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Babies sleep 10 to 14 hours a day, so naturally, you'll want to choose a safe and non-toxic spot for them to catch all those Z's. Traditional mattresses are layered with a variety of chemicals including PVC, polyurethane foam and toxic flame-retardants. If you go shopping for an organic crib mattress you'll find lots of options at a variety of price points from a variety of brands. But before you snatch up any organic crib mattress deal, you should know that they aren't all created equal. Even though a mattress may be labeled as organic, natural or eco-friendly, it may still include a vinyl covering or be coated in dangerous flame-retardants because there is little control over what those labels mean. So how can you be sure you're getting a non-toxic crib mattress for your baby? We narrowed down the field to bring you our seven favorite organic crib mattresses that meet fire safety standards naturally. There's one for every budget ranging in price from $595 to $259. Note: If you're worried about possible wool or latex allergies, you may want to opt for one of our crib mattress picks made from other materials. Once you pick your mattress be sure to check out our favorite eco-friendly modern cribs.
Nook Sleep Systems Pebble Pure Organic Mattress
The newest crib mattress from Nook Sleep Systems provides the same pebbled surface that promotes air circulation and maximum breathability, but the Pebble Pure is dual-sided. It features a certified organic coconut core layered with 1 inch of latex and wrapped in eucalyptus. This way it can provide a super-breathable and firm sleep environment for infants and a more cushioned surface for toddlers. To combat wet beds and messes, the Pebble Pure comes with a machine-washable, removable cover.
Naturalmat The Coco Mat Crib Mattress
Naturalmat mattresses are handmade in Devon, England using 100 percent organic and sustainable raw materials without any synthetic materials or chemicals. The Coco Mat organic crib mattress is the most breathable mattress in the line. It’s filled with organic coir, a material made from coconut husks coated in natural latex, which creates a supportive and breathable layer. Then it’s wrapped in certified organic lambswool, a temperature regulating and breathable fabric. Naturalmat mattresses meet fire safety standards with wool batting. We love that it comes with a 100% organic cotton removable cover, that’s machine washable. This organic crib mattress is suitable for newborns up to 18 months old.
OMI Organic Cotton Latex Crib Mattress
While some latex crib mattresses are simply a blend of natural latex and toxic chemicals, OMI’s crib mattress is as pure as you can get with latex – their manufacturing facility is impressively completely chemical-free. It is made in the USA with a 5-inch latex rubber core along with two layers of wool padding that provide natural flame resistance and two layers of organic cotton fabric.
Greenbuds Primrose Organic 2 in 1 Crib Mattress
This 2-in-1 mattress features one side made from 3 inches of coconut coir that provides a firm sleeping surface for infants and the other side features a 1-inch layer of natural latex, designed to accomodate more active sleeping toddlers. The mattress is encased in a removeable and washable cover made of organic cotton and organic wool, which is naturally flame retardant.
Natura Organic Crib Mattress
This crib mattress is made with a variety of non-toxic materials: organic cotton ticking (that’s what holds the mattress together), organic wool lining and a core made of coconut and natural latex. While this organic crib mattress’s price tag is a bit higher than some, it’s built to grow with your baby’s changing needs. One side of the mattress is made with coconut to provide a firm sleep surface for newborns and babies. The other side is made from latex, which is more cushioning for the developing spine of growing babies and toddlers. It also comes with a 100% organic cotton removable cover, which can be hand-washed when it gets soiled.
Giggle Better Basics Organic Cotton Crib Mattress
Giggle’s organic crib mattress is made in the USA and filled with US grown certified organic cotton. It’s free of flame retardant chemicals, meeting fire safety standards with a flame resistant barrier made using baking soda and hydrated silica that’s bonded to a cellulose fiber. The mattress also boasts waterproof properties, which is hard to find in the realm of organic crib mattresses, but some feel is important in order to keep moisture, and thus mold, out of the mattress. A 100% food-grade polyethylene surface keeps this mattress waterproof, which means this mattress isn’t entirely chemical free, but it is free of PCV, phthalates and antimicrobial bodies. Bottom line: This crib mattress provides a healthier place for your little one to snooze with lots of support.
Naturepedic No-Compromise Organic Cotton Classic 150 Traditional
At only $259.00 this may be the best option for budget-conscious green-minded families. It’s also a good option for parents worried about wool or latex allergies. This organic crib mattress is made from organic cotton fabric on the outside and is filled with organic cotton as well. Again, this crib mattress features a plastic coating to make it waterproof that’s made from 100% polyethylene that meets food-grade standards. Not entirely eco-friendly, but you do reap the benefits of an easy to clean, waterproof surface.