NATUREPEDIC ORGANIC CRIB MATTRESS COMPARISON
FAQ'S ABOUT NATUREPEDIC ORGANIC CRIB MATTRESSES
What is an organic baby crib mattress?
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?
A Naturepedic organic baby crib mattress will provide your child with a natural, healthy, fire-safe, and comfortable sleep environment for many years.
addition to organic cotton, Naturepedic mattresses provide important
DrySleep provides full non-toxic
waterproof protection without the associated discomfort.
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?
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?
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?
How many coils do I want in an innerspring?
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).
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:
~ 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.
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?
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.