Nothing is more important than the health of your child. As new studies emerge showing the potential health effects of baby bedding, many parents have shifted their focus toward organic alternatives. Although experts agree that many products are just as good in their non-organic form, crib mattresses are not one of them. Standard mattresses continually give off toxic fumes that infants and toddlers breathe in while they sleep. Their underdeveloped immune systems are especially susceptible, and the 10 to 14 hours of sleep they get puts them at an increased risk for headaches, fatigue and asthma-like symptoms.
Standard crib mattresses undergo harsh manufacturing processes that use formaldehyde and arsenic. And, to ensure that the mattress is flame-retardant, the fibers are doused in even more chemicals. Organic mattresses are constructed of all-natural materials instead of synthetic selections. However, not all organic mattresses are created equal.…show more content… Wool is the leading choice and offers antibacterial properties that fight off bacteria and germs. Its moisture-wicking and breathability also allows young children to sleep comfortably while maintaining an optimal body temperature. If your child is susceptible to allergies and asthma, you can enjoy the added perks of hypoallergenic wool that won’t trigger attacks. Wool is naturally resistant to dust mites, mold and mildew as well.
There are three types of organic mattresses on the market: Organic wool, organic cotton and organic rubber. We’ve talked a lot about organic wool mattresses that are made from hygienic wool and ideal for children. Organic cotton mattresses have a similar feel to standard cotton mattresses and include springs and additional layers of cotton. Organic rubber mattresses have no springs and feature a rubber core. Cotton is wonderful for comfort and durability, while latex is resistant to dust mites and