Organic Mattress FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
parent reading this has taken the first step toward a healthy
environment for their babies. Babies spend up to 70% of their young
lives on a crib mattress, which is why an organic mattress is the first
building block to a completely healthy environment. The benefits of an
organic mattress are numerous, as the chemicals that leach from
standard mattresses have been linked to many childhood disorders, such
as the increase in cancer, ADHD, and many others. There is strong
evidence supporting a link to SIDS, which you can learn more about here.
Please read below to learn more about the importance of a chemical and
toxin free bed for your little one, and as to why we feel Naturepedic
mattresses are the best on the market.
What is an organic baby crib mattress?
word organic is a term regulated by the USDA applying only to
agricultural products. For example, organic cotton is a crop that is
grown in compliance with organic standards. This means that no
synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers are used. An
organic baby crib mattress is a mattress designed and constructed with
certified organic materials, such as organic cotton, and which
specifically eliminates potentially harmful synthetic materials such as
vinyl/PVC and polyurethane foam.
What makes the Naturepedic baby crib mattress so special?
addition to organic cotton, Naturepedic mattresses provide important
benefits including a non-toxic food grade waterproof / dust mite proof
surface and an extra firm innerspring, all while avoiding the use of
potential allergens such as latex and wool.
Why would I want an organic baby crib mattress?
organic baby crib mattress provides a healthier and more chemical free
sleeping environment for your child. This means less exposure to
potentially harmful chemicals.
What;s the difference between natural and organic cotton?
cotton is grown conventionally but is not processed with harsh
chemicals (such as chlorine bleach and various dyes). Organic cotton is
not only unbleached and undyed, but is also grown without the use of
synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. It provides
a completely natural and chemical-free filling material.
What is polyethylene and why do I want it?
is an environmentally friendly plastic that is used throughout the food
packaging industry for its purity and non-toxic properties. The
polyethylene surface of the No-Compromise Organic Baby Crib Mattress is
specially formulated using only pure food grade materials, creating the
ultimate non-toxic and waterproof mattress cover. It is also easy to
clean and will not stain.
What is FlameBreaker and why do I want it?
it comes to bedroom fires, a moment or two can mean the difference
between life and death. FlameBreaker is a non-toxic and naturally
derived fire barrier system that is safe and effective. It meets and
exceeds all Federal and State flammability standards without the use of
potentially harmful chemicals.
Whats wrong with polyurethane foam?
foam is essentially foamified petroleum and is extremely flammable. As
such, it is heavily treated with fire retardant chemicals such as PBDEs
(the most common of which was just banned by the state of California
and across Europe). Many other questionable chemicals are also added in
the fabrication process. Polyurethane foam disintegrates over time,
breaking down into small particles that easily become airborne while
releasing substantial VOCs throughout its lifecycle.
What Is wrong with vinyl/PVC?
is largely regarded as one of the most toxic plastics in use today. It
also poses numerous environmental concerns. Mattress covers made from
vinyl/PVC contain many chemical additives such as phthalates, antimony,
and various biocides which are released over time.
What about nylon mattress covers?
companies have begun replacing vinyl/PVC with a woven nylon fabric.
While nylon is definitely an improvement over vinyl/PVC, it is still
not as pure and non-toxic as polyethylene. It is also not truly
waterproof and will stain (it must be treated with a chemical coating
in order to make it water resistant). Nylon mattress covers also
typically contain the same questionable fire retardants and biocides as
What is the difference between the 150 and 252 coil?
is a difference in firmness between the 150 and 252 (the 252 is
firmer,) but the main advantage of the 252 is that there is centre
reinforcement. The 252 coil features "9 gauge cross beams" that help to
prevent any sagging in the middle of the mattress.
Both the 150 and 252 feature 9 gauge border wire for strong edge support.
***PLEASE NOTE- Other Naturepedic mattresses are available upon request, (Bassinet, Cradle & More)