Do you realize that you spend 1/3 of your life in a bed, sleeping? That percentage dips a bit for the parents of young ones, I know (I promise they will sleep through the night one day!). But the point of that statistic is to remind us all that we spend a heck of a lot of time laying on our mattresses.
So selecting a quality mattress is actually REALLY important. Tim and I bought a really high quality mattress for ourselves a long time ago and I have never regretted that purchase. And we are about 2 years out from needing to buy another one. This time, I’m thinking about something that I hadn’t considered before when mattress shopping: what chemicals are in this product that I lay on night after night?
Naturepedic, a company that has become known as the standard setter for safe and healthy organic baby and children’s mattresses, recently reached out to me to do a review of one of their products, and to learn more about why chemical issues really need to be considered. I’m so glad they reached out, because now that I’ve done the research, I realize that I will be changing my criteria for mattress and bedding selection from here on out.
I think we’ve all been hearing the growing concern about chemicals and the possible effects that they are having on people, and in particular, on children. There are many researchers who see a connection between the dramatic increase in childhood disorders and toxic chemical exposures. But you don’t need to live near a toxic waste facility to be exposed to such dangerous chemicals. In fact, you are probably sleeping on them every night.
Babies and toddlers are spending 10-14 hours a day in their cribs, which is far more than the 8 that their parents are getting (if they are lucky!). Naturepedic knows that a child’s crib mattress is the object in their environment that they interact with the very most, and as such, it is absolutely critical to make sure it is safe. They have created organic mattresses and related accessories, such as mattress pads and mattress toppers. They are extremely comfortable, and extremely safe. You and your child can certainly rest easy knowing that health and safety have not been put on the line.
Features and benefits that you would look for in a mattress for your baby or child such as waterproofing and hypoallergenic design are still present, even without all those nasty chemicals. Naturepedic is the perfect marriage of practical design, comfort, and safety. Naturepedic carries the most awards and endorsements of any children’s mattress company, as well as the best warranty in the industry. Furthermore, Naturepedic products are proudly made in the USA. You are supporting the U.S. economy and U.S. jobs with your purchase!
We have really enjoyed having the 3″ Essentials Pillowtop sent to us for review. I have noticed a very sharp incline in mom and dad climbing up into Darah’s bed to read a story with her. She has the most comfortable mattress in the entire house, now! We also love the fact that if we ever have company over, we can pull off the pillowtop to temporarily use as a mattress for someone else. That makes the addition of the pillowtop all the more practical for us, as we do have regular out-of-town visitors.
The 3″ Essentials Pillowtop is made of organic cotton, organic wool, and PLA batting. It even has premium encased coils, which are wrapped in a lightweight yet durable polyester fabric. Most pillowtops are full of latex and polyurethane, but not this one!
I’m actually strongly considering purchasing the queen size for our bed in the event that an organic mattress just isn’t in the cards for us the next time we buy. This would provide a great, organic barrier between us and our mattress. And bonus: it would make any mattress SOOO comfy! 🙂
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