Organic Cotton? What's the Difference? Have you ever thought about all the hazardous chemicals found in conventional mattresses and what it can do to your health? Non-organic cotton is laden with synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, and GMO's. It is important to understand that what you sleep on and how you sleep on it can have an effect on your health including allergens and disease. Naturepedic eliminates those hazardous chemicals without sacrificing critical features and benefits such as waterproofing, allergy-friendly, and practical design. Babies and toddlers sleep and play on their mattresses for 10-14 hours a day. That's a lot of time spent on a material that could be potentially harmful. Luckily, with companies like Naturepedic, we can rest easy knowing we can find products that are catered to what's best for our family. We can’t speak for every product being labeled Organic, but Naturepedic is a product we can get behind. They not only use natural, organic and renewable materials wherever possible, but they also have their GREENGUARD® Gold Certification along with 5 other certifications. When it comes to our children we want the best and that's what we found with Naturpedic.