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Old 08-01-2012, 09:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm interested in getting a pretty thick organic mattress cover to fit these mattresses. I have already bought them, and plan to let them off gas (down in our basement)  from now until the babies are born. Then, I'd like to cover them with a mattress cover that is organic, as well as with organic sheets. I can't seem to find an organic mattress cover that zips all the way around the mattress. They all seem to be just for the top half of the mattress. I'm afraid that that if the bed continues to off gas, that wont be enough protection.

 

Do you think i should just buy two organic mattresses (they are so expensive, and I need two, but ill do it if I have to). Or do you think that the mattress cover should be enough? Or *even better* do you know of a crib zip around mattress cover?

 

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http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50152859/

 

 

And I can only seem to find covers like this:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Snoozy-Organic-Cotton-Waterproof-Mattress/dp/B000809NVE


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HI Adaline,

Cotton is in no way waterproof so make sure you read the ingredients well since they have to add synthetic fibers to make it waterproof. I would go with a wool moisture pad like this, which is organically waterproof. http://obasan.ca/products/terra-nova-3-0-wool-moisture-pad-crib-size-or-puddle-size/

 

If your mattresses are truly organic, they should all have a thick layer of wool within the cover, which is the only way to make a mattress without adding fire retardants. Also, this layer of organic wool is a natural barrier for dusmites, therefore you shouldn't have to put a cover that covers the whole mattress.

 

Obasan specializes in 100% organic mattresses and bedding accessories, that is all they do so you are certain to get something truly organic.

 

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No, my mattress are not organic. Im looking for an organic cover for them, but the mattresses themselves are just IKEA mattresses. Im looking for a cover that goes all the way around because the mattresses themselves arent organic. Sorry if I didnt make that clear before.


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I think the alone way to accomplish a mattress after abacus blaze retardants. Also, this band of amoebic absolute is a accustomed barrier for dusmites, accordingly you shouldn't accept to put a awning that covers the accomplished mattress.

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Anyone? Organic mattress cover suggestion?


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Check out natura wool products.  Their organic wool puddle pads would help protect the mattress underneath from moisture (until the kids start potty training there wouldn't be any huge bed soaks anyway).  

 

Willow Natural Home (Cdn.) also sells an organic cotton crib mattress dustmite barrier cover.  Sorry, no links handy, but a google search should turn up something.  I have one.  It's not thick or padded, but it's a super tight weave and it zips all the way around the mattress.  I have an Ikea foam crib mattress, the zippered cover, another sheet, and a wool puddle pad....then the top sheet over that.  No idea if it actually makes a lick of difference re. offgassing chemicals, but I at least feel like I'm doing all I can! ;-)

 

I probably wouldn't be too worried about Ikea mattresses offgassing after you have aired them out. My understanding is they don't use flame retardents in their foam.  Plus the back-to-sleep campaign means more bables are sleeping in positions with their noses further away from the mattress.

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Check out natura wool products.  Their organic wool puddle pads would help protect the mattress underneath from moisture (until the kids start potty training there wouldn't be any huge bed soaks anyway).  

 

Willow Natural Home (Cdn.) also sells an organic cotton crib mattress dustmite barrier cover.  Sorry, no links handy, but a google search should turn up something.  I have one.  It's not thick or padded, but it's a super tight weave and it zips all the way around the mattress.  I have an Ikea foam crib mattress, the zippered cover, another sheet, and a wool puddle pad....then the top sheet over that.  No idea if it actually makes a lick of difference re. offgassing chemicals, but I at least feel like I'm doing all I can! ;-)

 

I probably wouldn't be too worried about Ikea mattresses offgassing after you have aired them out. My understanding is they don't use flame retardents in their foam.  Plus the back-to-sleep campaign means more bables are sleeping in positions with their noses further away from the mattress.


This is true, but it doesnt always save lives. I am interested in having as few chemicals near my babies' faces as possible, but I also have to know what I can afford more expensive mattresses and covers, but I still have to buy a car :(.  I am wondering if I could make a wool pad for under their bottoms to wick away moisture.


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