Jupiter Industries may not be a name you recognize, but you might be familiar with Simmons, a well-known mattress manufacturer. Jupiter Industries is a Canadian company, started in 1981, whose goal is manufacturing safe, family-friendly products. They are the exclusive manufacturer of the Simmons crib mattress. They were the first North American manufacturer to design and produce and phthalate-free, vinyl-free mattress. Jupiter was also the first manufacturer in Canada to develop a square corner border rod system. This special design is found in all of their crib mattresses for a snugger fit that reduces gaps between the crib rail and mattress. They've been expanding their natural and organic product lines, and use as many locally-sources materials as possible in order to reduce their carbon footprint.
As well as manufacturing infant mattress, Jupiter distributes several brands of natural and/or organic baby products, and also carries a pet product line.
The mattress pad is waterproof, happily - a necessary feature anywhere a baby or small child is going to be sleeping! It's well-quilted, so the filling stays securely without shifting. Another necessary feature is that it's waterproof - an absolute MUST when you're in the midst of the potty learning stage!
The "skirt" of the mattress pad goes nicely around and under the mattress, helping it to stay firmly on the mattress. Speaking from experience, there's nothing more disconcerting than a fitted sheet or mattress pad "springing loose" in use! :) Once I've put the mattress pad on Mr. D's bed, it's stayed there until I'm ready to take it off again.
Jupiter Industries manufactures quite an extensive line of organic sleep products, and based on our experience, I would highly recommend them if you're making a baby sleep purchase.
For more information, or to find a retailer, please contact Jupiter Industries.