The Avocado crib mattress is a green baby mattress that perfect for parents or grandparents concerned about toxins or plastic in their baby mattress. We usually buy the cheapest mattress for our kids and babies.
Infants spend 50 to 60 % of their day sleeping, so they spend a lot of time on their mattress at a time. Research published in Environmental Science & Technology talked about emissions from new baby mattresses and how body heat increases those emissions. They found that chemical emissions are strongest around the sleeping infant’s immediate breathing zone.
We requested, and Avocado sent us this mattress to review and we may earn a commission when you shop through our links. Knowing Avocado Green is one of the top choices for moms and dads who care about the environment and quality, we had to give it a try.
Avocado also carries a hybrid crib mattress, which has wrapped coils and uses no glue.
Avocado Crib Mattress Review
Avocado Crib mattress comes shipped flat in a box and is ready to put your baby to bed on, immediately. There is no funky smell at all. It does come wrapped in plastic to protect it, but there’s no plastic inside or outside it.
It had no scent out of the box. The mattresses are hand-made in California (made in the USA) and not just that. Avocado takes additional steps to create a clean mattress (meaning not toxic). They go beyond that in considering the impact their business has on the environment. Not just your baby’s sleep environment, but how it impacts the earth.
Avocado is a carbon negative business. That means we voluntarily offset more than 100% of our emissions, from resource extraction to shipping, by supporting carbon offset projects through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Our offset projects help mitigate climate change and support innovation in addressing greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
The important thing you need to know is that they ensure the manufacturing process is as clean as possible. If you’ve heard of farm to table for food, this is farm to mattress.
While it may cost more than getting your mattress that’s made overseas in a sweatshop, they ensure that their factories have fair wages, comprehensive benefits, and safe working conditions.
Avocado Crib Mattress Certifications
Here are the certifications Avocado holds (we verified them since some mattress companies aren’t truthful about their claims).
✔️ 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and wool, which means the entire supply chain of each material within the mattress has met the strictest standard for ecological and social responsibility. GOTS also prohibits using the kinds of toxic chemicals commonly used in textile processing that can cause cancer, birth defects, and other serious illnesses. That’s a pretty strong statement.
✔️ 100% GOLS certified organic latex. Each material is responsibly and sustainably harvested in India exclusively for us without pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. This is better for your child, the environment, and our farmers. They get organic certified latex and wool from their own sustainable farms and are processed in their own organic certified facilities.
✔️ MADE SAFE certification. Made safe only allows the use of ingredients that are not known or suspected to harm human health, animals, aquatic life, or ecosystems. The certification prohibits all use of harmful substances, such as flame retardants, everywhere in the crib mattress.
I’ll sum this part up by saying that they want to protect the environment, their factory team, and your baby. If you’re concerned with quality and want a nontoxic mattress, you’ll want to consider the Avocado.
Organic Baby Mattress Features
✔️ Dual-firmness. So one side is more firm and the other is softer. Your infant needs a firmer surface, and when they get older, you can turn the mattress to the other side, and it’s got a little more sink.
✔️ Thickness 6″
✔️ Weight 28 lbs.
✔️ Two stage mattress for infants on the more firm side and toddlers on the other, softer side.
What Avocado Baby Mattress is Made Of
They’re very transparent about what and how this mattress is made. Many mattress companies don’t give you the details about the materials inside.
✔️ Organic coconut husk & latex core. The certified organic latex is Dunlop latex specifically.
All new material consisting of: Latex Coir 57%, Latex foam rubber pad 36%, wool fiber 7%. Cover: ORGANIC COTTON 100%
What is Latex Coir? Coir is natural coconut fiber extracted from the outer husk of a coconut. The infant side of this mattress uses a firm coconut core infused with GOLS organic certified latex.
The coconut husk is the infant side and the latex side with wool padding is the toddler side.
But the best thing about Avocado crib mattress is not the things it has, but rather what IT DOES NOT have:
✔️ No polyurethane or foams (including no memory foam).
✔️ No chemical adhesives.
✔️ No chemical flame retardants.
✔️ No vinyl.
Avocado Green Crib Mattress DOES HAVE
✔️ Beautiful style with this cording around the outside and the gender neutral off white creamy color.
✔️ Breathable and doesn’t sleep hot (in my tests it’s better than average but not completely breathable. The coconut husk allows for more airflow than the latex.
Firm on the infant side and slightly less firm on the toddler side. This is safer for baby and young children who can sink into and get stuck or overly hot in a mattress with synthetic materials that get softer with body heat.
It has a 30-NIGHT TRIAL. You should know within a week or less if there’s any reason to return it, and if you do return it within 30 days, you get a full refund. Return mattresses are donated mattresses to charities.
You get a 25-YEAR WARRANTY. The 25-year warranty means it’s going to make it through a lot of babies. This can be used for every baby in your family and then donated or sold when you’re done. It will last!
❌ No waterproof cover. This is expected because waterproofing materials used aren’t natural. You can’t do that without vinyl or plastic and synthetics.
However, this organic fabric does stain easily, so you’re going to want to protect it. The Avocado crib mattress protector is also made with a gentle GOTS organic certified cotton ticking and an absorbent cotton fiber fill. It has elastic straps to hold it on top of the mattress. And it’s simple to swap out and clean. I’ve never seen this mattress protector but their adult size one is gorgeous.
However, the cover only protects the top of the mattress. Avocado has a waterproof baby mattress protector too, which is organic. It has a thin waterproof film sandwiched between two layers of organic cotton. It looks like it will wash up easier too. It covers the sides of the mattress as well as the top. I prefer the waterproof version because I’d be nervous if a bottle of milk tipped and spilled over the sides or baby had a blowout. To me it’s more sanitary since you can’t clean inside of the mattress.
❌ The cover isn’t removable, so you can’t take it off and wash it. So again, protect it. Even water will make a stain. I’m super protective of any mattress until I get a cover on it, but knowing this is an organic cotton, I’m especially careful.
The Avocado Green Crib Mattress typically sells for about $279. You can get financing through Affirm, which I’ve used before to get a low monthly payment. If you qualify and pay it off in the specified timeframe you won’t pay interest. You can pay and schedule payments online. It’s very easy.
There’s so much to Feel Good About with the Avocado Crib Mattress. You can feel good about the company, their business practices and impact on the environment.
Is the Avocado Green Crib Mattress worth $279? For what it offers, yes. I mean, if you’re in the market for an organic mattress of this quality, you’ll pay about this much. I had a $300 baby mattress from another company that we gifted to some new parents when our toddler switched to a larger bed. It held up beautifully.
Overall, I would get the Avocado Green Crib Mattress, protect it, and plan to keep it for a long time. It’s more like something you own and pass down. It’s beautiful, and you can be assured that your baby will not be breathing in toxins or plastic.