Web site: naturepedic.com
Naturepedic’s No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic coil mattress (pictured; $260) features feature 150 coils, organic cotton fabric and filling and a food-grade polyethylene cover that is waterproof. The company also makes this mattress in a seamless version (like Moonlight Slumber’s design) for $300 and a 252-coil version for $300.
The No Compromise Organic Cotton Lightweight Classic mattress swaps out the coils for closed-cell air pockets made from food-grade polyethylene. As a result, this mattress is half the weight of a traditional coil mattress. This seamless mattress is $260 and is Naturepedic’s best-selling model; a dual-firmness model is $380 and an “organic cotton ultra” with deluxe fabric is $330.
In specialty stores only, Naturepedic sells the Classic Seamless 2-stage 180 coil mattress for $300.
New from Naturepedic this year is the Ultra Breathable 2-Stage Organic Crib Mattress for $400. The mattress has a removable organic cotton cover that is both “washable and breathable.” The company claims the cover is made of “unique 3D spacer material and is designed to maximize airflow around the baby.”
We don’t think the word “breathable” should be used to describe crib mattresses, as it (wrongly) implies the mattress can prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Or that baby can be put to sleep on her stomach. Even though Naturepedic has wording on their web site that advises parents to put babies to sleep on their backs, we think buyers could easily miss that.
So we’ll reiterate our standard safety advice for crib mattresses: ALWAYS put your baby to sleep on her back. NEVER on her stomach. And no mattress can prevent SIDS—even if it claims to be “breathable.”
FYI: Pottery Barn Kids is selling two Naturepedic crib mattresses. The Organic Ultra Light 2 Stage sells for $349 while the Organic Oval mattress sells for $219 (but can only be used in a Stokke crib).
Despite the disagreement over how this new mattress is being marketed, we will recommend Naturepedic. The quality is good and all their mattresses are GREENGUARD certified to be low emission. We also liked the company’s detailed web site, with extensive FAQ’s, articles and a blog about shopping for a natural mattress. Rating: A