A leading brand in the organic crib mattress industry, the Naturepedic Organic Baby Crib Mattress is the latest release by the brand and dare we say, it is the best organic baby crib mattress to date - both from its many lines and in the market.
We say here that Naturepedic is the first brand that comes to many of our minds when one is to mention 'organic mattress'. Why is that so?
First of all, Naturepedic is one of the very few companies that focus solely on manufacturing organic mattresses. Not just crib mattresses, but kids and adult mattresses. And they have been doing so since 2003.
It is therefore an understatement to say that they are the specialists in this area. But of course, years of experience is not enough a justification. Let the product speaks for itself.
To start off, this crib mattress is made in the company's eco factory with organic cotton throughout and other non-toxic ingredients.
If you don't already know, organic cotton is the purest form of cotton and a healthier alternative to synthetic fabrics and foams.
Naturepedic goes a step further by using only U.S. grown and certified organic cotton.
Of course, there are other ingredients that go into its mattress as well and this is where Naturepedic triumphs over other 'organic' mattresses.
You see, many mattresses claim to be organic - just because they use organic cotton fillings. But organic does not mean just that.
You have to look at other components that go into the composition of a crib mattress as well, and this is where many of them fail. Ingredients that may not be organic or worse, that provide chemical concerns have gone into its production.
We'll give you an example - using vinyl to make their mattresses waterproof.
And this is precisely why we warn that there are many 'organic' crib mattresses in the market that you should beware of - they are not actually organic.
With the Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattress, every other ingredient that goes into it has been approved and confirmed safe and non-toxic by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) - the leading certification acknowledgement in the organic field.
And it's not just the fabric and filling that are organic - the entire finished mattress is actually certified organic so you know your baby will be sleeping on the safest materials.
No flame retardants or flame barriers, polyurethane foam, adhesives or formaldehyde - none of that.
As we all know, a waterproof surface is the first step towards a healthy and hygienic sleep environment. It is almost an indispensable feature for mattresses to have nowadays, to prevent urine, spit-up and other messes from penetrating inside them.
Because once inside, oh boy, can these fluids wreak havoc, growing a garden of mold, bacteria and other microbials.
Now, you may wonder: how does Naturepedic makes its mattresses waterproof the organic way then?
Because well, nearly all crib mattresses are waterproofed with either vinyl or water-repellent treatments, both of which have a certain degree of chemical element to them and are definitely not organic.
The answer lies in - sugarcane.
Yup, Naturepedic uses sugarcane to make their version of eco-polymer which is then used to coat all their organic cotton fabric. And to keep in line with their organic motto, this sugarcane is non-GMO sourced.
This way, no vinyl or chemical substance goes into creating this waterproof layer, thus keeping the whole mattress organic.
Not only do you get a 360 degree waterproof surface, it also makes the whole mattress extremely durable and so safe it actually meets FDA food contact standards.
The edges are heat-sealed to create a seamless barrier so that there won't be any loose threads that can break or unravel, and it eliminates entry points for dust mites or bed bugs.
It is truly hypoallergenic, green and natural without any vinyl or PVC.
And the best part? It is super easy to clean - just wipe with regular soap and water.
Some other highlights of this Naturepedic mattress includes it being a 2-in-1 crib mattress as well.
What this means is that a 2-stage dual firmness is incorporated so that this mattress can grow with your child.
Start on the firm infant side to safeguard your little one before flipping over to the softer toddler side when the time is right.
Nevertheless, the extra-firm reinforced edges will prevent any entrapment between mattress and crib, thus further increasing the security and safety of your baby.
Also, the whole of the mattress is made right here in the USA using a combination of domestic and imported fabric and components. The cotton itself, as mentioned above, is fully U.S grown and lifetime limited warranty is provided for the entire mattress.
Being fully organic and with so many awards under its belt, it is perhaps not a surprise that this baby mattress is not on the cheap side.
However, it is already considered as mid-range (price-wise) amongst Naturepedic's line of organic crib mattresses because there are certainly a few other pricier options from the brand.
For instance, this one here with its excellent breathability. This is probably the best breathable crib mattress available in the market (next to this) which we'd highly recommend for those with a bigger budget.
Nonetheless, to cater to the mass, the Naturepedic Organic Baby Crib Mattress is the version we'd recommend because it strikes the perfect balance between price and quality.
It has all that we look for in an excellent crib mattress, is organic and is still relatively affordable for the wide majority.
So for those that are looking for a top rated organic crib mattress that doesn't come with a hefty price tag, this is the one to go for.