All-Natural and organic
Chemical compounds common in crib mattresses, especially flame retardants such as phosphorus, arsenic and antimony are thought to be one of the main causes of SIDS today. The latex mattress pad in the BabyCrate is 100% natural, made using the traditional Dunlop process without any chemicals or pesticides and covered in a pure organic cotton mattress cover and sheets. Latex is also naturally fungus and dust-mite resistant, so you can be sure to be offering your baby the very best all-natural bedding possible.
Our BabyCrate is certified according to the requirements of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and the materials used are certified chemical safe according to US and European Norms.
Some proteins in organic latex are similar to food proteins such as: bananas, avocados, chestnuts, kiwi, and tomatoes. These are known to potentially cause allergies when touched or ingested. Although Latex allergies are common when touching items such as Latex gloves, balloons or products such as condoms that come in to direct contact with the body, our thick organic cotton mattress covers and sheets ensure that no such contact is made. Our 100 percent organic latex manufacturing process also helps prevent allergies. We use gallons of clean drinkable quality water in the final wash to remove residual free proteins from our pads and to minimize the potential for allergies.
Even though we have made the BabyCrate as practical as possible so that your newborn can have a safe sleep space wherever you go, you remain the most important factor. Avoid the temptation of sleeping in a bed with your baby after breastfeeding or allowing your baby to sleep on the sofa during the day and always keep your BabyCrate in a well-ventilated, smoke-free space.