I have heard of Latex Allergies; how can I be sure it will not affect my baby?
As of yet, there have NOT been any reported cases of allergies to Pure Natural Latex (or Pure Natural Rubber) and the general incidence of latex allergy is low, less than 1% of the U.S. population. People that are allergic to latex are normally allergic to the type of latex used in making latex gloves (workers who wear latex gloves most of the day have a risk of less than 10%) which is closed cell structure latex.
Where does Natural Latex come from?
Natural Latex is a resin compound found in the Natural Rubber Tree (Hevea Brasiliensis), and “Tapped” from the latex ducts of the tree; contrary to popular belief it is not the tree’s sap and the trees are not damaged in the process
What is the difference between Natural Latex and Memory Foam?
Unlike the Synthetic Memory Foam which is made with chemicals and petroleum compounds, Natural Latex is manufactured with 90-95% of Natural Rubber, 2-3% Zinc Oxide, 1-2% Fatty Acids and Soaps, 1-2% Sulphur, and 1-2% Sodium. These items are required for the vulcanization, foaming, and curing process. However, most of these ingredients are baked out. The finished core is then washed several times to achieve optimum purity and the finished product is approximately 99% natural rubber.
Also, Natural Latex is firmer than memory foam and does not leave a body impression (and will usually remain for at least 8-10 years) in addition to providing superior support.