I think most people have gained a new appreciation for what the things they own are made of. We typically view our skin as a protective barrier, but it can also absorb toxins with increased amounts of exposure. As a soon to be parents, my wife and I are trying to be extra vigilant about the things our newborn child will come into contact with.
Low VOC paint for the nursery, a wool area rug, toys made out of safe plastics, a safe crib, and in that crib a safe organic mattress. It may seem trivial, but if you really think about it you touch your mattress more then anything else that you own. Clothes are on you all day, but you change them one day to the next. The mattress and what’s in it is more important than many of us realize.
With this in mind I have spent a considerable amount of time trying to select the safest and best mattress. My search brought me to Naturepedic and their “No compromise organic cotton classic lightweight crib mattress”. This little mattress ticks all the boxes for me, first off it waterproof, super important. Its also certified organic and meets Greenguard’s chemical omission elimination standards.
In Naturpedic I have found an American made mattress that is chemical and allergen free and safe for my child. The reviews on Amazon are very strong, 4 out of 5 stars. I have read all of them and it seems that in the cases where the parents raised an issue with the mattress Naturepedic was quick to resolve the issue. Good support is very important to me.
At $259.00 I feel that this mattress is well priced, more expensive then most non-organic mattresses, but we feel that the piece of mind it brings is worth the extra cost. I should have the nursery up in a few weeks and will report back to you with my preliminary findings.