Mattresses & Bedding

Babies need to sleep, and they need a safe place to do it

But not all mattresses are created equal, so parents have to think about what is best for their baby’s developing body. Mattresses can be categorized by firmness, materials used in the construction of the mattress, whether or not they contain chemicals that could harm babies if inhaled or ingested, and more. This article will discuss how you should consider these different types of mattresses when picking one out for your baby’s crib. It will also discuss some pros and cons of each type of mattress as well as tips on buying a new mattress with which any parent would be comfortable.


There are many things to keep in mind when shopping for a new mattress. The first thing to think about is firmness. You want to make sure that the mattress provides support for your baby’s developing spine, but you also don’t want it to be too hard or soft because either of these will cause problems. A slightly firm mattress is best for babies 12 months of age and younger, while a medium-firm mattress is best for babies who are 18 months and older.


A second thing you should consider is the materials used in the mattress’s construction. Today, many of these are polyurethane foam. This material can be produced with chemicals that will off-gas, meaning they will release fumes into the air over time as they break down. It is estimated that a baby inhales about 30 times more air than adults, and there are some chemicals in these mattresses that could be harmful to this exposure. One of the most common chemicals used in off-gassing is polyethene glycol (PEG), which releases toxic fumes when it begins to break down.

The difference between spring and foam mattresses is discussed here.


The third thing you should think about when shopping for a new mattress is whether it contains any chemicals that could harm your baby if inhaled or ingested. It’s also important to check the materials used in the construction of these mattresses as well. You can then decide to purchase a 100% organic latex mattress because they are made from all-natural rubber harvested from trees, and, like non-toxic paint, they don’t contain any chemicals that could harm your baby.

Organic latex mattresses, like the Nectar mattress, are ideal because you can rest assured that your baby is resting or playing on a safe surface

When it comes to organic latex mattresses, you should think about whether or not they were harvested sustainably. Some manufacturers use chemical fertilizers that are harmful to the environment when harvesting raw materials. Other manufacturers use petroleum-based products during the processing stages of manufacturing, like foam extrusion and needle punching. These products pollute our rivers and streams, posing a risk to animals that may ingest or come into contact with them. Some organic latex manufacturers do their best to avoid these harmful chemicals and practices, but they cannot always be avoided.

When you purchase an organic latex mattress like the Nectar mattress, you can rest assured that no harmful chemicals were used in the construction of your new bed. This is because we use natural and plant-based products to manufacture our mattresses instead of petroleum-based products. We’re committed to using the highest-quality materials available to create safe, natural products. The organic cotton used in Nectar mattresses is grown without pesticides, herbicides or other harmful chemicals that can enter into the soil and waterways.

Nectar’s all-natural latex foam is also sustainably harvested from rubber trees, so you can rest assured no harm was done to the environment when it was harvested.