In my home, we try and do as much as possible to limit our children's exposure to these potentially harmful substances, as well as teach them to be more environmentally-friendly citizens. After all, we only have one Earth, and I know I would like to help preserve it so that future generations can enjoy its beauty. We cloth-diaper, buy clothing that is made from sustainable, organic materials, eat locally sourced organic foods whenever possible, and we even use natural and organic personal care and household products.
I know it sounds like an overwhelming transition to make, but it's really been easy for us to adapt to a cleaner, greener lifestyle. There are a ton of great, greener products available on the market for families today, even for those with infants and toddlers!
One great way to go green is to choose an environmentally-friendly crib mattress. Not only are these better for the planet, they're also much safer for baby! Traditional crib mattresses are often produced using harsh chemicals, pesticides, and common allergens like latex and wool. Let's face it: Babies spend a lot of time in their cribs, especially during the first year of life when they sleep frequently. These substances are not things I feel comfortable letting my babies come into contact with on a daily basis, especially for several hours at a time.
For many of us, eco-friendly crib mattresses haven't even been a possibility since they've always been on the pricey side. Some are several hundred dollars! They're well worth the cost, but for families on a budget, they're not always affordable.
That's why I was so excited to learn about Lullaby Earth! This innovative company has created the very first recyclable crib mattress, and they're at a much more affordable price-point than their other green competitors! Since these mattresses are priced very similarly to higher-quality traditional crib mattresses, every family can enjoy the safety and benefits they include!
Super-lightweight design (approx. 7 pounds total while still a full 6 inches thick,making it easy to lift the mattress and change the sheets)
Food-grade polyethylene waterproofing (meets food-contact standards)
Easy wipe-clean surface(no staining)
Seamless edges (hygienic easy wipe when cleaning - nothing gets caught in the edges)
Square corners (for a better fit in most cribs)
Dust-mite and bed bug-proof(bugs cannot penetrate the waterproof surface)
Comfortableyet firm surface (per pediatrician and CPSC recommendations)
Snug design with strong side support (per CPSC recommendations)
The entire mattress is Made in the USA Lifetime Limited Warranty (to the original buyer)
Lullaby Earth has unmatched safety certifications:
Certified by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (www.greenguard.org)
to its "Children & Schools" standard as well as to its "Select" standard,
GREENGUARD'S most stringent standard for both home and healthcare environments.
Recommended by Healthy Child Healthy World (www.healthychild.org), a national children's advocacy coalition promoting healthier children's products)
Lullaby Earth is free of the following:
*No polyurethane foam
*No vinyl, PVC, or phthalates
*No latex or other known allergens
*No harmful fire retardant chemicals
*No perfluorinated compounds (PFC's)
*No harmful pesticides
I also love the seamless, waterproof design of the mattress.Whether it's drool, spit-up, urine, or whatever, cribs can become soiled very quickly. Lullaby Earth crib mattresses are completely waterproof, even on the edges where most crib mattresses have seams. Just wipe up any mess with regular soap and water and you are good to go!
A waterproof mattress makes for a more hygienic crib environment. By keeping fluids out of the mattress, there is a lower likelihood of mold or mildew growth. It also extends the life of the mattress and preserves your investment for many years of use. Oh, I should also mention that these mattresses are made from ingredients so pure that they even meet food contact standards! Of course, I wouldn't recommend eating off of a mattress!
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