Ask Naturepedic: How Do I Clean My Naturepedic Organic Mattress?

How To Clean My Naturepedic Organic Mattress

When you purchase an organic mattress from Naturepedic, it’s a big deal. Your mattress is an investment in safer, healthier sleep for your family. Keeping your mattress clean and hygienic will help to extend the life of your product and keep it in good shape.

In this blog post, we’ll teach you how to clean and protect baby, kids, and adult mattresses. We hope you’ll learn at least one new thing about how to properly care for your Naturepedic!  

How to Clean a Naturepedic Crib Mattress

A waterproof crib mattress is quick and simple to clean: wipe the surface with a damp cloth, using mild detergent on soiled surfaces. You can also wipe the crib mattress with hydrogen peroxide to disinfect.

If your model has a tape edge (a stitched edge similar to an adult mattress), use caution to prevent moisture from penetrating the seams. Quilted crib mattresses are not waterproof. For these models you may spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent as needed.

However, moisture in the mattress may result in mold or bacterial growth. To prevent this level of damage we recommend using a Naturepedic organic waterproof protector to keep the crib mattress safe from liquids. 

Crib Mattress Quick Review:

  • Waterproof models: Wipe with a damp cloth and mild detergent, sanitize with peroxide
  • Quilted models: Spot clean only, protect with a waterproof pad
  • Tape edge (stitched seam) models: Avoid moisture at seams 

How to Clean a Naturepedic Kids Mattress

The 2-in-1 Organic Cotton Ultra/Quilted Mattress is designed with a waterproof side and a non-waterproof quilted side. The waterproof side of the mattress is easy to clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Simply wipe it clean and use hydrogen peroxide to disinfect (optional). Take care to prevent moisture from entering the mattress at the seams.

The quilted side, as well as all other kids mattresses that are not waterproof, are spot-clean only. Using a damp rag and mild detergent, you can lift minor soiling and stains. A heavily soiled mattress may become hazardous, as urine or other spills and messes can penetrate the mattress and result in bacterial growth.

To prevent damage to your mattress, it is best to use a waterproof protector pad. Our kids waterproof protector pads are available with straps or with a fitted skirt. Our kids mattress protector pads, flannel pads, and quilted mattress pads are machine washable. Use an extra spin cycle in the washer before tumble drying to cut down on drying time! If your kids mattress has a pillowtop or other luxury topper, please spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent. 

Kids Mattress Quick Review:

  • 2-in-1 Ultra model: Wipe waterproof side with mild soap and water, spot clean quilted side
  • Non-waterproof models: Spot clean only, use a waterproof or flannel pad to protect 

How to Clean a Naturepedic Adult Mattress

Just like the non-waterproof kids mattresses, all adult mattresses and luxury toppers are spot clean only! This means that to truly protect your investment, you should use an organic waterproof mattress protector over your mattress to keep it safe from any spills. You never know when a mess can happen, especially if you have pets or kids!

If you don’t feel that complete waterproof protection is necessary for your lifestyle, you might consider an organic flannel pad to block bodily oils and perspiration from penetrating the surface of the mattress. The EOS has a unique design and comes with a zippered mattress encasement and inner support and comfort layers. The encasement and components are NOT machine washable. Please spot clean your EOS Organic Mattress! 

Adult Mattress Quick Review:

  • All models: Spot clean only
  • Protect mattress with waterproof protector pad or flannel pad 

How to Clean a Naturepedic Pillow

We can’t forget about our great organic pillows! The Naturepedic Organic Cotton/Kapok Pillow is spot clean only. The Trio Organic Pillow has three components: an outer casing, a quilted layer, and an inner latex pillow. The outer casing and quilted layer of the TRIO are washable (machine wash and dry) while the inner latex casing is spot clean only. Our Organic Cotton/PLA Pillow is fully washable, making it an excellent kid-friendly choice. 

Pillows Quick Review:

  • Organic Cotton/Kapok: Spot clean only
  • Trio Organic Pillow: Machine wash and dry outer casing and quilted layer, spot clean inner latex casing
  • Organic Cotton/PLA: Machine wash and dry 

Need More Information?

If you would like more details on product care and how to clean your Naturepedic mattress or pillow, visit our Product Care page. If your question isn’t answered there, feel free to give Customer Service a call at 800-917-3342 or email We hope you learned one new tip or trick to keep your mattress clean!