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If you were looking for an organic mattress. My concern is that the cotton inside in 'natural' not organic.<br><br><a href="http://http//www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=3386958&kw=organic%20mattress&origkw=organic%20mattress&parentPage=search&f=Taxonomy/TRUSCA/2510384" target="_blank">http://http://www.toysrus.ca/product...TRUSCA/2510384</a><br><br>
The price is sooo good compared to other 'organic mattress' I have found. I don't even know if we will really use it all the time as ds is in my bed alot of the time. He won't be leaving our room either, but naps and early part of the evening he will probably in it.<br>
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Personally, I would only buy an organic one.<br><br>
The best prices I found are at <a href="http://www.motherearthnurserydesigns.com" target="_blank">www.motherearthnurserydesigns.com</a> I think the lowest one is $235ish. She used to not charge shipping if the order was over 100, but I dont know if this is still the case. BTW, I always have an issue with my cc on her site so I have to call her to place the order.
 

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Thanks but I will look into it. I'm from Canada though.
 

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link wouldn't work for me - but if you are going organic, I think I'd want the entire thing to be organic. If it is too much, you could also just look to getting an organic crib protector pad and organic sheets to cover a mattress you already have - that is what we are most likely going to have to do.
 

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Organic was way out of our price range, but we found a secondhand crib in great condition, no recalls, and even the mattress was in good condition. I read that an older conventional mattress will probably have offgased anything unsavory, so we're settling for that with organic sheets. But if we had had the money, we would have gone with a totally organic mattress.
 

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You could get a cover or a latex topper for the mattress, too - further isolate babe from the nasty.
 

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And expose them to latex instead? Because latex is awesomely safe?<br><br>
If you are worried about chemicals in the mattress from manufacture, all mattresses will have those, even organic ones. I'd say save your money for more important things.<br><br>
To get rid of the "unsavory" stuff in the mattress, let it air out for a full day outside if you can, or just in a well ventilated room. I'd say about about 98% of the volatile compounds used in manufacture will have dissipated by then. Also do this to shower curtain liners, and anything else you may get that comes out of a plastic bag.
 

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I don't know what's in the link because it doesn't work, but if it's the naturalis organic mattress from Sealy (the one that's $100), then yep, I'll be buying it. No way can I afford an organic mattress (most of them average $300-400 a piece! For a CRIB mattress! Sheesh!). I'd rather have even half organic than no organic at all, especially when at $100, it's comparable.<br><br>
And holothuroidea...natural latex and synthetic latex are two different types of latex. We have a natural latex padding on top of our organic futon mattress (which is where the family actually co-sleeps)--the natural latex is a much different feel, doesn't have a nasty smell, and is a lot better in general.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">And holothuroidea...natural latex and synthetic latex are two different types of latex. We have a natural latex padding on top of our organic futon mattress (which is where the family actually co-sleeps)--the natural latex is a much different feel, doesn't have a nasty smell, and is a lot better in general.</div>
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That's good. I kind of pictured it like sleeping on a mattress covered with a giant condom. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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LMAO!!!! The giant condom thing just made me spit water everywhere! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">:<br><br>
No, it actually kind of feels like those foam egg crate things, only a little firmer, and well, not egg crate-shaped. So it's actually nice and squishy, but adds a little more firmness to the futon (which is quite soft due to being cotton filled and not foam/spring/etc. filled)
 

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Yes...and natural latex has the added bonus of being antimicrobial, so less prone to housing the nasty living things that our mattresses undoubtedly hold.<br><br>
In addition to the offgassing of petrochemical products in typical plastic-coated crib mattresses, the big concern is the fire retardants. When you are shopping for a mattress, it's not just the organic that's important - you also want to look for one that is wrapped in wool. I found several "organic" mattresses that had a "proprietary natural" fire retardant material listed...honestly, I just did not trust that kind of statement.<br><br>
You want to look for:<br>
a) a manufacturer that discloses all of the components of the mattress,<br>
b) wool as a natural flame retardant (unless allergies are an issue)<br>
c) organic materials throughout<br>
d) disclosure that the mattress specifically does not contain any flame retardant materials<br><br>
We found that the latex mattresses were much more expensive than innerspring. The main trade-off is longevity - latex is supposedly more durable. However, if we end up having 2 kids, the mattress will at most get about 6-7 years of use, so we didn't need a mattress that will stand up to 15 years of use. We ended up getting one from PureRest Organics, and it cost minimally more than a regular crib mattress (maybe about $280?).<br><br>
Even though many manufacturers have discontinued the use of PBDEs, they have probably replaced it with something else that has not yet been around long enough to show bioaccumulation. Think Scotch Guard - well, it's been found to be toxic, so we'll come up with some other chemical that serves the same function but hasn't yet been proven to be toxic.<br><br>
Sorry for the rant - keep in mind that my last paragraph is hypothesis!
 

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nak...<br><br>
I don't think that Toys r Us's description is totally forthcoming. The company's website says that it passes flame retardant regulations...how exactly does the mattress stay flame retardant? They don't tell you! There is no wool or latex in it, which are both flame retardant. Do they use hydrated silica instead or a nasty chemical retardant? I would definitely want to know!<br><br>
Basically, I'd only buy from an organic mattress company with a good reputation. Given the amount of time we spend in bed, we've made organic bedding a top priority. We've bought OMI organic mattresses, and bought this one for dd:<br><br><a href="http://www.urthchild.com/brand-omi.html" target="_blank">http://www.urthchild.com/brand-omi.html</a><br><br>
OMI has a certified chemical-free manufacturing plant...their employees don't smoke, can't wear perfume, or use fabric softener on their work clothes. We have loved everything from them!
 
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