So for those of you who may have missed my tweets I've been in a great debate about buying Avin an organic crib mattress. Yes, we do co-sleep but for the past week or so he's been rolling out of bed or waking up and crawling out of bed (we sleep on a futon mattress in the floor). This makes me a nervous wreck and of course does nothing for his quality of sleep either. I've decided that he needs to sleep in his crib but that I want it to be as safe as possible. That led to me investigating organic crib mattresses. The first thing I noticed was how expensive they are! We are talking upwards of $250 for a crib mattress. The second thing I noticed was that not all "organic" mattresses were truly organic. Some only had an organic layer or two. Most organic mattresses were not waterproof so you need to purchase an additional cover to protect them from bedtime accidents.
Luckily I got a coupon notice from BabyGoodBuys about a 15% off coupon to Diapers.com. I went to Diapers.com and looked around and they had all types of baby stuff including crib mattresses. I shopped around and found two different mattresses to consider- one organic for $299 and one not organic for $150. I left them in my shopping cart and planned to get up and purchase one this morning. During the night it occurred to me that if I bought a cover to put over the mattress it needed to be organic too...and so would the sheets. Those costs add up quick and I finally decided that because I'm not rich I couldn't justify spending $299 on a mattress and then another $100 on a cover and sheets. So instead I went with the $150 mattress but when I went to check out it told me my coupon code was invalid. I gave Diapers.com a call on their 1-800 number and explained what happened and it turned out the 15% coupon was only good through yesterday. However, they were so awesome that they gave me the 15% discount anyways! I was able to combine that with a $10 credit for a first time diaper order (I ordered some diapers too) for a total discount of $54.85!
I just ordered this morning around 11 A.M. and I've already gotten shipping confirmation for the crib mattress, it is being delivered right to my door for free! It should be here by 8 P.M. on Thursday. The customer service was excellent, very helpful and friendly. The products were as cheap or cheaper than other sites I had been shopping and the shipping was free. I'll post again when I get my stuff but right now I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase from Diapers.com. I highly recommend them to anyone shopping for baby gear (they had some great sales going on Britax car seats!) or diapers. (They even sell cloth diapers!) If you decide to shop Diapers.com for diapers please use my referral code AVIN7003. I get credit for each person who says I referred them. :) Happy shopping!