Lullaby Earth Super Lightweight, Non-Toxic 2-Stage Crib Mattress

by Chrystal Johnson on August 15, 2012

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One of the things I didn’t think about when my girls were born that there was a possibility that crib mattresses were toxic. So I was disturbed to learn that nearly three-quarters of crib mattresses in the US contain suspect or dangerous chemicals (Source).

While my girls never slept in their cribs for more than a nap, I was still upset to learn that they most likely slept on a toxic mattress. While we’re past the crib phase now, we do have toddler beds for both girls – which use a crib-sized mattress.

So I was happy to be able to replace one of the mattresses with a non-toxic mattress from Lullaby EarthWe were able to try the Super Lightweight, 2-Stage Crib Mattress with Kaylee’s brand-new toddler bed.

Here’s a great video about the mattress:

Unlike most crib mattresses referenced in that Washington Post article, Lullaby Earth mattresses are completely free of:

  • Polyurethane foam (including “soybean” foam blends)
  • Vinyl/PVC, polyurethane coated nylon or damask
  • PFC water-resistant treatments
  • Antibacterial biocides and the various chemicals associated with those materials
  • Harmful fire retardants: Fire protection is achieved with hydrated silica, a harmless natural mineral

Because of this, Lullaby Earth crib mattresses are recommended by Healthy Child Healthy World (HCHW). (I’m part of the HCHW Blogger Network because they do great work!)

And the mattress really is very lightweight! At only 7 pounds, it’s easy to maneuver and change the sheets on Kaylee’s bed.

While Kaylee is mostly potty trained, she still doesn’t have full bladder control when she is sleeping, so the waterproof feature is great. Lullaby Earth crib mattresses are completely waterproof, even on the edges where most crib mattresses have seams!

What makes the 2-stage mattress different (and perfect for us) is that one side of the mattress has a firm, flat surface for infants and the other side has a softer sleep surface for growing toddlers like mine. It also features strong edge and side support for structural stability, making it a great choice for toddler beds.

A recyclable mattress? That’s right… Lullaby Earth mattresses are the first crib mattresses made from common recyclable materials. Unfortunately, recycling programs may not be available in all areas for products of this shape and size yet. At least it’s a step in the right direction.

And the Lullaby Earth mattresses are also so much more affordable than some of the other non-toxic crib mattresses I’ve looked at!

Overall, we have been very happy with our Lullaby Earth Super Lightweight, 2-Stage Crib Mattress, and it’ll get plenty of healthy use in Kaylee’s toddler bed!

Be sure to connect with Lullaby Earth on Facebook and Twitter.

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About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 betsi August 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I was totally unaware that any crib mattresses were toxic. Thank you so much for the info!

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2 Julie Keyworth August 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Wow! I never knew my kids slept on toxic mattresses! I have two at the moment!

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3 polly valenzuela August 16, 2012 at 9:39 pm

love the fact that its recyclable !!

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4 Marie O'Brien August 16, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I love that it is light, recyclable, and non-toxic.

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5 Carrie W.
Twitter: H
August 17, 2012 at 7:16 am

I am so disturbed to learn more and more products for our babies are toxic! I didn’t realize our mattress is, too!

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6 Ashley Suzanne August 17, 2012 at 8:13 am

I love that this is only 7 lbs!!
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7 Crystal Litz August 17, 2012 at 9:22 am

I love that it is recyclable

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8 Michelle Knopp August 17, 2012 at 9:23 am

I would have never guessed that my baby’s mattress would be toxic! Thank goodness for Lullaby Earth.

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9 Melissa H. August 17, 2012 at 9:32 am

This mattress sounds great! I love that it’s lightweight.

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10 Holly Petrie August 17, 2012 at 9:54 am

My daughter has an organic mattress too!

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11 Lydia V August 17, 2012 at 10:01 am

Wow I was not award the mattresses could be dangerous.

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12 Amber DeGroff August 17, 2012 at 10:04 am

Very nice! Also love the light weight!

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13 Anne Perry August 17, 2012 at 10:08 am
14 judi
Twitter: juditupp
August 17, 2012 at 10:24 am

This looks like it would last longer then the mattresses I’ve previously had. I love that it can be recycled.

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15 Beth R August 17, 2012 at 11:33 am

I love that it is so lightweight!! I know changing sheets after having a c section with my first was so hard. 7lbs would be so much easier

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16 Tammy Greenbury August 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Lightweight, and non-toxic. Awesome!!!

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17 Kristen August 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

LOVE that is so light!

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18 Dandi D August 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I’d feel so much better if my baby were sleeping on this mattress!

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19 Sarah Hull August 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I looove that this mattress is only 7lbs! I’ve never heard of a mattress that is recyclable either – so cool!
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20 Meg S. August 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I really wish we owned a non-toxic mattress for our little one, and I absolutely love that this mattress can be recycled! How cool is that!?

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21 TJ
Twitter: MeasuringFlower
August 17, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Totally awesome! Our mattress is crackled, so we could use a new one.
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22 jenny arden August 17, 2012 at 3:17 pm

i want this so bad!!!

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23 Liliana Montemayor August 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Non-toxic is great!!

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24 Maggie August 17, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Love that it’s a two-stage mattress, in addition to being so safe for baby AND the environment!

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25 Melissa August 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I would love to replace one of my three crib mattresses with this!

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26 Michelle Feliciano August 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I love that it is nontoxic and lightweight.

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27 Priscilla Benavides
Twitter: prissybenavides
August 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm

It’s good to now know that as mother’s we should check for toxins in mattresses, especially when it’s for a baby’s crib.
priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

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28 Rebecca Wood August 17, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Wow… I really didn’t know that some crib mattresses are toxic. That really freaks me out! I will definitely be doing more research about this, and may purchase a mattress from Lullaby Earth in the future. I love the double sided feature of these mattresses. I would love to have a mattress that could be used for my toddler now, and then be flipped when the new baby comes and we transition the toddler to a new bed. That is just fabulous.

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29 Amanda
Twitter: householdsix
August 18, 2012 at 4:12 am

I love the 2 different sides! That’s such a great idea on the company’s part.
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30 Rachel August 18, 2012 at 5:31 am

Not something I ever really thought about, but it makes sense. Thanks for sharing.

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31 Julie Ghrist August 18, 2012 at 7:08 am

I want one of these so bad. I despise changing crib bedding and this would make it sooooo much easier! We have a hand me down mattress and it is pretty old… I would love to win a new one!

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32 polly August 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm

i like that it has pfc water resistant treatments

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33 Amanda August 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm

I love how lightweight this mattress is!

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34 Amy August 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Exactly the mattress I have been looking for!

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35 Laura Love August 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I would absolutely love to have this mattress. It is amazing that it is so light, and that it is waterproof. It just looks incredible!

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36 Teresha August 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I like that this non-toxic crib mattress is pretty affordable!
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37 Pat August 18, 2012 at 9:11 pm

It seems as though everything in the house has something toxic. It’s nice to know someone makes safe mattresses.

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38 Jessica P. August 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm

It’s so disturbing that pretty much anything you use now-a-days is toxic in some way or another! :/

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39 Natalie Finch August 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I’m disturbed to find out that many crib mattresses are toxic! Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I like that the mattress is versatile, with a firm side for infants and softer for toddlers.

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40 Mandi August 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I would love to win this mattress! I have a protective cover for ours, but with #2 on the way we need another mattress!

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41 Jana August 20, 2012 at 8:42 am

I had no idea about the toxins in crib mattresses! WOW how scary!

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42 Cathy August 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Love that it’s chemical free! Knowing that when I lie little down would help me sleep at night!

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43 jennifer laur August 21, 2012 at 9:22 am

i love that these have an infant side, and softer sized for toddlers! my sons current mattress feels so uncomfortable, but he’s no longer at risk for sids so i’d love for him to have something softer!

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44 Julia
Twitter: JuliaLittleBit
August 21, 2012 at 7:29 pm

This mattress sounds wonderful!
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45 lisa August 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm

This would be great for my new baby due in Oct!

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46 Bekah Kuczenski
Twitter: MrsKucz
August 22, 2012 at 1:43 am

I love that this mattress is lightweight and waterproof!

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47 sarah August 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

This is just brilliant!

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48 Mallory Meaux August 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

I had no idea so many are toxic!

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49 krista grandstaff August 23, 2012 at 9:33 am

I love the fact that it is so lightweight, and recyclable :) !

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50 Keara B. August 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I love that this is non-toxic, and so lightweight! So much better for baby. And would make changing sheets so much easier. :)

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51 Hannah Avery August 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I really like that it is nontoxic!

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52 Julie August 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I knew that crib mattresses were bad but for some reason it never occurred to me that my youngest is sleeping on one in her toddler bed! Wow, talk about brain fart. My newborn will be sleeping with me or in her new pack n’ play right next to my bed so I hope those are both safe places for her. No wonder my 4 year old rarely sleeps in her bed. Thanks for this post and the giveaway.

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53 Melanie August 24, 2012 at 6:18 am

What a fabulous mattress! I’m glad such a great product exists for the little ones!

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54 Nikole H. August 24, 2012 at 6:45 am

I love that it is waterproof without chemicals!!!

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55 Kesha August 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

love it!

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56 Janie Far August 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Wow! I am shocked to learn about toxic mattresses, and a little upset I haven’t previously heard of them! I will keep this in mind. Thank you for sharing your review it was very informative!

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57 Marsella Romero August 25, 2012 at 9:31 am

I love it!! What a great product I would love to try it out!

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58 Lauren U August 25, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Wow, a mattress that can be recycled?!?!

lauren.uda(at)gmail(dot)com

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59 Randi August 26, 2012 at 6:06 am

I love that it’s recyclable!!

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60 mp phaiah August 26, 2012 at 11:19 am

i love that this mattress has two sides or babies and toddlers!

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61 Rachel Wright August 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm

how cool that it is recyclable!

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62 Nicole S August 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I’d LOVE to have a natural mattress like this one for my babies! I also really appreciate that this mattress is easy to recycle.

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63 Nicole U August 27, 2012 at 9:30 am

I love that it is non-toxic, lightweight, water-proof and recyclable

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64 Sonya Morris August 28, 2012 at 6:35 am

I love that this mattress is recyclable!

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65 Linda August 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I did not realize that crib mattresses were toxic

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66 Beth Ann August 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I didn’t know that mattresses were toxic! That’s scary! :(

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67 Liz Ticona
Twitter: lizticona
August 29, 2012 at 12:52 am

Love how this mattress is made! I’m looking for one and there were so many to choose from it was very overwhelming but i’m bookmarking this page to show to hubby so that we can purchase it for our baby boy who is due in 4 weeks :) thank you!
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68 Misses Giveaways August 29, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I have never thought about a mattress being toxic so thank you for bringing this to my attention! I really want this mattress now.

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69 Melissa K August 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I didn’t know that crib mattresses were toxic. My daughter sleeps in a cosleeper, but I don’t know what the mattress is made of.

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70 Naomi Polansky August 30, 2012 at 10:01 am

I would LOVE to have this mattress for my LO!!

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71 Darien McGuire August 30, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I’ve heard that studies in New Zealand are finding that there is a reduction in SIDS when children sleep on non- toxic mattresses.

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72 Laura Cooper August 30, 2012 at 10:03 pm

I want one of these, so bad! Our crib is still new in the box (baby is 1 day after tomorrow!) because I just didn’t feel good using our existing crib mattress and didn’t know what to buy (or how to afford it).

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73 Kristi K August 31, 2012 at 5:41 am

This mattress sounds great! I love that it’s waterproof.

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74 Lauren M. August 31, 2012 at 5:52 am

Love the two-sided design! Thanks for a product that can last a child awhile! :)

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75 Krystal G. August 31, 2012 at 7:08 am

Confession: I would change my daughter’s crib sheet more often if we had a lightweight mattress. Right now it rarely gets changed because it is so difficult!

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76 Richard Hicks August 31, 2012 at 3:06 pm

like all of the features and especially that it does not have Antibacterial biocides and chemicals

brich22 at earthlink dot net

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77 Katie O August 31, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I love that it’s waterproof!

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78 danielle finley August 31, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I bought the cheapest mattress for my girl and its falling apart. Not to mention she has allergies and the mattress probably is not helping!

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79 Angela August 31, 2012 at 8:09 pm

This is great! would love to have this for my little guy!

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