I Love Greens

Wonderful Project to Teach Children about Eating Healthy

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

Waterproof Mattress Protectors

Waterproof Mattress Protector – What’s Safe and What to Avoid

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

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The Best Organic Crib Mattress is Safe and Non-Toxic for Your Baby

Are Toxic Chemicals in Baby Crib Mattresses Poisoning Babies?

The Best Crib Mattress is Safe and Non-Toxic for Your Baby

By Jane Sheppard

best-crib-mattress-safestCommon 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.

Mother Grief

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


Guide to Choosing Your Child’s Healthy Organic Mattress

There are several healthy organic mattresses that we can wholeheartedly recommend for children. Four have innerspring/coils as the base support and one has a base support of pure latex wrapped in quilted organic wool and cotton. All of these mattresses are a great investment in your child’s health and are designed to keep your child …Read More

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Low Levels of Chemicals Impact Your Child’s Developing Brain

There is no safe level of exposure – low levels of chemicals have a major impact on your child’s developing brain. Watch this video to learn more: Many parents assume that baby products are tested and would not be on the market if they were unsafe. But the fact is that most chemicals in products have never …Read More


The Eye-Opening Truth about Product Labels

They Don’t Mean Much You’re doing your best to be a conscientious consumer—reading labels, recycling, buying organic foods and products that are labeled “green” or “eco” 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” really is, …Read More


Detox your Home for your Newborn – 5 Quick Fixes

Welcoming your new baby into the world is a joyous occasion but it’s important to make sure that you’ve done all you can to make your home safe and nurturing—for yourself and your new baby. Since she won’t be crawling for at least a few months, you’ve still got time to childproof… …but what about …Read More


Air Pollution and Autism Risk

  Air pollution and increased risk of autism have been linked through several studies. A new study from Harvard School of Public Health tried to find out exactly when this risk is increased. (Fine particulate air pollution linked with increased autism risk) What they found is that if a pregnant mom is exposed to fine particle …Read More