Education Innerspring Mattress: Heavy Duty Orthopedic Crib Mattress Innersprings
Heavy Duty Orthopedic Innerspring
Naturepedic uses only the very best innersprings
available. Our flagship crib innerspring features 252 coils at 15.5
gauge with 9 gauge border wire
and additional 9 gauge center reinforcement. This
provides ideal support and weight distribution. Our crib classic model
features 13 gauge coils with 9 guage
border wire. Our twin, full, and queen size mattresses
feature 360, 528. and 650 coils respectively.
How many coils do I want in an innerspring? In general, the lower the gauge, the heavier the
steel. However, lower gauge also means larger springs. As the springs
become larger, fewer of them
can fit in the mattress. Increasing the number of coils
while reducing the weight of the steel per coil provides a smoother and
overall firmer response
from the innerspring since weight is more evenly
distributed. This weight distribution is key as it provides improved
support at every point.
In general, the higher the coil count, the more
expensive the innerspring.
NOTE: Beware of companies that only advertise
"coil count." This figure does not indicate the number of coils in the
mattress, but rather
the number of coils in an equivalent full size mattress.
What's the difference between the 150 and the 252 coil innersprings in the
Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Organic Cotton Classic and the
No-CompromiseÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Organic Cotton Ultra?
The 252 coil innerspring is a bit firmer, but the
real advantage lies in the center reinforcement. In addition to more
coils, the 252 coil
innerspring features 9 guage cross beams that help
prevent sagging in the center of the mattress (a Naturepedic exclusive).
This is really only
a concern with cribs that don't support the center of
the mattress well (e.g. cribs with a wire mesh support system). Both
9 gauge border wire for strong edge support and are
designed to meet the CPSC recommendations
for firm support in baby crib mattresses.