There are several healthy organic mattresses that we can wholeheartedly recommend for children. Four have innerspring/coils as the base support and one has a base support of pure latex wrapped in quilted organic wool and cotton. All of these mattresses are a great investment in your child’s health and are designed to keep your child …Read More
Have you heard that toxic gases can cause SIDS or crib death? Toxic gases are generated from chemicals in crib mattresses. Basically, the theory is if a baby breathes or absorbs a lethal dose of the gases, the central nervous system shuts down, stopping breathing and then heart function. These gases can fatally poison a …Read More
Day and night, your children are breathing in toxins, both outside and in your home. Most of us think of outside air when considering air pollution. But the EPA estimates that the level of indoor air pollution may be two to five times higher than the pollution level outdoors, and many children spend more than …Read More
Are Toxic Chemicals in Baby Crib Mattresses Poisoning Babies?
The Best Crib Mattress is Safe and Non-Toxic for Your Baby
By Jane Sheppard
Common materials in crib mattresses as well as bassinet and cradle mattresses can be harmful and even potentially life threatening to your baby. Just because these materials are used by the majority of manufacturers, doesn’t mean they are safe. And just because a baby crib mattress is organic does not mean it is non-toxic.
For the past 12 years, I have been thoroughly investigating all aspects of the safety and toxicity of baby crib mattresses to find the best crib mattress – the most non-toxic and the safest crib mattress available. There is a tremendous amount of confusing claims and misleading information out there on websites. I wrote the following report to help you distinguish facts from misinformation and find the best crib mattress for your baby.