Organic Mattresses Matter

We spend more than 30% of our lives sleeping and babies sleep upwards of 10-20 hours per day. As a mother, it was easy for me to see that this accumulation of time is significant and the mattress that my little one is sleeping on matters.

Traditional mattresses are made with polyurethane foam made from petroleum and are often soaked or spayed with toxic fire retardants such as formaldehyde or benzene. Crib mattress can be coated in vinyl which is waterproof, but contains chemical plasticizers which can leach and be inhaled.

Because babies between 0-2 years of age are particularly vulnerable to environmental toxins, it is important to reduce chemical exposure and prioritize a safe mattress with as many natural materials as possible. While there are a lot of products on the market, from niche brands to sustainable lines from larger manufacturers, here are the 5 great brands making safe products for your little ones.

Organic Crib Mattress | The Good Trade

1. Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton

Price | Starting at $259
Natural & Organic | Yes

This mattress is produced from 100% organic cotton and because babies are messy, this one has a waterproof seal to allow for easier cleaning. The waterproofing element is made from food-grade polyethylene and still meets fire safety standards. For maximum safety and versatility, the mattress has two levels of firmness鈥攁 stiff side for infants and a slightly softer side for toddlers.

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2. Colgate Eco Classica

Price | $220
Natural & Organic | Yes

This foam core mattress is made from plant oils and has a certified organic cotton cover. The American-made mattress is hypoallergenic and phthalate free, as well as GREENGUARD Gold and CertiPUR-US certified without harmful emissions. The mattress has two levels of firmness, as well.

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3. Naturalmat Quilted Coco Mat

Price | $384
Natural & Organic | Yes

Made of 100% organic materials, this mattress is made of coir from coconuts. The breathable material optimizes airflow and provides firm support for infants. The coir is wrapped in a washable organic lambswool which helps to regulate temperature and the mattress is completely chemical-free.

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4. Lullaby Earth Healthy Support

Price | $169
Natural & Organic | Yes

With a food-grade polyethylene and 100% PETE core, this American-made crib mattress is manufactured without harmful chemicals, allergens, pesticides, or glues. It has a safe waterproof cover and does not use flame retardant chemicals. The mattress is phthalate, latex, lead, and BPA-free and has two levels of firmness for infants and toddlers.

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5. Newton Baby Wovenaire Crib Mattress

Price | Starting at $250
Natural & Organic | Yes

To minimize risk of suffocation, this innovative mattress has a core made from 90% free air and 10% food-grade polymer. This core is wrapped in a removable and washable cover that is easy to clean. The dual firmness mattress is latex, glue, and allergen-free as well as 100% recyclable. 

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