Find the Best Organic Crib Mattress for Your Baby


organic baby crib mattressIn my opinion there are only 2 reputable organic crib mattress manufacturers in Canada and the US. I’ve ordered from both manufacturers for my family and for several clients of my Architectural and Interior Design Firm. I have sent numerous organic crib mattresses back to other manufacturers over the years in complete disgust at the quality and toxic smells emitting from the mattress itself and the packaging it was sent in. When it comes to babies there can be no compromises and no second guessing, they must be sleeping on the best non toxic crib mattress money can buy. I always advise my clients to allocate the majority of their baby budget on an organic baby crib mattress rather than on decorations and frills for their baby’s room. People often tell me that they can’t afford an organic mattress yet they’ve spent hundreds of dollars on pillows, bumpers, stuffed toys, and shelves packed with ornaments that the baby will never appreciate until they have grown up and left home!
If you’re pregnant or expecting to be soon it can be very overwhelming and frustrating to know what to buy for your new little one. I always tell my clients when they’re purchasing for the nursery to keep it as minimal and as simple as possible. Don’t pack it full of stuff and don’t put anything in there that wasn’t around when your grandmother was a baby. That is to say if there are any petrochemicals in it don’t buy it! Simple ingredients such as… Organic Cotton, Metal, Solid Wood, and Wool are all you need in a mattress and for that matter in everything else in your baby’s room. I don’t believe natural rubber latex should ever be found in an organic baby mattress or in a baby’s room. If the mattress has ANYTHING else in it, even though it may sound like a inert and natural ingredient, it is simply not necessary and has the potential to be extremely dangerous. There are only 4 ingredients that should ever exist in any baby’s entire bed, make sure there is nothing else added in.

The Best and Safest Non-Toxic Crib Mattresses

The absolute safest and best organic baby mattresses come from Obasan in Cananda and Royal-Pedic in the US. Be careful here as both companies produce a natural rubber latex mattress as well as the traditional box spring. You do Not want the natural latex, only the box spring.

1. Obasan’s 6100 is a wonderful, safe and 100% natural non toxic organic cotton crib mattress that I can recommend with confidence. See the specifications on the Obasan 6100 below:

  • Organic cotton jersey cover
  • 52 Coils, 15 gauge bonnell coil spring system
  • Extra firm support for newborns
  • Organic cotton fill
  • Coils padded using 100% carded natural wool
  • Removable cover for spot cleaning
  • Pure wool quilted in outer cover for flame retardancy

2. Royal-Pedic does not sell directly from their website but the best place to purchase their organic crib mattress is from the Allergy Buyers Club – they offer the absolute best price for the mattress as well as free shipping and yes they do ship to Canada! Royal-Pedic is an excellent and very reputable company, see my previous review on Royal-Pedic to learn more about them. Check out the specifications on this natural baby crib mattress -260 coils, and it’s a great price at $295.

  • Covering:quilted, soft 100% organic cotton damask for purity, breathability and safety
  • Mattress filling:a layering of organically grown and processed wool batting is quilted between 2 layers of tufted organic cotton batting
  • 260 coil innerspring core:is made in the USA and is 100% chemical free and does not contain any preservatives such as petroleum or beef tallow which is commonly used in foreign made innersprings to preserve the spring steel during long periods of damp storage and shipping
  • Natural protection:Wool naturally is resistant to dust mites, mold, mildew and bacteria that all can cause allergic reactions and disturb sleep
  • Naturally flame resistant:wool is naturally flame resistant meeting all Consumer Product Safety Commissions fire safety standards
  • Wool naturally wicks away moisture:helping to regulate body temperature for a more restful sleep
  • Hypoallergenic:the wool and cotton used in this mattress is tested to be 100% free of irritating chemicals and toxins found in many mattresses
  • Tempered Steel Coils:made of U.S. steel for long lasting support and safety
  • Strong and Durable:Mattress should withstand 10-20 years of use
  • Standard Crib Size:27.5″W x 57.5″L x 6″D
  • Tested and Certified to be Chemical and Toxin Free:mattress contains absolutely none of the following harmful substances that can be found in many common crib mattresses:
    • Boric Acid – Cockroach killer and insecticide
    • PVCs
    • Formaldehyde
    • Arsenic
    • Antimony
    • Cadmium
    • Beef Tallow or petrochemical coatings
    • Dioxins
    • Benzene
    • Phenols
    • Boron
    • Toluene
    • Chemical flame retardants
    • Phthalates

    If you are in the UK, shipping costs may be prohibitive when ordering a mattress from North American suppliers. I’ve never purchased an organic baby mattress in the UK, but from what I have seen both Natural Mat and Greenfibers also offer good products.

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