Making your baby’s sleeping environment completely “green” includes everything from the crib and the sheets, all the way down to the mattress. Using an organic crib mattress will prevent the negative health consequences that are associated with petroleum-based chemicals present in conventional mattresses. Unlike conventional mattresses, organic mattresses are made from natural materials like organic wool, rather than highly toxic materials such as polyurethane foam. The natural materials that comprise organic mattresses require minimal to no flame retardant chemicals due to their inherent flame resistance, making these mattresses the safest choice for your baby. To help you pick out the best organic mattress for your baby’s crib, here is a list of Gibson Newborn Services‘s favorite organic crib mattresses.
Favorite Organic Crib Mattresses
Naturepedic’s organic crib mattresses are made with organic cotton fabric and filling. Crafted without fire retardant chemicals or barriers and filled with organic cotton rather than wool or latex, these mattresses are perfect for even the most sensitive skin.
- Newton Crib Mattress
With the Newton crib mattress, your baby can sleep soundly and breathe comfortably, even if he can roll onto his belly. Designed with your baby’s sensitivities in mind, this mattress no has latex, adhesives, or foam. Filled with 90% air and 10% food-grade polymer and without off gassing, the Newton crib mattress is a great hypoallergenic mattress choice for your baby.
- Nook Sleep
The Nook Pebble Pure and Pebble Lite offer two options of non-toxic mattresses for your baby. The Pebble Pure comes with a latex core and a cover made with organic cotton, zinc, polyester, eucalyptus, and a nylon zipper. If a latex core is not an option for your baby, the Pebble Lite is made with a non-toxic CertiPUR foam core and an organic cotton, zinc, polyester, eucalyptus, and nylon zipper cover. The pebble design of these mattresses promotes airflow through and on top of the mattress, promoting a safer night’s sleep for your baby.
- L A Baby Organic Cotton 2 in One Orthopedic Crib Mattress
This L.A. Baby mattress is made with quilted organic cotton and hypoallergenic polyester. This mattress has a firm side for your newborn and can be flipped over for the softer toddler side. Your child can sleep comfortably on this anti-bacterial and non-toxic mattress through the first few years.
- Pure Rest Organics
Pure Rest Organics offers organic crib mattresses made without chemical flame-retardants and with a core of either natural latex or 260 untreated steel coils. With the option of organic cotton quilted wool or an untreated wool moisture pad for the outer material, you are sure to find a mattress that suits your baby’s needs.
- Secure Beginnings
Secure Beginnings creates a mattress that is air-permeable, allowing your baby to breathe right through the mattress if they have rolled over. The mattress does not require sheets, as the poly fiber surface fabric serves as the sheets and is easily removable and machine washable. This waterproof mattress and base is made without toxic chemicals, allowing your baby to sleep in a safer environment.