We bought DD a twin size "Save the Planet" organic latex mattress from Organic Grace in the medium firmness (it is still pretty darn firm!) we topped it with the original version of the wool mattress pad from Dream Soft Bedware. Love! Seriously, the first night DD slept on that mattress, she STTN. No lie. I think it had something to do with having more space to flop around than her crib, but I am not complaining. Love it!
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We recently got a Jamison natural latex mattress and really like it. I was surprised to find it at my local mattress store. It was on sale, so we paid about $2400 for a queen size.
We aren't allergic to latex, but I am not sure if it would matter if we were-- the covering is not latex so your body doesn't actually come into contact with it. Hope that helps!
We have one of the organic mattresses from this poster's store and we really like it. However, after a year of co-sleeping and having 5 in the bed (and having the kids jump on the bed after we told them not to), the springs were starting to be felt...so we bought a 4" pillowtop organic mattres topper to go over it. And man, what an awesome combo...best mattress ever! So definitely get your mattress from Organic Grace...we had the best service from there. And then spring for an additional pillow-top topper eventually if you can---it's well worth it! (We can't do the latex mattress due to latex allergies in the family...even natural latex gives my little one welts. So I can't speak to that one, but I can say that we've really enjoyed and gotten some good use out of our organic innerspring mattress.)
Oh how funny...I didn't realize this was an old thread. Uh, well, an update...the mattress I posted about in 2009 is the one that sleeps 5 every night now in our house. LOL!
Are people not worried about latex allergies? Seems to be more and more common...I work at a bakery and several of us cannot wear the latex gloves. Just curious since it's doubtful most of us know whether our kids are allergic to latex. I wouldn't want to spend so much and not know.
So now, we are saving for yet another organic mattress...hopefully this one won't be allergy inducing. This is the one we're looking at: http://organicgrace.com/node/653
About latex ... I react badly to latex condoms, gloves, etc. But it is not the latex, it is the other chemicals they mix with the latex!
So, although I am sensitive to most latex products, I LOVE my bed that has a 100% natural latex pillow top.
If you live near Portland, Oregon, there is a mattress company called ParkLane. I'm not sure their mattresses are "Organic" but they are very thoughtfully made to exclude toxic ingredients. I have reactions to "organic" products, because some organic chemicals are still irritating. In fact I have to steer clear of the ParkLane products containing Aloe, since its most significant chemical is basically a natural form of aspirin. I had trouble breathing in the store and on those mattresses, but my non-aloe mattress has been fantastic.
Hi Everyone! We're based in the UK, www.buyorganics.co.uk and specialize in organic mattresses that are all Eco friendly, free of nasty toxic chemicals and made of totally natural materials like organic wool, cotton and rubber latex or just coconut coir if you think you may have a latex allergy.
We sell loads of organic baby mattresses as well as first mattresses for children transitioning to a bed of their own. Many people ask me why they should buy an organic mattress for their children, and the reason is that children are more in danger of developing problems as they grow because of the chemicals found in conventional mattresses. Conventional mattresses can contain any or all of the following, VOC's, PBDE flame retardants, Antimony, Heavy Metals, Boric Acid, PVC, Petrochemical foams etc. Not the greatest ingredients to expose a child to! Instead , by using materials like; organic wool, organic cotton, pure rubber milk that's formed into latex without additives from the rubber tree and coconut coir, you can pretty much feel safe, that your child is sleeping on all natural materials. You can still achieve fire retardancy through the use of wool which is what we do.
If you just want to have a chat, we're here to help just dish out advice, even if we are across the ocean and impractical to buy from. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you spot what to look for and what the pros and cons are.