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Naturepedic Organic Mattress Giveaway

6 Toxic Chemicals You Won’t Find Lurking in a Truly Organic Mattress {PLUS a Naturepedic Queen Mattress Giveaway!}

Welcome to the Naturepedic EOS Standard Queen Organic Mattress Giveaway ($2599 Value), sponsored by Naturepedic and hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network. Making sure our many sleeping hours are spent in close contact with a truly non-toxic mattress is a huge priority for many of us who are trying to reduce our risk of developing […]

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An Exhaustive Guide to PVC-free Mattress Covers

An Exhaustive Guide to PVC-free Mattress Covers

We searched for PVC-free mattress covers to help reduce off-gassing from VOC’s in mattress and we also delved into the safety of polyurethane since it’s a commonly used material too.

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How to Find Safe Furniture + Mattresses for Kids Rooms and the Whole Family

How to Find Safe Furniture + Mattresses for Kids Rooms and the Whole Family

Finding safe furniture for your home can be a daunting task, so we looked far and wide to find manufacturers that meet our high standards to make your job easier. Low-VOC finishes and glues, and no formaldehyde or flame retardants.

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Safe Nursing Pillow Shopping Guide {NO Fire Retardants, Polystyrene or Polyurethane Foam}

Safe Nursing Pillow Shopping Guide {NO Fire Retardants, Polystyrene or Polyurethane Foam}

We scoured the earth to find the safest nursing pillows around. All of the recommended products in our shopping guide are confirmed free of flame retardants, polystyrene and polyurethane foam.

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Protect Your Child from Chemical Fumes with Mattress Wrapping from thesoftlanding.com

Protect Your Child from Chemical Fumes with Mattress Wrapping

I always recommend making a safe, natural mattress one of your top purchasing priorities. But what if you simply can’t afford to make the investment right now? I say start saving up and wrap your mattress in the meantime.

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Flame Retardants in Foam

Is Walmart’s Ban on Brominated (PBDE) Flame Retardants Just a PR Stunt?

There are a lot of opinions out there about whether Wal-mart’s decision earlier this year to impose their own ban on polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) found in couches, computers and baby strollers was the right one.  They basically circumvented the US regulatory system to impose what many refer to as “retailer regulation.” But aren’t PBDEs […]

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Baby Car Seat Contain Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals

Study Finds Toxic Flame Retardants in 80% of Baby Gear Made with Foam

We recently delved into toxic flame retardants used in foam in part 2 of our series on the topic.  And now a new study confirms that we are literally surrounded by these chemicals, from cushions to pillows, strollers, nursing pillows and rocking chairs. The study authors raised concerns that babies are at risk of greater […]

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