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Choosing an Organic Kids Mattress

  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

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Is Your Child Ready for a Big Kid Bed?

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

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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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Guide to Choosing Your Adult Organic Mattress

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

Are you having trouble sleeping?

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

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Guide to Choosing Your Child’s Healthy Organic Mattress

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

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Kids Beds are a Source of Chemical Exposure

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

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The Eye-Opening Truth about Eco Friendly or Green Products

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

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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

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.

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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