FAQ – Health & Safety
Common Questions About Our Children's Mattress
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 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 regulated by Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The fabric used in our 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.
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 cover, mattress protector, and pillow cover 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) - regulated by the CPSC.
Yes! Our 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.