Mommy Greenest Approved: Naturepedic Organic Mattress Protector Pads
I recently accompanied a friend to IKEA so she could buy a mattress. My friend was on a tight budget, so she couldn’t afford a fully flame retardant free mattress, like one from Naturepedic, which is Mommy Greenest Approved. But I had a solution: I knew that IKEA’s mattresses were free of brominated flame retardants known as PBDEs, which do not prevent fires and have been linked to developmental, fertility and neurological problems—including autism. She’d get a mattress that was free of the worst flame retardant contenders* then cover it with an organic cotton, PVC-free, waterproof cover to block flame retardant dust (as well as dust mites that cause allergies). Want to try my solution in your home? I’m giving away three Naturepedic Organic Mattress Protector Pads worth $159 each!
Naturepedic’s Organic Mattress Protector Pads solve a common problem: How to create a safer sleep environment and stay within budget. I’m giving three away! The family-owned Naturepedic company has been crafting organic, natural, flame-retardant free mattresses for more than a decade. Featuring all American-made products, the company is now moving into bedding essentials like the Trio pillow that I raved about last month. (It’s customizable—you can change the texture from fluffy to firm. How great is that?)
Naturepedic’s Organic Mattress Protector Pads are the perfect solution to a common problem: How to create a safer sleep environment and stay within budget. The core waterproof barrier is made of polyurethane that’s free of PVC, phthalate and latex rubber, wrapped top to bottom with two layers of soft stretch knit organic cotton fabric. And unlike most waterproof pads, these are soft—they don’t crunch and crinkle uncomfortably under you.
Want to try? I’m giving away three Naturepedic’s Organic Mattress Protector Pads worth $159 each. Feeling lucky?
*Currently, IKEA mattresses sold in the United States still contain organic phosphor and nitrogen-based flame retardants.
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I have a question: What crib did your friend use with the Ikea mattress/Naturpedic pad combo? Was it an Ikea crib?
It was actually for a bed, not a crib. Are you looking for cribs?
Got it, sorry. Yes, I am looking for budget-friendly green crib/mattress options. I was thinking of going with an Ikea crib/mattress and naturepedic crib mattress cover.
Gotcha! I haven’t done a deep dive into Ikea children’s furniture, but the main thing you want to watch out for is pressed wood, which is usually treated with formaldehyde that off-gases. Have you found Ikea cribs that are not pressed wood?
This Gulliver crib appears to be solid birch.
That looks like a good choice. It looks like it is finished with lacquer, so definitely get it early and set it in a ventilated space for a few weeks before you plan to use it, if possible. Thanks for sharing this, Lisa!
Please “fix” the print in your Blog to make the whole words black. Although I really like your Blog, the print makes me want to shut it down! It’s like a typewriter with a worn ribbon!!
Oh I’m so sorry! Anybody else feel this way? Please let me know!! I like it the way it is, but I’m happy to change it if more of you agree! Thanks for letting me know, Nancy, I appreciate your honesty 🙂
hi rachel! this is an awesome article. i agree about the contrast. as someone with dyslexia and other reading and sight-based problems, black is much easier to read. i love that you changed it back!
So funny I didn’t change anything…yet!! Do you think it’s difficult to read? Thanks for writing, Nicole!
I like your font & color, personally — I think it’s easy to read. 🙂
Thank you! There’s been some discussion on that 🙂