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Non-toxic mattresses??

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Where do you find them? Is there a cheap alternative (low tox? i guess)... My double futon is getting too small for me and my girls. When I first got it, way before I had kids, it sure had that chemical smell... I was thinking of trying a large queen size foamy, or getting another futon...

ideas? rec's?
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moved to natural home!
post #3 of 7
I don't know how cheap you need but we needed a new mattress and couldn't afford any of the no toxin options. We ended up getting a couple of latex bed toppers. We got two three inch ones from http://www.absolutecomfortonsale.com/latexfoam.htm and we both think it is much better than our old mattress. I don't know what thickness you'd need or how cheap but it's a no toxin option at least.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
that's interesting... I've never heard of the latex thing... So you just put two together to make your new bed? How was the shipping? And does it sit on a bed frame?

post #5 of 7
Well, I think they have free shipping. I also asked for a discount for ordering two and they gave it but I don't remember how much. Actually, we put it on our old boxsprings. But I got the idea from someone on mothering who put it on her slat bed I think. On the floor they felt fine. I'm not sure how they would feel over something rough; I think ok but I'm not sure. The place I ordered from had a money back if you're not happy deal. Problem of course there would be you're out shipping.
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Thread Starter 
thanks for the replies. I appreciate it.

anyone else found a great cheap option? I live in canada too, so hopefully the shipping wouldn't be too exorbitant.
post #7 of 7
I needed two twin mattresses for my kids' bunk beds and I tried to find something nontoxic that I could afford, but I couldn't. I considered getting cotton futons, but didn't want to put them on the bunks. I ended up buying used mattresses because I figured at least they had already done some outgassing and then I encased them in zipon allergy barriers since I figured they would have dust mite build up.
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