Buying an organic mattress for children is no longer a preference choice. With countless studies warning against the dangers of traditional mattresses, more and more consumers are becoming aware of the negative effects that these seemingly harmless home fixtures can have on their kids’ health. Deciding whether or not you should make the switch to an organic mattress is a matter of weighing the benefits of cleaner, more natural organic materials versus the hazards of conventional synthetics.
Mattresses should be considered a long term investment, not only in your child’s sleeping comfort, but also in their health. Organic mattresses made out of natural latex, organic cotton, or wool, cultivated using chemical-free or chemical-less processes ensure a high level of purity from chemicals that can affect your child’s development. They are not treated with harmful fire retardants that are linked to a wide range of health issues and diseases. Organic mattresses are also biodegradable and are produced using environment-friendly processes that help reduce your overall carbon footprint.
Like conventional foam mattresses, organic mattresses can support the body well and alleviate pressure sometimes even better than memory foams. They are also capable of regulating temperature so your child can sleep warm or cool, depending on the weather. To further help your decision, the following is are lists of the major benefits of organic mattresses and the hazards of synthetic mattresses:
Organic Mattresses are/provide:
- Extreme back support
- Minimal pressure
- Flame retardants
Conventional mattresses on the other hand may contain:
- Chemical flame retardants
- Carcinogenic chemicals and pesticides
- Chemicals that impact respiratory health
- Polyurethane foam
- 500 or so known chemicals
- And may have devastating environmental impact due to chemical-based production processes.