The Straight Facts on Latex Foam Crib MattressesNEWS FEED
Posted: Mar, 2, 2012

The Straight Facts on Latex Foam Crib Mattresses

Crib Mattresses Buying Guide

 

What is latex foam?

Latex is a naturally derived biodegradable product made from the sap of rubber trees. Latex foam can be natural, man-made, or a blend of the two. Latex foam is processed differently than other latex products, like balloons or gloves.

Why do people react to latex?

Latex allergy or hypersensitivity occurs when the body’s immune system reacts to proteins in natural rubber latex products. Proteins are found in every living organism. The proteins are what cause the body’s immune system to respond in order to protect the body.

 

 

How is latex foam different than latex rubber?

  • Latex foam is processed differently than closed-cell latex rubber products. Proteins are 100% removed from natural latex so they no longer contain anything that will trigger an allergic reaction.
  • Man-made/synthetic latex does not contain allergy-producing proteins so reactions will not occur.
  • Latex foam is an open-cell structure and is breathable so microbes and allergens cannot live on it (unlike latex rubber gloves that aren’t breathable for safety ).

 

If latex foam is hypoallergenic, will it still cause allergies?

Our latex foam is hypoallergenic. It passes the prestigious Oeko-Tex Certification parameters and is also certified by the EuroLatex Eco-Standard.

Is latex foam used in adult mattresses?

Yes. Latex foam has been used for decades in mattresses. It is the fastest growing specialty mattress material in the U.S. due to its unique feel.

Why use latex foam in a crib mattress?

Support:

  • Our latex foam resists compression and recovers immediately. Unlike viscoelastic/memory foam, latex foam will not heat up and sink under baby’s weight, which can cause pressure on baby’s body.

Comfort:

  • Latex foam contours to the natural curves of the body and disperses pressure providing the most comfortable sleep.

Our latex foam allows air to circulate keeping baby’s body cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Hypoallergenic:

  • Our latex foam has been designed and tested to pass very strict allergy certifications to promote a clean sleeping environment; also due to its open cell structure, our latex foam inhibits bacteria, dust-mites and microbes from attaching to it.



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