The mattress cover has a 3D honeycomb pattern that is 100% breathable. So, when your baby reaches the "OH MY GOD HE FLIPPED OVER AND IS SLEEPING ON HIS STOMACH" stage at around four or five months, you can rest assured that he will be just fine. Phew!!
There are a couple of other breathable mattresses on the market, but Breeze is the only one out there that is breathable AND waterproof. For me, it's not worth being breathable if it means the mattress is out of commission the second baby has an accident. Seriously, where is baby supposed to sleep the rest of the night while the mattress is being cleaned and is drying?? And putting a waterproof cover over your breathable mattress defeats the entire purpose of having a breathable mattress! So... Lullaby Earth has created one that is breathable AND waterproof and my hat is off to them. Finally! Someone has done it! Well done!!!
But how did they do it? Well, the cover has the nifty 3D honeycomb design that makes it breathable. And the backside of the cover is waterproof. But that's not all. The mattress itself is also waterproof. So, it's double waterproofed - hoorah!! This means, when baby has an accident you just take off the cover and throw it in the washer and dryer. In the meantime, the mattress will be dry and ready to go. You can order extra Breeze covers to have on hand, or you could simply throw a sheet on the mattress until the cover is ready to go back on the mattress.
UL Environment's Greenguard certification program tests products to verify they meet their very strict emissions standards. The Gold certification is their strictest one, and ensures products are safe for sensitive individuals (children and elderly) and are acceptable to use in places such as schools and healthcare facilities.
No, it's not "organic" but it is made of two of the safest and most widely recycled plastics out there - PE and PETE. Also, it should be noted that Breeze does not contain any polyurethane foam, PVC, vinyl, latex, wool or other allergenic materials, glues, adhesives, phthalates, pesticides, or GMOs.
Most crib mattresses, even many of the "organic" ones, finish off their product by covering it with flame retardant chemicals. Of course we want our baby's mattress to be resistant to fire, but does it really need to be doused in toxic flame retardant chemicals that have been linked to numerous health issues. Survey says... NOPE! Lullaby Earth is one of the few awesome brands out there proving you can meet the fire resistant standards without the use of chemicals by simply choosing materials and design wisely. Hooray!
It's 8 pounds! Yes, this crib mattress weighs the same as a newborn baby. It's super light which makes changing sheets a snap! Other mattresses out there, especially the ones with coils, weigh upwards of 20 to 30 pounds. No thanks!
Disclaimer: Although I did receive this product free of charge, all thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.