Nolah Nurture 8" Mattress
The Nolah Nurture 8 mattress is a hybrid mattress designed specifically for children of all ages. It is made with eco-friendly materials and features a soft side and a firm side, so you can choose the one that best suits your child's needs. It is a top-choice mattress that provides a comfortable, breathable, and cooling mattress that will support your child as they grow.
Ideal for young kids.
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Ideal for sleepers who shift position often while sleeping.
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.
Ideal for hot sleepers who would like to stay cool at night.
Nolah Nurture 8" Mattress
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If you're looking for a high-quality, comfortable, and affordable mattress, Nolah Mattresses is a great option to consider. Founded in 2015, Nolah Mattresses is an online company dedicated to creating innovative mattresses that help you achieve a good night's sleep. They offer a variety of mattresses, including all-foam models, hybrid models, and mattresses specifically designed for children.
The Nolah Nurture mattress is crafted using high-quality materials, such as temperature-regulated organic GOTS wool and gel memory foam. This mattress is also CertiPUR-US certified, ensuring it is free of harmful chemicals and emissions.
In this review, you’ll learn everything about Nolah’s Nurture 8 Mattress, specifically regarding:
- Pros and cons.
- Unboxing experience.
- Feel and comfort.
- Construction and design.
- Performance test results.
- Warranty policies, company policies, and all the FAQs you might want to know.
Nolah Nurture 8 Overview
- Great for Combination Sleepers: The Nolah Nurture mattress is a good choice for people who often change sleeping positions because it is responsive and allows for easy movement, making it suitable for side, back, and stomach sleepers.
- Breathable: The Nolah Nurture 8 mattress is also designed to be breathable and cool. This is important for kids who tend to run hot at night.
- Pressure Relief: Since kids are still growing and developing, their bodies need time to rest and repair. A mattress that provides good pressure relief can help improve muscle recovery by evenly distributing weight and reducing pressure points. The Nolah Nurture mattress is made with layers of CertiPUR-US-certified foam, which is a naturally pressure-relieving material. Thus, it has a high-pressure relief score, which means that it is well-suited for kids who are active.
- Hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant: The Nolah Nurture 8 mattress is made with natural materials that are naturally hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant, and it has a wool cover that provides additional protection. This quality helps to reduce allergies and asthma symptoms.
- The firm side may not be suitable for all children. The Nolah Nurture 8 mattress has a firm side that may not be suitable for all children. This is because the firm side provides more support than the soft side, and some children may find it too firm. The firm side may also be uncomfortable for children who are still growing and developing, as their bodies may not be able to fully support themselves on the firm surface.
Who do we Recommend the Nolah Nurture 8 for
- Children who are active: The Nolah Nurture 8 is a good choice for children who are active because it provides good pressure relief. This can help prevent pain and stiffness, and it can also help kids sleep more soundly.
- Children who are sensitive to chemicals: The Nolah Nurture 8 is a good choice for children who are sensitive to chemicals because it is CertiPUR-US and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. This means that it is free of harmful chemicals and emissions.
- Parents looking for a durable mattress for their child: The Nolah Nurture 8 is designed to be durable for children. The mattress is made with all-natural materials, including organic cotton, cooling wool, and recycled steel coils. These materials are known for their durability and longevity.
- People who want a flippable mattress: This is because the Nolah Nurture 8 is made with two different layers of foam: a soft gel memory foam layer on top and a firm layer of foam on the bottom. This allows you to choose the side that best suits your needs. If you prefer a softer mattress, you can sleep on the soft side. If you prefer a firmer mattress, you can sleep on the firm side.
Unboxing the Nolah Nurture 8
When it comes to delivery and unboxing, it is very important that the experience meets your expectations. That is why Nolah ships their mattresses, including the Nurture 8, compressed in an eco-friendly box with beautiful artwork.
Upon delivery, simply unbox it and place it on your child's bed frame using the handles on the side for easy lifting since the mattress weighs around 72–96 pounds. Remove the plastic wrapping, and the mattress will expand to its full size. You will need to wait about 24 hours for the mattress to fully expand. The edges also expanded quickly indicating great corner expansion.
The Nolah Nurture 8 mattress may produce off-gassing when you first unbox it. This is because the mattress is made with materials, such as wool, which can release VOCs (volatile organic compounds) as they off-gas.
However, the off-gassing from the Nolah Nurture 8 mattress is not harmful and should dissipate within a few days. This is because the mattress has no harmful substances, and you can help speed up the off-gassing process by airing out the mattress in a well-ventilated area.
Firmness, Feel, and Comfort For Nolah Nurture 8
Nolah Nurture 8 Firmness
The Nolah Nurture 8 mattress is a medium-firm mattress, according to our scale. This means that it is not too soft or too firm, providing a comfortable balance of support and pressure relief for most people.
The mattress has two sides with different firmness levels. One side is softer and was designed specifically for younger children because it almost feels as if you’re sleeping on clouds. This side has a rank of 5 out of 10 on our firmness scale, thus providing a comfortable cushioning feel. The plush side is a good choice if you prefer a soft mattress or need pressure relief in the shoulders and hips.
The other side has a firm level of 7, which is targeted mainly at older children who may need support and stability. The firm side is a good choice if you prefer a firm mattress or need more support in the lower back.
|Choose Plush If:
|Choose Firm If:
|- Ages below 10
|- Ages above 10
|- Weigh less than 100lbs
|- Weigh more than 100lbs
|- Side Sleepers
|- Stomach/Back Sleepers
Nolah Nurture 8 Feel
The outermost layer of the Nolah Nurture 8 is made from GOTS-certified organic cotton, which will give you the privilege of owning a mattress with a very luxurious soft feel. Not only that, but you’ll feel cool sleeping on this mattress since it is breathable and temperature-regulating. The Nolah Nurture 8 also has a bouncy and responsive feel thanks to its coil system and gel memory foam.
Nolah Nurture 8 Comfort
The Nolah Nurture 8 has proven itself to be a versatile mattress that is comfortable for a variety of different sleepers. We tested the mattress in a variety of sleeping positions to see how comfortable it felt given its key features, such as its level of firmness. We found that the mattress was comfortable in all positions, although some positions were more comfortable than others.
The Nolah Nurture 8 mattress is comfortable for a wide range of people because it has two sides with different firmness levels. This gives you the opportunity to see which side suits you best.
Being a medium-firm mattress, it is expected to hold weights ranging from 100 to 150 pounds with minimal sinkage.
The Plush Side:
|Lightweight (Under 100 lb)
|Average (100 – 150 lb)
|Above Average (Over 150 lb)
The Firm Side:
|Lightweight (Under 100 lb)
|Average (100 – 150 lb)
|Above Average (Over 150 lb)
Constructions, Materials, and Design
Materials and Design
This mattress isn’t like other children’s mattresses. It is designed to support your child’s growth and development in their early years.
The Nolah Nurture is an 8-inch-tall hybrid mattress that is made with long-lasting, hypoallergenic, and GOTS-certified natural materials like wool and coils for support. These materials make it more breathable and help regulate the temperature. The six-inch steel coils make the mattress more durable than others on the market.
To achieve exceptional performance, Nolah Nurture 8 has 7 layers that all come together to create an innovative, luxurious, and comfortable mattress.
- Breathable Organic Cotton Cover: This GOTS-certified organic cotton cover is long-lasting, breathable, and wonderfully soft. It adds a layer of comfort to the mattress while keeping it safe. Also, it keeps the mattress refreshed and cool as it doesn’t trap heat.
- Fire Retardant Layer: This non-fiberglass layer is made from organic wool, which is a natural heat repellant that protects children from flammability while they sleep. Wool is a safer choice since it doesn't include harsh chemicals or fiberglass that may harm children.
- Firmer Comfort Layer: This side of the mattress has a 6-7/10 feel thanks to a stronger layer of foam. It's denser and more bouncy than the foam on the other side, making it excellent for children who want a more responsive sleep surface.
- Coil Support System: Steel coils six inches in diameter provide substantial support and longevity. This sensitive technology employs individually wrapped springs to maintain your child's spine in a healthy alignment. The coils help support the mattress edges, which is ideal for parents who want to read or tuck their children in while sitting on the side.
- Softer Comfort Layer: Gel memory foam, on the softer side, gives some comfort for developing bones and joints. This side contours more than the other, with a 4-5/10 feel. Flip to this side if your child prefers softer cushioning.
- Fire Retardant Layer: This layer is made from temperature-regulating organic wool material, as wool is a natural flame repellant, creating a safer barrier without the harsh chemicals or fiberglass found in other mattresses. This non-fiberglass layer protects children from flammability while they sleep.
- Organic Cotton Cover: This cover gives the mattress a cozy feel and makes it simple to turn or transfer the mattress as it has handles on the side.
Performance of Nolah Nurture 8
The Nolah Nurture 8 does an exceptional job of keeping the mattress cool all night because its pocketed coil support core helps keep the mattress cool. The coils are individually wrapped, which allows air to flow freely between them. This prevents body heat from building up and makes the mattress feel cooler. The wool and cotton cover also helps to wick away moisture, which further helps to regulate the temperature of the mattress.
We did our usual cooling performance test, which is done by lying down for 20 minutes and measuring coolness on both sides. As expected, the mattress felt cool throughout the whole period, especially on the firmer side.
Thus, we gave the cooling performance a score of 5/5.
First, we’d like to mention that what is meant by the responsiveness of a mattress is how quickly it reacts to pressure. A responsive mattress will quickly return to its original shape after you move on it, thus allowing you to move freely and sleep in all positions without feeling stuck or bogged down.
The materials, like the six-inch steel coils, used in designing the Nolah Nurture 8 are a reason for its responsiveness. The pocketed coil support core also helps to add to its responsiveness. Pocketed coils are individually wrapped, which allows them to move independently of each other. This helps to reduce motion transfer and allows the mattress to conform to your body more easily.
We tested the responsiveness of the mattress by placing a 20-pound ball on it and then measuring how long it took the mattress to return to its original shape after the ball was removed.
As expected, the mattress did very well. The mattress's coil support allowed a quick shape recovery. This means that your kid will have no problems moving around and will not feel stuck.
We gave the Nolah Nurture 8 mattress’s response time a score of 4.9/5
This mattress, as mentioned before, has a firmer layer of foam, which makes it a bit bouncy and denser.
We conducted two tests to measure the motion isolation properties of the mattress. The first test involved placing a glass full of water on one side of the mattress and dropping a 20-pound ball on the other side. We observed the motion propagation to the glass of water to determine how much movement was transferred from one side of the mattress to the other. Since the mattress has a little bounce to it, the water in the glass moved a little when the ball was dropped.
The second test involved rolling on one side of the mattress and having our partners report the motion they felt on the other side of the mattress. This test allowed us to quantify the amount of motion that was transferred from one side of the mattress to the other. During that test, minimal motion was reported, but nothing too extreme.
This could be an issue when sharing a bed with someone. However, since this is mainly a kid’s mattress, the bed isn’t shared, so this won’t be a deal-breaker. The soft side of the Nolah Nurture 8 mattress has a gel memory foam layer that absorbs movement more effectively than the firm side. The firm side is slightly more responsive, but both surfaces provide adequate motion isolation.
Therefore, the mattress scored a solid 4.7/5 in our motion isolation tests.
The Nolah Nurture 8 model’s pocketed coil structure also helps support these edges, keeping them from sinking in too much, as well as reinforced perimeter springs to strengthen corners and edges. The firm side of the Nolah Nurture 8 mattress has a slight advantage over the soft side in terms of edge support. The soft side's gel memory foam is slightly more likely to compress at the edges. However, both surfaces adequately support kids who use the entire mattress over the course of the night.
To test for edge support, we firmly pushed on the edges of the mattress with our hands and monitored its reaction. We felt noticeable counterpressure that prevented us from pushing too far. Additionally, the edges immediately sprung back into shape after we released the pressure.
We also sat on the edges of the mattress and found that there was a slight dip. That indicates that this might not be suitable for adults, and that’s fine because it will perform great for children or lightweight sleepers in general.
The mattress scored a solid 4.9/5 in our edge support test.
To test if this mattress makes any kind of noise when moving on it, we did our noise ball drop test, where we dropped a heavy ball and listened to any noises through our highly sensitive mics that may occur.
Although coil mattresses are expected to squeak, to our surprise, we didn’t notice any squeaking or noises.
which is why we gave this mattress a noise score of 5/5.
The Nolah Nurture mattress is one of the unique mattresses that take into consideration pressure relief for the heart. The layered construction provides unmatched pressure relief, regardless of sleeping position. For example, the coils used by Nolah mattresses allow the mattress to conform to your body shape and are made with natural materials, such as wool, that have cooling properties and promote pressure relief. This can help reduce pain and improve sleep quality.
We used our pressure relief test, which consists of taking a 20-minute nap on each side of the mattress and then measuring the pressure in different body zones. The pressure map below shows how the mattress responds to each sleeping position.
This test showed that the Nolah Nurture 8 provided some of the best pain and pressure relief performance we have ever seen. The pressure map above shows the pressure points that the mattress may cause, which are very minimal to nonexistent. As you can see, the mattress had a nearly entirely blue pressure map, which provided excellent pressure reduction throughout the body in all sleeping positions.
Side sleepers under 130 pounds and those who experience pressure point discomfort should choose the soft side of the Nolah Nurture 8 mattress, as its layers of CertiPUR-US-certified foam compress nicely to cradle high-impact areas. While the soft side offers the deepest pressure relief, we also gave the firm side above-average scores during performance testing.
This is why the Nolah Nurture 8 has an outstanding score of 5/5.
Nolah Nurture 8 Warranty and Company Policies
Nolah offers a lifetime warranty for their Nurture 8 mattress.
Every Nolah Nurture purchase comes with a 120-night sleep trial and a 30-night break-in period. This means that you can try the mattress for 120 days and return it for a full refund if you are not satisfied. The 30-night break-in period is a time when the mattress will conform to your body and you will start to feel its full benefits.
If you decide to return your mattress within 120 days of delivery, you will need to contact Nolah's customer service to schedule a pickup. You will receive a full refund, minus the transportation fee. Customers who want to opt out of the sleep trial can save around $100 on the total mattress price.
If you are not happy with the Nolah Nurture mattress during the initial 120-night sleep trial period, you can return it for a full refund minus the transportation fee.
Nolah offers free shipping and real-time estimated delivery date updates. They also offer an optional mattress removal and setup service for an extra fee.
The table below shows the different pricing and size options for the Nolah Nurture 8 mattress. Note that the prices shown are before any discounts and are gathered from the company’s website. Check their website to view the latest prices.
|38″ x 74″ x 8″
|38″ x 80″ x 8″
|53″ x 75″ x 8″
Despite cheaper alternatives, the price isn't considered expensive, especially when considering the premium features the mattress provides.
Ultimately, the best mattress for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you are looking for a mattress that is made with high-quality materials, offers great performance, and comes with a generous sleep trial, then the Nolah Nurture 8 mattress is a good option to consider.
Therefore, the mattress scored a strong 4.9/5 regarding value.
|120-night sleep trial
|Free Returns within the trial period
|Zero Interest - Via Affirm
|Country of Origin
|Proudly made in the United States
FAQs about Nolah Nurture 8
Does the mattress contain memory foam?
Yes, Nolah Nurture 8” mattresses consist of 7 layers and are flippable on both sides. The softer side is made from gel memory foam that contours the body and provides soothing relief for growing bones and joints.
Are Nolah mattresses safe?
Nolah mattresses use CertiPUR-US-certified and GOTS-certified foam, ensuring low VOCs, organic materials, and minimal emissions, making them safe for both you and the environment.
Are hybrid mattresses good for kids?
Hybrid mattresses usually have coils that are made with springs that provide more support than memory foam mattresses. This makes them a good choice for kids who need a comfortable night’s sleep as their bodies grow.
Where are Nolah mattresses made?
Nolah proudly crafts its mattresses in the United States, with 8 factories across Colorado, Utah, California, Texas, Georgia, and Tennessee. Their commitment to using American-made materials and processes reflects their unwavering belief in delivering the highest-quality mattresses possible.
When should I flip the Nolah Nurture mattress?
Nolah Nurture recommends the softer side for those 10 and under and the firmer side for those 10 and up, but you can flip your mattress whenever your child feels ready. As their sleep preferences change, they may prefer the firmer side over the soft.
Do Nolah mattresses contain fiberglass?
Nolah mattresses are 100% fiberglass-free. They are CertiPUR-US® certified and free from ozone depleters, heavy metals, and chemical fire retardants.
The Nolah Nurture 8 is a great mattress for children between the ages of 3 and 15. It offers excellent support, comfort, cooling, and durability.
We believe that the Nolah Nurture 8 is the best flippable mattress for children on the market today. So, if you’re a parent who wants a more natural, organic, flippable, and durable mattress for your child, the Nolah Nurture 8 is definitely a solid choice.
Nolah Nurture 8" Mattress
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