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Why is an Organic Mattress Important for my Child?

Toddler sitting on Birch Kids bed

By now, you’ve probably heard that adults spend up to ⅓ of their lives sleeping. But for many children, proper development requires even more than 8 hours of sleep each night. And for those 8+ hours when your child is sleeping, they’re up close and personal with their mattress — exposed to every material used in its construction. 

So it’s natural to want a mattress for your child that is free from dangerous materials. 

At Birch, we’re committed to providing premium mattresses that offer deep, comfortable sleep each and every night, without the use of polyurethane foams that are common in so many mattresses on the market today. 

The Birch Kids Natural Mattress is the perfect option for parents hoping to offgassing foams and allergens. 

No Polyurethane Foams

Many mattresses sold today contain polyurethane foams that release dangerous odors or Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) when exposed to the air.

Not ours.

Instead, we’ve chosen to use natural latex comfort layers in our Birch mattresses providing essential support and pressure relief without potential exposure to harmful off-gassing. The Birch Kids Natural Mattress even offers two separate firmness levels in our latex layers, with one side of the mattress giving a firmer feel for younger sleepers (ages 3-7) and the other side of the mattress giving a softer feel for older children (ages 8-12.)

Plus, our natural latex layers are extremely breathable, keeping your child cool and comfortable while they sleep.

No Dangerous Fire Retardants

In addition to the off-gassing caused by polyurethane foams, many mattresses use dangerous materials, and even fiberglass, to comply with federal fire regulations. But in the Birch Kids Natural Mattress, we’ve designed our 100% organic wool layer to serve as a fire retardant without the need for any dangerous solutions.

The organic wool layer is quilted beneath the surface of the mattress to stifle potential flames and comply with federal fire safety standards, keeping your child safe and healthy.

No Dangerous Adhesives

Glue might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of mattress materials. But many mattresses today require internal layers of glue to keep the components of the mattress together and function. And oftentimes, those adhesives can include chemical compounds to maintain a strong bond. 

Inside the Birch Kids Natural Mattress, though, we use water-based adhesives to provide a durable bond between internal layers and keep your home free from exposure to any dangerous compounds.

Still Have Questions? That's OK!

If you or your child have additional questions about the Birch Kids Natural Mattress or any other Birch products, please take a look at our Support page. If you'd like to contact the Birch Customer Service team, please fill out this form or email help@birchliving.com.