Every parent wants to have a happy, healthy, and well rested baby at all times. With all the discussions about toxic mattresses, you can really never be too ignorant when it comes to your tot’s health. Investing in a safe and healthy crib mattress is something that you should seriously consider because in so doing, you are also investing in the health and safety of your child.
The crib is the one furniture where your baby spends most of his time. Because infants spend most of their day (both waking and sleeping hours) in bed, you cannot risk having them lie down in a chemically infested slab of foam that can be a huge health hazard for your child’s developing body. Here are some important things you should remember when you are buying a mattress for your baby:
- Choose organic. Traditional mattresses are soaked in a great concoction of potential hazardous and damaging chemicals that may affect your child’s health. On the other hand, organic mattresses are produced by adhering to all the healthy and safety measures that makes the mattress safe for your children. Each step of mattress production, ranging from cultivating and processing, stuffing materials to manufacturing coverings is carefully monitored to ensure the least amount of contaminants and promote purity so your children are kept away from harmful chemicals that off-gas over time.
- Choose a firm, comfortable mattress. To avoid the risk of SIDS and suffocation, opt for a firm mattress that will support your child’s body comfortably without the risk of accidental smothering.
- Purchase mattress covers. To prolong the life of your organic mattress, it is also wise to invest in mattress covers, which add a layer of protection over your child’s bed. A washable mattress cover is a practical tool for good upkeep of your baby’s mattress, which is prone to diaper leaks and accidents, spit ups, and sweat. A wool mattress pad, without corner straps is recommended for a baby mattress.
- Choose a reputable manufacturer. With the rising popularity of organic products, particularly of mattresses and organic beddings, many fraudulent businesses try to cash in on people’s eagerness to find healthier alternatives to traditional beddings. To avoid poor-quality and completely bogus products, make sure that you are buying only from an established and reputable manufacturer who has been making organic crib mattresses under strict standards of production and quality testing. This will ensure the quality and authenticity of the product you are buying.
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 100% certified organic cotton and pure wool. They are the market leaders in natural and organic mattress. They have all the big brands in their store like Green Sleep, Royal-Pedic, WJ-Southard, ShepherdsDream.