Our Rating: 2 / 5 (See: How Leaf Score is calculated)
- Mattresses are breathable, made from recycled materials, and are reasonably priced
- All mattresses have a waterproof surface made with polyethylene that meets food contact standards
- Pass all government flammability standards without the use of flame retardant chemicals
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Materials:||Recycled polyester and polyethylene|
|Certifications:||Greenguard Gold certified|
Made Safe certified
Lullaby Earth offer four types of crib mattress: Wisp Air, Breeze Air, Healthy Support, and the Ellen DeGeneres mattress. All of these mattresses are made with recycled polyester and have a waterproof surface made with polyethylene that meets food contact standards and is recyclable. Lullaby Earth crib mattresses (View Prices on Amazon) are Greenguard Gold certified, UL-certified formaldehyde-free, and Made Safe certified.
The Wisp Air and Breeze Air mattresses are, as they sound, breathable, with a breathable topper add-on available for the Healthy Support and Ellen DeGeneres mattresses. Breeze Air and the Ellen DeGeneres are also two-stage (i.e. dual firmness) mattresses suitable for use for infants and toddlers. The Healthy Support mattress can be made two-stage, and both the Breeze Air and the Ellen DeGeneres feature designer fabric. The typical prices for these mattresses are as follows:
Wisp Air – $199
Breeze Air – $259 (View Price on Amazon)
Healthy Support – $169-$199 (View Price on Amazon)
Ellen DeGeneres – $229
Lullaby Earth baby crib mattresses pass all government flammability standards without the use of flame retardant chemicals. That means no phosphates, boric acid, brominated chemicals, chlorinated chemicals, fiberglass, silica-infused rayon, or other chemicals. They don’t use polyurethane foam, vinyl or PVC in their products, nor do their products contain phthalates, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), or antibacterial treatments.
The mattresses feature patented waterproofing and a patented WaveSupport core made from recycled polyester, with materials meeting FDA food contact standards. They are easy to wipe clean and have a seamless edge design which helps prevent bacteria build-up and keeps the inside of the crib mattress clean and dry. The firm, flat surface and reinforced edge support provide a comfortable and safer sleep environment and these cribs can be used through infancy, toddlerhood, and beyond.
Lullaby Earth introduced their Airflow Topper In 2013, followed by their Breeze Air crib mattress in 2014. This award-winning mattress features the same safety features as their other mattresses but has an added breathable layer for a cool, dry sleep. This layer is also removable and machine washable, which is an important factor in distinguishing these mattresses from other ‘breathable’ mattresses that are simply mattresses without a waterproof cover; such mattresses can easily become soiled and require a waterproof cover (which then negates the whole ‘breathability’ concept).
The separate breathable layer of the Lullaby Earth mattresses may reduce rebreathing, and the company cites third-party testing in support of that claim. They also note in various marketing materials that these breathable mattress designs may reduce the risk of suffocation (which I’m not sure is permissible under current marketing laws in the US as this might make such mattresses medical devices). Lullaby Earth don’t, however, provide details of these tests, nor are they fully transparent about what’s in their mattresses. Instead, the company focuses most of its attention on telling us what’s not in their products. I’m not a fan of guesswork, so Lullaby Earth lose major points from me on this front.
Despite these drawbacks, Lullaby Earth products are recommended by a plethora of organizations, including the Zero Toxics Product Registry, AllergyKids Foundation, Mommy Greenest, and Kids for Saving Earth. This award-winning company is a member of Green America and the Green Business Network, the American Sustainable Business Council, and the National Parenting Center, and a partner of Women’s Voices for the Earth and works with the Environmental Media Association, in addition to being Proudly Made In U.S.A. The Wisp Air also won 2018 Product of the Year for a crib mattress and 2018 Eco-Friendly Product of the Year from Creative Child.
All of the crib mattresses from Lullaby Earth come with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee, Lifetime Limited Warranty, Free Shipping and Free Returns and measure 27 1/4″ x 51 5/8″ x 6″, making them a good fit for most standard full-size cribs.
All in all, if you’re looking for a quality crib mattress made from recycled materials that is waterproof and breathable at a reasonable price point, Lullaby Earth are a good option. There are, however, far better crib mattresses that are made with natural materials, have a waterproof cover, and can be topped with a removable breathable layer should you so wish.
Lullaby Earth vs. Naturepedic, My Green Mattress, OMI, Soaring Heart, SleepLily, and Savvy Rest
Lullaby Earth offer some of the most affordable crib mattresses and probably some of the lightest (though they don’t specify a weight). I’d still encourage you to ignore the marketing hype over breathability and go for either a Naturepedic or My Green Mattress crib mattress, however, if you can stretch your budget a little.
Put simply, Lullaby Earth offer a less expensive version of the Naturepedic lightweight mattress for $169-$259 made with recycled polyester and polyethylene. While this one has some decent eco-certifications, if you’re going to spend over $200 on a crib mattress, I’d strongly suggest going with My Green Mattress or Naturepedic instead. If it’s a lightweight mattress you’re after, the Naturepedic Lightweight is arguably your best option.
In general, Naturepedic can be considered an excellent mid-price option for an eco-friendly and non-toxic crib mattress. Naturepedic’s Organic Cotton Classic (View Price on Amazon) and Lightweight Classic (View Price on Amazon) both cost between $255 and $299 and boast a waterproof cover, unlike My Green Mattress, where you’d have to buy separate covers or puddle pads. My Green Mattress are still my top pick overall, however, priced at $279 on Amazon, with a heap of certifications (View Price on Amazon).
Naturepedic’s Ultra and 2-in-1 Ultra Quilted Deluxe mattresses (View Price on Amazon) are a little pricier at $399 but these are latex-free and the latter is dual-sided. SleepLily’s innerspring mattress costs $360, making it second only to OMI for most expensive innerspring crib mattress. Soaring Heart mattresses cost around $420, with Savvy Rest priced at $399 with similar certifications and specifications as a latex, wool, and cotton mattress (View Price on Savvy Rest).
Wool and fire resistance
Lullaby Earth’s wool-free crib mattress is made with recycled polyester and polyethylene, but it’s not entirely clear how Lullaby Earth meet fire safety standards. If you’re looking specifically for wool-free crib mattress, Naturepedic offer some of the best options and are transparent about using a mixture of baking soda, silica, and eucalyptus as a natural flame retardant instead of wool. Their quilted mattresses do use wool, however, although there is an option to go wool-free.
OMI, Soaring Heart, Sleep Lily, and Savvy Rest all include wool in their crib mattresses.
Non-toxic and eco-friendly credentials
Lullaby Earth offer the bare minimum for certifications, which may be why their mattress is quite a bit cheaper than others I recommend at LeafScore.com. They are Greenguard Gold certified, UL-certified formaldehyde-free, and Made Safe certified, but don’t have GOTS or similar certifications for organic materials.
OMI crib mattresses carry more certifications than Savvy Rest, Soaring Heart, Naturepedic, and every other mattress on the market. Their adult mattresses have been rigorously tested and found to be durable and high-performance, but they are quite a bit more expensive than most other crib mattresses.
Naturepedic boast only Greenguard Gold, GOTS, and UL-certified formaldehyde free, but these mattresses don’t include latex, so GOLS doesn’t apply. It would be nice to see a Made Safe certification or other more robust EcoInstitut certification, given the polyethylene component and natural flame retardants used in these mattresses.
If you are concerned about multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) or simply want a high-quality crib mattress free from toxic chemicals and made with care from sustainably and humanely sourced materials, OMI are the top choice.
There are some size differences between these mattresses that are worth bearing in mind if you have already bought a crib. Lullaby Earth’s crib mattress is one of the smaller crib mattresses, so if your crib runs towards the larger end of the standard size, you may find there are gaps that could prove unsafe for an infant.
The Soaring Heart mattress is a little bigger than Naturepedic’s mattresses and at the top end of the standard size measurements for a crib mattress (although it’s also thinner at just 3.5 inches compared to most crib mattresses measuring 5 or 6 inches). Savvy Rest’s crib mattress is also slightly longer and wider than Naturepedic’s crib mattresses, while OMI’s mattresses are as long but a little wider. For comparison, here are the mattresses listed from largest to smallest in terms of width and length:
- Nook Pebble Pure – 28” x 53” x 4”
- Soaring Heart – 28 5/8” x 52 3/8” x 3 ½ “
- Sleep Lily – 28” x 52” x 6”
- OMI – 28” x 52” x 6”
- NaturalMat – 28” x 52” x 6”
- Savvy Baby – 27 ½” x 52” x 6
- My Green Mattress – 27 1/4″ x 52″ x 6″
- Naturepedic – 27 ¼” x 51 5/8” x 6”
- Lullaby Earth – 27 ¼” x 51 5/8” x 6”
In terms of charitable giving and corporate social responsibility, Lullaby Earth don’t seem to be up to much. Sleep Lily, Nook, and NaturalMat also don’t mention any charitable side to their business and seem focused purely on their products.
Savvy Rest have the most robust charitable giving program and B Corp status (none of the other mattress companies have this currently).
Soaring Heart are also socially engaged, with quarterly Charity Pillow Builds and a goal is to direct 1% of annual gross sales to charitable causes. Soaring Heart also created a Scholarship at Seattle’s Pride Foundation to fund students working in the area of mental health and compassionate care.
OMI don’t appear to have any charitable arm to their businesses. Naturepedic are members of 1% for the Planet, at least, although they don’t seem to do much else. My Green Mattress offers a discount to members of the U.S. military, but there’s no indication that the company has a charitable arm other a donation/refund program if you return your mattress after your 100 night comfort trial.
Warranty and refunds
All Lullaby Earth products ship free with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee and free return shipping provided the product has not been damaged, the original box is still available and the product was purchased directly from LullabyEarth. Lullaby Earth crib mattresses carry a lifetime limited warranty applicable only to the original purchaser.
All Naturepedic crib mattresses come with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee provided the product was purchased directly from Naturepedic. You have to pay all shipping costs (including outbound costs associated with any promotions), however. Naturepedic have a 10 year warranty against manufacturing defects, with full coverage in the first 5 years and pro-rated coverage thereafter.
OMI offer a more generous 90-day sleep trial and a 20-year limited warranty on all mattresses, and My Green Mattress has a 100-night sleep trial. If you don’t want to keep the mattress after your 100 nights, My Green Mattress will work with you to donate it to a local charity and then refund your money.
Savvy Rest are rather miserly in terms of their return policy. Unlike most other companies, they just don’t do returns, claiming that to do so would necessitate them spraying their products with toxic chemicals.
Overall, Lullaby Earth offer one of the best, most eco-friendly and likely non-toxic affordable crib mattresses around. This mattress is likely to be far better than almost all other mattresses at a similar price point, although I’d still recommend asking friends and family to pitch in so you can stretch to a Naturepedic or My Green Mattress crib mattress instead. Naturepedic’s lightweight model may be a good compromise and costs just $50 or so more than the Lullaby Earth.