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Eco Mattress vs. True Organic Crib Mattresses

March 12th, 2012 | Posted by KristenM in mattresses

organic crib mattressWe already know that organic crib mattresses are an ideal solution for our babies, providing allergy-free, chemical-free comfort for babies. But sometimes it’s hard to tell what’s really organic and what’s just eco-friendly, because the two are not mutually exclusive. Eco and green can be confusing terms. A mattress saying they use soybean foam, for example, can still contain at least 80% petroleum and are not really made of soybeans at all. But some companies will still label they has eco-friendly.

Even so-called organic crib mattresses saying they are made with bamboo can still contain toxic chemicals. Instead, you need to look for mattresses that are certified with the Global Organic Textile Standard seal. The largest certifier in the US is Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO). Naturepedic is 100% certified and never uses any type of chemicals in their mattresses. So unless it has a seal, think twice about purchasing it.

Going organic is a great solution and is a smart choice to help keep your baby healthy and happy. It’s not just good for those with allergens, it will ensure no toxic chemicals come in contact with your little bundle of joy. Look for the seal and don’t be fooled by other terms.

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