Similar to our organic innerspring mattress, this version comes with extra edge support clips on the inside of the mattress frame to prevent the sides from caving in when a toddler jumps on it. It still starts with the same 260 elliptical coils as the regular innerspring, which provides even and superior support in contrast to the 180 coil crib mattresses that are usually found on the market. The coils are wrapped in quilted organic cotton. Next organic cotton batting is followed by a thick layer of organic wool. The organic wool is so important because it in itself is a natural flame retardant and stands up to all the regulations of the Consumer Product Safety Commission without the use of one single chemical. Not even minute traces of compound can be found on our wool for the reason that it is carded on a private machine that is only used for organic wool. Then the mattress is topped with premium European organic cotton fabric and quilted to organic cotton mattress ticking to prevent shifting. The sides are then covered in organic wool to prevent moisture from ruining it. This makes a tough mattress that is breathable, safe, and healthy for your baby.
Meets all the standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission
Manufactured in the United States
Ships FREE to the continental US
10 Year Fixed Warranty
Sized 27.5 x 51.5" for standard 28 x 52" cribs
Clips on the inner frame to prevent the sides from caving in if jumped on or used too frequently by toddlers
260 elliptical coils for an even support for infants
This mattress is safer for your little one to use because it is free of chemicals and toxins. This is the purest innerspring crib mattress you will be able to find with no chemicals or synthetic blends whatsoever. The batting and filling in a regular crib mattress is treated with additives to make it fire resistant. Those very chemicals that are added as a safety measure are actually hurting our babies instead. These chemicals seep through the vinyl cover and can be absorbed into your baby's body and breathed into his or her respiratory system. This can cause breathing problems, skin irritations and rashes, allergic reactions, and the most terrible of all, even SIDS.
Combining chemicals with a vinyl covering makes the danger even more compounded. In a study using mice, once the mice were put on the vinyl covering, they were shown to have a twenty six percent reduction in air flow. We believe that these factors combined have been responsible for many crib deaths. Think about the "Back to Sleep" Campaign that has significantly reduced the occurrence of SIDS. SIDS cases went from 5,000 a year to 3,000 a year just using this one vital piece of advice. What if the reason that crib deaths were cut down is because the baby's face was being turned away from directly breathing in those chemical off-gasses that their faces were pointed at? What if the other 3,000 cases of SIDS still occurring are because the chemicals are still being absorbed by the babies bodies and indirectly breathed into their respiratory systems. Of course, SIDS is not the only concern, though it is the main one. There are still worries with other types of sickness brought on by allergic reactions. The pure natural material used in this mattress will help to prevent all of these issues and aid in keeping your baby safe and well.
Here is a short list of compounds that might be added to other mattresses:
Formaldehyde - A colorless flammable gas. Low levels can set off inflamation of eyes, nose, throat & skin.
Antimony- A silvery white metal found in the earth's crust. Can irritate eyes and lungs, cause heart and lung problems, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting and stomach ulcers.
Arsenic -A naturally occurring element found on our planet's crust. Exposure to lower levels for a long time can cause a discoloration of the skin and the appearance of small corns or warts.
Cadmium - A natural element in the crust of the planet. Cadmium damages the lungs, can set off kidney disease, and may irritate the digestive tract.
PBDE's - Lower brominated PBDE's can affect the hormone levels in thyroid glands. Selected concentrations can be connected to reproductive and neurological risks.
Keep in mind that chiefly infants will be more susceptible to the fumes from these irritants. People with allergies can be affected by TRACES of the allergen. (There is no need to worry that your baby could possibly be allergic to wool. Regularly when a person reacts to wool, the cause is the chemicals that are added to wool that they are reacting to. Natural wool is non-allergenic.) We have to stop and reflect how these harmful chemicals can affect our infants with brand new sensitive skin and respiratory systems.