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Sealy Posturepedic Springfree Soybean & Latex Crib Mattress

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The Sealy Posturepedic Springfree Soybean & Latex Foam-Core Crib Mattress is well liked by owners and garners very good consumer ratings.  Consumers like the use of eco-friendly materials, the extreme light weight of the mattress, and the fact that is 2 mattresses in one (one side is for infants and the other is for toddlers).  It is not waterproof however and you will likely want to accompany it with a waterproof mattress pad. [REF Sealy Mattress Reviews]

Several consumer ratings for the mattress were found and these are summarized in the table below.  The good grades indicate that owners are generally very pleased with their purchase..

 Source  Consumer Ratings  #Ratings
 Amazon  4.8 stars out of 5  6
 Walmart  4.7 stars out of 5  24

Consumer reviews indicate a number of mattress likes and dislikes:

PROS
- eco friendly and uses lots of natural materials
- very lightweight and easy to lift (or change sheets)
- firm yet comfortable
- 2 mattresses in 1 with an infant side and a toddler side
- Has square corners for fitting snug in crib
- Has a lifetime warranty
- Doesn’t smell when packaging first removed

CONS
- not waterproof so you need waterproof mattress pad
- some owners warn that you have to measure your crib carefully to ensure a fit with the mattress

As the name states this is not an innerspring mattress.  It has no springs whatsoever and is a combination of soy enhanced foam and latex foam (both are hypoallergenic).  Soy enhanced foam is more durable than conventional foams and soy is also a renewable resource.  The soy enhanced foam is used on the infant side of the mattress (as it is firmer).  The latex foam is used on the toddler side of the mattress and provides a good combination of support and comfort.  Latex also offers pressure point relief and breathes fairly well so it helps reduce heat build-up.

The soy enhanced foam is CertiPUR-US Certified.  CertiPUR is an extension of a European program developed by the association of European flexible polyurethane foam block manufacturers.  They test foams for physical performance, environmental stewardship and indoor emissions.  Certified foam products have met a specific set of criteria based on these tests.  Bear in mind however that this group was put together by members of the global foam industry.
   
The latex used in the Sealy Posturepedic Springfree mattress is Oeko-Tex Certified.  The Oeka-Tex Association consists of fourteen textile and research institutes in both Europe and Japan and it has agencies and offices in more than 40 countries.  The Association is responsible for managing the Oeko-Tex Standard 100.  This standard was introduced in the early 1990’s to protect consumers and the general public from harmful substances in textiles.
 
The combination of foams makes for a very lightweight mattress and the Sealy Posturepedic Springfree actually weighs less than 12 lbs (11.4 to be precise).  There are a number of consumer comments indicating how very light the mattress is and how easy it is to change sheets.  The mattress also comes with a jacquard fabric cover treated with Staph-Gard®. Staph-Gard® is said to resist stains, odors, mildew, and to inhibit bacterial growth.
  
The mattress dimensions are (W x L x H) 27.2 x 51.6 x 5.5 inches and it has square edges to ensure no gaps between mattress and crib.  Several owners have indicated they like this feature.  Although it has also been pointed out that one should carefully measure their crib and compare these to the mattress dimensions before making a purchase – just to ensure there is a proper fit.

The Sealy Posturepedic Springfree Soybean & Latex Foam-Core Crib Mattress meets Federal Flammability Standard 16 CFR 1633 and does this while using no toxic fire retardants.  It is also phthalate compliant and carries a lifetime warranty on workmanship and materials.

 

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