Types of Mattress Pads
The most common mattress pads you’ll find are made of synthetic materials, particularly polyester. While these mattress pads are easy on your wallet, there is one major problem with them: they are usually chemically-treated. This means they aren’t exactly the healthiest option. Mattress pads may contain chemical flame retardants, bleach, boric acid, or other harmful toxins that shouldn’t be in your sleeping environment.
Cotton mattress pads are a great option for protecting your mattress. They are water-resistant, which means that liquid will bead up on the pad instead of quickly seeping through to the mattress. They can also add slight cushioning.
Try to avoid cotton treated with pesticides and look for a natural or organic option. Here’s a hint: if a mattress pad is stark white, it was most likely treated with bleach.
Our cotton mattress pads are never treated with chemical flame retardants, pesticides, or bleach. They are also machine washable.
Due to the natural properties of wool, wool mattress pads are generally more water-resistant than cotton pads, making them a great natural option for cribs and toddler beds.
Wool also adds even more cushioning than a cotton pad, introducing a hint of cozy softness to your mattress. But beware: most natural wool mattress pads require special laundering.
Check out our natural wool mattress pad.