That’s what I used to think. I’m the parent and it’s my responsibility to control my child. This did not go well at all with my strong-minded, unwavering daughter, since it seemed her main purpose in life was to do things her own way. She did not want to be controlled by anyone, especially me. …Read More
Is the Toxicity of your Kids Beds a Concern? How to Choose a Safe Non Toxic Organic Mattress If you’re shopping for kids beds, price and comfort may be your top priorities. But have you thought about the toxicity of a typical mattress? Kids spend a lot of time in their beds, and during that time …Read More
Eco Friendly or Green Labels Don’t Mean Much You’re doing your best to be a conscientious consumer—reading labels, recycling, buying organic foods and eco friendly or green products for your home. Looking for these “earth friendly” labels feels like an easy way to do the right thing. But beware – not everything that says “green” …Read More
A waterproof mattress protector is essential to protect your mattress from urine, spit-up, sweat and other bodily fluids that are part of life. Wet or damp mattresses provide a perfect environment for bacteria, mold, mildew and fungi, which can lead to a toxic sleep environment. Plus, wetness can ruin your mattress! Currently, the only way …Read More
Are Toxic Chemicals in Baby Crib Mattresses Poisoning Babies?
The Best Crib Mattress is Safe and Non-Toxic for Your Baby
By Jane Sheppard
Common materials in crib mattresses as well as bassinet and cradle mattresses can be harmful and even potentially life threatening to your baby. Just because these materials are used by the majority of manufacturers, doesn’t mean they are safe. And just because a baby crib mattress is organic does not mean it is non-toxic.
For the past 12 years, I have been thoroughly investigating all aspects of the safety and toxicity of baby crib mattresses to find the best crib mattress – the most non-toxic and the safest crib mattress available. There is a tremendous amount of confusing claims and misleading information out there on websites. I wrote the following report to help you distinguish facts from misinformation and find the best crib mattress for your baby.