Crib Mattresses : Why Organic? {Naturepedic Review}

Posted on Apr 17 2015 - 9:40am by Kelley
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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?

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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

Naturepedic 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.

Naturepedic Ultra 2 in 1 crib mattress

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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11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Deb- It's me, debcb! April 17, 2015 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Did this brand exist 15 years ago when I had a baby? If so, I missed it. So important!

  2. coolchillmom April 17, 2015 at 11:36 am - Reply

    its so scary to think how we can harm our babies and not know it
    thanks for introducing me to the brand

  3. Jess Scull April 17, 2015 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    This is amazing! When I plan for my 2nd, I’m definitely going to invest in one of these

  4. Phyrra April 17, 2015 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    It sounds like the perfect mattress for your child. I like that it’s got the waterproof side too.

  5. Ashley April 17, 2015 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a great mattress!

  6. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama April 18, 2015 at 10:04 am - Reply

    A crib mattress choice is so important for baby! I mean, think of how much they sleep- especially in the beginning. This Naturepedic mattress looks like a safe and comfy choice for baby. 🙂

  7. Carly April 18, 2015 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    This is the exact mattress we got for Lydia!!!!

    • Kelley April 24, 2015 at 1:10 pm - Reply

      Oh really!?!? Do you love it!? I’m excited to have one I know we’ll be able to use for a long time!

  8. Laura MyNewestAddiction April 19, 2015 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Raegan totally needs a new crib matress. It is about to be transitioned into a toddler bed :DDD

    • Kelley April 24, 2015 at 1:09 pm - Reply

      These mattresses are amazing investments and would last you a lifetime for sure!!

  9. April July 14, 2015 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Had to read this! I’m currently looking for new mattresses. Only the best for my babies!

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