Hi-Does anyone have a recommendation for a good organic crib mattess? I've been looking at the Naturepedic one but it's really expensive $259! Has anyone had any luck finding a good organic crib mattress that's cheaper?
i have a naturepedic mattress for my son and we love it! well, i'm guessing he does, only because he's slept through the night since we transferred him over at 4.5 mos old........he's now 21 mos and never had an issue with it......mine was a little more expensive (the one that's $299, but i forget which one that specifically is, and since he's sleeping right now i can't check!) its well worth the money, i feel.......we are really tight for cash, but i remember thinking when we were registering that babies sleep at least 12-15 hrs a day on this, and it should be the best quality....after all, wouldn't you want the best, most comfy bed if you slept that long (ahh, how nice that thought is.....sigh.) the top is waterproof, which is great when there is some wetness from a leaky dipe or a spit up.........doesn't happen often, but when it does, it doesn't really matter if it went through the sheet..........
since kids are in cribs for about 2 years at least before transferring to a toddler bed, the cost of the mattress would be at $.33 a day :)
Organic crib mattresses don't have to be expensive - I got mine on aBaby.com. It's filled with organically processed cotton (100 percent) and has an organic latex waterproof cover. It's 24 inches by 38 inches and 3 inches in height. I think you can get one made to custom size, as well.
We spent the 250 and got the naturepedic crib mattress. One of the seams ripped and when I notified the company they offered to repair it if we paid to have it shipped back. I emailed them pictures asking how they could repair a waterproof material where the holes were enlarged from the rip without making it tighter and more prone to another tear. I also let them know if we did send it back my daughter would then have to sleep with us for six weeks, which I would not mind at all but my husband is another story, then retransition her back to her room. It took a week or so of them finding out what they could do before offering to replace it at no cost to us. By then my daughter was a little over two so we asked if we could apply the credit to a twin size and they agreed, still covering the shipping. The twin got a similar rip on a corner right away but since my daughter no longer wets the bed we have not tried to replace it. If there are any more rips we will and again insist on them holding up their end of the guarantee. We looooove the mattress and feel it is worth the cost and problems. It never had an odd smell, is very firm but comfortable. In winter we put a thermal blanket under the sheet to keep the mattress cover from giving chills. Hope it lasts her until college.
Crib mattresses with covers you can zip on and off are great, because you don't have to worry about spills, or rips or tears. So solid organic latex, with a zip cover is a simple solution, and you can put your wool pad, or other waterproof pad right on top!