Before you get too confused, no, this has nothing to do with the very well-known toothpaste brand.
Instead, this is Colgate Mattress - a local brand founded way back in 1955.
From a 4,000 square foot Atlanta building to its present 60,000 square foot factory at Georgia, the family-owned brand has stood by its core values - "integrity, loyalty and honesty" throughout the years, thereby earning the trust and love from users worldwide .
Out of all its products, the Colgate Eco Classica III Dual Firmness Crib Mattress is hands-down their most popular and bestselling baby crib mattress, and it is not hard to see why.
In fact, we think it is the best crib mattress / best 2-in-1 crib mattress out there and that is saying a lot, given that all other crib mattresses featured in our review are amazing products of exceptional high quality.
First of all, the Eco Classica III is an orthopaedic style dual-sided mattress. What this means is that it has different firmness for each side of the mattress:
- Extra Firm - for infants. Engineered to provide the proper support and development (see why soft mattress is a definite NO here) they need.
- Babies need a firm, flat, even sleeping surface to maximize their development, strengthen their muscles, and ensure breathability in the crib.
- They also need resistance and a firm surface to push up, turn and eventually stand up on.
- Less Firm - for toddlers. Provides the comfort that older babies prefer for a good night's sleep in their toddler bed.
Given it is a dual-sided mattress, it weighs 9.44 pounds only so it is very easy to flip it around. This is quite an impressive feat as many other crib mattresses are over 10 pounds, and they are not necessarily dual-sided.
Now, we all know how important it is to get the right crib mattress size in order to avoid SIDS or any safety-related hazards.
The Eco Classica III poses no problem in this area as it is of the standard size regulated by the CPSIA, thereby fitting all standard-sized American cribs and toddler beds.
Manufactured at 6" thick to ensure it is of a tight-fit sheet, the eco-friendly crib and toddler mattress has an ultra-soft waterproof cover.
On top of that, an ultra-soft certified organic cotton cover is also provided to wrap snugly around it.
Likewise, this cover is waterproof-backed to ensure nothing is let into the mattress, thereby keeping it dry 24/7.
All this while, the closest material that touches baby's skin is organic cotton for their ultimate comfort. For extra durability, inverted seams are used apart from providing a sleek appearance.
Regarding what goes into the Eco Classica III, the answer is foam. Not just any foam, but CertiPUR-US certified safe, high quality foam.
These foams are eco-friendlier because they are made with (non-food) plant oils, replacing petroleum based oils.
Meantime, the multi-layered dual firmness design is constructed with more than 10,000 volatile organic compounds.
The Colgate EcoClassica III mattress passes all federal and state requirements for flammability and chemical composition and has been GREENGUARD certified to have no harmful air emissions.
If you don't already know, the GREENGUARD standard is the hardest to pass (hence you don't see a lot of them in the market) so you can be sure there is nothing toxic or harmful components presenting.
You also won't find any strange smell with this crib mattress, so it is safe to regard the Eco Classica III as one of the very best non-toxic baby crib mattress in the market.
As mentioned above, Colgate Mattress is an American-based company so all its products are proudly made in the USA as well. This includes the Eco Classica III.
There are not many in the market that are wholly made in the USA anymore (with this being another option) so it makes the Eco Classica III so much more special.
It is definitely not exaggerating when we say Colgate is The Crib Mattress Specialist because they have been making mattresses, and trusted by parents for over half a century.
Extensive research and development has gone into perfecting their products, as a result, they've been recognized by industry groups and consumer product organizations for producing some of the highest quality crib mattresses anywhere.
The Eco Classica III Dual Firmness Crib Mattress itself was named 2019 Best Crib Mattress for twins so you know this is the best colgate crib mattress.
You're definitely in safe and good hands with this one here.