Lullaby Earth Healthy Support Crib MattressWeb site: lullabyearth.com

Lullaby Earth is a new division of Naturepedic (reviewed separately) that is aiming for affordable eco crib mattresses priced under $200. Yes, you read that right—an eco crib mattress priced as a conventional mattress.

Lullaby Earth’s Healthy Support crib mattress is made of polyethylene foam (a non-toxic, food-grade foam that requires no fire retardant chemicals) and weighs just 7 lbs. (Most other foam mattresses on the market are made of polyurethane).  It features seamless edges and GREENGUARD-certification. Price: $170. A 2-Stage version of this crib mattress is $200.

Lullaby Earth’s net mattress option is the Breeze. They’ve taken their 2-Stage crib mattress and added a waterproof, breathable and removable & washable cover. Price: $280. The advantage: you can use this mattress without an additional waterproof mattress pad.

Lullaby Earth says the Breeze’s cover is an “advanced 3D honeycomb structure (that) creates a cushion of air under. . . baby for airflow and breathability.” As we’ve discussed elsewhere, sirens go off here at the home office when crib mattress companies claim their mattress is “breathable.” The obvious implication is that the mattress can prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) . . or that baby can be put to sleep on their stomach.

Neither of these implied claims is true—no mattress can prevent SIDS. And you should always put your baby to sleep on his back. Never on his stomach, no matter what the mattress maker claims about breathability.

Lullaby Earth to its credit does warn parents that their mattresses aren’t actually breathable. As they note, if they were breathable, messes would leak into the mattress and cause mold and bacteria growth. Their claim is that the mattress cover is breathable. And they caution parents that babies should be placed on their backs for sleeping on any of their mattresses no matter what.

New from Lullaby Earth is the WispAir Breathable Crib Mattress ($200; only on Lullaby Earth’s website at this time). Similar to the Breeze, this mattress is a one stage waterproof mattress with a “breathable” cover (also sold separately, $80)). This cover is not waterproof like the Breeze’s cover. The waterproofing on the mattress is made of non-GMO sugar cane as is the core of the mattress (sugar cane is processed to create polyethylene).

FYI: Pottery Barn Kids appears to be selling a couple of Lullaby Earth’s older mattresses which are discontinued on Lullaby Earth’s own web site. We recommend these mattresses.

Despite our issues with the term “breathable,” we like Lullaby Earth’s mattresses. The Healthy Support is an excellent, lightweight option at an affordable price.

Reader feedback on Lullaby Earth’s mattresses has been very positive—the quality and durability is good. Rating: A