We all want to give our children the best start in life, and a good night’s sleep is vital for their development. Choosing an organic cot mattress can make all of the difference when it comes to protecting your child from harmful chemicals that are used in conventional mattresses. This document will discuss some of the benefits of choosing an organic cot mattress for your baby, including better skin health and reduced risk of allergies.
Becoming a new parent, as many of us know, is very tiring. If you are a new parent yourself you will also appreciate that what products you should use for your child can be just as tiring. There is often so much choice that it is baffling. But we wanted to give you a no-nonsense rundown on why, when it comes to what your baby sleeps on, natural is best.
First of all, let’s explore what materials conventional mattresses are made from (for your baby or the adult versions). Mass-produced conventional mattresses are often made from synthetic fibres, such as polyester. This is because synthetics are cheaper to produce but synthetic often means plastic. That’s right, the soft memory foam that many people sleep on is actually just a very spongy plastic.
What does this mean for your baby? Synthetic fibres are often treated with harmful chemicals, namely fire retardants. These chemicals can be pretty toxic and have been linked to cancer in adults as well as allergies, asthma, hormonal problems and behavioural issues in children. The other downside of synthetic fibre mattresses is that they don’t breathe. Moisture gets locked into the mattress which can be a breeding ground for bacteria and other nasties.
What is the organic difference?
An organic mattress is made from non-toxic and totally natural materials. For instance, natural latex from rubber plants and also organic wool and cotton. Wool, in particular, is one of nature’s wonder materials. It has the innate ability to ‘wick away’ moisture when it’s too hot and also insulate when it’s cold.
Similarly, organic cotton is another one of nature’s wonders which has been utilised by humans in bedding for thousands of years. Cotton is naturally resistant to dust mites, mould and mildew. It also breathes better than synthetic fibre which means it can be a much more comfortable sleeping environment for your baby.
The benefit for the environment of all these natural materials is that they all biodegrade. They are also more sustainable, meaning that they can be used over and over again without any loss to the earth’s resources if a mattress is recycled properly.
Intuitively as a new parent, you want what is best for your baby and also providing your baby with a natural product as opposed to a synthetic one just seems like the right approach. Snoozel Green is an organic mattress company from Devon Englan who have recently released their organic cot mattress, check them out if you would like some more information about the benefits of sleeping organic.