Colgate Mattress Highlights from 2018

2018 was an exciting year for Colgate Mattress. We collaborated with bloggers on giveaways, attended several national baby events and received recognition for our innovative products. Here is a round up of some of the top the highlights.

Innovation Award Winner

 

Colgate’s zenBaby Hybrid 2-n-1 Crib Mattress won the 2018 JPMA Innovation Award in the Nursery Category! We are beyond thrilled with this honor and are excited to share this innovative product with you.

One of our favorite parts of their Annual Baby Show was getting to spend time with customers looking for the perfect mattress for their nursery. We love educating families on the importance of purchasing a good crib mattress for baby. With an infant, the mattress is more than a sleeping surface, it is essentially their growth and developmental center. Learn more about the importance of a firm mattress.

 

Disney Star Christy Carlson Romano Chooses Colgate Once Again

 

Christy, known for her role on the Disney Channel’s Even Stevens and Kim Possible series, and husband Brendan Rooney are expecting their second child in late February and have once again selected Colgate Mattress for its advanced temperature optimization to help their baby sleep best!

“We’re honored that Christy has chosen our products for both of her pregnancies to create a tranquil and secure place for her little ones to rest,” said Colgate Mattress President Alan Wolkin. “We strive to provide all new parents with the very best quality crib mattresses made in the USA through the highest level of design, technology and safety standards.”

Soothe Massage Giveaway

Moms only get one official day of the year, but we wanted to extend this celebration to an extraordinary spa experience for one lucky lady! That’s why Colgate Mattress rolled out the red carpet in honor of Mother’s Day with our Ultimate Zen Giveaway.

One lucky winner received an elegant floral bouquet delivery and a $200 gift card from Soothe – an in home massage service that conveniently comes to you. Perfect for the busy mom, a much needed and well-deserved day of relaxation! And doesn’t everyone deserve a little zen?

Baby Maternity Cover

Colgate was featured on the cover of the July 2018 Baby Maternity Magazine with our newest collection of crib mattresses – The zenBaby Collection – featuring exclusive KulKote® technology. The groundbreaking water-based temperature-regulating technology that helps create a tranquil and secure, zen-like environment for baby to relax and sleep best.

TV Actress Katrina Law Endorses Colgate Mattress

 

It means the world to us to receive such a genuine endorsement from Katrina Law! Nesting at full throttle, she was thrilled to share the news of her Colgate Mattress delivery with followers.

“For the people who have been asking, I picked the Colgate Eco Classica III mattress for lots of reason. It’s eco-friendly, non-toxic, light weight, dual sided, and ranks super high on just about every BEST MATTRESS review out there including BabyGearLab.com, and is GREENGUARD GOLD CERTIFIED. So of course, Odin and I had to test it out to make sure it lived up to the hype…it did. And now we are super jealous of Baby Girl’s bed.”

 

Best of Year 2018 Award Winner

We’re thrilled to be an official recipient of the Best of Year 2018 Award by Reviewed.com, a part of USA TODAY Tech – the most comprehensive source for unbiased, trustworthy and lab-tested reviews! Reviewed.com editors named the Colgate Eco Classica III “Best Crib Mattress” in the Parenting Products category.

 

Blogger Reviews

Colgate products received high marks from several well known bloggers and publications. CLICK HERE to read the reviews we are most proud of.

Colgate Mattress Partners with Disney Star Christy Carlson Romano

Christy Carlson Romano Expecting

Colgate Mattress, the nation’s oldest family-owned manufacturer of crib mattresses and accessories, today announced its new partnership with Disney actress Christy Carlson Romano. Christy and husband Brendan Rooney are expecting their second child in late February and have once again selected Colgate Mattress for its advanced temperature optimization to help their baby sleep best.

“We’re honored that Christy has chosen our products for both of her pregnancies to create a tranquil and secure place for her little ones to rest,” said Colgate Mattress President Alan Wolkin. “We strive to provide all new parents with the very best quality crib mattresses made in the USA through the highest level of design, technology and safety standards.”

With its unique KulKote® water-based coating design, the zenBaby™ Collection from Colgate offers the highest level of comfort for baby. Colgate’s most innovative collection to date, zenBaby™ is designed to provide your baby with a calming and cozy environment. The exclusive collection includes two Hybrid 2-in-1 crib mattresses (the original Hybrid with an organic cotton cover and the Luxe Hybrid with a SoftTouch Caress medical grade cover), a 2-stage eco-foam crib mattress, and a Portable Crib Mattress. All are made with key feature KulKote® technology to create a tranquil and secure, zen-like place for baby to relax and sleep.

Colgate Mattress has a longstanding history of innovation in the crib mattress category. Founded over six decades ago, the Atlanta-based company introduced the industry’s first foam crib mattress made from sustainable plant-based oils and has since continued to design and manufacture award-winning crib mattresses that are safe, healthy and comfortable for baby.

To learn more about the zenBaby™ KulKote® Collection and other Colgate Mattress products, visit www.colgatekids.com.

Colgate Named Best of Year 2018 Award Winner by USA TODAY NETWORK

Colgate Mattress has been announced the official recipient of the Best of Year 2018 Award by Reviewed.com, a part of USA TODAY Tech – the most comprehensive source for unbiased, trustworthy and lab-tested reviews! Reviewed.com editors named the Colgate Eco Classica III “Best Crib Mattress” in the Parenting Products category.

Since 1955, Colgate has worked tirelessly to earn the trust of parents and along the way we’ve been recognized by industry groups and consumer product organizations for producing the highest quality crib mattresses available. While the health and safety of your baby is our primary focus, we are honored by these recognitions.

The Colgate Eco Classica III will be prominently featured on Reviewed.com, USATODAY.com, and the entire USA TODAY Network throughout the holiday shopping season. You can read Reviewed.com’s full review below.

USA Today reviewed happy child

Amongst all the crib mattresses we tested, the Colgate Eco Classica III performed the best. It is both CertiPUR-US and Greenguard Gold certified, which means it comes out of the package with very little smell, and the smell it does have is somewhat earthy and not unpleasant. These certifications also mean, of course, that the mattress is considered to emit very low levels (if any) of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). That’s a plus because nobody wants their baby breathing in that business all night.

The Eco Classica III is also a dual-sided mattress, so it’s a good combination of safety and comfort from birth through toddlerhood. The infant side is firm without feeling too hard for comfort, while the toddler side has just enough give without being too soft. The edges are squared instead of rounded, which makes for a secure crib fit. While it may protect the mattress itself from liquids, the cover soaks them up and stained terribly in our tests. The fact that you can’t remove and wash the cover feels like a glaring design flaw, but top it with a mattress protector, and it’s a great mattress.

Buy the Colgate Eco Classica III

 

Colgate Mattress Supports Atlanta Furniture Bank 2018 Race for Rest with The Zen of Running Campaign

We are proud to once again sponsor the Furniture Bank Race for Rest with “The Zen of Running: Buy One, Give One” campaign. In its eighth year, the Race for Rest is a fund-raising event that benefits The Furniture Bank, the only agency in metro Atlanta whose mission is to provide free furniture to families in need.

For the 2018 event, Colgate is matching the first 20 crib mattress purchases with an in-kind crib mattress donation for families in need. Parents, grandparents and friends can support the Furniture Bank’s mission with a crib mattress purchase plus receive a 10% discount! Use promo code ZENBOGO when checking out.

It’s widely known that running is great for both physical and mental health. Running provides time to escape the stress of life for a while and tension goes by the wayside as the miles fly by. So it’s no surprise that runners attribute this alone time as their go-to “State of Zen”.

For new parents, the peace and quiet found on the trails can help foster a more harmonious relationship with baby. Studies continue to show that mothers-to-be who exercise have better overall mental health and have a reduced the risk of gestational diabetes. Jogging has also proven to be a great mood booster and can help new moms suffering from postpartum depression regain confidence.

Colgate understands that new parents are on a never-ending quest for balance, which is why we created our award-winning zenBaby Collection. With its unique water-based coating design, the zenBaby™ Collection offers the highest level of temperature optimization to help baby sleep peacefully. Colgate’s most innovative collection to date, zenBaby™ is designed with rich and natural textures to provide your baby with a calming and cozy environment. In fact, the zenBaby Hybrid 2-in-1 crib mattress was named a Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Innovation Award Winner earlier this year.

In keeping safety first, the zenBaby™ Collection is engineered to provide the ideal firmness for baby’s sleep environment. Plus, all Colgate products are GREENGUARD® Gold certified and meet CertiPUR-US® standards for content, emissions and durability. The Collection is proudly handcrafted in the USA by Colgate, the Crib Mattress Specialist®, a family-owned and operated business dedicated to baby’s safety since 1955.

Hello tranquility and peace of mind. Because everybody deserves a little Zen.

September is Baby Safety Month

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Colgate Mattress understands that being a parent is the biggest responsibility you will ever have in your life. After all, as a third-generation, family-owned business – we’ve been there too! While you’re hard at work loving and nourishing your little one, protecting your baby is always a top priority. That starts with an excellent choice of crib mattress and continues with healthy practices and safety measures.

Launched by the Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association (JPMA), Baby Safety Month is a great time to reassess your routine to ensure you’re using healthy habits, best practices and safety precautions to keep your baby as safe as possible.

According to the JPMA, each year in the United States there are approximately 3,500 Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID). These deaths occur among infants less than 1 year old and have no immediately obvious cause. Although the causes of death in many of these infants cannot be explained, statistics show that as many as 80-90 percent are the result of unsafe sleep practices.

At Colgate, we’ve created the D.R.E.A.M. SAFE sleep practices to help protect your baby from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS):

 

D ~ DO place baby on her back to sleep.
Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night.
R ~ REMEMBER a FIRM crib mattress is always best.
Firmness aids in development of baby’s muscles and bones. Soft beds naturally give and contour which can impede a babies breathing and trap heat, which can also be dangerous.
E ~ ELIMINATE clutter.
Do not put anything soft, loose or fluffy in your baby’s sleep space. Only a fitted sheet, mattress pad or waterproof pad should be used under baby.
A ~ ALWAYS place baby in the crib to sleep.
Never place your baby to sleep on top of any soft surface. This includes adult beds, couches, pillows, cushions, comforters and sheepskins.
M ~ MONITOR air flow and temperature.
Make sure your baby doesn’t get too warm during sleep. Use lightweight sleep clothing and keep room temperature at what would be comfortable for a lightly-clothed adult. For newborns, consider swaddling.

 

Expert Mom Tip: Nighttime feedings become simpler with a nursing chemise, which allows you to readily breastfeed when your baby is ready. Dads can help too! Incorporate daddy into your nighttime routine to help with burping and changing nighttime diapers so you can get a little more much needed sleep.

By integrating theses safe sleep habits, you will help ensure the safety of your baby every time they rest. For more safe sleep tips, please visit the JPMA’s Safe Sleep Center.

Unearthing Colgate Mattress’ Deep Roots with Trees Atlanta

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About a decade ago, two of historic Cabbagetown District’s long-standing organizations came together by planting hardwood oak trees that produce shade and improve air quality for the neighborhood’s enjoyment. Today those trees are healthy, vibrant and strong; much like the organizations themselves — Colgate Mattress and Trees Atlanta.

But that’s only where the story begins. Trees Atlanta was founded over 30 years ago with the purpose of protecting and improving Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving and educating. With an original focus of downtown beautification, Trees Atlanta’s mission has grown to encompass a variety of programs focused on conserving green space, including the most comprehensive revitalization effort in the city — the Atlanta BeltLine.

When fully realized, the Atlanta BeltLine will be an unprecedented 22-mile “arboretum” — an elaborately curated, city-scale mix of existing and cultivated tree species that is at once an urban forest, an ecological connector, a corridor for scientific research and a collection of remarkable public spaces. Trees Atlanta has to apply unique strategies for reforestation, depending on the conditions and surroundings of the corridor.

This is where Colgate Mattress reenters the story. Colgate is a third-generation, family-owned Atlanta business with a 60-year heritage of manufacturing premium crib mattresses. Our factory is located very close to the beautiful Atlanta Beltline. During its construction, we learned from Trees Atlanta that the city was battling erosion issues so we donated pallets full of scrap coir fiber, the 100% natural material derived from coconut shell husks we use to make insulator pads for some of our crib mattresses. The material was stacked and staked down to provide an effective and biodegradable solution to erosion control in environmentally sensitive locations along the Atlanta BeltLine.

“The timing of reconnecting with Colgate was fortuitous, as we happened to be researching erosion control techniques for the BeltLine,” said Alex Beasley, Donor and Public Relations Coordinator for Trees Atlanta. “Alternative solutions to the coconut fiber provided by Colgate would have come at great expense and waste. Not only was it perfect for our needs, but also a practical example of innovative recycling techniques for BeltLine visitors.”

With this collaborative effort realized, the arboretum will enable Atlanta to fulfill the name of “City of Trees.” Additionally, Trees Atlanta was able to extend the use of Colgate’s coconut fiber by-product to aid in safe tree transportation, as a small scratch created during shipment can develop into a large wound for young trees.

trees atlanta Colgate mattress factory

Colgate is always on the lookout for innovative, eco-friendly materials to use in our products. We were the first in the U.S. to use NaturesNest™, a spun matrix material made from recycled materials that is also 100% recyclable. We source eco foam made from plant oils instead of the traditional petroleum-based foams. And some of our newest crib mattresses feature PE Foam made with recycled content.

These are just a few of the ways Colgate Mattress recognizes our responsibility not only to parents to produce environmentally friendly products, but also to our community and planet to continually look for ways to be a more eco-conscious manufacturer and minimize our footprint.

For more information about our green efforts, visit:  https://colgatekids.com/our-story/environmentally-friendly-green-mission/

For more information about Trees Atlanta, visit:  https://treesatlanta.org/.

Gift of 'Zen’ Mother's Day

Colgate Mattress Wants to Give Mom the Ultimate Gift of ‘Zen’ this Mother’s Day

Moms only get one official day of the year, but we want to extend this celebration to an extraordinary spa experience for one lucky lady! Colgate Mattress is excited to roll out the red carpet with our Ultimate Zen Giveaway, providing a little pampering and special treatment just for you.

The Ultimate Zen

Valued at $200, the giveaway will include an elegant floral bouquet delivery and a gift card from Soothe – an in home massage service that conveniently comes to you. Envision a vetted massage therapist arriving with a massage table, sheets, lotions, essential oils and music. Perfect for the busy mom, it’s time for some much needed and well-deserved relaxation!

The Ultimate Zen Giveaway is part of the award-winning Colgate Mattress zenBaby™ Collection. The patented mattresses feature breakthrough temperature regulating technology to keep baby comfortable, centered and peaceful throughout the night.

Gift of 'Zen’ Mother's Day

As part of Colgate’s revolutionary zenBaby™ Collection, the Hybrid 2-in-1 crib mattress boasts an infant side with extra-firm eco foam made using plant-based oils with a safe, water-based layer for optimal temperature regulation. The toddler side features durable and supportive pocketed microcoils for added pressure relief, breathability and posture support. Plus, it’s wrapped in a soft, organic cotton cover to maximize comfort.

Award Winner

In March, the zenBaby Hybrid 2-in-1 crib mattress was named a Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association 2018 Innovation Award Winner in Washington, D.C. during their Annual Baby Show. The zenBaby™ Collection also includes a 2-Stage and Portable Crib Mattress – all made in the USA.

In keeping safety first, the zenBaby™ Collection is engineered to provide the ideal firmness for baby’s sleep environment. Plus, all Colgate products are GREENGUARD® Gold certified and meet CertiPUR-US® standards for content, emissions and durability.

Hello tranquility and peace of mind. Because everybody deserves a little zen.

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Colgate zenBaby Collection

Be a Great Friend: Give Mommy and New Baby a Little “Zen”

Colgate zenBaby Collection

It’s no secret that the arrival of a new baby means major transitions. Never fear! You can give Mommy a little “Zen” by helping her feel supported and well-rested. If someone you know and love just welcomed a new bundle of joy, here are a few tips to consider before you head out for the first visit.

Bring a gift. Of any size.

Even if you’ve already given a baby shower gift, don’t show up empty-handed. Check Mommy’s registry for lingering purchases or better yet, simply ask her what she needs. Chances are a few things were left off the original list. When in doubt, buying Mommy’s preferred brand of diapers may be a safe bet. Passing by her favorite cupcake shop enroute to the house? A sweet treat can bring instant joy – even if you have to indulge in secret.

Take something (anything) off her plate.

Sometimes all new Mommy needs is a helping hand, literally. Yes, your amazing friend could possibly handle everything herself, but she will likely welcome your assistance with typical household tasks. Properly loading the dishwasher might gain you brownie points for life.

Older siblings around? Consider entertaining them to grant Mommy and new baby special one-on-one time. Even if Mommy rejected your cupcakes, her kiddos will likely relish venturing out for a scoop of ice cream.

Offer adult time.

The transition into motherhood can be overwhelming at times. The good news is you’re ready and willing offer relief. When the time is right, offer to take her out for the chance to connect and spend adult time. Perhaps time out for coffee, lunch, or a guilt-free pedicure. Be sure to use the time to connect and ask about how SHE’s doing.

Offer a temporary respite.

With a new baby comes major transitions especially in when it comes to sleep routines. According to a survey by Colgate Kids, the nation’s oldest manufacturer of crib mattresses, more than half of new moms report they just want a little more sleep! Try giving her a temporary respite from tending to baby while she’s enjoying a midday nap.

Place the baby (safely) to sleep.

While little one sleeps (under your watchful care), Mommy will have time to do whatever she chooses. Taking a long hot shower, watching the latest episode of her favorite TV show, or even taking a peaceful yoga class. Colgate offers caregivers the following advice for baby’s safe sleep:

Place baby on her back.
Whether it’s nap time or at night, always place babies on their backs for sleeping.

Never place baby to sleep on top of any soft surface.
This includes adult beds, couches, or comforters. The safest surface for baby is a firm and flat crib mattress.

Skip the pillows, extra covers and stuffed animals.
Other items could obstruct breathing or result in overheating. If baby happens to fall asleep while in a swing, car seat, stroller, etc., you should move her to the crib to sleep as soon as possible.

Monitor airflow and temperature
Make sure baby doesn’t get too warm during sleep and use lightweight sleep clothing.

With a new baby comes major transitions, and the rules of new baby etiquette can be exhaustive. However, with the right support – from great friends like you – every Mommy and new baby can experience tranquility and a little Zen!

Shop the Colgate zenBaby Collection here.

Colgate Mattress Named 2018 JPMA Innovation Award Winner

Colgate Mattress, the nation’s oldest family-owned manufacturer of crib mattresses and accessories, today announced its zenBaby Hybrid 2-in-1 crib mattress was named a Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) 2018 Innovation Award Winner last week in Washington, D.C. during the Annual JPMA Baby Show. The recognition represents the latest in a long list of achievements made by the Company.

“As a proud founding member of JPMA, we’re thrilled to be recognized alongside other industry leaders in innovation,” said Colgate Mattress President Alan Wolkin. “Colgate strives to provide new moms with the very best quality crib mattresses made in the USA through the highest level of design, technology and safety standards.”

The zenBaby Hybrid 2-in-1 is a versatile, dual-firmness, infant-to-toddler transition crib mattress that combines the practicality of a traditional 2-in-1 with revolutionary KulKote® technology to keep baby in a state of “zen” throughout the night. As part of Colgate’s new zenBaby™ collection , the Hybrid 2-in-1’s infant side features an extra-firm eco foam made with plant-based oils and a safe, water-based layer for optimal temperature regulation. The toddler side features durable and supportive pocketed microcoils for added pressure relief, breathability and posture support. The zenBaby Hybrid 2-in-1 is wrapped in a soft, organic cotton knit cover to maximize comfort.

The zenBaby™ collection also includes a 2-Stage and Portable Crib Mattress made with the exclusive-to-Colgate KulKote®. In keeping safety first, the zenBaby™ collection is engineered to provide the ideal firmness for baby’s sleep environment. Plus, all Colgate products are hypoallergenic, odorless and GREENGUARD® Gold & CertiPUR-US® certified safe for no harmful emissions.

Colgate Mattress has a longstanding history of innovation in the crib mattress category. Founded over six decades ago, the Atlanta-based company introduced the industry’s first foam crib mattress made from sustainable plant-based oils and has since continued to design and manufacture award-winning crib mattresses that are safe, healthy and comfortable for baby.

To learn more about the zenBaby™ KulKote® Collection and other Colgate Mattress products, visit www.colgatekids.com.

Colgate zenBaby mattress collection

Colgate Mattress Unveils Groundbreaking Crib Mattress Collection with Exclusive KulKote® Technology

Colgate zenBaby mattress collection

Colgate Mattress, the nation’s oldest family-owned manufacturer of crib mattresses and accessories, announced today the debut of its revolutionary zenBaby™ collection, the industry’s most advanced crib mattresses featuring KulKote® technology. With its unique water-based coating design, the zenBaby™ collection offers the highest level of cooling comfort and temperature optimization to help baby sleep well. Colgate’s most innovative collection to date, the zenBaby™ will be unveiled to buyers, retailers and other juvenile product industry professionals at the 2nd Annual JPMA Baby Show, March 20-24, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

“We’re excited to introduce this new technology as another example of Colgate’s longstanding commitment to innovation and making the safest crib mattresses made in the USA,” said Colgate Mattress President Alan Wolkin. “Without compromise, we continue to give new moms the best quality in design and construction for their baby.”

The Colgate zenBaby™ collection includes a Hybrid 2-in-1, a 2-Stage and a Portable Crib Mattress – all made with revolutionary KulKote®. The safe, water-based technology is exclusive to Colgate and includes three models:

  • The zenBaby™ Hybrid 2-in-1 – A versatile, dual-firmness, infant-to-toddler transition crib mattress. The infant side features an extra-firm ecofoam made with plant oils and coated with KulKote® for optimal temperature regulation and comfort. The toddler side features durable and supportive micrcoils for added pressure relief, breathability and posture support.
  • The zenBaby™ 2-Stage– This lightweight, plush mattress is composed of dual-zone certified ecofoam with KulKote® technology on the infant side.
  • The zenBaby™ Portable Crib Mattress – Ultra lightweight, this model is 24″ x 38.5″ x 3″ and features KulKote® technology along with a double laminate cover that is tear-resistant, waterproof and easy to clean.

In keeping safety first, the zenBaby™ collection is engineered to provide the ideal firmness for baby’s sleep environment. Additionally, Colgate products are hypoallergenic, odorless and GREENGUARD® Gold & CertiPUR-US® certified safe for no harmful emissions.

Colgate Mattress has a longstanding history of innovation in the crib mattress category. Founded over six decades ago, the Atlanta-based company introduced the industry’s first foam crib mattress made from sustainable plant-based oils and has since continued to design and manufacture award-winning crib mattresses that are safe, healthy and comfortable for baby.