We first looked at fibre 8 years ago but the fibre was of such poor quality and the mattresses made from it were dreadful, we dismissed it. It was nowhere near the performance of foam.
However, they are still are sold in the UK, because they are very cheap. albeit false economy, last about a year and end up in landfill
But there is a new development H.D. fibre
We have just completed 6 months testing on a new High Density(H.D.) fibre in a cot mattress.
The New H.D. fibre is exceptional when used with pocket springs and lambswool.
Gives very good support and comfort
- More breathable than foam
- Cooler than foam
- Made from recycled bottles
- Does not have the initial petroleum smell of foam
- Lambswool helps to make it warm in winter cooler in summer
H.D. fibre is not cheaper than foam, but the big plus is;- fibre is made from recycled plastic bottles.
However although H.D. Fibre it is far better than the standard fibre, it does not past our very high standards when used on its own as a solid block. It really only works well with pocket springs and lambswool.
As yet nobody makes a mattress using H.D. fibre as a solid block, the reason being because it is not much cheaper than foam. The cheap lightweight fibre offering little support is always used, as it hits a tempting price point.
Foam as you know takes a million years to biodegrade, from my unproven research, fibre does biodegrade slightly quicker but still thousands of years.
If you reduce the amount of H.D. fibre used and replace with pocket springs and lambswool. This makes a superior quality mattress. It is better for the environment in the following ways:-
- Fibre used has been made form recycled plastic bottles
- Pocket springs are recyclable takes a few mins to cut metal unit from the fibre frame and put them in the metal bin at the tip
- The lambswool is biodegradable
This mattress should last you five years and give excellent comfort and support for your baby.
Some more to real about what mattress to but considering the environment and the future of our planet.