CARING FOR A NATURAL MATTRESS
Temperature regulating, naturally flame resistant, softly supportive are only a few of the benefits of having a all natural mattress filling. Our British made Tiny Dreamer Natural mattress range is hand stuffed with certified organic coconut coir & 100% lambs wool.
This is a guide recommended for parents who have purchased our Tiny Dreamer Natural mattress and wish to know a little more about how to care for a mattress with an all natural filling. Wool based mattresses require regular maintenance, including flipping and rotating, in order to maintain their shape and prevent sagging.
Read through the mattress guide that arrives your mattress, put into action the immediate recommendations. Your mattress may also have compressed slightly during the delivery process; try leaving it for a good hour before putting on fresh sheets and fling open your windows to increase air circulation and it will quickly bounce back into shape.
You may notice a distinct odour when removing your mattress from its packaging. This is normal, the 3 simple components in the natural filling are no exception to their own naturally occurring odours and should be expected when purchasing a mattress containing lambs wool, organic coconut coir and natural latex.
This unavoidable smell will dissipate naturally over time which could be a few days up to a few weeks & should be noted that it is completely harmless. Ventilation is key, we recommend airing it out once every week to make sure that it's effectively desorbing and releasing any moisture, with all the windows open if possible.
Another recommendation is to leave your mattress (without bedding and the mattress cover) in the direct sunlight for 3-4 hours on both sides. The sun is a great deodoriser.
Using 100% natural fibre sheets such as organic cotton help your mattress breathe as well.
Your mattress will adapt to the weight and contours of your body; rotating your mattress from foot to end will keep the filling even and extend the life of your mattress. Rotating a mattress is a two-person job, so get some help. Wool filled mattresses can be quite heavy, which can make them difficult to move or flip on your own.
Settlement is normal
You may notice after a few weeks of use that the sleeping areas are wearing more quickly than the rest of the mattress. Don't panic! Mattresses with very soft, natural layers do naturally compress slightly and it's a sign of a high quality fill. You can minimise this settlement by regularly rotating your mattress.
Fibres dipping is completely natural and cannot be avoided, as is wear and tear of the natural fabrics.
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