Naturepedic was founded by Barry A. Cik, a quarter century veteran in the field of environmental engineering. In anticipation of his first grandchild, Barry went searching for a suitable baby crib mattress. Sadly, he found all of the crib mattress offerings completely unacceptable and was in shock at the state of the industry.
Barry then set out to find a suitable organic baby crib mattress. "All of the organic baby crib mattresses on the market were not waterproof… if the mattress were to get wet, it would grow mold and fungus without any effective way to clean it."
Barry, together with his two sons, set out to found Naturepedic, an organic and non-toxic baby crib mattress company dedicated to providing parents with a better alternative – the first and only waterproof organic baby crib mattress designed with a safe food grade polyethylene cover, and which eliminates the potentially harmful chemicals.
Naturepedic specializes in the design and manufacturing of quality organic mattresses, pillows and bedding for infants, toddlers, children and adults that promote natural and organic materials, a non-toxic design, fire-safety, and overall health & safety.
All Naturepedic natural and organic mattresses have been designed with the help of pediatricians, orthopedic specialists, chemists, and engineers and are constructed by Amish craftsman. Research and design is coordinated by G.E.M. Testing & Engineering Labs in Cleveland, Ohio.
I was sent a pair of Naturepedic Organic Kapok & Cotton Pillows to try and review.
Some features of this amazing pillow:
· Outer Fabric is made with luxurious 300 thread count organic cotton fabric
· Filling contains 50/50 blend of organic kapok and organic cotton
· GOTS Certified organic
· Available Options:
LS54: Standard Size (20" x 26")
LQ54: Queen Size (20" x 30")
LK54: King Size (20" x 36")
Upon opening our Kapok & Cotton Pillows I was pleasantly surprised to see that they would accommodate both my husband and myself. My husband typically sleeps on two pillows and prefers his head to be more elevated. I, on the other hand prefer a more flat pillow and get a sore neck if my head is elevated much at all. These pillows are the best of both and we were both happy with how they conformed to our preferences, but also upheld their form to provide adequate support.
I love knowing that all of Naturepedic’s products are free from harmful chemicals and toxins. Sometimes as a health conscious consumer I forget about how important it is to keep our sleep environment safe and healthy as well. So much time and effort is put into locating toxin-free toys, food & clothes that we forget about the mattresses, pillows and bedding that we spend our resting hours on and around.
This is especially important for our children, as my youngest spends half her day in her crib when you take into account her nap and overnight sleeping. Often her face is literally pressed to her sheet and mattress when I check in on her and she is breathing in air that comes through her mattress & pillow.
I love my new Naturepedic Kapok & Cotton Pillows and will definitely turn to Naturepedic in the future when my girls need pillows or mattresses.
All Naturepedic products can be purchased at their website or you can search for a local retailer. The Kapok pillows I received range in price from $79 – 139 each, depending on size.