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 Earth. We 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!