The best crib mattress — with no flame retardants

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For new parents, there’s few things on their mind more than sleep. When will it come? How long will it last? You know the drill. When it came time to buy my son’s bed, I wanted to the best baby mattress I could afford. After all, newborns spend about 75% of their time asleep and even as they grow, children spend half or more of their day asleep! But I found out many mattresses are treated with flame retardants to meet fire-safety regulations– and that that those chemicals may be harmful for infants and children. Needless to say, I wanted to find the best crib mattress for my baby- one that was safe and comfortable.

All of my research led me to the Colgate Eco Classica III. Sure, the name is a little pretentious. But, it ended up being a great investment.

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Why I loved the Colgate Eco Classica III

Babies smile in their sleep because they’re listening to the whispering of angels.


The best crib mattress needs the best mattress protector & sheets

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We got two sets of sheets and mattress protectors--it helped me a lot to have a spare so I could throw the clean one when the diaper leaked in the middle of the night.

After finding the perfect mattress to invest in, I wanted to protect my investment with sheets and mattress protectors that met the same level of safety standards. Here’s what I found:

These sheets are 100% cotton- they’re soft, have deep pockets to accommodate the thick mattress, and machine washable and dryable. They fit the mattress really well, which can prevent SIDS

Even though the Colgate Eco Classica III states that it’s waterproof, I opted for a mattress protector to protect my investment. Baby diapers leak fluids that I didn’t want on the outside of the mattress.

This mattress protector is made with organic bamboo and free of chemicals that many others on the market have. It’s waterproof and will protect your mattress. Plus, it is machine washable and dryable.

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Good night, sleep tight .

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