affordable not so toxic mattress - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 05-27-2010, 06:08 PM - Thread Starter
rnasmomma's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 150
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I need four twin mattresses for my children's bunk beds. I was planning on going to IKEA, but have read varying info on their chemical toxicity so I'm second guessing that choice. I was then considering a futon mattress with non-urethane fibre-foam and cotton with boric acid for the fire retardant...but again, I am hearing mixed information on the use of boric acid in mattresses. I also found this "natural' memory foam mattress, but don't know anything about how toxic it is....

Money is rather tight, so I do not see cotton/wool organic mattresses as options. Does anyone have any information on any of these mattress options?

rnasmomma is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 2 Old 06-02-2010, 03:26 PM
talia rose's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: on the river in so hum, ca
Posts: 1,163
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The memory foam one is a completely toxic mattress. Just because they have added a tiny amount of GMO soy or comparable plant substance to the petrochemicals so they can call it green does not make it healthy. I could not get the other link to work. One option is to do a Build Your Own Mattress - start with maybe two or 3" of raw latex, either with a cotton zip cover or just a sheet and then you can add onto it later as your kids get older. I would do a thin (but still comfy) natural latex like this before a petrochemical mattress anyday.....

Talia Rose - mountain mama to Grace and Xack::  h20homebirth.gif :homeschool.gif  goorganic.jpgwhale.gifchicken3.gif

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Products Healthier for Humans and Gentler on the Earth

talia rose is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 8,866

12 members and 8,854 guests
agentofchaos , katelove , Katherine73 , lillymail2008 , malehirt23 , manyhatsmom , sciencemum , shantimama , sren , wheelslom15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.