This Colgate 2-N-1 is a dual firmness, Infant/Toddler innerspring crib mattress. The extra firm side provides the support infants need and the less firm side provides the extra comfort toddlers prefer. The 2-N-1 offers a spring unit with more steel and border rods for extra firmness and edge support, in addition to a quality insulator pad of coir fiber, made from natural coconut shell husks. The 2-N-1 features two comfortable and supportive cushioning layers on each side of the mattress. Our CertiPUR-US certified foam is safe, high-quality, non-allergenic and features natural cotton batting cushioning. The mattress cover is triple layered, reinforced, waterproof and tear-resistant. Strong seams are provided by cloth binding and mattress freshness is assured by side vents. This mattress fits snugly in all standard size American cribs and toddler beds. The Classica I is GREENGUARD Gold certified to have no harmful emissions – and meets Colgate’s legendary, high-quality standards. Colgate is a family owned and operated company with over half a century of crib mattress manufacturing experience. All products are manufactured in Atlanta, GA, USA.
The natural innerspring crib mattresses we carry are made with an average of 250 – 260 coils (depending on manufacturer) surrounded by thick layers of organic cotton batting and an organic cotton and wool quilting.
We almost always recommend natural latex/natural rubber mattresses for adults. This is because natural latex/natural rubber not only allows for good support, but also much better pressure relief without sacrificing that support. Babies are light, and don’t need the same kind of pressure relief as adults do. Either an innerspring crib mattress or a natural latex/natural rubber crib mattress will be firm enough to offer plenty of support for your baby and the firmness of both is regulated by the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission). Natural latex/rubber mattresses are also recommended for adults because they don't form a body impression like an innerspring mattress will. Again, because babies are so light, and because the innerspring mattress is so firm, compression really isn't an issue. I would recommend a rubber crib mattress over an innerspring crib mattress if there are known allergies to dust mites, as innerspring crib mattresses use cotton batting which is a medium where dust mites can grow. A rubber crib mattress is firm, and firm enough even for newborns, but will also flex and bend, which some parents may find a little disconcerting.
Based on the quality of materials that are used, comparable firmness levels and the fact that neither type of mattress uses any chemical flame retardants, choosing between a natural innerspring crib mattress or a natural latex crib mattress is really a matter of personal preference. With either choice you can be confident that your baby is sleeping on a firm, comfortable, chemical-free mattress.
- Innerspring crib mattresses Some parents choose coil mattresses over foam because they keep their shape longer (though a high-density foam mattress will probably wear equally well). Manufacturers equate the number of coils in an innerspring mattress with overall firmness. Factors such as the number of turns per coil and the temper of the wire also contribute to the firmness. It's a good idea to look for mattresses with a minimum of 150 coils.