Colgate Classica I Crib Mattress

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Colgate Classica Crib Mattress
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Dubbed by many outlets as “the most recognized and popular foam crib mattress by name in America”, the Colgate Classica I Crib Mattress, gets very good reviews from consumers.  This mattress has received accolades from many sources, and there is now an eco-friendly version available.  [REF Crib Mattress Reviews 2010]

Consumer ratings for the Colgate Classica I Crib Mattress are very good as can be seen from the ratings at a number of quality sources below:

 Source  Consumer Ratings  #Ratings
 Amazon  4.7 stars out of 5  18
 Walmart  4.9 stars out of 5  7
 Epinions  4.7 stars out of 5  3
 Diapers.com  5 stars out of 5  2

Also this mattress has been attributed with the following:
- Rated #1 out of all crib mattresses tested by one of the nation's leading consumer products magazines
- Considered a recommended buy for over fourteen years by a popular baby products publication

A review of consumer comments yielded the following mattress likes and dislikes:

- Easy to clean
- Lightweight
- Fits cribs well
- Quite durable
- Sheet changes are easy

- Some parents feel it is too firm


Mattress Features
This is not an innerspring mattress, rather it is a foam mattress.  The foam in the mattress is hypoallergenic and extra-firm (as recommended by most medical experts).   It is lightweight and waterproof (can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and mild soap) with a triple layer nylon reinforced vinyl cover (anti-dust and tear resistant) and cloth binding (for strong seams).  The mattress dimensions are (L x W x H) 52 inches x 27.5inches x 5 inches, and the corners of the mattress are built square to better fit in a crib.  The Colgate Classica 1 also boasts eyelet vents to help promote mattress breathing and freshness. 

The Colgate Classica I Crib Mattress is made in the USA and it passes all federal flammability standards and Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act standards.  You can read a brief summary of Section 104 - Standards and Consumer Registration of Durable Nursery Products of the CPSIA here.

Colgate Eco Classica I Crib Mattress
There is also now a more ecologically friendly version of the popular Colgate Classica 1 Mattress and this is known as the Colgate Eco Classica I Crib Mattress.  This mattress is fairly well-liked receiving 4 stars out of 5 on Amazon (there are only 5 reviews however).  Consumers point out that they like the fact that the mattress is:

-Does not smell (no off-gassing needed)

This mattress is very similar to the Colgate Classica 1 Mattress, however the hypo-allergenic polyurethane foam is made with plant oils as opposed to petroleum oils – marketing materials for this mattress indicate that the manufacturing process for foam made with plant oils uses less energy and produces less carbon emissions.  The mattress also has a wetproof cover that is made from bamboo, however a waterproof mattress cover is recommended. 

Like the Classica 1, the Eco Classica passes the federal flammability standards and CPSIA standards.  According to some sources this mattress is an inch thicker than the Classica 1 and has dimensions (L x W x H) 52 inches x 27.5 inches x 6 inches.  However several other sources indicate it is the same size as the Colgate Classica 1.  Frankly the exact dimensions of the two mattresses vary from site to site however the Colgate site itself yields the following:

Colgate Eco Classica I dimensions: 52 inches x 27.75 inches x 5 inches
Colgate Classica 1 dimensions: 52 inches x 27.5 inches x 5 inches




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