Babies are very sensitive to the pollutants and other harsh chemicals in our atmosphere that can have drastic effects on their health. As a result, parents should choose organic and eco friendly products for their babies. They should maintain toxic free spaces around their children. A baby spends a lot of time in the nursery. So parents must maintain a toxic free atmosphere around the nursery, by building an eco-friendly nursery.
Mattresses, whether standard or an Organic Baby Mattress, should always be firm. You would think a soft one would be desirable because many adults prefer it, but it’s actually very dangerous for babies. Babies need a firm surface because they cannot easily move out of positions. If they were to turn over on a soft mattress, their face could sink in because they can’t easily roll back over. Place your hand on the mattress to check the resistance.
Your baby needs a slightly firmer mattress and not a super plush and very soft mattress surface. A plusher mattress hampers their flow of movement. They may not be able to move their arms and their legs about.
Natural material is used while making any such crib mattress. The raw material used like the fabric is also a naturally taken product. Therefore, the chances of illness are diminished.
In fact, it’s not. Unless you like an extremely firm mattress, something that you would like would never be recommended for a baby. Because babies are still growing, their spines and other bones need far more support than we do. Also, a firm mattress prevents the baby from moving around too much and getting into a vulnerable position – like right next to the bars.
Resistant to wetness. A good crib mattress should have a waterproof or at least a water-resistant cover. This type of top surface is great for two reasons. First of all, it will allow you to clean the mattress with a quick wipe form a damp cloth if your baby’s diaper overflows in the wee hours of the morning. Secondly, it will also keep wetness from penetrating to the mattress core and encouraging the growth of bacteria or mold.
What is more important than the mattress type, is the fact that it fits snug in the crib frame. This can be a little tricky because the cribs and the mattresses are often sold separately. Measure both for a tight fit before buying.
Regardless of the kind of mattress you eventually decide to buy, take care to make sure the mattress is firm and not soft or drooping. This is because a soft or sagging mattress is dangerous to the baby and can cause suffocation.