Serta ‘organic’ crib mattress

I don’t usually post twice in one day but when something gets me fired up, well then…..all bets off.

I’ve spent a lot of time tonight researching mattresses and mattress covers and have come across some great information to pass on but it’s going to take a week or two to get it all together so you can expect more detail next week.  Anyhow, in the process I came across a Serta organic crib mattress sold at Babies ‘R’ Us.  “Impressive!”, I thought, but not for long.

The mattress is made with organic cotton layers ( I’m not even sure it’s 100% organic cotton ) but it’s clothed in vinyl ( in full disclosure the mattress vinyl is phthalate free but read my post on March 26th about vinyl – nasty stuff ).  To add to it, it also has chemical fire retardants in it instead of using wool, a natural fire retardant.  This irritates me because the label ‘organic’ seems misleading when the organic material is surrounded with a bunch of other toxic crud.  

This is a great reminder to check  ingredients when purchasing products because the label ‘organic’ for mattresses ( and a lot of products ) is not yet regulated.  Serta – we’re watching you and we’re on to your tricks!



  1. Hi, interesting post. I have been thinking about this topic,so thanks for writing. I’ll certainly be subscribing to your site.

  2. Great points! It is so important to check all of the materials in your crib mattress. Organic is the way to go!


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