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Naturepedic is the first and only mattress company to specialize exclusively in the design and manufacturing of infant and children's mattresses that promote natural and organic materials, a non-toxic design, fire-safety, and baby health.
All Naturepedic natural and organic mattresses have been designed with the help of pediatricians, orthopedic specialists, chemists, and engineers. Research and design is coordinated by G.E.M. Testing & Engineering Labs in Cleveland, Ohio.
All Naturepedic mattresses are manufactured to provide long lasting heirloom quality workmanship. We have done the research and gathered the right materials so that you can focus on what really counts - giving your child a healthy sleep environment.
We believe that mother nature provides the best materials for a healthy and comfortable sleep. Life is too valuable to take unnecessary chances. Why not just use more natural products that don't carry the same risks as synthetic and petroleum based ingredients?
All of us at Naturepedic invite you to join in our mission of improving the lives of our children. In doing so, you are also promoting sustainability and good stewardship.
Naturepedic was founded by Barry A Cik, a quarter century veteran in the field of environmental engineering. In anticipation of his first grandchild, Barry went searching for a suitable baby crib mattress. Sadly, he found all of the crib mattress offerings completely unacceptable and was in shock at the state of the industry. "I knew all about vinyl/PVC, polyurethane foam, and the various chemicals contained in them and there was no way I was going to put my grandchild to sleep within a few inches of these chemicals."
Barry then set out to find a suitable organic baby crib mattress. "All of the organic baby crib mattresses on the market contained either latex, wool, or both, and were not waterproof... if the mattress were to get wet, it would grow mold and fungus without any effective way to clean it. The wool/latex issue left a lot to be desired considering their known allergenic properties." According to Barry, "the organic baby mattresses were nothing more than miniaturized adult mattresses, which made little sense for babies."
Barry, together with his two sons, set out to found Naturepedic, an organic and non-toxic baby crib mattress company dedicated to providing parents with a better alternative - the first and only waterproof organic baby crib mattress designed with a safe food grade polyethylene cover, and which eliminates the potentially harmful chemicals with which Barry was so familiar.
Today, Naturepedic has a large and growing network of retail outlets across the country and abroad. Due to the success of the No-Compromise™ Organic Baby Crib Mattress, Naturepedic has launched many new models to meet the growing demand for high quality non-toxic baby and children's mattresses and bedding.
About the NO-COMPROMISE™ ORGANIC COTTON ULTRA Baby Crib & Toddler Mattress
- Promote a Healthy Environment for Your Baby or Child
Baby and Children’s mattresses typically use materials such as vinyl/PVC and polyurethane foam which release questionable chemicals over time. These materials and chemicals have been eliminated in the No-Compromise Organic Baby Crib Mattress. Babies in particular spend up to 70% of their early life sleeping and playing on a crib mattress. Your baby’s health and safety should not be negotiable. This mattress has also been tested for chemical emissions and certified by GREENGUARD® to meet their strict standards for children.
- Available in Two Styles
- Traditional - Features a decorative trim along the edge of the mattress.
- Seamless - Waterproof edges and seams prevent moisture penetration for a more hygienic design. No seepage of fluids or entry points for dust mites.
- Premium Organic Cotton Waterproof Cover
Features a luxurious organic cotton fabric with an easy-to-clean clear food grade 100% polyethylene waterproof coating. Polyethylene is an excellent alternative to the vinyl/PVC found in nearly all crib mattresses. Polyethylene is an environmentally friendly plastic used throughout the food packaging industry for its purity and non-toxic properties. Provides the ultimate non-toxic waterproof and stain resistant mattress cover.
- Organic Cotton Filling
Mother nature provides the best materials for a healthy and comfortable sleep. A crib mattress made with organic cotton promotes a healthy and more chemical-free sleeping environment. Cotton is an ideal filling material that is both natural and renewable. Organic Cotton is unbleached, undyed, and grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers.
- Firm Support
Heavy-duty orthopedic innerspring and firm flat surface provide ideal support in accordance with pediatrician and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) firmness recommendations.
- 252 Coils (702 Coil Count) + Edge Support
- Dual firmness model features additional AirCore™ support on infant side
- Fire Protection
Cotton does not burst into flames or release deadly fumes when ignited (as compared
with polyurethane foam). Exclusive fire protection system features a non-toxic and naturally derived fire barrier system that is safe and effective. It meets and exceeds all Federal and State flammability standards without the use of potentially harmful chemicals.
- Heirloom Quality Construction
- OPTIONAL Dual Firmness
Features a slightly firmer infant side and a slightly softer toddler side.
The No-Compromise™ Dual Firmness Ultra is simply the cleanest and healthiest crib mattress available. It is waterproof, firm and eliminates potentially harmful chemicals from your child’s crib. It will provide your child with a more natural, healthy and comfortable sleep environment.
My Naturepedic Experience!
I have learned through my research that cotton is one of the most pesticide applied crops. Think of all the things that are made from cotton! Scary huh? When we start talking about mattresses not only are they made with cotton, but also usually several different types of plastics and PVCs that are very harmful as well. When you consider the fact that babies and toddlers sleep at least 10 to 14 hours on their mattress and breath the gasses these emit you have to stop and think about the effect it has on their little bodies. Did you know they have have now linked pesticides to ADHD??
When I was pregnant with Ethan I purchased one of the cheapest mattresses you could find. Seriously I was not thinking about the harmful gasses at the time of purchase. However, after recently reading Jillian Michael's "How to Master Your Metabolism" I realized the seriousness of the effect plastics and non-organic items do to our bodies let alone our childrens bodies! If you have any doubt of the effects these items have in our health you must read this book. She gives numerous studies and stats to back up what she says.
After educating myself about PVC's I was ecstatic when Naturepedic let me review their No-Compromise Organic Cotton Ultra Baby Crib & Toddler Mattress. When I received the mattress the first thing I noticed was the weight of the mattress. The cheap mattress I purchased a couple years ago I could practically balance it on one hand it is so light. There is just not much to it! The Naturepedic mattress was much heavier because this is a REAL mattress.
I put the mattress into the crib and I saw that it fit more tightly into the crib than my previous mattress which is another plus. The Naturepedic mattress is much more firmer when I press it with my hand. I can tell a huge difference doing this with the cheap mattress compared to the Naturepedic mattress. The best way I know how to describe it is the difference between driving a VW Bug and a Rolls Royce. The waterproof organic cotton cover is soft, much better than feeling the plastic cover on the old mattress. Overall the construction of the Naturepedic mattress is amazing top quality.
I laid Ethan down for his first nap on the Naturepedic mattress. He snuggled down fast and I actually think he is sleeping a little better! I feel so much better knowing he is sleeping on a mattress that is not emitting harmful gasses. This mattress will also fit his toddler bed when we transition him to one later this year. Later down the road when it is time for a larger bed we will be looking forward to getting another Naturepedic mattress for Ethan.
Our Favorite Features of the Naturepedic No-Compromise Organic Cotton Ultra Baby Crib & Toddler Mattress!
- Made with Certified Organic Cotton. It is important to use products that use certified materials.
- Dust Mite barrier cover. Super important!
- Orthopedic innerspring.
- Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Make an Organic Mattress a Priority for your baby!
Obviously the mattress and bedding are the most important "baby gear" items you will need to purchase for your baby. Yes, buying organic ones will cost more, but you can't deny the facts of why it is so important right? Here are some tips for making the mattress and bedding a priority in your purchases and to your friends & family who will be buying gifts for your new little one:
- Do without all the unnecessary baby gear. There is too much baby gear & gadgets available and it does not mean you need one of everything. There were several items I did without so I had the extra money to buy a jogging stroller which was my priority when purchasing my baby gear. I did fine without all of the bouncers, walkers, etc and I was happy that I spent my money on one big purchase that was more important to me.
- Talk to your family. Usually your parents or other close family members will buy you one large item for a gift. If you don't have this luxury, let your family know that you are wanting to purchase an organic mattress/or and bedding for your baby and would be so happy if they would just give you cash to go towards your purchases. I do not think it is rude to ask this of your family.
- Make a note on your baby registry. Baby registries usually have an extra box that you can add notes to those who print out your registry. This is a great place to add that you prefer only organic bedding and clothing. Also be sure to register for some of these items that you would like as many stores now carry a variety of organic items.
BUY IT! You can purchase directly from Naturepedic.
WIN IT! Naturepedic is giving away 1 No-Compromise Organic Cotton Ultra Baby Crib & Toddler Mattress to a Take Time to Smell the Rose reader! Valued $359!
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