Organic Crib Mattresses
Your baby deserves the safest start with an Organic Crib Mattress. A regular crib mattress is made up of toxic materials and then soaked in carcinogenic chemicals masquerading as flame retardants. These chemicals are found in woman's breastmilk and in cord blood from newborn babies. What is toxic to us adults is 15 times more toxic to your tiny baby. Don't sleep your baby on poison! These organic crib mattresses are made with care, attention to the purest Organic Cotton and chemical free Organic Wool. They are cozy, safe surfaces for your baby with no synthetic fabrics, plastics, formaldehyde, chemicals and dyes or fire retardants.
In New Zealand, chemicals in crib mattresses have been linked to SIDS. They have begun a mattress wrapping campaign and since then not one baby has died of SIDS on a wrapped or an organic mattress. Babies spend over half their lives sleeping. Protect your baby's health by buying organic!
***Our crib mattresses pass all nationwide flame tests using chemical free wool as a flame retardent. No doctors note needed.
****Please be aware of other manufacturers selling what they advertise as organic crib mattresses that are not necessarily what they appear to be. We have seen so called "organic" mattresses covered in vinyl - one of the most toxic things out there both healthwise and earthwise, mattresses made from GMO soy foams that are about 85% petrochemicals, and ones covered in plastic. Vinyl/plastic/petrochemicals are not organic materials and these mattresses do not fit into my definition of organic. Some of these mattresses even use chemical flame retardents. Please research your choices well and pick the mattress that suits your needs in the healthiest way possible.
( I have been asked to clarify my position on polyethene. While I do believe it is a better option for moms on a really tight budget to wrap their mattresses in polyethelene than to sleep a baby on a standard mattress that may give off toxic fumes linked with SIDS - I do not believe it is the best answer. I, personally, just don't really trust plastic when there is another viable option.)
Check out our Solid Maple Crib by Pacific Rim Woodworking
***We recommend a Wool Puddle Pad as our favorite option for protecting and moisture proofing your organic crib mattress.