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5 Little Monkeys has designed the best kids mattress for toddlers and children to get a great night’s sleep. At the core of our mattress design is the health and safety of your child. We have developed an organic kids mattress that is safe for toddlers, children, and teens. For all of your health and safety concerns, please read our frequently asked questions below.

Common Questions About Our Children's Mattress

Below are the most common questions concerning the health and safety of our toddler mattresses. 5 Little Monkeys takes great pride in providing a safe kids mattress for all of our clients. If you do not find the answer you are looking for below, please do not hesitate to contact our team directly.

Common Questions

Instead of using toxic chemicals, the foam in our kids mattress is wrapped in a specially-made tubular knitted fabric (often referred to as an FR sock) that is inherently flame retardant. Additionally, our fire barrier has been tested and certified by OEKO-TEX ®, which tests for harmful substances in textiles. Essentially, we rely on the properties of the materials themselves, instead of harmful chemicals, to achieve fire retardancy. Because chemicals have no place in a child's bed!

Yes, all of our products and children’s mattresses are hypoallergenic.

Plenty! All 3 layers of foam in our children's mattress are CertiPUR-US ® Certified, which means they're made without formaldehyde, heavy metals, ozone depleters, TCEP flame retardants, chlorofluorocarbons, and phthalates, and regulated by Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The fabric used in our kids mattress cover is certified according to Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX (r), which means it meets the human ecological requirements for products with direct contact to the skin as well as the US requirement regarding lead in children's articles. We strive to always choose the healthiest option in building our kids bedding, and we're proud to say our certifications show it.

For more details regarding all of our certifications, check out our Certifications page!

Yes! Our mattress protector is not only waterproof, it's designed to act as a barrier to dust, dust mites, pollen, and other allergens. This means your child won't have to worry about allergies as they sleep through the night on our organic kids mattress.

It sure is! The 5 Little Monkeys mattress meets Federal Flammability Standard 16 CFR 1632 and 16 CFR 1633.

We're glad you asked! Our mattress protectors are made with organic materials – in other words, all the parts of our kids sleep system that your child comes into contact with – are all made using organic cotton. Not only that, your whole sleep system arrives in environmentally friendly packaging.

Absolutely not. Our kids mattress is made with foam that meets CertiPUR-US (r) standards for content, emissions, durability, and performance, and is analyzed by independent, accredited testing laboratories. It is made without CFCs (ozone depleters), without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (“Tris”) flame retardants, without Mercury, lead or heavy metals, without formaldehyde or phthalates (air pollutants) - all regulated by the CPSC.

Yes! Our children’s mattress has low VOC emissions with less than 0.5 ppm for indoor air quality, so you won't have to worry about your kids bedding hurting your child's air quality.

5 Little Monkeys foams are exceptional quality and off gassing is typically non-existent. Occasionally, there could be a faint fresh foam smell that will dissipate quickly and is from the foams being vacuum packed. If you find there is the fresh foam smell when you first open your mattress, we recommend waiting anywhere from 2-24 hours before putting on your 5 Little Monkeys Mattress Protector and making up your bed.

Try Our Childrens Bed & Sleep System Today!

Safety is a top priority at 5 Little Monkeys, because if there's one place your child should be safe, protected, and healthy, it's in their bed. We hope this FAQ answered some of your questions and concerns about our organic kids mattress, and if you're interested in seeing the difference for yourself, we encourage you to contact us with questions or take our 100-Night Rest Test and try our kids mattress risk free. We can't wait to hear from you, and we hope to help your little one get a great night of sleep soon!
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