Last Updated on April 6, 2021 by Ines
Newton Wovenaire crib mattress
The Newton baby crib and toddler bed mattress is designed with a child’s health, safety, and comfort in mind. It is something new and unique, with really high potential! That’s why I was looking forward to the Newton Wovenaire crib mattress review for some time. I was very interested in whether it was really as good as they say.
I had a good feeling about it, but also very high expectations. For such a price, it has to offer everything it promises to justify the purchase. Yes, Newton Wovenaire baby crib mattress is not cheap, but it’s made in the USA, parents seem to love it, and it has already won numerous awards.
Quick review of Newton Wovenaire crib mattress:
- 100% breathable
- Newton Wovenaire is suitable for newborns, babies, and toddlers
- 100% recyclable
- firm crib mattress, with good support, which is also comfortable
- babies tend to sleep better on Newton Wovenaire crib mattress
- it is the only 100% washable crib mattress, from cover to core
- it’s GREENGUARD Gold certified
- verified by an independent lab
- no initial smell
- fits into all standard size cribs
- very durable
- high price
What makes the Newton baby crib mattress unique?
Newton Wovenaire is a completely unique baby crib mattress, which doesn’t contain foam or innerspring. It is made from 100% safe food-grade polymer. And here is the fascinating part, 90% of the mattress’ core is air. Yes, you have read right, it contains only 10% food-grade polymer and 90% air.
Such a structure enables the Newton Wovenaire to be the only 100% breathable crib mattress on the market. If your baby rolls over in the middle of the night, she can breathe right through the mattress.
And that is the main reason why I love it so much, and why so many parents love it too. Safety is my priority, and 100% breathability brings parents peace of mind, so I think it is worth the money you pay.
Newton Wovenaire reduces the risk of SIDS
Because it is made mostly of air, your baby can breathe straight through it. It is proven to reduce the risk of suffocation!
Usually, we can rely solely on the manufacturer’s claims, but this one is also verified by an independent lab. Their tests showed that Newton’s baby crib mattress significantly reduces the risk of SIDS (Sudden infant death syndrome)! Even pediatricians recommend it, which says a lot.
I don’t want to sound like I’m selling you this mattress. Of course, there are other quality products on the market, which I also saw for myself during our baby crib mattresses reviews. But this one is unique, and I’m really excited about everything it has to offer.
So, has Newton baby crib mattress justified its good reputation? Yes, it is! If I like it before the review, I love it after! And according to our Newton Wovenaire crib mattress review, I think it’s worth the money. But check up our findings by yourself.
What is Wovenaire?
Wovenaire is a Newton’s patented cushioning material that makes their crib mattress so unique. It is made of 100% recyclable food-grade polymer, so it is safe for your baby. This material is also incredibly light after all, 90% of its volume is air. Wovenaire replaces foam, latex, or springs in the mattress’s core.
Structure and specifications of the mattress
The structure of the mattress:
- Breathable three-dimensional cover made of 100% polyester. Two layers of highly breathable spacer fabric are quilted together in a cloud pattern to create soft pillows of air.
- Wovenaire core: 90% air + 10% food grade polymer = comfort and safety
- Mattress size: 52″ long by 28″ wide
- The thickness of the mattress: 5,5″
- Mattress weight: 11 pounds
You can get a Newton Wovenaire MINI crib mattress for a MINI crib:
- Mini Dimensions: 38″ long by 24″ wide
- Mini Thickness: 5,5″
- Mini Weight: 9 lbs
Newton Wovenaire crib mattress Review breakdown
According to Newton, Wovenaire baby crib mattress should have all the following features. To see if that is the truth, and to see how well the mattress performed, we have reviewed them all!
- the mattress is breathable with good heat regulation
- it offers excellent support and sufficient firmness from newborns to toddlers
- it fits into all standard size cribs
- it is durable
- it is hypoallergenic
- the whole mattress is 100% washable
Venting & heat regulation Review
Safety comes first for the Newton. That’s why they devoted the most time to develop a breathable and firm crib mattress. And I think they’ve succeeded! With unique Wovenaire material, they’ve achieved maximum breathability a crib mattress can have.
90% of Newton mattress’ core is made of air, so you can imagine its venting is much better from other foam and innerspring crib mattresses on the market.
The mattress’s cover is also 100% breathable. Two layers of Breathe-Thru spacer fabric are quilted together in a cloud pattern to create soft pillows of air, which ensures a smooth airflow through the entire mattress.
- significantly reduce the risk of suffocation
- prevents moisture and mold formation in the mattress’s core, which prolongs its durability
Body overheating is another risk for SIDS (Sudden infant death syndrome). So, I am happy to say that this mattress possesses the best heat regulation we have ever seen.
Sufficient air circulation through the mattress allows body heat to dissipate. That keeps your baby from overheating and eliminates sweating, which also leads to better sleep.
I can’t say much more here. The mattress is fully breathable with excellent heat regulation!
Firmness and Support
You can make a simple firmness test at home. Everything you need is your own hand.
Press on the mattress with one hand. If the mattress holds firm and spring back in place quickly, it is firm enough. We tested it, and Newton Wovenaire crib mattress is firm enough.
But what we like even more is the combination of firmness and softness. It is firm enough for your baby and cozy enough for your toddler!
The mattress offers excellent support to the important body parts, like the head and neck. It improves body posture, which is another reason why pediatricians recommend it too.
Fitting in the crib
The sample for our review was a full-size crib mattress, which is designed to fit all standard size cribs. But Newton also offers a mini crib mattress that fits into most mini cribs.
Why a full-size crib mattress fits into all standard size cribs and a small one only into certain ones?
Dimensions of standard-size cribs and mattresses are regulated by the government. As such, any new standard-size crib mattress fits into any new full-size crib.
Newton Wovenaire crib mattress corresponds to the prescribed measurements perfectly. If you have a new full-size crib, there shouldn’t be any problems with fitting into it!
If you have an old crib, check the crib’s measurements first and compare it with Newton Wovenaire dimensions, which are 52″ long by 28″ wide.
U.S. regulations define:
- a standard size crib is a baby crib with the following measurements: 52 3⁄8 ± 5⁄8 inches in length by 28 ± 5⁄8 inches in width
- a standard crib mattress is a baby crib mattress with the following measurements: at least 27 1/4 inches by 51 5/8 inches and no more than 6 inches thick
Mini crib mattress:
The dimensions of mini cribs and their mattresses are, on the contrary, not defined by the law. Any crib that is smaller than a standard size crib is a mini crib, so you can imagine they can be in multiple different sizes.
However, the inner dimensions of most mini cribs are around 38″ by 24″, so most mini crib mattresses correspond to these measurements and as such fit snuggly into the crib.
Newton Wovenaire mini crib mattress has the following measurements 38″ X 24″ X 5.5″, so it does fit into most small cribs.
Home fitting test:
To be absolutely sure, make your own fitting test when the mattress arrives. Place your fingers between the crib’s frame and the mattress’s edge. If there is a gap, you shouldn’t fit more than two fingers there!
Is Newton Wovenaire baby crib mattress durable?
The Newton Wovenaire baby crib mattress is built to last. It will make well into the toddler years, and it can be even-handed out to the next child.
It has unique longevity, as it’s actually reusable. The mattress is completely washable, so you can always use it fresh as new.
As we couldn’t use it for such a long period, we asked parents who already had a Newton Wovenaire for help. They all confirmed our expectations. The mattress is really durable, and your child will be able to use it for many years.
Is Newton crib and toddler bed mattress hypoallergenic?
Newton uses only hypoallergenic materials. They don’t use any polyurethane foam, adhesives, metal springs, glue, or allergens, so yes, the mattress is non-toxic and hypoallergenic.
Breathe-thru technology also keeps humidity and moisture build-up away, which prevents mold formation and keeps mites and dust away.
A 100% washable crib mattress, how is this even possible?
A 100% washable crib mattress is every parent’s dream. I admit I was a little skeptical. I was not sure if it is indeed possible to wash the whole mattress at home, but to my surprise, you can.
Newton Wovenaire crib mattress is the first entirely washable crib mattress on the market. The ability to clean the mattress’ core prevents mold formation and bacteria growth, which is excellent!
Cleaning the cover:
Washing the cover was an easy job. You can do it by hand or throw it in the washing machine. We decided on the washing machine, as it is quicker and more efficient.
However, if you use a washing machine, you need to consider some guidelines if you do not want the cover to shrink!
- the zipper must be closed to avoid snagging the fabric
- use a mild detergent
- wash it with cold water
- hang it to dry
- if you want to use a drying machine anyway, dry it on a low heat setting
→ If you follow all these guidelines, you should have no problem installing the cover back on the mattress.
Cleaning the mattress’s core:
Washing and drying the mattress’ core took us a little more time. You need to place it in a tub or shower and clean spots with cold or cool water.
Our mattress was new, without spots. But we had soaked it with water, as we were curious how long it will take to dry. Only two hours and a half. We were impressed!
Yes humidity was low, and the air circulation was great, so that speed up the process, but Newton claims it shouldn’t dry more than 6 hours anyway.
Same as for the cover, you need to consider a few guidelines to do the job right here too:
- avoid hot water
- use only mild detergent
- after washing shake excess water out of the core
- lay it on its side to dry
- never place in a clothes dryer or use a blow-dryer on it
Newton Wovenaire crib mattress has just enough bounce for a comfortable sleep. It is not as hard as a rock, but your toddler can’t use it as a trampoline. We all know that innerspring mattress usually becomes a fun jumping area for our little ones.
Is Newton Wovenaire crib mattress waterproof?
Newton crib mattress is not waterproof, however, it is water-resistant. That means that the liquids stay on the surface only for a certain amount of time, then they start slowly penetrate the mattress’s core.
Is that a good or a bad thing? From a safety point of view that is excellent! Waterproof covers eliminate breathability and increase overheating, creating a breeding ground for bacteria. Mattress’s breathability is very important for your newborn!
If the accident occurs, and you do not notice it the right time, you can wash the whole mattress anyway.
When your little one gets older, you can buy the additional waterproof sheet. Older babies can move their faces away from the mattress on their own, so there is no risk for that kind of suffocation anymore.
In fact, Newton sells its own waterproof crib mattress pad. It is a high-quality mattress protector. It keeps sufficient breathability while adding waterproofing protection for a quick cleanup.
I don’t want to repeat myself, so I won’t write about breathability, heat regulation, and the firmness again. Everything is excellent!
Newton crib mattress is verified by a CPCS (Consumer Product Safety Commission) accredited lab to reduce the risk of suffocation and CO2 rebreathing.
Besides all the above, it has been also independently tested and certified by the GREENGUARD Gold certificate.
GREENGUARD Certification ensures that the product has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. It doesn’t pollute your indoor air!
The mattress also doesn’t contain polyurethane foam, latex, adhesives, metal springs, glue, or allergens. It is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and 100% recyclable.
I am happy to say that Newton also doesn’t use any toxic chemical fire retardants. Instead, the mattress contains natural phosphates, most commonly known as salt. Newton came up with a completely safe, halogen, and heavy metal-free solution for achieving the fire safety standards that are required by the US government.
Frequently asked questions about Newton’s mattress
1. Can I use a sheet on Newton Wovenaire?
Yes, you can, but make sure it is a breathable cotton sheet that doesn’t reduce airflow.
2. Is Newton Wovenaire crib mattress dual-sided?
3. May I use an additional waterproof mattress protector?
We do not recommend using it for newborns and young babies because it reduces breathability. That, in turn, increases the risk of suffocation.
For older babies and toddlers, you can use it without hesitation.
4. Is Newton Wovenaire a good choice for a convertible crib?
5. How often should I wash my mattress?
You can wash your Newton crib mattress as often as needed. The cover can be laundered as much as you want, or as often as you would wash your fitted sheet. Just make sure you follow the care instructions.
6. Do I need to wash my Newton Wovenaire before the first use?
No, that is not necessary.
7. Is there a warranty?
Yes, the mattress comes with a limited lifetime warranty, which applies only to you, the original purchaser, so proof of the purchase must be provided.
If safety is your priority if you want an extremely clean mattress, and if you are Eco-conscious, Newton Wovenaire crib mattress is a perfect crib mattress for you.
Yes, it costs a little more, but you get much more! And don’t forget you can use it for newborns, babies, and toddlers. You can even pass it to a second child. It is extremely durable, and because of the ability to wash the whole mattress, it will always look and smell like new.
The mattress has everything you should look for when buying a baby crib mattress! We were impressed by the quality and revolutionary Newton’s thinking!
My next baby will surely sleep on a Newton Wovenaire baby crib mattress!