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
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.
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
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
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
Guide to Choosing Your Adult Organic Mattress Healthy Child recommends these healthy organic mattresses for adults – thoroughly researched and vetted for safety. We take the time to question the manufacturers so that you don’t have to—so that you can spend your precious time with your family instead. We carefully select manufacturers that are open and transparent and only when …Read More
Trouble sleeping? We all know how essential it is to get plenty of sleep, but how often does that happen for you? Given your busy life and all the stress around raising a family, it might seem impossible. Once you finally get into bed, do you lie awake with your thoughts and worries? Is that …Read More
Choose a Healthy Organic Kids Mattress We recommend these healthy, non-toxic organic mattresses for your children. The following mattresses are a great investment in your child’s health and are designed to keep your child happy, safe and comfortable throughout childhood and beyond. Naturepedic Chorus Organic Mattress Cushion-firm support for those who need more pressure point …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