What is the difference between lightweight and innerspring?
Our lightweight organic crib mattresses are made with our patented WaveSupport technology, which is both supportive and extremely lightweight. A lightweight crib mattress makes changing sheets a lot easier, as lifting a crib mattress out of a crib can be cumbersome. The mattress core is made from food grade polyethylene, a safer, non-toxic material.
The innerspring version is for those who want the ultimate in support and durability. The innerspring has 252 coils, which is among the highest coil count in the industry. It disperses the weight of the baby over more coils, reducing pressure points. It also has a heavy-duty border rod for extra support around the perimeter. If you plan to use the crib mattress in a toddler bed, where an adult may sit on the edge, the innerspring may be a better choice.
For a more complete breakdown of the differences between our lightweight and innerspring crib mattresses, you can check out this blog post.
Do I need a waterproof mattress protector?
Because the mattress itself is waterproof, all messes can be cleaned up by wiping the mattress with water and/or soap. However, we recommend that you use an organic crib mattress protector
underneath the sheet for added convenience. When middle-of-the-night accidents occur, it's nice to be able to just throw a pad in the wash and go back to sleep.
Will this crib mattress fit my crib?
All standard size cribs in the United States are roughly the same size. As long as you have a standard crib (roughly 52" x 28"), Naturepedic crib mattresses should fit.
"2-Stage" means the crib mattress has two unique sides: a firm side and a slightly less firm side. For infants, use the firm side for maximum support. Once the baby is approximately one year old, you can flip the mattress over for a more comfortable, cushioned sleep surface. Both sides follow CPSC and pediatrician recommendations for crib mattress firmness.
How firm should a crib mattress be?
Most experts agree that crib mattresses should be very firm. This is counterintuitive and sometimes surprising for new parents who may assume their baby's mattress should feel like their own mattress. But a firm mattress is actually safer. Soft mattresses can form depressions that may become a suffocation hazard. Additionally, if the baby is in an uncomfortable position or needs to move their head or body in order to get clear of an obstruction, it will be much easier on a firm surface. For an adult, it's like the difference between being stuck in a giant pile of pillows, which is difficult to crawl out of, vs a surface that has resistance when pushed against. The last thing we want is for the baby to feel "stuck" in a position on a soft mattress.
Will a Naturepedic baby mattress fit a toddler bed?
Yes. Toddler beds are the same size as cribs. The only difference is that they are usually open on one side, so that your toddler can climb in and out of bed.
Do your breathable crib mattress covers fit the Organic Classic Crib Mattress?
What is the weight limit for the Organic Classic Crib Mattress?
Lightweight: 80 lbs.
Innerspring: 100 lbs.