Do you have a baby on the way and you’re making a list of all the products you’ll need to buy before you bring your bundle of joy home? One of the indispensable items you need to have on that list is an organic crib mattress.
Mattresses are not cheap these days and while as much as we always want to buy the best for our children, it is totally understandable that unfortunately it sometimes comes down to what we can afford.
Manufacturers also know this and they are only interested in pushing products out the door for as little money as possible as long as it passes government regulations and often these regulations may not be very strict.
Now, you might be asking why it needs to be organic, won’t a normal crib mattress do the trick? Read on and you’ll find out why it is so important that you buy organic products particularly an organic crib mattress for your little one.
What is the difference between an organic crib mattress and an ordinary baby’s mattress?
Organic Roots Mattress states “Traditional mattresses go through many different chemical processes that can cause trouble breathing, allergic reactions, and more. Choosing an organic mattress reduces these risks and helps you achieve better and healthier sleep.”
“Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. When switching over to organic cotton, the use of toxic chemicals is eliminated.”
Most times the core for foam or natural latex crib mattress are obtained from materials like coconut layers, several types of latex, polyethylene or polyurethane foam. Because latex is allergenic, it’s not advised to make use of baby products that contain it.
What are the downsides to using a standard crib mattress?
A study by The University of Texas showed that:
- New crib mattresses release about 4x as many Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Body heat increases emissions
- Toxic chemical emissions are strongest in the sleeping infant’s immediate breathing zone
A standard mattress contains brominated fire retardants. These fire-retardant materials are cause for concern wherever children may come in contact with them. Countries in Europe have actually banned harmful chemicals like flame retardants entirely. PBDE’s get stored in the human body with every exposure, making them bioaccumulative.
The other drawbacks to using standard crib mattresses are that they contain cheap glues, polyvinyl chloride (vinyl), polyester fabrics and petrochemical foams.
How important is an organic crib mattress?
An organic crib mattress helps increase blood flow and relieve pressure so your baby can get a good night sleep. Organic baby crib mattresses are made with non-toxic materials so your baby will avoid sleep interruptions due to exposure to chemically treated fabrics.
Traditional mattresses go through many different chemical processes that can cause trouble breathing, allergic reactions, and more. Choosing an organic crib mattress reduces these risks and can help your baby achieve better and healthier sleep.
Recent science shows that a compressed mattress starts to break down at a rate of 2 weeks equaling 1 year of use. Most mattresses that are shipped in a box are usually sitting around from 3-6 months before your mattress is delivered to your home.
So a mattress shipped in a box is like a mattress that is already 6-12 years old. Many imported mattresses are encased with fiberglass or other toxic materials.
We all want to make sure that the future of our children’s health and the health of the planet is taken care of. Since we spend ⅓ of our lifetime in bed, starting our life in an organic crib mattress is the perfect first step to take.
When switching over to organic cotton, the use of toxic chemicals gets eliminated. This helps maintain healthy soil and groundwater. This eliminates direct pollution on the planet and our bodies.
If you’re ready to make the switch to organic or want to learn more about purchasing an organic crib mattress for yourself or a loved one, contact us today. Our expert team will help find the perfect mattress just for you, and we offer free local delivery and removal of your old mattress.