Babies spend more than half of their day sleeping: face buried and their entire body slapped onto a crib mattress. This is exactly why you should be careful in your choice of crib mattress, considering her safety, what she is breathing in, and what gets into contact with her delicate skin. There are some quite disturbing research findings about the dangers of synthetic foam mattresses where harmful phthalates, volatile organic chemicals, and fire retardants have been found. Thanks to the vigilance of consumers, more people now demand manufacturers to make mattresses, especially crib mattresses safer for developing infants. Here are some things you should remember when selecting an organic mattress for your baby:
- One of the first things you should consider when shopping for an organic crib mattress is that not all natural or organic mattresses are created equal. It is important that you know what you are looking for before embarking on your search. Organic wool, cotton, and natural latex are the most commonly used materials in organic mattresses, all of which have their own unique properties that make them suitable for infant use. Wool, for one, has natural flame-resistant properties, which eliminates the need for chemical treatments to comply with federal regulations. Wool is also very resistant to bacteria and mold growth, and it can effectively wick away moisture, keeping your baby’s mattress clean and fresh for longer.
- Ensure quality. Whichever type of organic mattress you choose, always go for quality. Just as expensive doesn’t necessarily equate to high quality, cheap doesn’t necessarily mean poor quality, although you can’t expect good protection from a dirt cheap product. Always look for value instead of looking at the mattress’ price tag and deciding right there and then whether or not the product is for you. While organic mattresses may cost more upfront, your long term savings will be well worth it, especially when you think about all the health benefits that organic mattresses offer.
- Don’t judge a mattress by its cover. When it comes to mattresses, the insides are what matters the most. You don’t want a gorgeous looking mattress only to have it break down after only several months of use. This is especially true when shopping for a baby mattress that is pretty much in use the entire day. Natural materials like wool, cotton, and latex offer great durability, helping you get the most out of your investment for a long time.
About the Author:
Dennis and Leora Hornick are the owners of the Organic Mattress Store Inc. They started this business in 2004 and within a few years it became a big brand store in Pennsylvania and the East Coast, all the way to California.
The Organic Mattress Store Inc. is a well-known organic mattress store in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. They provide mattresses made up of Dunlop Latex, 100% certified organic cotton and pure wool. They are the market leaders in natural and organic mattresses. They have all big brands in their store like Green Sleep, Royal-Pedic, WJ-Southard, and Shepherds Dream for you to come in to try out.