From the Manufacturer
Colgate Classica III Dual Firmness Foam Crib Mattress
The Colgate Classica III is a high quality, lightweight, 8.5 lb orthopedic-style dual firmness Infant / Toddler foam crib mattress. The extra supportive infant side is very firm as most medical experts recommend for infants. The less firm, more comfortable toddler side is still firm, but a little less so than the infant side. Square corners ensure a snug, safe fit in all standard American cribs and toddler beds.
The Colgate Classica III mattress is 5" thick and, at only 8.5 lbs, makes for easy sheet changing. The mattress cover is triple layered, reinforced, waterproof, tear-resistant, and non-allergenic. Plus, durability is assured with strong cloth binding and the mattress stays fresh with a double row of eyelet vents. Mattress cleanup is easy with a damp cloth and mild soap.
Colgate's Classica III features high-quality CertiPUR-US certified safe foam. This mattress passes all federal and state requirements for flammability and chemical composition and has been GREENGUARD certified to have no harmful air emissions. Colgate's mattresses are made in the USA.
Colgate’s product line of crib mattresses have been awarded the GREENGUARD Children and Schools certification for indoor air quality. The Children and Schools certification, GREENGUARD’s strict standard designed for products used in daycare, K-12, and healthcare facilities, addresses the unique sensitivities of children and other sensitive population groups. This standard places additional limits on chemicals that are known to adversely affect child development. Colgate has been manufacturing foam and innerspring crib mattresses, foam pads, and crib mattress and pad accessories in Atlanta for over half a century.
Choosing a Crib Mattress
There are a lot of choices in the crib mattress category, so choosing the right one can be intimidating. Here are a few quick tips to keep in mind as you begin your search:
- Don’t compare the attributes of your adult mattress to your child’s crib mattress. Firmer is better when it comes to babies.
- Your baby’s soft bones and muscles need more support than an adult’s.
- When choosing a foam mattress, the firmer and heavier the foam - and the faster it returns to its original flat shape when weight is removed - the better.
- The innerspring design is the most classic. The more layers and the higher quality those layers are, the better the mattress.
- Look for quality materials in the innerspring mattress comfort layers that won’t compress over time.
- All materials that come in contact with your baby’s skin should be safe. Look for Greenguard and CertiPUR-US seals of approval.
What is the difference between a foam mattress and an innerspring mattress?
Innerspring mattresses are a tried-and-true industry standard and a great option. One of the biggest advantages of foam mattresses is that they usually weigh between eight and 14 pounds, as compared to an innerspring mattress which can weigh 20+ pounds. This does make a difference when changing the sheets. In the end it comes down to personal preference, and there is no wrong decision.
Do all crib mattresses come in the same size? How should the mattress fit in the crib?
The size range for all standard crib mattresses is regulated by the Federal government. The minimum crib mattress size is is 27 1/4 inches x 51 5/8 inches, and not thicker than six inches. Cribs are also regulated, but their interior dimensions have a "plus or minus" tolerance from the standard 28 inch x 52 inch rectangle. Therefore, depending on the specific crib and mattress combination, the mattress may be either very snug or moderately snug in the crib. The Consumer Product Safety Commission sets the standards for crib and crib mattress sizes and how the combination should fit.
Why are crib mattresses so hard? Will it be uncomfortable for my baby?
For infants, the crib mattress is much more than just a sleeping surface; it’s their growth and developmental center. In fact, infants will spend up to 70% of their day on a crib mattress. They need a firm, flat, even surface to maximize their development. The firm surface is particularly important both during periods of sleep and when the infant begins to become more active in the crib. They need the firm surface as they begin to push up, turn, and eventually stand in the crib. A solid base provides the resistance necessary for developing and strengthening muscles. Firmer is better.
- Dual firmness - Infant/Toddler
- Weighs only 8.5 pounds
- Tear-resistant, waterproof, easy clean triple layer reinforced cover
- Square corners for snug crib fit
- No harmful emissions, outgassing, 10,000 volatile organic compounds
- Stronger seams due to cloth binding
- Mattress freshness from eyelet vents
|Eco-Friendlier||Dual Firmness||Memory Foam||Waterproof Cover||Non-PVC Cover||Multi-Layer Cover||Inverted Seams||Cloth Binding||Vents|
|Innerspring Crib Mattresses|
|Ultra II - 150 Coil||✓||3 Layers||✓||✓|
|EcoSpring Ultra II||✓||✓||Damask cloth||✓|
|EcoSpring 2-N-1||✓||✓||✓||Organic cotton||✓|
|EcoSpring Diploma||✓||✓||Organic cotton||✓|
|Foam Crib Mattresses|
|Foam Supreme||✓||2 Layers|
|Classica I||✓||3 Layers||✓||✓|
|Classica III||✓||✓||3 Layers||✓||✓|
|Postura||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||3 Layers + Antimicrobial||✓|
|EcoFoam Supreme - Damask||✓||✓||Damask cloth|
|EcoClassica I||✓||✓||Damask cloth||✓|
|EcoClassica I - Organic Cotton||✓||✓||Organic cotton||✓|
|EcoClassica III||✓||✓||✓||Organic cotton||✓|
|EcoVisco Classica||✓||✓||✓||✓||Damask cloth|