On first glance, latex or natural rubber may seem to be an excellent material for use in baby crib mattresses. However, natural latex/rubber has been associated with unusually high allergies, particularly in children. Most allergists recommend that babies and young children steer clear of latex. Ironically, natural latex contains certain proteins that are more allergenic than synthetic latex.

Naturepedic does not use natural or synthetic latex/rubber in any of its baby products. They use GOLS certified organic latex in some of their adult mattresses.