Should You Buy an Organic Crib Mattress or Save Up for a Bigger Organic Mattress?

The good news is that prices on organic crib mattresses have gone down in the last few years and there are now several inexpensive organic crib mattresses available for less than two hundred dollars. But what if you end up co-sleeping most of the time? Or what if your child shifts to a bigger bed early and spends just a short time on that organic crib mattress? Should you just bypass the organic crib mattress and invest in a twin or queen organic mattress from the beginning?

The cost of any organic mattress makes this a very valid question. The strong>Natura World Organic Foundation Twin Mattress is one of the most economical, and it costs about $575. strong>Naturepedic’s 2 in 1 Organic Twin Mattress comes in at about $700. Still, if you think about your child using the mattress for fifteen years, the cost per year is far less than buying an organic crib mattress that they would use for a fraction of that time.

You might be surprised to learn that you could buy a strong>Keetsa Eco-Friendly Memory Foam Queen Mattress for just $681, which is less than some organic twin mattresses! If you go with a natural latex product like the strong>Ultimate Dreams Latex Queen Mattress, it will cost you $600, but it won’t be certified organic. On the other extreme strong>Naturepedic’s Organic Cotton Queen Mattress costs nearly double that at about $1200.

We have had a few readers share that they’ve spent a large chunk of cash on an organic or latex queen mattress and been disappointed by its durability or comfort. Have you found a larger sized organic mattress that was worth the investment? Since we spend at least a third of our lives sleeping, it seems worth the money to purchase an high quality, organic product, but what is the best value? Is it worth it to just go for a larger mattress and skip the organic crib mattress? Or just to buy an organic crib mattress pad? Please share your experiences!


  1. If your crib mattress is going to be used than it is absolutely worth it to buy a non-toxic, healthy crib mattress. It does not necessary need to be certified organic as long as it contains no harmful chemicals in the form of adhesives and flame retardants. Two great examples of healthy non-toxic crib mattresses that are priced between $159 and $295 are the Lullaby Earth crib mattress and the Nook Sleep Systems Pebble Lite. These are great non-toxic choices for your baby’s crib.

    As for larger healthy, non-toxic mattresses made with organic and natural materials, there are several options that may be a little higher priced than conventional mattresses but have a long life. Nook Sleep Systems makes a twin and full sized mattress that is similar to their Pebble crib mattresses. It is very durable, comfortable and safe. Naturepedic’s options are already mentioned but there are are other brands such as WJ Southard and Savvy Rest that have mattresses made with organic materials that will last through adulthood. Go to for information on various brands or non-toxic, healthy mattresses for babies, children, and adults.

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