As you plan for your new baby, the need for a crib and a quality mattress will eventually need to be addressed. But what kind of mattress should you purchase? The lower priced standard type mattress, or a slightly higher cost organic mattress?
The standard crib mattress comes with quite a few features you may not know about, but should be warned about. The standard synthetic mattress can give off lethal fumes as it ages, and has been linked to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Also, the life span is said to much shorter with the standard synthetic mattress.
The organic crib mattress on the other hand, is a much safer alternative. There are no fumes to worry about as the mattress ages, and the life span is going to be much longer due to being made from natural sturdy materials like wool and cotton. You wont have to worry about dried cracked plastics and the potential fire danger of an old and aging synthetic mattress.
While the cost of the organic crib mattress may be higher then the standard synthetic design, the advantages are well worth the extra buck or two. A healthier baby makes for a happier baby, and we all want our children safe, healthy and happy. And with the added life span, your next child may enjoy the same comfort and safety as their older siblings. Definitely worth the little bit of extra money.