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Crib mattress and protector 29 Feb 2016 10:41 #1

I'm planning to buy a crib mattress soon (leaning towards the Greenbuds Primrose Purete) and am looking into waterproofing options. After some research, the Naturepedic line looks pretty good to me:
www.naturepedic.com/our-products/baby/baby-pads-toppers/organic-cotton-waterproof-bassinet-crib-pad

I was hoping, for a sanity check, that someone could 1) confirm that the materials in this mattress protector are safe for infants and 2) offer any experience with its effectiveness in waterproofing. Thanks!

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Crib mattress and protector 29 Feb 2016 13:00 #2

Hi davess,

I split your post into a new topic of it's own with a more suitable title.

I'm planning to buy a crib mattress soon (leaning towards the Greenbuds Primrose Purete) and am looking into waterproofing options.


The Greenbuds would certainly make a good choice and has a firmer side (with the coir up) for infants and babies and a slightly softer firm side with an inch of latex for when they are toddlers.

There is also more information in post #2 here about mattresses and children including links to some of the better topics about crib mattresses as well.

After some research, the Naturepedic line looks pretty good to me:
www.naturepedic.com/our-products/baby/ba...of-bassinet-crib-pad

I was hoping, for a sanity check, that someone could 1) confirm that the materials in this mattress protector are safe for infants and 2) offer any experience with its effectiveness in waterproofing. Thanks!


Yes ... the protector you linked is organic and completely safe and the membrane is also an effective barrier for liquids as well (and is also "semi breathable"). It would certainly make a suitable choice.

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Crib mattress and protector 29 Feb 2016 13:14 #3

Thanks Phoenix!

Greenbuds also has a Magnolia line. It looks to me like the difference is that the Magnolia has a wool cover, and the Primrose has a cotton cover with non-toxic fire retardant chemicals added. Do you have any idea what chemical is used? Also curious on your views of the pros and cons of the wool vs the cotton.

Once again, your advise and knowledge is invaluable!

(also, just FYI. my Foam Order mattress is getting delivered tomorrow, so I'll be updating that thread in a couple weeks).

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Crib mattress and protector 29 Feb 2016 15:26 #4

Hi davess,

Greenbuds also has a Magnolia line. It looks to me like the difference is that the Magnolia has a wool cover, and the Primrose has a cotton cover with non-toxic fire retardant chemicals added. Do you have any idea what chemical is used? Also curious on your views of the pros and cons of the wool vs the cotton.


The primrose would likely have an inherent fire barrier that doesn't use any added chemicals but they would be the most reliable source of more specific information because there are many variations of inherent fire barriers that are used in the industry. There is also more about fire barriers in post #2 here and the two posts it links to at the end.

The choice between wool and non wool would be more of a preference and budget choice than a "better/worse" choice since both would be fine but I personally like the benefits of wool because not only can it act as a fire barrier but it also is one of the best temperature and humidity regulating materials that can help to maintain a healthier microclimate which can contribute to deeper and more restorative sleep.

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Crib mattress and protector 29 Feb 2016 15:43 #5

Thanks. The difference between their regular and deluxe models seems to be that the regulars have 3" of coconut coir, plus 1" of latex on the "soft" side, whereas the deluxes have 4" of coconut with the same 1" of latex. How much difference in terms of comfort and durability will an extra inch really makes, considering there will only be a fairly light infant and toddler sleeping on it? I'm guessing not very much, but interested in your thoughts.

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Crib mattress and protector 29 Feb 2016 16:20 #6

Hi davess,

How much difference in terms of comfort and durability will an extra inch really makes, considering there will only be a fairly light infant and toddler sleeping on it? I'm guessing not very much, but interested in your thoughts.


"Comfort" isn't really an issue for a baby that needs a very firm sleeping surface or even for a toddler that sleeps on a firm surface so other than the difference in height I would agree that there would be little difference between them in terms of suitability, durability, or firmness.

Just to update the previous reply about fire retardants ... according to their FAQ page here the cotton in the non wool quilted mattress is treated with hydrogen borate (boric acid) and isn't an inherent fire barrier.
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