THE UGLY TRUTH
THE UGLY TRUTH
Baby mattress manufacturers often claim their mattress is hypoallergenic (i.e. designed to minimize the possibility of an allergic reaction). Many baby mattresses you come across will say this.
If you dig a little deeper, they will say that this is because the house dust mite cannot survive in their mattress core. On first reading, you think ‘that’s great, I can relax’ and not worry about asthma triggers with this mattress.
But here’s the nasty bit, what actually happens is that the house dust mite gets into the mattress core and, before it dies, it excretes. It is this fecal pellet that is the allergen that can sensitise your baby to asthma or allergic rhinitis.
Even if your baby doesn’t have an allergic reaction, you don’t want stuff like house dust mites, pet dander, urine, vomit (and all that mess that unfortunately comes with our beautiful babies!) getting inside the baby mattress core. Because this ultimately translates into bacteria that we really don’t want anywhere near our babies.
The Pure Zees baby mattress has a unique microporous permanent encasement cover that allows your baby’s skin to breath, but prevents baby mess and the house dust mite from entering into the core of the mattress. So your baby is not exposed to the allergens or bacteria that are created when this happens.
The Pure Zees baby mattress core is inherently fire retardant and so it doesn’t need chemicals to pass its fire safety test.
Most baby mattresses are treated with chemicals to achieve their Fire Safety Certificates. In a survey, the New York Sustainable Business Council found that 92% of baby mattresses contained chemicals of concern or allergens.
A large part of this is because the mattresses are treated with chemicals in order to achieve their fire safety certification. However, these chemicals are slowly released over time (a process known as ‘outgassing’). Meaning that our babies are exposed to harmful chemicals in the air they are breathing.
The Proof is in the Testing
Better still, you don’t have to take our word for it. Because our mattress has been independently
tested and approved by the world’s foremost asthma and allergy foundation,
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)