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
The Biggest Mistake You Can Make and How to Encourage Your Child to LOVE Healthy Food excerpt from Healthy Food and Nutrition for Kids by Jane Sheppard Is your child super-selective in what he or she will eat? Are you worried about your picky eaters getting enough healthy food? Many kids are very selective, and …Read More
I watched the new movie Bought: The Hidden Story Behind Vaccines, Big Pharma, and Your Food. I’ve not been this excited about a documentary in a long time, since I know this 90 minute story has the ability to awaken people. Especially if you’re a mom. To parents making health care decisions for your children …Read More
What’ s wrong with GMOs? If someone tried to sell you an apple they “grew” in a laboratory—like Dr. Frankenstein’s monster—would you take it home and serve it to your family? Probably not. Especially if you have a non-Franken-apple, grown on a normal tree to eat instead. And even if you did consider buying it, …Read More
These days, it seems like everyone has something to say about GMOs. On one side we have corporations claiming that GMOs are safe and no different from other foods. On the other side, there are non-profit and public policy organizations that are dedicated to shining light on the truth—that GMOs are far from safe and …Read More
Healthy Kids Books It’s important to begin teaching children about healthy food at a very young age. Kids begin to form healthy eating habits as young as babies/toddlers. Valya Boutenko is a children’s book author. She writes books that teach children about eating healthy in a fun, inspiring, and engaging way. These beautiful books make great …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.
I had an amazing experience last weekend. I participated in a Gestalt Awareness Practice intensive workshop that was truly beneficial on so many levels – with several gifts and nuggets I’m still exploring. There’s one piece that I want to share with other mothers. I was honored to witness a 60-year-old mother – I’ll name …Read More