SIMPLE TIP OF THE DAY:
BUY A MATTRESS WRAP!
Traditional mattresses are loaded with a long list of chemicals including phthalates (chemicals in plastics that make the soft and pliable) that are linked to birth defects, cancer and hormone disruption, PAN, antimony, toxic flame retardants and more! Our SIMPLE TIPS OF THE DAY this week will be about flame retardants and best ways to avoid them! Organic mattresses like Naturepedic and Lifekind are the best way to have safe non-toxic sleep. Crib mattresses are essential and we recommend wherever possible to change out your own mattress since baby will spend so much time in your bed! At OBU we put this as the #1 most important product to buy for baby…hands down….in order to avoid toxins. Baby sleeps 12-18 hours a day and will be inhaling whatever chemicals are in the mattress for the majority of the day….and their childhood. For gifts, ask everyone to chip in to get one for you instead of a bunch of small gifts, look into used if you have to…But in the case that you can’t afford one and don’t have other options, you should not be forced to subject your child to any more chemicals than necessary. So we recommend the Babesafe cover. It encapsulates the gasses and dusts and keeps your baby from being exposed. It is perfect? No. But for $40 it is a MUCH safer option than doing nothing!