5 Dangerous Chemicals Found in Crib Mattresses

Most new parents are not aware that some crib mattress manufacturers use dangerous chemicals. Here are five dangerous chemicals you must look out for when shopping for a crib mattress:

  • BPA aka Bisphenol A
  • Phthalates
  • PFOA – Perfluorooctanoic acid aka C8
  • Formaldehyde
  • PBDEs – Polybrominated diphenyl ethers

Read more to find out where these chemicals are hiding in your baby’s crib mattress…

BPA aka Bisphenol A

You’ve most likely heard of BPA in your plastic water bottles. BPA is a chemical that has been proven to cause cancer, and is an obvious chemical to avoid when you’re shopping for crib mattresses. You’ll most likely find BPA in the lining of the crib mattress for low-quality manufacturers.

Phthalates

Phthalates are most commonly found in shampoos, sprays, and plastic drug capsules. The purpose of phthalates is to help waterproof items, so you’ll likely find this on the plastic covering on most crib mattresses. Be sure to find a manufacturer that can create a waterproof plastic covering without needing to resort to using phthalates.

PFOA – Perfluorooctanoic acid aka C8

PFOA is a known chemical to cause cancer. You’ll hear it used in Teflon and other non-stick items, so you might be aware of its dangerous already. Once again, this is most commonly used in the plastic covering for waterproofing. Industrially, it gives the added benefit of alllowing breathability in your crib mattress.

Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is in adhesives, especially in the types of adhesive used to bind the wood together in cribs. Most low quality cribs will use use the cheaper adhesives that contain formaldehyde, so if you’re looking for only a crib mattress, you have one less place to look.

PBDEs – Polybrominated diphenyl ethers

PBDE is used as a fire retardant and is a replacement for asbestos. Unfortunately, this chemical is ubiquitous and as long as your baby isn’t chewing on the crib, he or she should be safe. Now, if your crib mattress catches on fire while your baby is on it, that’s another matter altogether…

Conclusion

You’ve armed yourself with the knowledge to avoid crib mattresses that contain these chemicals. Keep your baby safe!

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4 Crib Mattress Dangers that Kill

Many parents overlook these four dangerous aspects of buying a new crib mattress. The crib is the only place that you’ll leave your baby unattended, so you have to be extra-confident your baby will not suffocate.

Important things to watch out for are mattress firmness, plastic coverings, unseen dangers, and sleeping position. Read on for more details…

1. Soft Mattresses Suffocate

Soft mattresses are dangerous for your baby. As the baby gets older, they will compress the mattress more and become enveloped within the mattress. The mattress needs to be firm with sharp corners, because any gaps in the corners can allow your child to slip in and suffocate. Laying your child to sleep in a soft crib mattress is like submerging her in quicksand.

There are two tests you can do when shopping for a crib mattress that won’t suffocate your child:

  1. The “Squeeze Test”: Hold the mattress between two hands and try to push your hands together. If you can easily compress the mattress, do NOT buy it.
  2. The “Two Finger Test”: Place the crib mattress into your crib and try to put two finger-widths between the crib and the mattress. If you can fit two finger-widths in the side, do NOT buy the mattress

Remember: soft and loose mattresses lead to suffocation!

2. Plastic Coverings Suffocate

The plastic covering can suffocate your child. Many uninformed parents keep the plastic covering on because it’s a waterproof (read: urine-proof) layer between your child and the mattress. Is a little convenience worth the risk to your child in the bed?

Remove all plastic covering! Don’t use a plastic covering for your crib mattress, because your baby can easily suffocate. There are crib mattresses that are water-resistant and do not use a plastic covering.

3. Dangerous Crib Mattresses Get Recalled

How often have you head in the news about a manufacturer defect that causes a dangerous crib and crib mattress? Be sure your send in your warranty and registration card. When your mattress or crib gets recalled, the manufacturer is required to alert you.

Don’t let laziness be the cause of SIDS.

4. Baby Sleeping on Chest cause SIDS

A baby sleeping on its chest is one of the leading causes of SIDS. Always place your baby on its back onto a firm crib mattress. Studies have shown that this greatly reduces the chance of SIDS.

Conclusion

These dangers are the most overlooked part of setting up your childs crib. Be aware, and keep your baby safe!

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Creating A Soothing Environment for Your Baby

Creating a soothing environment for your baby is an absolute must, and a well executed ‘serenity strategy’ can save your baby (and you) a lot of aggravation in the months and years of his or her development.  Check to see if any of these sensory stimuli are impacting your baby’s comfort levels:

Visual

Babies eyes are very sensitive to light and patterns.  What might seem normal to an adult could be jarring or unpleasant to an infant.  A few things to keep in mind:

  • Decor — Stay away from crazy bright colors in the room decor.  Although primary colors can be fun and engaging, softer hues of pastels and light colors create a much more serene effect.
  • Blackout Shades — Use blackout shades in addition to curtains or blinds.  Even minimal exposure to light during sleeping time can trick the body into thinking it is daytime, which throws off the body’s natural rhythms.
  • A dimmer switch is an ingenious way to unconsciously and gradually signal to your little one that sleep time is coming.  During nighttime visits, use a crib light which is gentler on the baby.
  • Natural Light — Try to use natural light whenever possible.  It has a major impact on mood and well-being .

Sounds

Sounds are one of the things that parents are most aware of, because it is easy to note when a baby responds to something he or she hears.  Below are a few things, some maybe not so obvious, that you can do to eliminate distressing sounds and incorporate soothing ones.

  • Choose a room away from traffic, televisions, the garage, or your main family gathering place.
  • Use a white noise machine to create calming sounds while at the same time blocking out irritating noises.
  • Keep vents away from the crib area.  Sound from other parts of the house can travel through them like an old-fashioned ear trumpet and disturb the baby.
  • Leave motion-activated toys or books out of the room.  If it lights up, dings, squeals, honks, spins, or beeps, chances are it will go off in the middle of the night.

Smells

Choose light, natural scents (such as essential oils) if you want your baby’s room to smell good.  Stay away from harsh chemical room deodorizers.  Avoid exposing the baby’s room to outside smells from cooking, crafts, or smoke.

Use unscented laundry detergent for baby’s clothes and linens.  Babies are very sensitive to smell and even if you use a detergent that you find pleasing, it may be too strong for the baby.

Routine

Don’t make bedtime a haphazard experience.  Regular bedtime is not only comforting for the baby, but healthy as well – this will normalize his circadian rhythms and adjust and promote healthy melatonin functioning.  Make sure all bedtime tasks are done in the same order every night.  Adjust your own tone and voice as bedtime draws nearer to become slower and softer.

Some soothing things to incorporate into your bedtime routine:

  • Give your baby a warm bath.
  • Include cuddling, story time, soothing music played very low.
  • Tuck baby in with her Woobie, beebee, special blankie. They can provide tremendous comfort – it’s why they’re called security blankets!
  • Monitor room temperature.  The ideal temperature is between 61ºF (16ºC) and 68ºF (20ºC).
  • Make sure baby has a comfortable mattress – though not too soft, which could risk suffocation.  If you have a plastic mattress cover, make sure it doesn’t crinkle loudly as the baby moves.
  • Have a rocking chair.  For the baby, rocking mimics the sensation of being in the womb — extremely soothing to a child.

Conclusion

The more soothing your baby’s environment is, the smoother days and nights will run for both parent and child.  Remember to always keep an eye out for anything that might jar, startle, or irritate your baby.

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safety testing

If you don’t follow these two simple tests, you child could be in danger:

The “Squeeze Test”

Hold the mattress between two hands and try to push your hands together. If you can easily compress the mattress, do NOT buy it.

The “Two Finger Test”

Place the crib mattress into your crib and try to put two finger-widths between the crib and the mattress. If you can fit two finger-widths in the side, do NOT buy the mattress

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Standard crib mattress sizes

What Everyone Ought to Know about Standard Crib Mattress Sizes

Get the right crib mattress for your standard crib. A wrong crib mattress can easily cause your infant to suffocate! Read below for the standard crib mattress sizes and an easy to follow summary at the end…

Standard Size Crib Mattress

You’ll be hard pressed to find a crib mattress that won’t fit a standard crib size, but manufacturers do vary on the length and width of the actual mattress. Be very clear on the following lengths and widths.

The length and width of your crib mattress must be:

  • Length: 51 and 5/8 inches
  • Width: 27 and 1/4 inches

The thickness of the mattress isn’t as critical to the safety of your child, but you need to have a crib sheet that fits very well. Your crib sheet should go over the corners of the mattress so you can tuck it underneath without any slack. If your mattress isn’t slack, your child can crawl underneath the mattress and suffocate!

Your crib mattress must have the following depths to be standard:

  • Smaller than or equal to 6 inches
  • Foam mattresses: Between 4 to 6 inches
  • Coil mattresses: Between 5 to 6 inches

Non Standard Crib and Mattress

These generally come as a set. Although I don’t recommend it, if you’re going this route, here is the checklist to ensure your child stays safe:

  1. Do the “two finger test” and the “squeeze test”
  2. Make sure the sheets are tucked securely underneath the mattress with no slack
  3. Make sure there are no crib bumpers

Conclusion

Buy a crib mattress that is:

  1. Length: 51 and 5/8 inches
  2. Width: 27 and 1/4 inches
  3. Thickness: Less than or equal to 6 inches
  4. Passes the “finger test” and “squeeze test”
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Best location for the crib

Cribs are by far the most dangerous item in the nursery, causing the highest rate of child injury.  Knowing where (and where not) to put the crib will make a huge difference in the safety and well-being of your child.

Where to Put The Crib

The first few things you should consider are:

  • The Sleeping Zone
  • The Tiptoe Factor
  • Changing Convenience

Your nursery should be divided into three specific zones:  The Sleeping Zone, the Changing Zone and the Feeding Zone.  The crib, not surprisingly, belongs in the Sleeping Zone, designated solely for sleeping.  The crib should not be flush with any wall, in fact:* Make sure that the crib is at least one foot away from all walls or furniture.A shorter pathway from door to crib will lessen the probability that your footsteps will disturb the baby as you’re making the sneaky sojourn back from the crib after putting the baby down to sleep.Put the crib close to but not immediately adjacent to the changing table.  This increases the convenience factor during changing time before or after bed or naptime.

Temperature

It’s better to have the child in a place where there are no drastic fluctuations in temperature.  Keep the crib a safe distance away from:

  • Windows — The crib should be far enough away from any windows so that sun or chilly drafts don’t disturb him.
  • Vents — Look for vents in the room and ensure that they don’t blow directly on the crib.  A direct blast of air that is too hot or too cold is not good for the baby.

Hazards

There are three main hazards that a well-place crib can avoid:

  • Strangulation, suffocation or cut off circulation
  • Getting stuck
  • Items that may cut, bruise, or be eaten

Danger, danger, danger – Keep the crib away from any sort of cord, rope, or string hanging from window treatments, as the baby can grab and become tangled up in the cords which can cause injury or strangulation.Although it might be handy to have needed items close at hand such as shelving or stacks of baby items, keeping them directly next to a crib is dangerous.  If the baby climbs or falls out of the crib, she can become wedged between the crib and other item.  Likewise, having a crib up against a wall can cause the same problem if it gets separated from the wall.Make sure that there is nothing within reach that a child or baby can grab and pull down or into the crib, such as light cords or items on shelves, toys, supplies – anything.  If it’s within reach, the baby will grab it and try to eat it, and potentially harm herself with it.

Conclusion

Once you follow the above guidelines, you (and your baby) can rest easy knowing that your baby’s crib is in a safe, comfortable location.

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Is an organic crib mattress best

Organic Mattresses: The Best Mattress for Baby

When choosing a crib mattress, one thing is for certain—you want your baby to be comfortable and safe throughout the duration of being inside of the crib. With all of the crib mattress choices available for purchase, which mattress selection will provide your baby with the safest and most comfortable sleep? You want to make sure that your selected mattress is comfortable, safe, and will be worth you spending top dollars for. The right mattress for you is the organic crib mattress. Keep reading for more information on organic mattresses and why it would be the most reasonable choice for you and your baby.Crib mattress

Why Choose Organic Mattresses?

Organic mattresses tend to cost more money and for good reason. Organic mattresses require a bit more work in its creation which would result in more money being spent when purchasing the item. In order to be considered an organic mattress, the mattress should be made of at least one of these natural materials. Also, these materials must have been included in the making of the mattress without being tampered with by using any kind of inorganic treatments, like pesticides. Because of the extra work and natural ingredients that go into making an organic mattress, the item can range anywhere from $200 to $500 for a crib size mattress. It may seem a bit pricey, but for individuals who desire a healthier and more eco-friendly method of relaxing for their children should consider investing in an organic crib mattress.

Other Important Facts

Here are other reasons to choose organic mattresses:

  • Organic mattresses are hypo-allergenic.
  • Any wool used in organic mattresses are insulating and anti-bacterial.
  • Organic mattresses are free of carcinogenic flame retardants.
  • Organic mattresses do not have any toxic chemicals or are not made by using any toxic chemicals.
  • You will know if you are purchasing an organic mattress by its special labeling. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a branch called the National Organic Program that in 2011 made it a requirement that all organic items be labeled a certain way. The only way to get a mattress labeled organic is for it to pass the USDA organic regulations.
  • There are different types of organic mattresses that you can purchase. You have the coil innerspring mattress and the natural rubber mattress. The coil mattress is made of natural wool and the natural rubber mattress is made of rubber that comes from rubber trees from Malaysia. These can be seen as organic versions of the foam mattress and the spring mattress.

When it is all said and done, the only reason to not choose an organic crib mattress is because you would rather go with a crib mattress that is less costly. However, no amount of money can take the place of the comfort and safety of your baby. Organic crib mattresses are the best way to ensure the safety and comfort of the most precious being in your life.

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The Best Crib Mattress for 2016

Of a truth, infants spend most part of their early lives in cribs. You’ll be helping yourself and your baby if you choose the best crib mattress, as both of you will get good night rest.

Crib mattressIssues about the right mattress are not to be joked about. There is need for us to test and be sure that the crib mattress is chemical free, and it must be manufactured from certified and non-toxic materials. Also, the mattress must have a spill-safe cover and price is an important factor because, it’s not everyone that is rich. I guess that is the truth, right?

If you had taken a look at the crib mattresses sold in the market presently, you would have known that it is well and actually overwhelming, shopping for a crib mattress. There are so many crib mattresses available today, but how are you going to recognize the right mattress for you and your baby?

Crib mattressTypes of Crib Mattress

Both innerspring and foam mattresses are safe, but there are key differences in shopping for both of them.

Innerspring

Crib mattressWhat to look for: Look for a higher coil count (the coils are closer to each other) and this creates a firmer mattress surface. Better still, look for a lower gauge of steel, which means thicker steel.

Cool feature: This kind of mattress has a standard cushioning layers which are made of PET (a polyester recycled from water bottles made from plastic), and it acts as hypoallergenic cushion.

Upgrade with: You can upgrade the mattress with border rods (a steel frame attached to the mattress’ perimeter); weight distribution bars; corner protectors and steel clips. All these materials will make the mattress’ core last longer.

Foam

What to look for: Look for a high-density polyurethane foam core which is capable of holding 1.5 pounds per cubic foot. As the number of pounds per cubic increases, the core becomes heavier, and it becomes softer as the number decreases. There are lower-cost alternatives to foam which are bonded polyester fiber cores, but they cannot be classed as a ‘high-density’ foam.

Cool feature: These mattresses have light weights. Their weights are between 8 to13 pounds.

Upgrade with: Upgrade the mattress with high-density edges so as to protect the sitting sides of a baby.

Other things to consider are:

Weight: You have to be changing the crib bed regularly. Also, there are times you have to do this in the middle of the night even when you’re tired. So the mattress should be easy for you to pick up. A mattress of any weight between 10-20 pounds should be great for the baby and you.

Waterproofing: Be very sure that the mattress you’re getting is waterproof, even if you intend using a sheetsaver and a mattress pad due to unexpected case of diaper blow-outs. Being waterproof gives an additional protection to the mattress to prevent leakage and other accidents from seeping in.

Chemicals: You need to get a mattress made with materials that are harmless to your baby’s skin because the baby will be spending much time on it. A certification to check for is GREENGUARD, and it measures the chemical emission from the mattress. If you see any certified mattress, it means that the mattress has been tested in the laboratory to know whether its air quality poses any risk to babies.

Organic content: An organic mattress will cost you more, and you cannot get a mattress that is 100% organic because they still contain plastics and steel. However, parents have nothing to fear when they have organic cushioning or covers. Ostapa says when shopping for a crib mattress, it should be checked to see that it contains another firmer material that will keep it in shape (organic cotton cushioning and other fibers doesn’t bounce back). You need to look for an eco-friendly treatment to get extra protection, as organic cotton covers are not waterproof.

The first question parents have about the crib mattress of their baby is, IS THE MATTRESS SAFE?

Many manufacturers rate their mattress as safer than other brands. For the sake of getting sales, many misleading information were circulated in the market. But it is compulsory for all mattresses to pass federal regulations. No scientific proof has been found to justify that a certain mattress material will cause or eliminate the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). To create a safe sleeping environment for your baby, you need to implement the presented crib mattress safety tips in this article.

KEY FEATURE: EASY-CLEAN IS ESSENTIAL

It is a top priority to get a waterproof crib mattress cover that can be cleaned with ease. Infants and toddlers can at any time mess up their mattresses with leaking diapers or accidents from potty training, spit up, and other soiling. It’s always good to have sheets and mattress pads that have protected covers for extra protection. Vinyl is waterproof and we have some that are improved with antibacterial treatments to prevent bacterial growth on a mattress.

If you’re selecting a fabric-covered mattress, make sure you choose the one that has waterproof surface. There are some fabric mattress covers that are unprotected or only have a bottom layer of vinyl sealed onto them. This therefore makes the top surface (the closest to the baby) unprotected, allowing stains and liquids to remain on the surface.

The best Crib Mattresses for 2016

No1 Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness All Foam Crib Mattress

Moonlight Little Dreamer Crib Mattress produced by Moonlight Slumber, is a top-rated crib mattress which also is an excellent buy. This brand of crib mattress on our list of safest baby mattresses is number two. It is more economical, ‘bargain mattress’, and a double-sided foam mattress.

Moonlight SlumberMoonlight Little Dreamer Crib Mattress has made massive efforts to stand out among other brands on this list with Certipur certifications to clear its use of chemical. This mattress is PPC and vinyl free, thus making it a non-smelly mattress and also a healthy one.

Issues relating to flammability are subject to federal regulations just like other crib mattresses on this list. So for Moonlight Little Dreamer Crib Mattress, fire safety is ensured.

Above all, the feature I like most about Moonlight Little Dreamer is the seam that goes round the middle instead of the corners, and it look amazing when you’re clearing up a nasty nappy change. This feature and the fact that the mattress is a lightweight, double-surfaced foam mattress with selling price of $186 makes it an excellent buy. Even though it did not top the list, this crib/toddler mattress is a popular buy in year 2014, and it is still one of the highly rated crib mattress by many buyers. Therefore, it’s a sure bargain.

No 2 Organic Option: Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Lightweight Dual Firmness Crib Mattress

Organic OptionNaturepedic Organic Cotton Crib Mattress is manufactured by Naturepedic, who are known to be makers of the best organic crib mattresses.

The second on the list is this mattress and I totally love it. When it comes to delivering toddler crib mattresses which are 100% natural, organic, and non-toxic with safety seal for these, Naturepedic ranks first.

At $259, this mattress brand is at the higher end of the market when considering value, and when compared to Simmons BeautyRest or the Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer, it ranks second. This mattress is being sold at $259 because you’re paying for a high quality, 100% natural, organic, and non-toxic mattress.

Naturepedic Organic Cotton Crib Mattress is manufactured in the USA from 100% organic cotton, and it has two-stage dual firmness, thus having a firm infant side and a less firm toddler side. This crib mattress brand has both water surface and waterproof seams which makes removing germs very easy.  Make sure you use a Naturepedic coupon to save some money.

Best Budget Crib Mattress for 2016

Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams

Safety 1st Heavenly DreamsWe chose Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams as the best crib mattress and this is a great deal. The mattress is firm, comfortable, and its vinyl covering helps it in resisting stains and smells. The mattress’ cover is waterproof and in case you need to wash or change the cover out, there is an attached zip to make this possible.

The mattress fits any standard-sized crib and bed, and its measurement is 52.5 x 27.5 x 5.5 inches, so you can use this measurement to know if this mattress will fit your own crib or bed.

This is a foam crib mattress. Even after using it for a long time, it will still maintain its shape (this also works well in a converted crib-to-toddler bed). One advantage of the absence of spring is that, kids won’t be able to jump on it. Yes, kids do this!

The mattress is also lightweight, easy to wash and its sheets are easy to change. In addition, the crib mattress is made from safe materials that are non-toxic but the mattress is not 100% organic.

Above all, Safety 1st Heavenly Dream is definitely a great crib mattress, and I did recommend it to parents that have standard-sized cribs.

What Mattress do I use for myself?

This is a question I get asked all the time.  There are so many great mattress companies out there like Casper, Loom and Leaf and Tuft & Needle.  Mattresses for adults aren’t cheap so I’ve got some pages dedicated to coupons that I’ll update regularly so that you can save some money.  Check out coupons for Loom and Leaf and coupons for Tuft & Needle.

Organic Mattress versus Foam

Choosing the Right Mattress: Organic versus Foam Mattresses

Babies are truly precious gifts that must be handled carefully and gently. This also includes purchasing the safest and most reasonable items for your baby. Where your baby sleeps should always be a safe space to ensure that the child is not in danger. One of the most important steps in finding a sleeping spot for the baby is purchasing the right mattress. But in a debate between organic and foam mattresses, which should you choose?

Organic Mattresses

The biggest and most known difference between organic mattresses and foam mattresses is that organic mattresses tend to cost more money and for good reason. Organic mattresses require a bit more work in its creation which would result in more money being spent when purchasing the item. This is not the only difference from the foam mattress. Organic mattresses are comprised of a number of natural elements. Typically, an organic mattress is made of coconut fiber or coir fibers, natural latex, organic cotton, or wool. In order to be considered an organic mattress, the mattress should be made of at least one of these natural materials. Also, these materials must have been included in the making of the mattress without being tampered with by using any kind of inorganic treatments, like pesticides. Because of the extra work and natural ingredients that go into making an organic mattress, the item can range anywhere from $200 to $500 for a crib size mattress. It may seem a bit pricey, but for individuals who desire a healthier and more eco-friendly method of relaxing for for their children should consider investing in an organic crib mattress.Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams

Foam Mattresses

Unlike the healthy and eco-friendly mattress version described above, the foam mattress falls into the category of typically mattresses that are made with inorganic materials and are a lot more affordable than its organic competitor. Foam mattresses can provide a level of bed comfort unfelt by any other type of mattress, but the materials used to create the mattress are in no way healthy or a good idea if you are concerned with saving the planet one mattress at a time. A foam mattress is made of tons of chemicals and petroleum products that are used to stretch the other materials and bring the cost of the mattress down to match the finances of the common individual. Foam mattresses has the power to release harmful chemicals in the breathing air of babies and infants, and with crib safety being a priority with children aging from newborn to toddler, it is essential to choose a mattress that is safe when the baby is asleep and awake.

So, which should you choose? The only up side to purchasing a foam mattress is for the price and the comfort that it gives. However, not amount of comfort or amount of spending money is worth having a child suffering from the harmful materials used to make a foam mattress. Organic mattresses are definitely a safer choice as a crib mattress.

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Organic Mattress versus Spring Mattress

Selecting the Right Crib Mattress: Organic versus Spring Mattresses

Cribs are a very special place for the baby because it provides a safe haven for the baby to sleep in peace. So, in order for this to happen, you must make sure to purchase the best crib mattress to ensure the comfort and safety of your baby. One of the most important steps in finding a sleeping spot for the baby is purchasing the right mattress. But in a debate between organic and spring mattresses, which should you choose?

Spring Mattresses

This inexpensive type of mattress is made of inner springs that are covered with cotton and foam to make the spring more comfortable to sleep on. Typically, spring mattresses are made with one side covered in plastic and the other covered in cotton. The spring mattresses that offer the best comfort are the ones with a high spring count because it provides a comforting level of firmness needed to get a good night’s rest. In comparison to organic mattresses, this type is more affordable, although it is not as cheap as its foam competitor. With a spring mattress, you run the risk of wear and tear to the mattresses and any exposed springs could bring danger to your baby. Although the material used in spring mattresses are usually able to withstand any activity going on in the crib, unforeseen accidents can cause a rip in the material causing one or more of the springs to pop out. This could present a dangerous situation for the child.Organic Option

Organic Mattresses

The biggest and most known difference between organic mattresses and spring mattresses is that organic mattresses tend to cost more money and for good reason. Organic mattresses require a bit more work in its creation which would result in more money being spent when purchasing the item. This is not the only difference from the foam mattress. Organic mattresses are comprised of a number of natural elements. Typically, an organic mattress is made of coconut fiber or coir fibers, natural latex, organic cotton, or wool. In order to be considered an organic mattress, the mattress should be made of at least one of these natural materials. Also, these materials must have been included in the making of the mattress without being tampered with by using any kind of inorganic treatments, like pesticides. Because of the extra work and natural ingredients that go into making an organic mattress, the item can range anywhere from $200 to $500 for a crib size mattress. It may seem a bit pricey, but for individuals who desire a healthier and more eco-friendly method of relaxing for their children should consider investing in an organic crib mattress.

So, which should you choose? The only up side to purchasing a foam mattress is for the price and the comfort that it gives. However, not amount of comfort or amount of spending money is worth having a child suffering from the harmful materials used to make a foam mattress. Organic mattresses are definitely a safer choice as a crib mattress.

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