After becoming a parent the first time, it was very apparent to me that I wasn’t going to do what the mainstream was doing. I despised “ferberizing” babies, held my child all the time (even to nap), and I didn’t care that I knew of no one that actually co-slept with their baby. I followed my instincts for attachment parenting, and it felt right, even if it was against all the advice I received.
By the time #2 showed up, I took natural parenting to a whole new level, including cloth diapering and all natural (nontoxic) cleaning and beauty products. I took every precaution to keep my precious baby from harm’s way, or so I thought.
Then I read about the dangers of mattresses and the possible link to SIDS, and being the calm and rational mother that I am, I freaked out and panicked. Several times. What was my baby breathing?!?!? When I finally caught my breath again, I panicked some more. But assure you, I am better now. Especially because we have a MUCH better mattress.
Though there is no such thing as a 100% organic mattress, Kolcraft’s Sealy Select Springform Eco-Plush 2-Stage Infant-Toddler Innerspring Mattress comes pretty close with its organic cotton and latex foam. This hypoallergenic, eco-friendly mattress is made with none of the toxic fire retardants and is phthalate and flammability compliant.
On one side of the mattress is a firm organic cotton (meaning the cotton is grown without any chemicals or pesticides) with 204 heat-tempered interwoven innerspring coils that is perfect for infants. The thick wire border adds firmness to the edges of the mattress as well. Flip the mattress over and you have an extremely soft and luxuriously thick blended latex foam side for toddlers. All of it is Oeko-Tex certified for safety (for allergic content and chemicals) and is enhanced with Crypton Select for an eco-friendly allergen, stain and water-resistant barrier.
- Square corners for a snug fit in cribs and toddler bed frames
- Super lightweight for easy sheet changes
- Lifetime warranty on workmanship and materials
What is latex foam?
Latex is healthy, durable, biodegradable and naturally derived from the sap of rubber trees. Latex can be natural or synthetic or a blend of both. (This mattress is a blend of the two.)
But what about people allergic to latex? Latex foam is not latex rubber, as it is processed differently and contain none of the proteins in natural rubber latex products that cause the latex allergy.
Unlike latex rubber, latex foam is breathable, so bacteria, microbes and dust mites cannot live on it.
It contours to the body and distributes the weight of the child evenly.
Another advantage of latex foam over other foams (memory foam), is that latex foam will not heat up and allows the air to keep circulating (making it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter).
BUY! Kolcraft’s Sealy Select Springform Eco-Plush 2-Stage Infant-Toddler Innerspring Mattress for $319.99. And it’s worth every penny having that peace of mind. Aren’t all babies worth it?
**SILENT AUCTION for CHARITABLE CAUSE**
The highest bidder of this auction will win a Kolcraft’s Sealy Select Springform Eco-Plush 2-Stage Infant-Toddler Innerspring Mattress. All proceeds from this silent auction will be paid to K.I.D.S. (Kids In Distressed Situations).
How it works: Bidding starts at $5 and will increase in increments of $5. To bid, leave your bid as a comment, making sure that your bid is $5 or more above the previous highest bidder. The highest bidder will then be contacted via email and will have 72 hours to contact us and make their donation to K.I.D.S. (electronic receipt is required as proof). If the highest bidder does not claim the prize or pay the charity, the next highest bidder will be selected as the winner.
***Auction closes March 16th @ 11:59 pm EST. Open to US Residents 18 years or older.***
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