I recently got the chance to work with Lullaby Earth and Naturepedic to review a crib mattress and a toddler pillow. We got these in the mail about a week or so ago and I’ve been so excited to write about them! I left the packaging on for the first picture so you could get a little glimpse at exactly what I got. I reviewed the 2-Stage Super lightweight Eco-Plus crib mattress from Lullaby Earth and also a Toddler PLA pillow from Naturepedic.
My daughter is almost a year and a half (seriously, where has the time gone?!) and has been sleeping on a cheap Sealy mattress for her whole life. I had never really thought about upgrading for her, but we upgraded our mattress right before she was born and I know what a big difference it made for my back and for the quality of sleep I get. So it’s only fair, right? After unwrapping the mattress from the box, which you can see in the corner of the picture, below, my daughter wasted absolutely no time hopping on and snuggling up. She knew it was a special treat just for her that I had unwrapped!
Lullaby Earth sells what I would consider the Mercedes-Benz of mattresses. I don’t think I can even describe how much I love it, even aside from the aspect of comfort for my little one. It’s only seven pounds, which is amazing in comparison to some heavy and clunky mattresses, including her old one. It’s also got two sides, a firmer side for infants, and a softer side for toddlers. Hello, that’s ingenious! I love that I can give her a choice. We’ve been using the softer toddler side for her this week, but we’re going to flip it over to the infant side soon to test both. She’s not old enough to communicate whether she’s comfortable or not, but believe me when I say she’s been sleeping like a rock in her bedroom and that’s pretty rare for her!
One of the first things I noticed upon unwrapping the mattress was the texture. The entire mattress including the seams is completely waterproof. Not just water resistant, but waterproof. Jocelyn’s last mattress was not waterproof and we had to buy a zip up mattress cover for it. In hindsight, isn’t it kind of ridiculous that non waterproof crib mattresses are even a thing? I can’t count the number of blow out diapers we’ve had in the middle of the night, or accidents where pee has soaked through her bedsheets. Babies do that sort of thing all the time, and it’s just plain horrifying to deal with a situation like that from a sanitary aspect if you don’t have a hygienic mattress. The Lullaby Earth mattress can be wiped down with regular soap and water, and the waterproof surface also functions as a dust mite/bedbug barrier.
My friend’s mom is always talking about bed bugs and I am terrified of them. I’ve thankfully never had an encounter with them but every time I go to a hotel I know exactly what to look for. I’m the person ripping the sheets back and inspecting the mattress for bedbugs. I am thrilled that there is a built in protection to my daughter’s mattress that she will never have to worry about getting them!