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Recently updated on August 11th, 2020 at 01:54 am

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Avocado is best known for its all-natural adult mattress which has multiple organic certifications. It only makes sense that they would use some of the same materials for a crib mattress. With the Avocado Crib Mattress, you get natural wool, cotton, and latex in a two-sided design. One side is soft for toddlers and the other is firm for babies. This extends the useful life of the mattress and when it comes time to dispose of it, you have peace of mind knowing that the natural materials will decompose and not live in a landfill for thousands of years.

Overview of the Avocado Crib Mattress

Below is a video of Scott with his two daughters and their impression of the Avocado Crib Mattress.

How Much Does the Avocado Crib Mattress Cost?

This model costs $300. You can also purchase the Avocado Luxe Crib Mattress which retails for $1,249. The difference between the two is that the Luxe model contains cotton wrapped coils. It’s not a big difference but it will make the luxe mattress feel more like a traditional mattress and may provide more comfort to toddlers.

Avocado Crib Mattress Construction

Below are the construction details as listed on the Avocado website.

Crib Mattress Standard Size: 28” x 52” x 6” | 28 lbs.
Mattress pads: 28” x 52” x .5″
Fits Standard Size Baby Cribs.
Ships Flat. Not Compressed or Rolled.
Meets ASTM safety regulations.
Meets CPSC firmness recommendations.
GREENGUARD Gold Certified for low emissions
Formaldehyde Free Certified by UL Environment
GOTS Organic Certification from Control Union.
MADE SAFE® Certified

Infant Side

Intended for use from newborn to one year, the Infant side of our Avocado organic certified hybrid crib mattress is firmer by design to provide the support your baby needs in this pivotal time of growth. It features a firm, tightly quilted pattern of 100% GOTS organic certified cotton knit on top of the base support of coconut husk fiber infused with GOLS organic certified latex.

Toddler Side

Intended for use from year one up to year four, the Toddler side of our Organic Crib Mattress is slightly more plush, while still providing the support your growing child needs as they move and fidget throughout the night. It features a supportive layer of 100% GOLS organic certified latex, plus an additional quilted pattern of 100% GOTS organic certified cotton for added breathability and buoyancy. Cotton-wrapped coils and reinforced coco-fiber perimeters ensure superior support all the way to the edge.

My Avocado Crib Mattress Findings and Recommendation

Most expecting parents receive a crib mattress during a baby shower as part of their baby shower registry. But this limits you to stores like, Target, Walmart and Pottery Barn which will have a limited selection. Yes, the have some good budget choices but your baby will be spending the vast majority of their time sleeping on this mattress so it makes sense not to skimp. $300 is a lot for a crib mattress but you can expect them to sleep on this through their toddler years and there’s no reason it couldn’t be passed on to new cousins in the family when you are done with it.

When you order your Avocado you also get a free copy of their book, Little Blue Planet. Again, a great add on when giving or receiving this as a gift.

little blue planet

This mattress comes with a 30-night trial. Just make sure you keep it clean which is why I also recommend adding the crib mattress protector which is made from multiple layers of organic cotton. While not waterproof, it will provide a layer of protection to help keep the mattress clean. It’s machine washable and easy to attach.

avocado crib mattress pad

crib mattress pad

Overall the Avocado Crib mattress is my favorite all-natural crib mattress for parents that want the best for their child. Most parents are feeding their children organic food and outfitting them in organic clothing so it just makes sense that they sleep on an all-natural sleep surface like the Avocado Crib Mattress.

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Pottery Barn Kids Lullaby Organic Crib Mattress 3

Pottery Barn Kids Lullaby Organic Crib Mattress

Recently updated on March 21st, 2017 at 08:05 pm

I bought the Lullaby Organic crib mattress from Pottery Barn Kids to see how it’s made and how it compares to some of the other brands in the market. I found that despite having “organic” in the poduct description, there is a lot of synthetic material inside the mattress.


Below is a video of me opening the crib mattress. Ordering from Pottery Barn is easy and my package arrived in about a week.

Details and Construction

Below are the construction details of the crib mattress as listed on the Pottery Barn website:

  • Mattress cover is constructed of organically blended cotton ticking, soy enhanced foam pad on toddler side and organically blended wool wrap. Cover is backed with a water resistant barrier.
  • Luxury Beautyrest pocketed coils are individually wrapped to provide firm and even support.
  • A tempered steel continuous border wire offers edge support.
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified. Meets or exceeds stringent chemical emissions standards.
  • 2 in 1 Design – one side provides ideal firmness for newborns and the flip side offers soy enhanced foam comfort for toddlers (see tag for details).
  • Organically woven wool fire protection wrap is non-toxic and the resilient fibers help maintain body temperature.
  • Organically woven cotton fabric cover is backed with a water resistant barrier.
  • Soy enhanced foam is CertiPUR-US certified which certifies the foam are made without PBDE flame retardants, mercury, lead and other heavy metals.

I bought this mattress direct from the Pottery Barn Kids website for $379. It is an expensive crib mattress.


This mattress has a 2 in 1 design where one side is firm for newborns and the other is softer for when they become older. I didn’t notice much of a difference in feel and there really isn’t substantial difference in material from either side. This seems to be the case for the other 2 in 1 crib mattresses I have purchased.

pb design

To give you a better sense of how this mattress is constructed. I opened it so that you can see the inside:

As you can see the cover has the word “organic” on it but I didn’t find that much organic material in this mattress. There are grommets along the sides of the mattress that allow it to breathe:


In the picture below you can see the water proof cover and the first inside layer of the mattress. This is some sort polyester blend that wraps around the entire mattress.



pottery barn crib mattress

As you can see it has a pocket coil system. This means that each coil is individually wrapped. The coil system is then connected to a steel bar that gives the mattress edge support and stability.

In the picture below, I removed more of the covering and found that there is some cardboard inside the mattress. This must be to provide support but I didn’t find this listed in the construction details. There is what I think is wool which is also blended with something else.

crib mattress inside

Below is a picture that shows the foam layer. Even though this is a soy based foam, it is by no means organic.

pb kids foam


I’m not very impressed with this crib mattress. For the price I was expecting more organic material.

My Green Mattress: Crib Mattress 6

My Green Mattress: Crib Mattress

Recently updated on March 6th, 2022 at 01:44 am

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We were very impressed by the crib sized version My Green Mattress.  This crib mattress is extremely high-quality and is quite a bit thicker and more substantial than the crib mattress Lucas was using before.  When I unboxed it, (which was tough… it’s heavy!) there was no chemical odor or off-gassing at all.  It is about an inch thicker than my regular, run-of-the-mill crib mattress.  Fitted crib sheets still fit it fine!


Here’s Lucas and I unboxing the product and telling you a bit about it!

The mattress is made of organic cotton and a natural wool that has not been treated with chemicals, but is naturally flame-resistant. There are 280 individually wrapped coil springs in this mattress, making it just as nice as what adults sleep on!  I am really impressed by the springiness of the mattress, and now that I have seen a high-quality, natural, organic mattress, I definitely won’t switch back to the old (only 7 months old!) basic mattress for Lucas’ crib.


Here’s a brief video comparing our basic crib mattress to the My Green Mattress.

After using this product for a few weeks, I do think Lucas has been waking up less.  He seems to go to sleep more easily as well, possibly since the My Green Mattress is so soft and cozy!   This is a totally high-quality product, through and through.

My Green Mattress doesn’t make any noise, so there’s no disturbance to a sleeping baby.  My old crib mattress was plastic-encased (so it was waterproof) but it made a lot of smooshing and crinkling noises when Lucas moved around which probably contributed to Lucas being a troubled sleeper.  Since I have a waterproof mattress pad, the waterproof mattress turns out to be unnecessary.

The price for a My Green Mattress crib mattress is $249, and shipping is free.  This is definitely more costly than your basic mattress, but after testing this mattress, I think it is worth the extra cost.  It is a top-quality product, made of organic cotton and natural wool and is manufactured here in the USA.  It is extremely well-made, and I know I will be able to use it for years and for future kids as we add to our little family!  I hope you give this product a try and enjoy it as much as Lucas does!

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