Saturday, September 17, 2011

Naturepedic No Compromise Organic crib mattress review and Waterproof Organic Cotton Fitted Crib Mattress Pad #GIVEAWAY (RV $59.00)

Have you heard of Naturepedic? They make GOTS certified Organic Mattress and Bedding Manufacturer! Wait, I am getting ahead of myself here. Let's rewind 3+ years...

When I had my first baby, I wasn't too conscious about eating organic foods, harmful chemicals, and toxins. He slept the first year of his life on a regular old Serta mattress we purchased at Babies R Us.
During my infancy of parenthood, while breastfeeding my son I started reading more and more about eating organic foods. I read that most commercial foods consumed everyday contain harmful toxins (think pesticides and herbicides, growth hormones and so on) that can be passed through breast milk to your tiny baby! I started my research and armed with factual evidence, I slowly started making changes.
I made the switch from commercial foods, to all organic (yes it is spendy, but so well worth it)! I started making my own baby foods out of organic produce! I went through plastic surgery. Not the kind of plastic surgery you think, but I started getting rid of ALL plastic items in my home. From food storage containers, to the baby's plastic toys! Is our home totally plastic-free? No, but we will slowly get there!

As I continued to research and make changes I came across many articles that addressed the issue of mattress off-gassing! One of my most favorite websites that is choc-full of useful information regarding toxins in items for kids is called Safe-Mama! Safe-Mama showcased an article about off-gassing last March, you can read that article HERE! It explains what off-gassing is, and how you can prevent it. Its a very informative article!
There has been question as to whether mattress off-gassing plays a roll in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). I would say yes, though I am not a doctor or scientist. As parents we all want what is best for our children. Many (if not all) commercial (non-organic) mattresses (both crib and full sized) are treated with fire-retardants! Fire-retardants are toxic chemicals that are sprayed onto the surface they are meant to protect. After time, these toxic chemicals off-gas and are breathed in by the person sleeping on that surface.
Healthy Child Healthy World also has great information regarding off-gassing. You can read more about that HERE!
After conducting the research, I knew I needed to purchase an organic mattress. Why was this such an important change that I needed to make? On average, a child spends 12-14 hours a day asleep on their mattresses!! 10-14 hours breathing in toxic off-gassing fumes!!
This is how I found Naturepedic No Compromise organic cotton crib mattresses. Was it expensive, a bit. We paid $259.99 for our mattress that we bought from Target! I think for the original mattress we had, we paid around $150.00 for it. So, this one was about a hundred bucks more.... but so worth it, for my peace of mind!
This is the mattress we bought:

I took a few pictures of it today while I was changing my son's sheets. This is my 3 yo toddler bed:
Here is a close-up of the Naturepedic tag:
You can see the detail on the edges of the mattress here:
I know that many mom's and dad's can't afford to plop down $260.00 for an organic mattress... but there are other things you can do to help prevent off-gassing. You can purchase a Naturepedic organic Cotton waterproof mattress pad for $59.99 (fitted crib size) which has a thin layer of plastic inside the pad itself, which will not let the gas pass from the mattress into the air!
This is a very affordable option for those families that currently own a non-organic crib mattress.
I loved my Naturepedic no compromise crib mattress so much, that I bought a second one when I was expecting my second baby. Mind you, it took a bit of work convincing my husband to spend so much more on an organic mattress.... but I scrimped and saved in other areas to purchase these mattresses.
I rest assured in knowing that my boys are NOT inhaling toxic fumes when they sleep. Funny thing too, once I made the switch with my oldest son to the organic mattress, he slept better, and longer, but my boys have always been good sleepers. My 3 yo still naps, and today he slept for 3.5 hrs. They go down at 7:30 and are up by 7 am!

This post was created to share my personal experiences with using child-safe/non-toxic items. It was not created to place blame or condemn anyone for using a non-organic mattress. At the end of the day, we as parents do whatever we think is best for our families... it took me a long time to save up to buy these mattresses. I think that in life you have to decide what things are important to you and then you have to try your hardest to do those things! It may cost a bit more, but it was an obtainable goal!

Do you want a Naturepedic organic crib mattress? All of the wonderful organic products made by Naturepedic can be found on their website.
You can purchase the same mattress I did at Target for $259.99!

Naturepedic has generously offered one LWML follower a chance to win a Waterproof Organic Cotton Fitted Crib Mattress Pad (RV $59.00)
To enter, simply use the rafflecopter form below, you may have to click on "read more" to see the rafflecopter entry form!

Good Luck and have fun!
~Mama of the littles~

Disclosure: This is my completely honest opinion about the item above and may differ from yours. I was not compensated in any way for this review!




40 comments:

  1. organic mattresses are made with non toxic materials.

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  2. I would want NO-COMPROMISE™ ORGANIC COTTON CLASSIC
    Baby Crib & Toddler Mattress
    jsbecker29 at gmail dot com

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  3. I would love to have one of their mattress covers

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  4. I'd love to have their quilted organic
    cotton deluxe mattress. It'd be so nice to not only have my LO's on organic, but to sleep on it myself!

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  5. I learned the they are 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.

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  6. I'd love one of the standard size organic pillows and pillowcase!
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  7. I would love to have an Organic Changing pad!
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  8. I would love to have an organic mattress and pad from Naturepedic! I've been researching mattresses a ton to prepare for our baby, and decided this is the best brand for us to.
    karlawsuarez at gmail dot com

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  9. would love a portacrib mattress from them!!!
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  10. I'd love an organic cotton pillow for ME! :) OK, and maybe a toddler one for my son. And MAYBE another one for my hubby :)
    boomersoonermama @ gmail dot com

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  11. I would like to have some of their Standard Sized Pillows.

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  12. loving the organic sateen sheets!
    ticklemetiffyyyy[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  13. I would love the organic pillows!

    a_stro at yahoo dot com

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  14. I'd love to have some organic flannel crib sheets!

    Carolyn H on Rafflecopter

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  15. I would love to try some organic crib sheets!

    heaventaste @ hotmail dot com

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  16. I visited Naturepedic and I'd love an Organic Toddler Pillow. Thanks!

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

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  17. I would love the organic cotton sateen crib sheet.

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  18. I'd love to have a 4-sided contoured organic changing pad!

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  19. I would LOVe to win :) im expecting my first :) aab-4@hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I learned that no other mattress company specializes in organ and natural baby mattresses like Naturepedic does.
    materialgirlgreen at gmail dot com

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  21. I'd love to have an organic changing pad!

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  22. I'd also love to have the 4 sided organic changing pad. I haven't found organic changing pads in any store around me.

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  23. I love the airflow mattress pad and sheet in one! What a great idea for all those unexpected changes!

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  24. The Revere bed is truly the best mattress we have ever owned, after having slept on waterbeds and a variety of spring mattresses for decades. We have been using it for nearly a year and have notable improvement in back pain and body aches, and can immediately tell the difference when traveling - We can't wait to get home to our Amerisleep mattress! What appealed to us was the competitive price, healthier materials, and that it's made in USA, and we weren't disappointed. We have recommended this bed many of our friends and family. http://www.amerisleep.com/amerisleep-vs-tempurpedic

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  25. "10-14 hours breathing in toxic off-gassing fumes!!" - It's kind of shocking that conventional mattresses actually contain toxic fumes – and to think that our babies even sleep on them!
    Actually, I’ve been searching far and wide for the perfect organic crib mattress for my baby. I will make sure this eco-friendly crib mattress is one of my options when I look for one next week. I’m pretty confident I’ll find one that’s comfortable for sleeping, for sure!

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  27. I made the switch from commercial foods, to all organic (yes it is spendy, but so well worth it)! I started making my own baby foods out of organic produce! I went through plastic surgery. http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb/article/Best-Mattress-Brand-Blog-Announces-Top-5-Luxury-4200981.php

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    Thanks for posting your review for this mattress. I've been having a hard time finding any thorough reviews on this mattress. We're considering this mattress for our first baby and i was hoping you may be able to answer two questions for me. 1. what did you do for a moisture/waterproof barrier? since this one has no barrier, what did you use? 2. after two years of use, how has the mattress held up? are you still using it? i'd really appreciate any input you could give. thanks again for taking the time to post your review. please feel free to contact me at bb1010bb(at)outlook.com. THANKS!!!

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