Most organic crib mattresses are made from natural rubber called latex, organic cotton and/or organic wool. There are many benefits your baby will receive from avoiding a traditional crib mattress and replacing it with an organic crib mattress. Four of the main benefits of organic crib mattresses are listed below.
A Flame Resistant Mattress without Chemicals
Organic crib mattresses use wool as a natural flame retardant. Therefore, you will have peace of mind about flammability of a mattress when your baby sleeps on an organic crib mattress.
Organic crib mattresses are naturally hypoallergenic. Since your baby is born with chemicals that are in his blood, it’s important to decrease the possibility of adding more! The more chemicals you add to the body, the more you increase the risk of developing symptoms and health issues in life. The more chemicals put into the body, the greater the chance of developing allergies. Your baby’s chance of developing allergies is reduced with an organic mattress.
Benefits for Baby’s Lungs
Your baby will breathe freely and easily on a natural organic crib mattress. Chemicals in traditional mattresses are not inert. They continue to change and when exposed to other chemicals or microbes, they degrade. In the process of degradation, toxic fumes are given off, called off gassing. These toxic fumes are breathed in by your baby and the chemicals then affect lung tissue. They have been linked to asthma, lung cancers, and other serious lung disease.
Reduced Chance of SIDS
A New Zealand scientist discovered a connection between the off gassing of chemicals in crib mattresses and SIDS. Once health professionals made new recommendations to parents, the death rate from SIDS fell to zero. Your baby has a reduced chance of SIDS when you switch to an organic crib mattress that has no chemicals in it!
Baby Stays Warm or Cool Depending on the Weather
You don’t have to worry about your baby catching a cold because he’s warm in the bed when he’s sleeping on an organic crib mattress. The materials used to create organic crib mattresses – wool, especially – is a natural insulator. It will keep your baby warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Dust Mite Free
Dust mites can cause health problems but with an organic mattress, this is not an issue. The materials that organic crib mattresses are made from are naturally resistant to dust mites.
Your baby will grow up healthier, breathe better, and have less allergies by sleeping on an organic crib mattress. And the whole time, you have contributed to preserving our environment. It’s a huge win, no matter which way you look at it!