Monday, June 30, 2008

Organic Mattresses

One of the first things we identified (through the help of "Raising Baby Green") was the desire to use organics, particularly for the crib mattress. Easier said than done, try to find a store in your area that carries organic mattresses. So it was off to the Internet to do some more research.

The biggest retailer I was able to locate online was Naturepedic. They have an entire line of various combinations. The use of organic cotton provides a natural flame retardant, one of the biggest chemical problems with non-organic mattresses.

During a trip to a local store, I found that another option is the Colgate natural coir fiber mattress. This fiber based solution wrapped in organic cotton gives a firm backing for a crib.

Our final decision is the Naturepedic 2 and 1 (infant hardness on one side, toddler on the other with more spring). The use of inner springs is appealing since it allows for the double sided use which will extend our usable time. Since this is not a cheap crib mattress, this should help us save over time.

I normally don't recommend using a manufacturer's website to research topics, however, Naturepedic does a very good job of describing the benefits of organic mattresses. Visit there FAQ here.

Specifically we will be going to Charlottesville, VA to pick this up at one of our favorite stores The Nature's Child (mattress link here).

1 comment:

erwicker said...

The article is worth reading, thanks.

porta crib bedding