Brand Profile: Naturepedic Baby Beds

Just when you thought you’d covered all the bases…there’s one more household necessity you have to watch out for. But don’t worry, like cosmetics, clothing, and cleaning products, we’ve got you covered with this potentially phthalate-laden product as well. This one might have slipped your mind as something you should be concerned about – I know it’s something I never really considered: mattresses, and more importantly, mattresses for baby cribs.

Just like clothing, the fabric in mattresses can be toxic. From the fibers to the factory itself, there are plenty of opportunities for chemicals to slip into the product – the standards (or lack thereof) for quality are both archaic and corrupt. And this is something we put our bodies – our faces! – on every night. As if we needed one more thing to worry about before falling asleep…

And worse, the standards for adult mattresses are no different than those for babies, whose raw, delicate, developing immune systems soak up chemicals like a sponge, causing often irreversible damage like respiratory, neurological, and endocrine disrupting diseases.

However, when I say “the standards” I of course am referring to conventional (and sadly still industry leading) brands. But there is a safe alternative – and no it’s not a mat made out of grass and sticks. In fact, this product is a step up from the rest in comfort just as much as safety. For babies and parents alike, the Naturepedic is a high-end and low-risk solution to the issue of toxic mattresses. It comes in various sizes as well as shapes so it can fit any bassinet, changing table, or cradle; it’s available in toddler and tyke sizes, growing with your child. And when they run in to cuddle on those stormy nights and early weekend mornings, they can rest easy on your Naturepedic, too.

Naturepedic, baby bed, organic

Naturepedic, baby bed, organic, cotton

The difference in care and quality comes in the form of certified organic materials. All Naturepedic products are Global Organic Textile Standard-approved and the even more strict GREENGUARD certified – the technology behind the waterproof covers on the baby products.

Sleep soundly tonight knowing your body and those of your loved ones are surrounded by the most luxurious, and safest, name in comfort. Browse all the products now, as always, on Lux & Eco.

Allison Beauregard

Allison is a New York City based writer with a focus on sustainability. Her work demonstrates how it is possible to have the “things” that make us happy without compromising the resources that provide these goods. With this vision, Allison sees a future where environmental degradation is reversed and the quality of human life is equally distributed. She is the Category Editor of The Franklin Report and was among the top 5 contributors for Elephant Journal in October 2014.

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