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Moonlight Slumber was one of the first entrants into the “premium” crib mattress market when they debuted a few years ago. Their mojo: “medical grade” and natural crib mattresses. Moonlight Slumber defines medical grade as PVC/vinyl free, non-toxic, antimicrobial and hypoallergenic.

Of course, to claim something is medical grade is fuzzy, as there is no formal definition. But Moonlight Slumber points to their welded seams and a “medical grade” stretch knit fabric cover as key features.

The company’s Starlight Sparkle mattress ($284; pictured right) is made of visco foam with a “Breathewell core for more air circulation. Readers tell us they love the dual-zone firmness, with a less-firm side for toddlers. They also have a Starlight Supreme all foam mattress with dual firmness for $290.

Moonlight Slumber also makes a more affordable version of their foam mattress (the Little Dreamer, dual firmness for $197), which is five inches thick (the Starlight Supreme is 6”).

Looking for a mattress priced between the Little Dreamer and the Starlight Support? The Starlight Shimmer ($240) is a 6″ mattress that features “BabyCool” foam on the toddler side, which is an upgrade from the plain foam in the Little Dreamer.

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Moonlight Slumber’s Little Star has a removable organic cover and dual firmness foam.

Next are the Starlight Sleepwell (available only at specialty baby stores) and the Little Star. The Little Star is intended to be an affordable organic crib mattress. Although affordable is a matter of debate. The mattress sells for $269 which is cheaper compared to some other organic mattresses. The Little Star has two firmness levels with the super firm infant side made of plant based foam and the toddler side made of a latex blend. The mattress is then wrapped in a natural fire retardant fabric and finally covered in a water proof fabric. The cover can be zipped off for cleaning.

Like the Little Star, the Sleepwell has two firmness levels with the same organic foam on the infant side. On the toddler side, BabyCool foam is used to regulate baby’s temperature. Price: $269. Both the Sleepwell and Little Star are too new for any parent feedback, but we expect the quality will be similar to their other mattresses.

Moonlight Slumber’s mattresses are now GREENGUARD certified to be low emission. In the past, we criticized Moonlight Slumber for claiming their mattresses meet strict indoor air quality standards without any third-party certification. So kudos for Moonlight Slumber for going through the GREENGUARD process and passing.

Quality is good and most reviews from parents on Moonlight Slumber are quite positive.

Overall, we recommend Moonlight Slumber and think their quality is excellent. Rating: A