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 our certified organic 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. Our food-grade polyethelyne waterproofing derived from non-GMO sugarcane truly makes clean-up a snap – without the use of the vinyl/PVC or phthalates found in conventional waterproof crib mattresses. 

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

Classic Seamless Organic Crib MattressClassic Seamless Organic Crib Mattress


 wipe-clean waterproof surface

lightweight or 150 coil support

single or 2-stage dual firmness



Breathable 2-Stage Organic Crib MattressBreathable 2-Stage Organic Crib Mattress


removable washable breathable cover
(with waterproof backing)

lightweight or 252 coil support

2-stage dual firmness



Breathable Ultra 2-Stage Organic Crib MattressBreathable Ultra 2-Stage Organic Crib Mattress

breathable ultra

removable washable breathable cover
(thicker + designer fabric)

lightweight or 252 coil support

2-stage dual firmness



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How to Clean a Naturepedic Kids Mattress

The 2-in-1 Organic Kids 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 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, use a waterproof protector pad. Our kids waterproof protector pads are made from two laters of cozy-soft GOTS certified organic cotton with an ultra-thin waterproof layer in the middle. Plus, they're machine washable! You can also 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 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! A waterproof protection pad can also help block bodily oils, perspiration, cosmetic residue and more from penetrating the surface of the mattress. 

Adult Mattress Quick Review:

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

Organic Mattress ToppersOrganic Mattress Toppers

Organic Toppers

Turn your mattress into a cloud by choosing a GOTS certified organic latex or wool topper.

Organic Pads and SheetsOrganic Pads and Sheets

Organic Pads + Sheets

Protect and dress up your bed in the finest coziest organic fabrics available.

Organic PillowsOrganic Pillows

Organic Pillows

Looking for that perfect pillow? Check out our collection of comfy organic pillows. 

How to Clean a Naturepedic Pillow

We can’t forget about our oh-so-comfy organic pillows! Our pillows are spot-clean only. However, some of them (like our award-winning Organic Adjustable Latex Pillow) have an outer casing that is machine washable and dryable. For care instructions on each of our pillows, please view our Product Care page. You can also invest in a waterproof pilow protector to keep your pillow clean and hygienic and help block allergens. 

Pillows Quick Review:

  • Spot clean only
  • If possible, machine wash and dry outer casing
  • Consider a waterproof pillow protector

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!