In the past, I’ve shared information about flame retardants, the toxic chemicals which have doused our foam furniture, baby products and mattresses for the past 40 years and are linked to autism and lowered IQs in the kids who are exposed to them. But a recent UC Berkeley study again put toxic flame retardants front and center: Researchers found flame retardants in 100% of preschools tested. An organic, flame retardant free crib mattress is the best way to go for babies and toddlers, but if they’re priced out of your—or your preschool’s—budget, I discovered a lower-priced solution that’s still flame retardant free. And I’m giving three away!
If an organic crib mattress is out of your—or your preschool’s—budget, this lower-priced solution is still flame retardant free. And I’m giving three away! Recently, I featured a Naturepedic Organic Mattress Protector Pad that helps reduce flame retardant exposures from conventional mattresses. But especially for children—and most especially for babies!—it’s so important to choose a mattress that’s fully flame retardant free.
That’s why Naturepedic developed a lower-priced, non-toxic alternative to their organic crib mattresses: The Lullaby Earth brand, which is 100% free of flame retardants, as well as vinyl or PVC, which present their own host of health problems for kids and adults.
Lullaby Earth mattresses are made of food-grade polyethelene and designed without seams—that’s where bacteria can grow. They’re also the first recyclable crib mattress in existence!
Super light at seven pounds, these waterproof mattresses make bedding changes easy. And best of all, they’re priced at about $100 less than comparable flame retardant free mattresses on the market. (And at $30 more, their two-stage mattress—ingeniously firm on one side for infants and softer on the other for toddlers—can see you through to a big kid bed.)
Want to try? I’m giving away three Lullaby Earth Crib Mattresses. Enter here!