Organic Innerspring Crib Mattress w/ Edge Clips
Our organic crib innerspring mattress is made with 260 (15.5 gauge), untreated steel coils which makes this crib mattress extra firm. This mattress also features internal side supports so it can be used as an organic toddler mattress as well. The coils are then surrounded by a thick layer of organically processed Ecowool (you can read more about EcoWool in the "latex and wool info" link at the bottom of the page) and organic cotton, which is quilted to our deluxe PureRest European organic cotton damask fabric. Because wool is a natural fire-retardant, we do not use any fire-retardant chemicals in or on this organic crib mattress. Our natural wool batting and organic cotton batting are certified by Oregon Tilth. Our organic cotton damask fabric is certified by GOTS.
Standard Crib Mattress Size: 28x52x6"
When to Switch to a Toddler Bed
The biggest concern is safety. As a general rule, parents should move a baby from a crib to a bed before he is able to climb out of it on his own and possibly hurt himself, says Mark Widome, MD, a professor of pediatrics at Penn State Children's Hospital in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Most toddlers have the ability to hop over the crib rail when they are about 35 inches tall and between 18 and 24 months of age. Of course, some babies are particularly agile and will attempt to climb out sooner (at which point they should be moved to a bed), while less adventurous types will not try to climb out at all. If your toddler is comfortable in his crib and not a climber, then it's okay to let him sleep there past the age of 2 -- just as long as you're mindful of his safety, says Jack Walsh, executive director of the Danny Foundation, an organization dedicated to crib and child-product safety. But the longer a baby stays in his crib, Walsh adds, the more emotionally attached to it he may become and the harder it may be for him to make the transition.