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No-Compromise™ Organic Cotton Classic
 

No-Compromise™ Organic Cotton Ultra
 

2 in 1
Organic Cotton Ultra



Quilted
Organic Cotton Deluxe

Waterproof   Top and Side Requires Add-Ons
Dust Mite Barrier   Top and Side Requires Add-Ons
Outer Surface Food Grade Polyethylene Organic Cotton Fabric w/ Polyethylene Org.Cotton Fabric w/ Polyethylene

Bottom Side:
Quilted Organic
Cotton Fabric
Quilted Organic
Cotton Fabric
Seamless Design N/A N/A
Dual Firmness N/A
Firm Support 150 Coils 252 Coils

252 Coils

252 Coils

Filling Material Organic Cotton Organic Cotton Organic Cotton Organic Cotton
Fire Protection FlameBreaker™ FlameBreaker™ FlameBreaker™ FlameBreaker™
NO Latex / Rubber
NO Wool
NO Vinyl / PVC
NO Polyurethane Foam
NO Toxic Chemicals

NO Toxic Fire Retardants

Price Crib - $259 - 298 Crib - $359 Crib - $395 Crib - $339

 

FAQ'S ABOUT NATUREPEDIC ORGANIC CRIB MATTRESSES

 

What is an organic baby crib mattress?
The word “organic” is a term regulated by the USDA applying only to agricultural products. For example, organic cotton is a crop that is grown in compliance with organic standards. This means that no synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers are used.

An organic baby crib mattress is a mattress designed and constructed with certified organic materials, such as organic cotton, and which specifically eliminates potentially harmful synthetic materials such as vinyl/PVC and polyurethane foam.

Why would I want an organic baby crib mattress?
An organic baby crib mattress provides a healthier and more chemical free sleeping environment for your child. This means less exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.

What makes the Naturepedic baby crib mattress so special? 

A Naturepedic organic baby crib mattress will provide your child with a natural, healthy, fire-safe, and comfortable sleep environment for many years.

In addition to organic cotton, Naturepedic mattresses provide important benefits including:
~ a non-toxic food grade waterproof / dust mite proof surface
~ an extra firm innerspring, all while avoiding the use of potential allergens such as latex and wool.

What is DrySleep™ ?

DrySleep provides full non-toxic waterproof protection without the associated discomfort.

Based on years of research, DrySleep technology effectively blocks liquids from passing through he fabric while still allowing the material to “breathe.” It features a specially formulated non-toxic medical grade film which effectively blocks liquids while allowing a certain amount of water vapor (similar to humidity naturally found in the air) to pass through. This results in less “sweaty backs” and a drier, more comfortable sleep.

The DrySleep
Polyethylene waterproof membrane does not contain any added fire retardants or antimicrobial treatments and is free of vinyl/PVC, phthalates and latex.  It has been tested for off-gassing and easily passes GREENGUARD’s certification standards for eliminating chemical emissions. It is extremely thin (even thinner than the membranes used in the new environmentally friendly cloth diapers).

What is polyethylene and why do I want it?
Polyethylene is an environmentally friendly plastic that is used throughout the food packaging industry for its purity and non-toxic properties.

The polyethylene surface of the No-Compromise Organic Baby Crib Mattress is specially formulated using only pure food grade materials, creating the ultimate non-toxic and waterproof mattress cover. It is also easy to clean and will not stain.

Naturepedic uses only polyethylene specially formulated to meet food contact standards, creating the finest non-toxic and waterproof mattress cover available. Polyethylene is easy to clean and highly stain resistant while providing an excellent barrier to dust mites and other allergens. 

Do I need a mattress pad with a waterproof mattress?
Mattress pads are always a good idea. Firstly, no one wants to clean a mattress in the middle of the night. Secondly, they add a nice layer of breathability under the baby.

Using DrySleep™ technology, the No-Compromise™ Waterproof Pad provides full waterproof protection while maintaining a degree of breathability.

The Organic Cotton Flannel Pad, provides a highly absorbtive breathable layer (although not waterproof), and works great with the No-Compromise Organic Baby Crib Mattress since the mattress itself is waterproof.

For older children, we recommend the Organic Cotton Quilted Pad which provides a bit more “cush.” 

What is FlameBreaker™ and why do I want it?
FlameBreaker is a non-toxic and naturally derived fire barrier system that is safe and effective. It meets and exceeds all Federal and State flammability standards without the use of potentially harmful chemicals.

Our exclusive fire protection system is based on the unique fire retardant properties of baking soda and hydrated silica bonded to cellulose fiber.  

~ Baking soda  is a non-toxic substance with excellent fire retardant properties and can be found as a naturally occurring compound.

~ Silica is a natural mineral that comprises about 60% of the earth’s crust. Clay, rocks, sand, etc. are all made primarily of silica. It is a major constituent of human tissue, bones, teeth, etc., and is even available at health food stores as a food supplement.

~ The cellulose fiber used is derived primarily from eucalyptus and poplar trees and has a low carbon footprint. These materials provide the best way to meet fire regulations without the use of dangerous chemicals or allergenic wool.

What kind of coils are in a NaturePedic Crib Mattress?
Naturepedic uses only the very best innersprings available. Our flagship crib innerspring features 252 coils at 15.5 gauge with 9 gauge border wire and additional 9 gauge center reinforcement. This provides ideal support and weight distribution. Our crib classic model features 13 gauge coils with 9 guage border wire.

How many coils do I want in an innerspring?
In general, the lower the gauge, the heavier the steel. However, lower gauge also means larger springs. As the springs become larger, fewer of them can fit in the mattress. Increasing the number of coils while reducing the weight of the steel per coil provides a smoother and overall firmer response from the innerspring since weight is more evenly distributed. This weight distribution is key as it provides improved support at every point. In general, the higher the coil count, the more expensive the innerspring.

What's the difference between the 150 and the 252 coil innersprings?
The 252 coil innerspring is a bit firmer, but the real advantage lies in the center reinforcement.

In addition to more coils, the 252 coil innerspring features 9 guage cross beams that help prevent sagging in the center of the mattress (a Naturepedic exclusive).

This is really only a concern with cribs that don't support the center of the mattress well (e.g. cribs with a wire mesh support system). Both innerprings feature 9 gauge border wire for strong edge support and are designed to meet the CPSC recommendations for firm support in baby crib mattresses.

What kind of GUARANTEE do you offer on your NaturePedic Crib Mattresses?

~  All Naturepedic® mattresses are guaranteed to be free of the following materials and chemicals:
*  Phthalates  *Vinyl (Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC),  *Polyurethane FoamPBDEs (Brominated Fire Retardants),
* Polyacrylonitrile (PAN), Modacrylic,  Antimony, etc.  

~  Naturepedic mattresses are also guaranteed to meetand exceed all Federal and State flammability standards.

~  All Naturepedic Mattresses Carry a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee (less shipping paid by Nature's Baby Blankets).

~ Crib Mattresses come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty .

What does GREENGUARD certification mean?

Use of the GREENGUARD mark indicates that a GREENGUARD Environmental Institute approved laboratory has tested and evaluated representative components of a product as well as the complete product, and has determined that the product meets GREENGUARD Emission Standards and that the products are subject to ongoing testing requirements.

Greenguard, the most trusted independent third party certification program for low product emmissions has tested and qualified Naturepedic mattreses for the prestigious GREENGUARD INDOOR AIR QUALITY CERTIFIED® status.

In addition, Naturepedic organic baby crib mattresses and children's organic mattresses pass even the strictest criteria - the GREENGUARD Children & Schools(SM) test. This gives parents confidence and ensures the public that the Naturepedic line of organic non-toxic baby crib and children's mattresses will not “off gas” harmful chemicals or pollute the air quality around their baby's crib or child’s sleeping environment.

The GREENGUARD INDOOR AIR QUALITY CERTIFIED® Mark is a registered certification mark used under license through the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute.
 

Where are NaturPedic Mattresses made?

These mattresses and all components in them are made and/or grown in USA .

Naturepedic is a family owned business with all of our products proudly made in the U.S.A.

We beleive in supporting our local and national economy and using only the finest materials and workmanship. By using domestic suppliers for all of our raw materials, we know exactly what's in them and can subsequently avoid any “surprises” in our materials as is often the case with imported goods.

When you buy a Naturepedic product, you are supporting U.S. jobs and industry. You can also be assured that all materials are from a trust worthy and reliable source.

 

More Questions you may have

 

What’s the difference between natural and organic cotton?

Natural cotton is grown conventionally but is not processed with harsh chemicals (such as chlorine bleach and various dyes).

Organic cotton is not only unbleached and undyed, but is also grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. It provides a completely natural and chemical-free filling material.

What’s wrong with polyurethane foam?
Polyurethane foam is essentially “foamified” petroleum and is extremely flammable. As such, it is heavily treated with fire retardant chemicals such as PBDEs (the most common of which was just banned by the state of California and across Europe). Many other questionable chemicals are also added in the fabrication process. Polyurethane foam disintegrates over time, breaking down into small particles that easily become airborne while releasing substantial VOCs throughout its lifecycle.

What’s wrong with vinyl/PVC?
Vinyl/PVC is largely regarded as one of the most toxic plastics in use today. It also poses numerous environmental concerns. Mattress covers made from vinyl/PVC contain many chemical additives such as phthalates, antimony, and various biocides which are released over time.

The vinyl surface of a typical baby crib mattress, which is actually polyvinyl chloride (PVC), is originally a hard plastic.

In order to make it soft and flexible, chemical plasticizers must be added. Vinyl covered crib mattresses contained these plasticizers which typically accounted for 30% by weight of the vinyl surface. As of Feb. 10 2009, the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) issued a ban on certain varieties of phthalates.

However, other phthalates have only been banned for teethers and other objects expected to be placed into a child’s mouth, so they still may be present in vinyl crib mattresses. Another phthalate chemical known to cause cancer (DnHP) has not yet been banned at all.

Since the ban, other plasticizer substitutes are now being used whose safety has yet to be demonstrated.