As a parent, it is your duty to see that your baby grows into a healthy, responsible person one day. To achieve this objective, you ought to discipline your child when he or she does wrong and offer advice where you deem fit. The real task, however, starts when your baby can't murmur a single word and you may be surprised to know that even the mattress you chose has an influence on the health of your baby as he or she grows old. So, why should you opt for an organic mattress?

Less Toxic

According to Dr. Gina Solomon, most ordinary mattresses are made of incombustible materials such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PDBEs) which are necessary for neutralizing petroleum based chemicals. On the negative side, flame retardants may be toxic and dangerous to your baby's health. For instance, PBDEs interfere with thyroid hormone, and hence, tamper with brain development.

Covers of ordinary mattresses are also made of plastic polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC contains phthalates which may affect your baby's testosterone hormone and cause abnormalities in his reproductive system.

Dr. Gina favours the use of woollen organic mattresses over ordinary mattresses because they still meet the measures set for flame resistance and their flame resistant nature is more inherent. This means they need integration of fewer chemicals which implies less toxic materials for your baby. 


Latex organic mattresses can last up to 50 years depending on the density of the material. According to Joyce Robertson of Mountain Air Organics, the denser the foam, the more likely the mattress will last for long. She hints that Dunlop latex rubber mattresses may be one of the best options to consider since they have a density of about 40 pounds.


Your baby will probably have less back pains than you when you were growing up. An Organic mattress can adjust to suit your baby's shape and re-adjust back to its original shape when your baby is out of bed.

Organic mattresses are more expensive than other types of mattresses and it is not hard to see why. You can save yourself a lot of trouble rushing your baby to a clinic because of back pains by investing in this mattress.

They are generally good for the environment because of their bio-degradable nature – they cannot cause environmental harm when processed by bacteria. You can therefore dispose the mattress without having to worry about environmental hazards near or around your home. Contact a company such as Sweetdreams Bedding Co. with any questions or concerns you have.