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Colgate Eco Classica III—Organic Cotton Dual Zone Review

Colgate Eco Classica III—Organic Cotton Dual Zone
Price:   $268.00 List | $179.99 at Amazon - 33% off
Pros:  Made in the USA of healthy materials, firm, comfortable, waterproof, good price
Cons:  None
Bottom line:  A well constructed crib mattress that is light, eco-friendly, and less costly than many of its competitors.
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Manufacturer:   Colgate Kids

Our Analysis and Test Results

Review by:
Juliet Spurrier, MD

Last Updated:
April 7, 2013

Made in the USA, The Colgate Eco Classica III crib mattress features an organic cotton cover with a foodgrade polyurethane waterproofing backing which lends increased durability as well as protection from dust mites and bed bugs. The manufacturer also claims that this backing has no affect on a baby's personal temperature regulation. The inner foam is made with CertiPUR-US certified petroleum-free plant oils. Backed by a GREENGUARD Gold standard, a certification designed to protect children from harmful exposure to toxic materials in schools, the Colgate Eco Classica is free from emitting over 10,000 volatile organic compounds which affect indoor air quality.

In addition, this mattress' dual firmness provides a firmer, more supportive side for infancy which is recommended to help prevent SIDs and a softer, comfier side for toddlerhood.When your baby is older, you can flip the mattress over to the softer side.

The manufacturers of this mattress have considered just about everything when it comes to making parents comfortable with their children's health and comfort, which is why it's one of our favorite crib mattress products.


The most commonly cited likes for this product are:
  • Lightweight, so easy to change sheets
  • Very firm
  • Two side options for infants and toddlers: one side firmer than the other
  • Made of healthy materials so doesn't smell of chemicals (no off-gassing)
  • Comfortable
  • Reasonably priced


This mattress is widely regarded, and we can find no significant disadvantages cited in user reviews, or in our own research.

Comparison to Naturepedic

The Colgate Eco Classica III is one of our two favorite crib mattresses, the other being the Naturepedic Organic Cotton Ultra 252 mattress, which also offers non-toxic materials and dual-firmness. To be clear, we are fans of both mattresses, and they both meet our key health and safety criteria. The key differences from our point of view are:
  • 15.3 lbs lighter — the Colgate weighs 9.6 lbs versus the Naturepedic at 24.9 lbs, which makes sheet changing easier
  • Foam inner core — the Colgate uses a plant-based foam core, while the Naturepedic relies on coils with organic cotton batting
  • Less expensive — the Colgate costs considerably less, the Naturepedic lists for $399 versus $268 for the Colgate. Street price differences can result in over $150 savings.
Juliet Spurrier, MD

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Bethopia · Allentown PA
My cousin had this brand for her youngin' - she wasn't super impressed- it's a true case of "ya get what ya pay for". Yes it was inexpensive but she couldn't even re-use it again for her next babies. I got her hooked on organic and she loves organic products. We went with The Organic Mattress Store I purchased this beautiful rubber latex organic baby mattress and she purchased this Eco Wool Quilted innerspring baby mattress and so far both have held up fantastically and they are really luxurious and who doesn't want to get the best for their babies! If your going to go organic just spend the little extra money and get the best that's out there don't just settle.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this product to a friend.

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