Please take the time to read the following facts and specifications before placing your order.
Organic Cotton Bassinet Mattresses — Organic Cotton Cradle Mattresses
These futon style mattresses are made to order in the Organature workrooms and are made from 100% Certified organic cotton.
The natural outer fabric contains no dyes or bleaches. The filling is 100%, air cleaned Certified organic cotton. It contains no formaldehyde or flame retardant chemicals, no nerve toxins, absolutely no additives, just the ultimate, purest product available.
To protect your babies mattress always use our standard bassinet, cradle, or cot size mattress protector, also made with our natural organic cotton fabric. These mattress protectors are NOT waterproof; water proofing is plasticising and we do not promote plasticisers. (We can give you a possible suggestion of what to use if you wish to phone us.) The mattress protector may be a bit larger than your mattress. It is made with elastic around the edges and any excess will tuck under the mattress. To make a special size protector would cost more.
To provide your baby with a lump free mattress the cotton has to be carded (fluffed out). Due to the nature of the filling we cannot strictly adhere to overall size and height. They look somewhat like a flat pillow. They are irregular, and the height can depend on how fluffed out the filling is but we get close to between 5-6 cm depth. Please note they are not sectioned like the cot and adult size futon mattress.
Please be aware that if your Bassinet/Cradle or Porta-Cot base is not net or slats, we recommend regular airing (daily OR weekly) to allow for the cotton to breathe as ventilation of the cotton is very important to keep the longevity for use and health for your baby.
Please note that the below base picture or similar to below is not recommended for our cradle and bassinet mattresses. If you do use a base like this please ensure that the mattress is aired and check daily as they do not allow adequate ventilation. This extra maintenance is required because if the regime of regular turning and airing is not strictly followed by you, then we cannot be held responsible.
Any size futon mattress, including cradle and cot, must be used on both sides and requires regular turning. It is imperative, that any size, is used on a hardwood slat base bed/cot or cradle. Contact us for further details on a suitable bed base.
When using a cot, cradle or other size futon for a bed wetter (including the inevitable nappy leaks) ALWAYS layer our mattress pads or OLD washed towels under the mattress protector and check/ wash and replace every day as non of these products contain or are covered with waterproof material.
Unlike conventional mattresses made with foamed rubber, (incorrectly called latex), our mattresses may initially feel soft to you. The combination of the soft mattress plus the hard base of your cradle gives your baby a firm sleeping base. Some pre natal nurses and midwives object to the softness, others have said they are excellent. It is all a matter of opinion. We disagree with the SIDS foundation that recommends latex, (foamed rubber) mattresses. The important thing is that baby does not sleep on a toxic mattress full of chemicals which can exacerbate the SIDS problem.
PLEASE NOTE: If the mattress is to be shaped we require a template made with PLAIN paper, (not newspaper please). If it is a rectangular shape we can accept your emailed measurements.
Either trace the mattress you may have, or push paper into cradle base, trace with pen and cut out! Check if this cut out shape is correct. Write your name, address and phone number on template and post to Organature Shop 1/107 Marine Parade, San Remo 3925 Victoria Phone: (03) 5678 5444
You might also like to read our article on The Organature Bassinet, Cradle or Pram Mattress
If you would like to talk further about these mattresses, please feel free to Contact Us.
*Please note, if you are planning to order custom size mattress protectors and sheets to fit your mattress, we have a minimum order of 2 per style (example, 2 x mattress protectors, and/or 2 x fitted natural sheets). And a additional $25 surcharge on top of our regular bassinet/cradle prices is also required for every colour/fabric.