L A Baby Organic Cotton 2 in One Orthopedic Crib Mattress Reviews
|February 2, 2012||Posted by under Baby Gear Reviews|
The L A Baby Organic Cotton 2 in One Orthopedic Crib Mattress is one of my top picks for organic crib mattresses, so I wanted to go a bit further in depth about this mattress to clear up some questions that other moms have about this mattress. After doing in depth research, this mattress is still one of my favorites.
If having an organic crib mattress is important to you, but you are short on funds, this mattress is an excellent choice. The price point is low, even for an organic mattress.
L A Baby Organic Cotton Mattress
What are you getting with this mattress?
You are getting a 2 in 1 Infant/Toddler mattress. That means that there is one side (clearly labeled) for infants. This side is firmer to help prevent SIDS. Once your baby reaches toddler age, simply flip the mattress over and the baby will have a softer surface on which to sleep. I did see several reviewers complaining on Amazon that this crib mattress was too soft. But, if you take the time to read through all of the reviews, it seems as though the majority of parents are actually pleased with the firmness of this mattress.
The mattress also comes with a heavy guage border wire all the way around the mattress. This border wire helps to prevent any sagging or gapping between the crib mattress and the crib slats. This will prevent any part of your baby (mainly hands and feet) from getting wedged in. Competition of LA Baby actually uses a thinner 9 gauge border wire. So, L A Baby is going above and beyond on this feature.
All of the filling and the fabric for the L A Baby mattress is certified organic. All of the cotton is also grown in the USA. This cotton is free of all chemicals, pesticides, residues and herbicides. Some reviewers on Amazon reported a chemical smell upon unwrapping their mattress. This smell is most likely due to the plastic wrapping that covers the mattress and not the mattress itself. I think it is just good policy to allow anything that has been wrapped in plastic, but especially something you or your baby will be sleeping on to air out for a few days. This will take care of the smell.
The organic cotton mattress covering is also a non toxic waterproof and stain resistant surface. L A Baby is the only crib mattress company with an organic waterproof cover.
The mattress is also wool-free for any children who may have an allergy to wool.
The L A Baby Organic Cotton 2 in One Orthopedic Crib Mattress has a non toxic naturally treated cotton fire barrier that meets and exceeds all Federal and State flammability standards without the use of harmful chemicals.
This organic crib mattress has a lifetime warranty and is manufactured in California.