What’s In a Naturepedic Baby Crib Mattress?
Certified Organic Cotton
Organic cotton is the purest form of cotton, grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or GMO’s (genetically modified organisms).
In mattresses, organic cotton is a healthier alternative to foams (which are chemically treated) and latex (which is allergy-prone).
Naturepedic uses only U.S. grown and certified organic cotton filling in its mattresses.
(Waterproof models only)
The surface of every waterproof Naturepedic mattress is so pure you can eat on it. Polyethylene is an environmentally friendly plastic that
is used throughout the food packaging industry for its purity and non-toxic properties. It has a very simple molecular structure that does not require
chemical additives (as opposed to vinyl/PVC) and is favored by environmental groups all over the world. Naturepedic uses only polyethylene specially
formulated to meet food contact standards, creating the finest non-toxic waterproof mattress surface available. Polyethylene is easy-to-clean
and highly stain resistant while providing an excellent barrier to dust mites and other allergens. Does not contain any fire retardant chemicals or phthalates.
Naturepedic uses only the highest quality innersprings available. Steel springs are readily recyclable and provide heavy duty support without
any health or allergy concerns. Our flagship crib innerspring features 252 coils at 15.5 gauge with 9 gauge border wire. Our 150 coil innerspring
features 13 gauge coils with 9 gauge border wire. Our twin, full, and queen size mattresses feature 360, 528. and 650 coils respectively.
Note: Beware of advertisements for “coil count.” This figure does not give the number of coils in the actual mattress,
but rather the number of coils in an equivalent full size mattress.
Wavesupport™ Lightweight Technology
Wavesupport is an exclusive Naturepedic innovation designed to provide exceptional support with about half the weight of
an innerspring mattress (11 lbs instead of 22 lbs on average). Wavesupport is made from pure food grade polyethylene
and makes changing sheets a breeze! Unlike most lightweight mattresses on the market, Wavesupport contains no polyurethane foam! Wavesupport also does
not contain any fire retardant chemicals.
PLA Comfort Layer
PLA is an amazing new fiber that's made entirely from plants (mostly corn and potatoes). It wicks away moisture, offers a comfortable resiliency,
and does not off-gas harmful chemicals. In fact, it is used in food packaging materials and a number of biomedical applications such as sutures, stents,
and drug delivery devices. PLA is a non-toxic and sustainable alternative to petroleum-derived products with excellent comfort attributes.
Fire Protection - Done The Right Way
At Naturepedic, we don't like chemicals, and we certainly don't like fire retardant chemicals! We consider the best form of
fire protection to be superior product design that avoids the need for these chemicals in the first place. Organic cotton, for example,
is a far superior filling material and is significantly less flammable. Through extensive research and creative product design,
we've eliminated the need for fire retardant chemicals and FR barriers in our products. After all, the safest chemicals
are none at all! Meets all Federal and State flammability standards. More Info