Use It For Every New Birth In The Family
When people hear the phrase organic crib mattress, often their first question is..."What is that?" Organic food has been well know for years, but an organic mattress? What is it and why do you need it? The first thing you should know is how a synthetic crib mattress is made. If its an innerspring you'll find about 80 cheap coils that are rubbed with toxic oils. The batting and filling will look something like the material they use to insulate attics with, and is filled with chemicals to be flame retardant to meet the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. If it is latex you will find a chemical filled hard synthetic foam core. The outer surface of these mattresses is a vinyl material to keep the mattress from getting diaper leaks or spit up in the mattress.
Until recently this was all that was known to be available for parents to purchase, and no one thought about how this could be harmful. SIDS research started to indicate that the chemicals and vinyl in the child's mattress could be directly related to the cause of the SIDS occurrence. That got people's attention. It makes a lot of sense if you think about it. Doctors used to say to lay the baby on their stomachs so that if the baby spit up, he or she wouldn't get choked. Suddenly there was a worldwide "Back To Sleep" Campaign strongly urging parents to place their babies on their backs to sleep. When this advice was heeded, SIDS cases reduced by fifty percent. What the research didn't explain well was why it was more likely for a baby laying on his or her tummy to die of SIDS. We can put two and two together to see that when a baby is placed face down on a chemical filled vinyl covered mattress, they are more directly breathing in the chemical off gasses, and the vinyl can cause a reduction in air flow. This is clearly a deadly combination. In Europe, researchers have found specifically antimony, a commonly used chemical flame retardant, in SIDS victims. This shows proof that antimony and other chemicals can leach through the vinyl covering and harm the baby. This information in important in helping to explain the other fifty percent of SIDS cases that occurred while the baby was sleeping on his or her back.
We're certainly not claiming that all cases of SIDS definitely came from the mattress, but there is clear evidence that many of them have. This is senseless and able to be prevented with the use of an organic mattress. In a one hundred percent organic crib mattress, the innerspring versions will have double the amount of coils that a standard synthetic mattress will contain. The metal used will be strong with an elliptical shape for less chance of wearing on them too quickly. They will be rubbed down with tung oil and beeswax rather than toxic oil combinations. The batting and filling will be made up of organically grown cotton (without the use of pesticides) and organically processed wool (the wool is grown on free range sheep fed an organic diet and carded on a private machine used only for organic wool). The wool is the most important part, because it in itself is flame retardant and not only meets but exceeds the requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for fire resistance.
Other Types of Organic Baby Bedding
In the latex models of an organic crib mattress, natural rubber is collected from rubber tree plants by tapping them. The latex is then heated and whipped to form a foam rubber. No synthetic materials or chemicals are needed at all. This core is wrapped with the organic cotton and wool as well. The natural rubber is tested to be firm enough for the youngest infants, yet also is more comfortable to lay on and provides optimum bone structure support for toddlers age two to six. These are covered the same way as the innerspring versions as described below.
The outer covering of the natural organic mattresses is just as important as the filling and batting. We mentioned that the vinyl covering used on a standard synthetic mattress can reduce air flow. An organic mattress is covered with breathable and safe quilted organic cotton. This does leave more of a possibility for leaks and spit up to get into the mattress, which is why we offer organic wool mattress pads and puddle pads for protection. These are also made form one hundred percent cotton and wool, and will fully protect your mattress when used as directed.
You'll find that many manufacturers are offering organic baby mattresses these days. But not all of them are made with one hundred percent pure natural organic materials. The buzz is out, and many manufacturers are jumping on the organic crib mattress band wagon. You are going to start seeing major retail chains offering organic crib mattresses online and in their brick and mortar stores. Before you purchase any organic crib mattress from anywhere, there are some things you should know. Not all natural and organic crib mattresses are the same. Some manufacturers are able to add up to sixty percent of synthetic materials with the organic materials and still label their product "natural" or "organic". They will be able to offer these synthetic blended products at a lower price than those offering one hundred percent organic mattresses. You need to ask yourself what would be the point of buying a synthetic blended mattress. There are still chemicals in it, and those could still affect your baby adversely.
Before you buy any organic crib or baby mattress, ask if it is tested. Our manufacturer, Pure Rest & Ecobaby Organics, tests each new shipment of mattresses that arrives in their warehouse to ensure that you are getting what we claim you are getting, a one hundred percent pure organic mattress. If it is found not to be, it will either be not shipped out in that condition or recalled and replaced. To the left you will also find our manufacturer's certifications of the materials that go into these mattresses. Ours are simply the best you can buy.
Our Organic Baby Bedding: The Best Money Can Buy!
Our mattresses can aid in reducing illnesses like colds, flu, and allergies. Organic wool is an amazing material. It is not only flame resistant, it is bacteria resistant. So is natural latex. This means all of our mattresses can help reduce the likelihood of your baby contracting a cold or the flu. In addition to this, all natural and organic materials are non allergenic, even wool and latex. When a person is allergic to wool or latex, it is usually the chemicals in the wool or latex that they are reacting to.In fact, the general incidence of a latex allergy for anyone is very low. Less than one percent of the U.S. population have reported a latex allergy. NONE of these cases were reported from a natural organic latex. You can have the peace of mind to know that your baby's mattress is hypo allergenic, anti microbial, and dust mite resistant. If you'd like to make it dust mite proof, we also offer a dust mite cover which will completely eliminate the effects of dust mite dander for your baby.
Natural Latex Is Better Than Memory Foam. If you're going to buy a natural rubber or latex mattress for your child, you'll probably want to compare it to memory foam. Aside from the obvious reason that memory foam is synthetic and made with toxic chemicals, non toxic natural latex will not leave a body impression. Natural latex is firm, yet it conforms to the body which alleviates pressure points and makes for optimum comfort and bone structure support. This is particularly important information for two to six year olds due to the fact this age range is a critical time for bone structure development. So, if you are purchasing a crib mattress that will be transferred to a toddler bed, natural latex would be the best choice.
Our Standard Size Crib Mattresses Come With a 5-10 year warranty. A vinyl covered crib mattress can tear up very quickly. Often before one child is finished using it, it has tears in it. Ususally parents remedy this issue by slapping some duct tape over the tear. For each new birth in the family, you would have to buy a new mattress, and keep dealing with the duct tape.Our standard size crib mattresses carry a ten year warrany and are durable enough to last twenty years. You can pass this down to every new baby in the family. If you don't have any future children, you can benefit from online auction sites like Ebay or Craig's list to re-sell the mattress because it will still be in great condition.
We also offer infant mattresses which all consist of a natural latex core. All sizes available including mini co sleeper, bassinet, cradle, porta crib, and even custom if you can't find the size you are looking for. Now, get free shipping on your entire order (any order) to the continental US.We believe in the purity and safety of our organic baby bedding and encourage you to make your baby's sleeping environment absolutely organic!