So the more I read, the less I appear to know I’ve been promising my soon-to-be 6 year old boy a new mattress for the past few months. Just when I think I’ve got this latex mattress thing figured out, I find more information that confuses the bejezus out of me.
So here’s where I’m at
My son is 6 years old and weighs in at 55 lbs. I find him sleeping on his back and side most often and very, very rarely on his tummy. I’m hoping that his current bed frame is going to be suitable for a latex mattress. It’s a pine slat bed that looks very much like this one: http://woodgears.ca/bed/frame_no_matress.jpg
Another big consideration is that I live in Canada so shipping and duties could play a huge part in this (though I do live in a border town and can have it shipped to a Detroit Mailbox and bring it over myself to eliminate the hefty Cnd Shipping Rates).
Anyway, originally I was looking at Foam by Mail because the price delighted me AND they ship from the exact same city as I live in. After finding this site, it looks like this is just not an option.
The next in line is SleepEZ’s January Special (http://sleepez.com/latex-mattress-sale.htm#) twin size 6" mattress for $595. Is this a good option for my son? When I emailed their customer service department, they recommended a medium firmness for my son but that counters some other information that I’ve read about mattresses for kids in that they should sleep on a firmer mattress. Do you good folks agree with their recommendation of a medium mattress?
So earlier I mentioned that the more I learn the less I know … so I guess I’m looking for confirmation about this particular mattress. I’m so utterly confused with the terminology. What I want is a natural latex mattress for my kid that doesn’t have any synthetic latex in it with a cover that’s made from natural or organic fibers. It seems that this mattress will fit the bill (but again, I keep shooting myself in the foot every time I think I have it figured out). I think I’m getting confused with this particular offer because it’s quite a bit cheaper than their regular twin size latex mattress.
Another question I have is whether there’s a huge difference between 100% natural latex with no synthetic latex added and organic latex. Is there chemicals or other “bad stuffs” in the non-organic natural latex that I should be concerned with?
And I’ll ask this last question with a horseshoe in hand, are there any Canadians who have ordered from SleepEZ that could confirm what kind of duties were paid on the mattress?
I’m sure I’ll have plenty of more questions after the responses here, but for now I guess that’s it!