Have you heard the Consumer Product Safety Commission has banned more phthalates? That’s a good thing, since phthalates are hormone disruptors and developmental toxins. They can harm reproductive and brain development and have been linked to obesity and asthma. Phthalates are a definite risk to babies. You certainly don’t want phthalates in your crib mattress! …Read More
To provide a thorough Naturepedic review, there’s nothing better than going directly to the source! Our Tour of the Naturepedic Organic Mattress Factory Gaye Abbott and I recently had the wonderful pleasure of touring the Naturepedic organic mattress factory in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. We were enormously impressed! The first thing that struck us was …Read More
Spring is a wonderful time of year with warm days, budding trees and blooming flowers. It’s also the time when tree, grass, and weed pollens fill the air. It can be challenging if you or your children have allergies. An allergy is an over-reaction of the immune system that results in inflammation and the release of …Read More
Indoor Air Pollution can be Worse than Outside Air Day and night, your children are breathing in toxins, both outside and in your home. Most of us think of outside air when considering air pollution. But the EPA estimates that the level of indoor air pollution may be two to five times higher than …Read More
Asthma and allergies are increasing in children. Coughing, sneezing, congestion, wheezing, shortness of breath, headaches and tiredness can be a miserable experience for your child (and for you, too). Untreated allergies can lead to other illnesses such as ear infections and sinusitis, so it’s important to deal with the allergy symptoms while removing the …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 remember a time when cell phones, laptops and the Internet didn’t exist – and it was not that long ago. Now most of us are so dependent on our cell phones, tablets and laptops that we can’t imagine being without them. EMF protection is something we now need to consider. Scientists are beginning …Read More
One of the most important decisions a parent can make is choosing an organic kids mattress. Sleep is critical to your child’s health and well-being, and since kids spend more than one third of their lives in direct exposure to their mattress materials it’s crucial to their health that those mattress materials be safe, …Read More
It began with a sense of dread and a knock on the door in the middle of the night. Our friends stood there in shock. They told us they woke up and had about a minute to escape from their home, driving through the embers and smoke with a high wall of flames behind them. The …Read More
Whether transitioning from a crib, co-sleeper, or the family bed, there comes a time when children are ready for their own “big kid bed”. Many kids begin sleeping in their own big bed between the ages of two and three, but there is no right or wrong time for this. For some kids, getting their own big bed …Read More