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Old 08-15-2011, 04:59 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello! I'm shopping for a non-toxic latex mattress for my 4 yo son. He's moving from a crib to a twin bed. Frequently his nighttime diaper hits capacity and his sheet and puddle pad are quite wet in the morning.

 

But how to protect a new latex mattress from pee, the stomach flu, etc.??? A high-quality mattress should last him until he leaves for college (latex mattresses last up to 20 years). It's really important that my son sleep on a healthy mattress...but also important to protect that mattress!

 

A wool pad under a cotton pad is one idea. But that's 2 more things to buy on top of an already long list (mattress, foundation, sheets, pillow, etc.) and I need to control costs.

 

Any other thoughts?

 

TIA,

Deborah

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Old 08-15-2011, 05:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Found an option...http://www.naturepedic.com/products/pads/organicmattresspads.php. Organic cotton surrounding a polyethylene-type waterproof layer. Not as natural as pure wool or cotton, but completely waterproof. And certified non-toxic by third party GreenGuard.

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