Guide to Choosing Your Organic Baby Crib and Toddler Mattress

Copyright 2019 Healthy Child

Eliminate worry knowing that you are choosing the safest, most non-toxic crib mattress available! All our crib mattresses are GOTS certified organic and are made with ONLY safe, non-toxic materials.

How do you choose the most appropriate crib mattress for your baby?

What do they all have in common?

No matter which mattress you buy, you can be confident that we guarantee the following;

  • All mattresses are GOTS Certified – the entire mattress, not just the materials
  • No harmful fire retardants or chemicals!
  • Made in USA.
  • Firm and flat surface – in accordance with all CPSC standards
  • Snugly Fits U.S. standard cribs – also fits toddler beds
  • Heirloom Quality – Premium components
  • Extraordinary Customer Service

In addition, all models are guaranteed free of:

  • polyurethane foam
  • vinyl PVC
  • phthalates
  • biocides
  • fire retardant chemicals

Naturepedic Crib Mattresses

Naturepedic crib mattresses are the safest crib mattresses available. All Naturepedic crib mattresses have a lifetime warranty and 30-day money back guarantee.

Naturepedic Models

Classic – Our most affordable model has a plant-based polyethylene (non-GMO sugar cane) surface that is waterproof and dust mite proof. The Classic comes with an option of Naturepedic’s 150 or 252 coil innerspring.

Ultra – A step up from the Classic, all Ultra models have Naturepedic’s premium 252 coil innerspring. The surface of the Ultra is an organic cotton fabric with a thin, clear coating of plant-based polyethylene (non-GMO sugar cane), so it has a more fabric-like texture, but is still completely waterproof and dust mite proof.

Lightweight – At about half the weight of the other models, theses mattresses do not contain innersprings. Instead they contain WaveSupport™, made from pure food-grade polyethylene. The wave structure achieves incredible strength with very little material, offering an ultra lightweight design that is both firm and comfortable.

Quilted Organic Cotton Deluxe – The surface of this mattress is quilted with organic cotton and wool and has the premium 252 coil innerspring. There is no plant-based polyethylene covering – therefore the fabric surface is not waterproof or dust mite-proof. We recommend using the Naturepedic organic cotton waterproof pad and an organic cotton dust mite cover.

Naturepedic Options

All three waterproof models have two additional options:

Seamless – Instead of the traditional thread-bound trim, the Seamless mattresses have heat sealed side seams that provide a more contemporary look and also prevent moisture and dust mite penetration for a more hygienic design that allows you to wipe clean all the way to the edge!

2 Stage – This mattress has an additional Air-Core™ support layer on one side to make a slightly firmer infant side and a slightly softer toddler side. Simply flip it over when your baby no longer needs the firmest support, and your toddler will continue to enjoy the comfort and safety of this mattress.

In addition, the Ultra also comes with the 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Cover option.  The softer, quilted side provides a more “grown up” feel for when your baby becomes a toddler. Simply flip the mattress over and begin using the quilted side in the crib or toddler bed. The quilted side is not waterproof and should be used with the Naturepedic organic cotton waterproof mattress pad to prevent moisture from seeping into the mattress.

What’s the difference between the 150 and the 252 coil innersprings?
The 252 coil innerspring is a bit firmer with better weight distribution, but the real advantage lies in the center reinforcement. In addition to more coils, the 252 innerspring features 9-gauge cross beams that provide additional support and help prevent sagging in the middle of the mattress. This additional support is especially helpful with crib frames that don’t have solid frames, such as a wire mesh crib bottom. Both innersprings feature 9-gauge border wire for strong edge support.

WaveSupport™ or Innersprings?
The lightweight models do not contain innersprings. Instead they contain WaveSupport™, made from pure food-grade polyethylene. This provides excellent support and durability that rivals innersprings and premium foams. The Lightweight model is perfect if you are looking for a mattress that is supportive yet lighter than standard mattresses.

What is the Firmest, Most Supportive Baby Crib and Toddler Mattress?
Considering that the Naturepedic Organic Cotton Ultra Seamless 2 Stage Mattress has the 252 coil innerspring with center support, plus the additional AirCore support, it is the firmest, most supportive crib mattress you can buy.

Traditional or Seamless?
Some people prefer the traditional look of a binding or trim while others prefer the sleek modern look of the seamless design. Additionally, the seamless design features heat-sealed waterproof edges that prevent moisture or fluids from seeping into the mattress along the edge. While it is rare for an accident to occur along the edge of the mattress, it is a possibility. The waterproof edges also provide a more allergenically sealed construction.

Moisture in a mattress will allow mold, mildew and bacteria to grow, making it unhealthy for babies. In addition, dust mite allergies can be problematic for kids and dust mites love to live in mattresses. That’s why all the Naturepedic Classic, Ultra and Lightweight models have the specially formulated plant-based polyethylene surface – the safest, most non-toxic waterproofing available.

The only non-waterproof mattress is the Quilted Organic Cotton Deluxe. If you purchase this mattress, you also need the Naturepedic Organic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Pad.

The links below will take you to the individual crib mattress product pages with more info, photos and prices:

Classic Seamless
Classic Seamless 2 Stage
Ultra Seamless
Ultra Seamless 2 Stage
Lightweight 2 Stage
Lightweight Seamless 2 Stage
2-in1 Organic Ultra
Quilted (non-waterproof) Organic Cotton Deluxe