Back when I was pregnant with my first, if you had told me I should look at organic anything; I probably would have looked at you like a deer in headlights. I was absolutely clueless on so many things the first time around and did many things I would do differently now. Then, when I had my daughter, I started to do some things differently. This third time around, I feel like I finally have a full grasp on how I plan to navigate this parenting journey we’re on. One of the biggest debates I dealt with this pregnancy (and trust me, there were A LOT) was whether or not to purchase an organic crib mattress.
I know so many things out there are not really necessary when it comes to baby gear and every parent makes the choice that’s right for them and their budget, but I spent a lot of time figuring out what choice was right for us. I mean, really… how harmful can a mattress really be? Both of my other kids used the same old mattress I bought when pregnant with Landyn (6+ years ago.) I may have upgraded them when they both got into their big kid beds and went with chemical free options, but they still turned out fine and healthy… why would I do it now?
When our family started making changes to the food we were eating, it was a while before it dawned on me… we should be changing much more than our food! I started being aware of harmful chemicals in our shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergent – everything! Then I started researching the chemicals in crib mattresses. You know that nasty smell whenever you bring home a new mattress? What if I told you those were chemicals being radiated into your baby while they slept? One of the many reasons we chose Naturepedic.
Why Naturepedic? What Make’s It So Different?
One of the things I was immediately drawn to when researching Naturepedic and their products, were the many certifications and partnerships they hold with many green organizations. It takes a lot of qualifications to get certified organic and recognized by some really trustworthy organizations and Naturepedic has passed all of those tests! What else?
Naturepedic products :
- Contain NO harmful chemicals!
- Contain NO allergen materials.. this one is huge for me, growing up with asthma!
- Uses natural and organic materials wherever possible
- Practical Design – the 2-in-1 mattress we chose provides a quilted plush side and a waterproof side, so our baby can grow with the mattress!
- Naturepedic also goes through third party testing and verification
- GREENGUARD® certified
Naturepedic Organic Cotton 2-in-1 Ultra Crib Mattress
The 2-in-1 Ultra Crib Mattress not only provides safety, but comfort for baby. I love that each side offers something different, an organic cotton quilted fabric for a luxurious feel, or organic cotton waterproof fabric for practicality when baby is small and messes are likely to occur. The hypoallergenic design is great to reduce risk of allergies and asthma, and both sides of the mattress offer comfortable sleep arrangements while remaining firm and safe as well.
You might be wondering how Naturepedic passes the fire safety test without containing all of those harmful chemicals discussed above? As described directly from the Naturepedic website :
Due to our innovative natural design and intelligent mattress construction, Naturepedic passes all Federal and State flammability standards without the use of any fire retardant chemicals or flame retardant barriers. This is achieved through superior product design, the use of more natural materials (i.e. organic cotton fabric, organic cotton fiber and pla batting) and the elimination of polyurethane foam. Learn more HERE.
In addition, Naturepedic provides a LIFETIME WARRANTY which is super appealing to us parent’s knowing we have the peace of mind when choosing this product that we are going to get what we pay for.
Thanks to Naturepedic, I now can say I feel so confident in our choices for baby and I love that they provide a quality product that we can trust. If you’re on the fence and wondering whether you really need to go organic, I would say definitely do your research. Every parent should make a decision based on their own desires for their baby, and when you’re ready to take the plunge… Naturepedic has several options to choose from! Their baby selections have something for every parent’s desires for their sweet bundles.
Okay sweet girl… we’re ready to bring you home and let you sleep soundly… and safely as a Naturepedic kid!!!
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