This gift includes:
-1 organic portacrib mattress
from Naturepedic made in the USA from organic cotton fabric coated with waterproof food-grade polyethylene
and filled with organic cotton
. In mattresses, organic cotton is a healthy alternative to foams, which are chemically treated, and to latex or wool, which are allergy-prone. Easily wipes clean with a damp cloth.
Size: 24" x 38" x 2"Organic Cotton
-Domestically grown and certified organic cotton
-Unbleached, undyed and grown without synthetic pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.Firm Support
Features Air-Core™, a non-toxic environmentally friendly support layer made from food-grade polyethylene. Air-Core is a network of closed cell air pockets that provide a firm and comfortable base without the toxic properties of polyurethane foam and the allergenic concerns of latex/rubber.Fire Protection
-Exclusive fire protection system utilizes natural and non-toxic ingredients such as baking soda and hydrated silica bonded to cellulose fiber (see below for more details).
-Meets and exceeds all Federal and State flammability standards without the use of potentially harmful chemicals.Non-Toxic Materials
-NO Vinyl, PVC, or Phthalates
-NO Polyurethane Foam
-NO Allergenic Materials (Latex or Wool)
-NO PBDEs (toxic fire retardants)
-NO Brominated or Chlorinated Fire Retardants
-NO PAN (polyacrylonitrile)
-NO Dimethyl Sulfate
-NO Boric Acid
-NO Respirable Crystaline SilicaOptional sheets
-100% organically grown cotton
-Luxurious 250 thread count sateen
-Fitted design and elastic perimeter provide secure fit
-Machine wash & dry
-Made in USA
Plant a Tree Program
This gift qualifies for 1 item = 1 tree planted
. If sheets are added, this gift qualifies for 2 items = 2 trees planted
. Gift Wrapping
No gift wrapping available for this item. It ships directly from the manufacturer. Why Organic Cotton is Better than Conventional Cotton?
: Organic cotton is grown without pesticides and fertilizers, unlike conventional cotton, which uses 25% of the world's insecticides and 10% of the world's pesticides. For instance, it takes roughly a third of a pound of pesticides and fertilizers to grow enough cotton for just one T-shirt.
-Better for human health
: Organic farming prevents farmers and the local population from being exposed to hazardous chemicals. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 7 of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton in the year 2000, in the United States, as "possible", "likely", "probable", or "known" human carcinogens.
-Better for the environment
: Organic farming prevents soil erosion, protects air and water quality for plants and animals, and preserves species biodiversity through crop rotation.
-Safer product especially for a baby's sensitive skin
: Clothing or toys made from organically grown cotton are free of much of the harmful chemical content present in conventionally grown cotton. Bleaches, formaldehyde, and other chemical finishes are also used in non-organic textile manufacturing. Even after washing a cotton shirt many times, chemical traces remain. About Naturepedic
Naturepedic specializes in natural and organic baby crib mattresses and bedding. A natural and organic baby crib mattress is the first step toward a healthy crib environment for your baby. Crib safety goes beyond wood and bolts. It requires a natural and non-toxic crib mattress as well.
Naturepedic products go above and beyond the CPSC ban by eliminating many other questionable chemicals from baby crib mattresses. Naturepedic products are regularly tested to meet the strict GREENGUARD® certification standards for children.
-Promotes baby health and safety by eliminating potentially harmful chemicals
-Features certified organic cotton and environmentally friendly materials
-Provides non-toxic fire protection and waterproofing
-Loved by parents, physicians and independent evaluators
-Made, tested, and certified in the U.S.A.What’s In a Naturepedic Mattress?Food-Grade Polyethylene
(Waterproof models only)
Polyethylene is an environmentally friendly plastic that is used throughout the food packaging industry for its purity and non-toxic properties. It has a very simple molecular structure that does not require chemical additives (as opposed to vinyl/PVC) and is favored by environmental groups all over the world. Naturepedic uses only polyethylene specially formulated to meet food contact standards, creating the finest non-toxic and waterproof mattress cover available. Polyethylene is easy-to-clean and highly stain resistant while providing an excellent barrier to dust mites and other allergens.Certified Organic Cotton
Organic cotton is the purest form of cotton, grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or GMO’s (genetically modified organisms). In mattresses and changing pads, organic cotton is a healthier alternative to foams (which are chemically treated) and latex (which is allergy-prone). Naturepedic uses only U.S. grown and certified organic cotton.Heavy Duty Orthopedic Innerspring
Naturepedic uses only the highest quality innersprings available. Steel springs are readily recyclable and provide heavy duty support without any health or allergy concerns. Naturepedic's flagship crib innerspring (Ultra
) features 252 coils at 15.5 gauge with 9 gauge border wire and additional 9 gauge center reinforcement. This Naturepedic's exclusive provides ideal support and weight distribution. Naturepedic's 150 coil innerspring (Classic
) features 13 gauge coils with 9 gauge border wire.Non-Toxic Fire Protection
Nearly all mattresses today are made with polyurethane foam or latex as the primary filling material. Due to their high flammability, these materials are usually treated or wrapped with harsh industrial fire retardant chemicals. Some of these chemicals introduce health and toxicity concerns. Naturepedic take a different approach. Organic cotton is a far superior filling material and is significantly less flammable to begin with. Naturepedic's exclusive fire protection system is non-toxic and naturally derived. It is based on the unique fire retardant properties of baking soda and hydrated silica bonded to cellulose fiber. Baking soda
is a non-toxic substance with excellent fire retardant properties and can be found as a naturally occurring compound. Silica
is a natural mineral that comprises about 60% of the earth’s crust. Clay, rocks, sand, etc. are all made primarily of silica. It is a major constituent of human tissue, bones, teeth, etc., and is even available at health food stores as a food supplement. It is also a primary ingredient in natural toothpaste. The cellulose
fiber used is derived primarily from eucalyptus and poplar trees and has a low carbon footprint. These materials provide the best way to meet fire regulations without the use of dangerous chemicals or allergenic wool or latex.