I am ready to move my baby from her bassinet into a crib and I want to buy the best (but affordable) organic mattress. I know you do a lot of research before you purchase anything- do you have any suggestions?
Los Angeles, CA
I am always so amazed at how often a question will pop into my inbox about something I have very recently researched to death and made a decision about.
Just last week we bought a new mattress for our 2 and a half year old who has slept with us up until now. We decided not to buy a crib because we knew we wouldn’t use it, but we did have a Arm’s Reach Co-Sleeper which I highly recommend.
He reached a point where it just seemed clear that he wanted his own sleeping space, but not necessarily in his own room. Combined with the fact that we will soon have a newborn in our bed, we knew it was time to get him his own mattress.
You’re right- I did tons and tons of research, discovered that there are even more green-washers out there now than there were three years ago when I was looking for an organic mattress for our Co-Sleeper . Disheartening, yes, but once again this gives me the opportunity to “vote with my dollar.”
I found a great mattress, and it is the only one endorsed by Healthy Child, Healthy World.
It’s made in the USA and doesn’t contain cancer causing fire retardants or other toxic chemicals. It also has a firm side for the crib, a softer side for your toddler and fits both crib and toddler beds.
So one could potentially get 4-5 years out of this mattress. Considering your child will spend 10-14 hours a day on this, while NOT breathing in an harmful substances, I find the $300 price tag to be quite a bargain.
My child’s health is worth any amount of money I have.