Most moms have heard of Naturepedic Organic Mattress by now…but if you haven’t listen up! We are going to tell you why they are a great product and we are going to answer all those questions you have about whether they are safe! In short…yes they are! We LOVE Naturepedic as a company and we support their products. They have been an industry leader in creating safe products for our babies, as well as actively educating the public about the toxins in their baby products and helping “mainstream” the organic baby bedding options! We LOVE Naturepedic!
We have told you in our other blogs about the toxic chemicals in mattresses. Typical mattresses contain a LONG list of toxic chemicals that your baby will be breathing in over 18 hours a day, day after day for years! Chemicals like:
- Phthalates in the Plastic Cover–linked to birth defects in boys, cancer
- Flame retardants- linked to lowered IQs, cancer, hormone disruption and more
- Formaldehyde to Prevent Stains-a known carcinogen linked to Leukemia and other cancers
- Water Repellent Chemicals Such as PFOA (Teflon type chemicals)- are absorbed into the body and stay there causing a long list of health issues such as cancer
- PAN, Antimony, Benzene,Toulene
And this is just the short list of a LONG list of chemicals found in standard mattresses. Most people have no idea that there is little to NO regulation on what is in your mattress other than the basic labeling requirements. Parents in general believe that if a product is on the market it must be safe. One of the biggest things we want parents to learn here at OBU is that this is NOT THE CASE! There is little to no regulation on personal care, mattresses, and chemicals in general. There have been 80,000 new chemicals created and dispersed in our bodies and environment in the last 50 years and less than 200 have ever been tested for safety by anyone..ever! Sadly, this means as a consumer YOU must EDUCATE YOURSELF about what is in your products in order to choose safer for your family. Many of the chemicals that have had testing done have shown REAL LINKS to cancer, hormone disruption, cancer and more! Don’t be fooled by other companies that use the word “organic” in their marketing…MANY companies (Sealy for example) use the term “made with organic cotton” and sell their mattress as organic…yet it is covered in Vinyl and Boric Acid (used in rat poisoning) as a flame retardant! Yikes! Don’t be fooled!
This is where Naturepedic fills such a need for parents wanting to keep their children safe!
What makes Naturepedic different than the other organic mattress companies?
The biggest point is that they have a water proof cover! Many moms have babies who are spitters, droolers, or get leaky diapers and they worry about a mattress that isn’t water proof. This is and it a huge hit! It is made from a food grade polyethylene which is completely safe!
They are known as one of the most popular organic mattress companies out there! Their crib, bassinet, play yard mattress are GOTS certified (one of the best if not THE best certification out there!) They are certified by Greenguard to be free of toxic chemicals and have too many certifications, awards and memberships to even list! AND they are made in good ‘ol USA!
Naurepedic is often thought of as an organic mattress company, but they are more than that! Did you know that your changing table pad is also loaded with those same chemical flame-retardants, phthalates and other toxins? Have you ever thought about how much time your tiny baby will spend on their changing table breathing in those chemicals? It is A LOT! And the chemicals are scary! Naturepedic also makes all the covers, sheets, and pads you need to have a total chemical free bed for baby and changing table! Yay! Thanks Naturepedic!
To learn more about where these chemicals are found and how to avoid them visit http://www.organicbabyuniversity.com to watch fun, animated videos in their Organic Pregnancy Class and Organic Baby Class! They also have guides and checklists, safe product recommendations, exclusive coupons and more!
About the Author (Author Profile)
Jennifer Hankey is the President of Organic Baby University. Organic Baby University is a site dedicated to teaching pregnant women and moms how and why to avoid the common, harmful chemicals in everyday products.
To learn more about where these chemicals are found and how to avoid them visit http://www.organicbabyuniversity.com to watch fun, animated videos in their Organic Pregnancy Class and Organic Baby Class! They also have guides and checklists, exclusive coupons and more!
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