A Safe, Non-toxic & Very Affordable Mattress For Babies & Toddlers

By |June 7, 2013 |

When entrusting in a mattress for your baby and child there are a few things that are very important to consider.
1. Health
2. Safety
3. Affordability
We will define […]

Sponsored Post by Pop & Lolli – Re-usable PVC-Free Wall Decals

By |October 24, 2012 |

We’ve been searching for a while for non-toxic wall decals and it’s not easy. Most stickers are made of PVC (Vinyl), contain harsh chemicals and harmful Formaldehyde in the adhesive. […]

Crib Safety Checklists

By |October 27, 2011 |

The following set of crib safety checklists comes from one of our respected Approved Vendors, Baby Eco Trends. We’d love to hear your thoughts and insights if you have any […]

Why There May Be A Nationwide Ban On Crib Bumpers

By |October 11, 2011 |

Infant deaths have been linked to crib bumper pads and Chicago Public Council approved an ordinance last month to ban the sale in Chicago. Also, Maryland may be the first […]

Luxuriously Dreamy: Organic Cotton Crib Bedding by Coyuchi

By |May 28, 2009 |

Coyuchi’s certified organic cotton crib sheets and blankets are THE softest you’ll find!  They are made from 100% certified organic fair trade cotton, and grown “by hand” on family farms in India.

My 2 1/2 year old, who is still happily sleeping in her crib, seriously favors this brand of organic bedding. She tells me often how soft her sheets feel and even refused to go to bed one night because I put on her old fitted sheet and blanket (it was laundry day!).

Since our young children spend most of their time sleeping, it is nice to know their little growing bodies rest on pure and natural, formaldehyde and toxic-dye free sheets and mattress.  And if you haven’t read our post on the harmful effects of insecticides and pesticides in the cotton industry, please do read!

Additionally, Coyuchi’s bedding line (including bumpers, blanket and sham) is dreamy.  The embroidery is so simple and sweet that we just fell in love.  The soft feel of the artwork is perfect for all babies! […]

Organic Swaddle Blankets by Solana Baby Wear: Non-toxic Dyes and Formaldehyde-free

By |May 2, 2009 |

I didn’t know anything about swaddling when I had my first baby, but after watching the Happiest Baby on the Block and trying it out, swaddling our little girl was the easiest way to get her to sleep peacefully.  Not to mention, swaddling can help relieve colic and helps an infant to feel safe, as if still snug in mama’s womb.

I was not happy though with the heavy cotton receiving blankets I bought, I was constantly afraid my baby would overheat and checked on her often.

Additionally, most conventional receiving/swaddling blankets contain harmful dyes, formaldehyde, synthetics (like polyester) and fire retardants.  If you choose a Certified Organic Cotton Swaddle however, you can be certain that what is blanketing your little one’s brand new skin (and nervous system) is 100% pure goodness. […]

Natural Mat’s Organic Cotton and Natural Latex Mattress: The Coco Mat

By |March 27, 2009 |

Natural Mat is a respectable mattress company that passes strict US Fire Retardants standards without any use of toxic fire retardants. Right on!  This is not easy to find.  (Please beware of the “organic” label on mattresses unless you really know what you are looking for.)

Natural Mat is truly a safe, non-toxic, chemical-free crib mattress that we recommend. Natural Mat uses natural latex, cruelty-free wool and organic cotton in their mattresses.  However, their Coco Mat is latex free.

‘Natural Latex’ was a topic we were feeling quite confused with, so  Natural Mat helped clarify with us how their “natural” process works since they do use natural latex in their more expensive line of organic mattresses.  Also, we cover the subject of potential allergies, and other important concerns in our exclusive interview below!

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Naturepedic’s Organic Cotton Mattress: Wool Free and Latex Free

By |March 26, 2009 |

What’s special and convenient about Naturpedic’s organic mattress for babies and children is that they have a 2-in-1 crib and twin mattress.

This versatile 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra is waterproof on one side, perfect for infants and bed wetters,(because an accident with potty training toddlers is bound to happen) while the quilted side provides a more luxurious feel for older children. (They do have mattresses that are completely covered in their waterproof layer, or ones that are 100% quilted too.)

For now, since my daughter is just 2.5, we keep the waterproof side face up, and once my daughter is a little older, we will flip the mattress for the quilted side up.  I love that this mattress has that component of “growing with her” built right in!  I feel that this will give us many, many years of use. […]

Non-toxic Crib Mattress: Organic doesn’t mean safer!

By |March 25, 2009 |

Knowing now the dangers of fire retardant to our children, the thought of having my baby face down, or even face up, on a product that is riddled with these dangerous chemicals is frightening.

It is also unsettling to think that a mattress can be labeled “organic”, and STILL contain toxic hormone, reproductive, and neurological-disrupting chemicals. Yes, you read that one correctly. An “organic” mattress does NOT mean “free of toxins” or “natural.” (Something to loose sleep over when it comes to the product your baby spends over half of their young years on.)

You could be getting fooled by toxic marketing techniques! So, before you spend your money to keep your most precious angel safe and dreamy, read this!

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How To Design A Safe and Non-Toxic Nursery

By |June 8, 2008 |

After coming across Debra Lynn Dadd’s amazing book, Home Safe Home, we decided to ask her to share her expertise on creating a safe and [tag] non-toxic nursery [/tag].
Debra has been a leading authority on eliminating toxic chemicals in the home since self-publishing the first book on the subject in 1982.

She has simply and effectively broken down the major key elements that will help you create the healthiest environment for your little loved one’s nursery. […]

Product Review: FarmBaby Nursery Spray

By |June 8, 2008 |

How does it happen? How does something so sweet, and so wonderful, let off the stinkiest #2 bombs? Do you get a similar drift at your changing table? If so, you will be a happy camper to hear about FarmBaby Nursery Spray. But wait! Freshening up the nursery after a diaper change is not the only time you will make great use of this truly natural air freshener. This stuff will be useful, AND SAFE, for years and years to come!

I remember a time, not too long ago, when my 6 year old niece was playing with my baby girl. She was admiring her little feet as they were happily playing together. “She is just so cute,” my niece said. “And her feet don’t even stink!” I think I will always remember that comment. […]

Product Review: Swaddle Designs Organic Ultimate Receiving Blanket

By |March 23, 2008 |

There are a few important things to look for in “the ultimate swaddle blanket.” And as I know from experience, not all baby blankets live up to meeting all of […]

1 Million Baby Cribs Recalled!

By |September 23, 2007 |

To learn more about the Simplicity Baby Crib Recall, go to www.cpsc.govOur hearts go out to all three of these families who have lost their babies in such a […]