Too many Nook mattresses spoil the baby. In a good way.

Last year, Nook wowed me with the launch of their incredible (if expensive) Pebble crib mattress. Natural materials, no off-gassing, water and stain resistant and–bonus–it looked totally cool. Now they have a new mattress that even more mamas can afford.

The Nook Pebble Lite offers the same conveniences and eco-friendliness in a package that lives up to its name–it weighs less and it costs less. Lite, get it?

Now, there are some elements that differ from the original Pebble mattress, like the core is non-toxic foam, not latex. And the materials in the Lite mattress aren’t organic. But, really, the great features still exist in both.

The new mattress is still naturally fire-resistant, and, best of all, it still comes with the awesome Pebble Wrap, the nifty zip-on cover that makes the mattress water-, stain- and microbe-resistant. And it’s breathable, thanks to the pebble-shaped surface that encourages better air flow. Plus, the cover zips off easily and is machine washable, which is a mightily helpful feature in a baby mattress, if you ask me.

I also love the fact that the mattress is designed so that infants sleep on the firm side and, down the road, it can be flipped over so toddlers can sleep on the softer side.

So, for everyone who loved the mattress before, but didn’t want to spend quite so much, the Pebble Lite is definitely worth a Nook. (Ha.)

Stephanie S.

Stephanie Slate is an Ontario-based writer, crunchy mom, and celebrity stroller expert. And no, she does not say "eh."


  • Reply February 28, 2011


    Naturepedic makes crib mattresses for the same price that are completely organic and have won all kinds of awards. I have one for each of my children and I would highly recommend them.

  • Reply February 28, 2011


    Yay, yay, yay! I drooled over the Nook mattresses when you posted on them last year, but because our little girl has a latex allergy, it could not be. Now I get to take a second look…

  • Reply March 1, 2011

    Shan-shannon has this brand as one of their featured sales in the children category right now. Love the fitted sheets.

  • Reply March 3, 2011


    Nook’s other mattress recently won ‘Best Overall Mattress’ honors. The new Pebble Lite incorporates most of the same features – color, texture, washable, bacteria-resistant, breathable, fluid-resistant – and where all components are non-toxic. Naturepedic makes a well-known product, although I’m not sure that there is any standard for what ‘completely organic’ means – I don’t think their iron springs or plastic covers are really ‘organic’. We’re all learning I guess.

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