This is our fourth baby but its our first time using a crib. The other girls still sleep with me and I can't trust them to not go near the baby in the middle of that night. So I plan on using a crib and just having it next to the bed. But I am so confused on mattresses. I want to get organic but when I look at some I read reviews and find out they aren't really organic or they still have bad chemicals. How do I trust that I am getting a 'safe' mattress. Can someone point me in the right direction?
Can someone educate me on organic crib mattresses
I have two Naturepedic mattress and two that are a cotton/wool futon style. I use a Naturepedic one for infants/young toddlers because it is firmer than the others I have. Their waterproof mattresses do have a thin layer of food grade polyethylene in them but I'm ok with this as it doesn't offgas. If you don't like that though I would find a firm cotton/wool mattress if you can. Here's the Naturepedic website. http://www.naturepedic.com
If you are on a budget I'd recommend this. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sealy-Naturalis-Organic-Cotton-Crib-Mattress/10379653
I have that one and it doesn't off-gas at all and seems good to me. If I was upper-middle class or higher maybe I'd spend a bit more though for the naturepedic or something, though I don't know if it would be necessary. I'm pretty happy with what we got.