Organic Baby Crib Mattress
Phthalates Free

I know that my Samantha's organic baby crib mattress is completely free of harmful chemicals such as Phthalates. Phthalates have been added to traditional crib mattresses for a long time. By adding phthalates to PVC plastics, manufacturers are able to create a soft waterproof vinyl that cover most baby mattresses.

The major hazard occurs when phthalates leach out from the vinyl cover and come in contact with a baby. The consequences are harsh and many. In 2004, the CPSC told manufacturers of crib mattresses that they may voluntarily eliminate phthalates from their mattresses. But obviously they didn't, as removing phthalates from the baby crib mattress surface would make the mattresses rock hard and unusable.

On February 10, 2009, guidelines by the CPSC were set that restricted the use of six major phthalates over 0.1% in crib mattresses. I am skeptical on how well this will be enforced. That is why I believe that investing in a 100% natural organic crib mattress is the right move to keep our babies safe.

So you're looking for a high quality innerspring organic baby crib mattress. You want your baby sleeping on a safe non-toxic mattress.

One of the best innerspring mattresses available is the Naturepedic No Compromise. The 150 heavy gauge coils provide a firm sleeping surface for your baby.

Naturepedic Crib Mattress
This mattress does not contain any harmful chemicals such as antimony or boric acid. I like the waterproof surface since it protects the mattress from both baby leaks and dust mites.

Personally, I prefer this mattress over similar priced foam versions. I just think it's more comfortable. I know there are great foam mattresses out there for babies. Yes, they are lighter than their spring counterparts. I guess I'm just old school and biased towards the sturdy innerspring mattresses.

Most of the reviews I have read on various baby forums are very positive. However, it is not cheap. Actually, for a 100% certified organic mattress, it's a great price. I've seen organic mattresses in the mid 400s this one is in the mid 200s, so that's a big difference.

But if it's still out of your price range, take a look at these cheaper crib mattresses. You will notice the Colgate mattresses. They are among the most popular, and in my opinion, among the best quality mattresses outside of the organic category.

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