2" Organic Coco & Wool Innature Bassinet Mattress
This Innature bassinet mattress is medium/firm and our best seller for new born babies.
At it's core is Coco fibre. Layers of 500gsm New Zealand eco wool (from the South Island) is then wrapped around the coco fibre.
All enclosed with an organic cotton and hemp cover.
Hand stitched (no solvents of toxic glues used)
Three sizes available:
- 40 x 80cm
- 40x 76cm
- 38 x 80cm
Care instructions: Spot clean using a gentle detergent and leave to dry naturally.
Made in New Zealand
Why is it so important to get a natural mattress for my baby or child?
One of the most important decisions you can make for the care, comfort and health of your baby is your choice in mattress. Babies spend 10-14 hours a day sleeping and playing on a bassinette or cot mattress. A child’s every breath inhales air no more than six inches away from it. As such, for the first few years of a child’s life, the mattress is the single most prominent object in the child’s environment.
Conventional synthetic mattresses (foam and innerspring) are made using an array of toxic chemicals and more parents are becoming aware of the negative effects these chemicals are having on the health of their children.
Polyurethane foam, for example, is made from a base of petrochemicals combined with a staggering array of additional chemical ingredients used as stabilizers, catalysts, surfactants, and blowing agents. Each of these chemicals is associated with a host of environmental problems as well as numerous health hazards. Polyurethane foam is extremely flammable. To combat this hazard, toxic industrial fire retardants are added. The most common chemical fire retardant used to treat polyurethane foam has been pentaBDE, a toxin asociated with hyperactivity and neurobehavioural alterations.
PentaBDE is not bound to the foam, so it leaches out into the surrounding air. It has recently been banned in Europe, and by the State of California as of 2006.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the surface material used in nearly all baby mattresses, is widely considered to be one of the most toxic and environmentally unfriendly plastics in use today. Phthalates, associated with asthma, reproductive effects, and cancer, make up 30% by weight of the PVC surface of a typical baby mattress.
The FDA and Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued general warnings regarding the use of phthalates, yet the PVC surfaces of baby mattresses still contain phthalates. The PVC surface of a typical baby mattress is also often treated with toxic fire-retardant chemicals such as antimony, arsenicand phosphorous.
Our natural cot and bassinet mattresses are free from all synthetic and unhealthy chemicals. The materials we use have been specially chosen because they allow good air circulation and provide the best comfort and support for a young child. A baby’s lungs, nervous and digestive systems are still developing and a natural mattress is the healthiest choice for young children who deserve the best start in life.
Why is pure wool a wonderful fibre for a mattress?
Wool is a ‘super fibre’ in our minds! The properties of real wool make it a perfect material to provide a dry and safe sleep. Wool fibres:
- Are hygroscopic. This means wool has the power to readily absorb and give off moisture. It can absorb moisture up to one-third of its own weight (synthetic fibers can only absorb 2-3 per cent of moisture before they begin to feel wet). Since a human body can relieve up to 1 litre of perspiration while asleep, wool’s ability to release moisture makes it a unique material in providing hygenic, comfortable sleep,
- Naturally regulate temperature and insulate. Since it supports rapid evaporation of moisture– a woolen bed is considered the warmest, driest and therefore healthiest,
- Are naturally fire retardant – harder to ignite than most synthetic and cotton fibres used in equivalent products making it excellent for safe sleep,
- Uncoloured, unprocessed wool has also been known to provide wonderful relief for muscles, joints, and backbone and to stimulate circulation.
Why is Coco fibre a wonderful material for a mattress?
Coconut fibre is obtained from the fibrous husk of the coconut from the coconut palm. It has a high lignin content and thus a low cellulose content, which makes it resilient, strong and highly durable, and a great material to provide the support your baby whilst asleep.
Coco fibre has many healing properties, is non allergenic and has excellent moisture and air permeability properties which keeps the mattress internally dry. Despite it’s durability it’s also extremely elastic, making it a great addition to a mattress to provide firm support for the spinal column. The combination of latex and coconut husk fibre in our mattresses offers optimal posture and lumbar support whilst keeping free of pressure points. The fibres are compressed together with natural latex glue giving it a rubbery texture. This combination reduces tossing and turning and allows a deeper, more restful sleep.
More about Innature...
Innature was established in 2006. Their entirely natural range includes designer slat beds, mattresses, pillows and sustainable furniture, and they custom make to your requirements. Innature has a reputation for exceptional quality – both in terms of the natural materials they make and their workmanship. Hundreds of families in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the USA use Innature products every night to improve the quality of their sleep.