An organic baby mattress may be an unusual gift to give to an expectant parent on a baby shower or to a baby on his or her day of christening, but it can go a long way in ensuring the baby’s health and well-being. Organic baby mattresses are made of high-quality natural and organic materials. Studies have found certain chemicals in conventional mattresses to be linked to behavioral disorders, cardiovascular and respiratory damage, low immune system, learning, and memory deficit problems, and cancers.
You can never be completely sure about the safety of cheap, conventional baby mattresses. Researchers found that those mattresses are manufactured and treated with petroleum-based chemicals, which are known to cause developmental and cognitive problems. Moreover, conventional mattresses are treated with flame retardants made of antimony, decabromodiphenyl oxide, and boric acid. Exposing a child to these chemicals will put him or her at higher risk for having allergies, lung and kidney damage, and cancer. By giving an organic baby mattress as a gift, you are doing your part in ensuring the baby’s good health and safety.
Organic baby mattresses from reputable manufacturers are made of the finest natural Dunlop latex or rubber from rubber trees in sustainable forests. They are specifically designed for babies (thus, the higher firmness level). Some of the best baby mattresses are extra firm (rated 95-D) to provide just the right amount of support to the child’s body. Natural latex promotes good health as it stays neutral and never runs hot or cold. It can repel dust mites, too. Organic cotton and natural wool are used to provide additional comfort. Natural wool provides better loft and helps keep the body cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Organic cotton is hypoallergenic and gentle to the baby’s skin.