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How to Detox Your Nursery

detox your nursery

We’ve talked about the importance of a non-toxic nursery, and now we’re back with practical tips to detox your baby’s space. Whether you’re just getting started on decorating or you already have your nursery set up, our tips will help you reduce your baby’s exposure to harmful chemicals. When you read this blog post, you’ll be able to make simple swaps in your baby’s nursery with confidence!

Detox Your Nursery: DO

When you’re designing or updating your baby’s nursery, remember to check out our previous post on non-toxic paints, furniture, and more. While you’re at it, plan to include some of the following to further detox the nursery.

Plants: Houseplants are natural air purifiers and improve the air quality in your home. A potted plant in your baby’s nursery can help improve the air and remove airborne toxins. Be sure to check and make sure the leaves or flowers won’t hurt any household pets. Spider plants are easy to grow, good for the air, and safe for dogs and cats.

Airflow: While plants can help detoxify the air in your nursery, having a fan or air filter to provide airflow in the room is also helpful. Make sure you keep fan blades clean so they don’t spread dust through the air. You can also encourage fresh airflow in the room by simply opening a window when the weather is nice!

Humidifier: Having air that’s too dry is no fun for anyone, especially a young baby! If you use a humidifier, be sure to change the water daily and clean it regularly to avoid mold and bacteria growth.

Natural Materials: Whenever possible, look for natural fibers and materials for your nursery. Find cotton (organic is ideal) curtains, rugs, and bedding for your little one’s room. If you don’t have allergy concerns with wool, there are many natural wool clothing, diaper, and rug options as well. Look for solid wood furniture with a natural finish instead of synthetic materials that can off-gas chemicals. The same goes for toys - there are many fabric and wooden toys to use instead of plastic. Or look for recycled plastic options for a safer and more eco-friendly option.

Detox Your Nursery: DON’T

There are plenty of common household products that have no place in your baby’s non-toxic nursery. Avoid these items that can introduce hazards to your nursery.

Fragrances & Air Fresheners: Ditch the fake chemical smells and fragrance-laden cleaning products and candles. Use a non-toxic cleaner if you need to sanitize surfaces in the baby’s room, and use natural solutions like baking soda or charcoal sachets to deodorize without harmful chemicals.

Flame Retardants: Flame retardant chemicals are in many common baby products from pajamas to furniture and crib mattresses, and they are not ideal for a safer, non-toxic nursery. Avoid flame retardants by purchasing snug-fitting pajamas (their tag will indicate the lack of flame retardants) and nursery furniture made without flame retardant chemicals. (Psst, like Lullaby Earth!)

Formaldehyde: This chemical is used in many furniture and textile products for babies and adults alike, and it can cause a variety of health effects. That “new furniture smell” is actually off-gassing of VOCs and chemicals like formaldehyde. You can order a home test kit and check the formaldehyde levels in your baby’s nursery (or elsewhere in your home). To avoid it, look for the UL/GREENGUARD® Formaldehyde Free standard.

Shoes: This one might seem out of place, but DON’T wear your shoes in the house, especially if you have pets or small children that crawl on the floor. You spend all day walking through microbes, bacteria, and dirt, which tracks all through your house and the nursery. Check your shoes at the door and have a designated pair of slippers or flip-flops for indoor use only.

How Do You Detox?
Share your own advice for avoiding harmful chemicals in your baby’s nursery, and let us know your favorite tip! How will you detox your nursery?

Life Hacks for Single Parents

Single Parents

Single Parent Day started in 1984 to recognize single parents in a manner similar to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. March 21 is National Single Parent Day, and we salute the parents out there who are doing the hard work of parenting all on their own. You’re doing an amazing job! 


This post celebrates the accomplishments of single parents and provides tips from some single parents in our community to help others who are raising children on their own.

Child Care Life Hacks:

“Trade babysitting with another single parent. I can’t tell you how invaluable this was when I was a single mom. I had childcare I felt zero guilt about and could afford. We both felt confident in our child’s caregiver that they’d treat the kids with love. It’s worth introducing yourself to every mom you meet.” - Nicole S.

Time Management Life Hacks:

“If you can, double up on bathtime. If they can do it themselves, even better.” - Rachel C.

“Lower expectations of what you get done in the evenings after work. Yes, cooking a great meal for your family is awesome, but when you have such a small amount of time to connect with your kids, it’s better to have sandwiches for dinner and more time to bond.” -Nicole S.

“Establish a schedule [and stick to it]. Kids need some structure.” -Brandie F.

Split Custody Life Hacks:

“The kids will argue that they should get to do something at your house because they can do it with the other parent. Remind them that there are rules. That is their house, what is the rule in this house? Speaking of rules, write them out to be seen. When they try to negotiate, point to the rules. Saves your voice.” -Rachel C.

“Make sure the kids know they are loved, and don’t talk badly about the other parent.” - Holly S.

Self Care Life Hacks:

“[Losing yourself in the parent role is] hard, and there will be times when it happens. The thing you have to keep in mind is that even the small things amount to big reliefs. If you enjoy wine, go get yourself a bottle on sale and enjoy a glass in the evenings. If you have a television show, record it and watch it in bed after putting your little one(s) down. It doesn't have to be extravagant, it just has to be something that is wholly and completely you.” - Rebecca T.

“Speak words of kindness. To yourself. Out loud. In front of your children.” - Rachel C.

Advice For the Recently Single:

If you don’t have a built-in support network of friends and family near you, being a single parent can get lonely. Find a single parents support group (even if it’s just on Facebook) or a local in-person meetup to start creating a support network for yourself. It will remind you that you aren’t alone and that you can do this. Here is some advice from our community for parents going through a separation, who are recently single, or who are just feeling a little lost and lonely:

“The single greatest untapped force of nature in this country is a single parent who needs to provide. There are many services out there, state and federal, that are geared toward helping with these transitions. Research and utilize them. They will lift many, many burdens from your shoulders.” -Rebecca T.

“Don’t dwell on what life would be like if you had a significant other. The grass is always greener. Yes, in some ways a two parent household might be easier, but in some ways, I’m happy that I’m the only one in charge. There are no disagreements about the right way to do anything.” - Renee L.

Add Your Own Advice
What advice do you have for the single parents out there?

16 Tips to Spring Clean Your Nursery

Spring Clean Nursery

One thing’s for sure about babies: they grow fast! You might have outdated clothes, toys, and decorations in your baby’s nursery that you simply haven’t had the time to clean up, but spring is the time to do it. The energy of springtime helps us all feel a little more restored and rejuvenated, and we can take advantage of that feeling to refresh our homes as well - including the nursery.

Let’s Get Started

First, make sure you’ll have a few hours to devote to the baby’s room. If you can get it all done in one day, that’s ideal, but we know you’re busy so you might have to spread things out a little at a time over a few days. Either way, you’re going to love the results!

  1. Bring a Buddy: Cleaning and organizing is more fun with a partner. Grab your spouse or a friend to make the work go twice as fast.
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  3. Schedule the Session: Hire a sitter or, if you prefer cleaning solo, enlist the aforementioned buddy for baby entertainment duty while you work. Try to set aside at least 2-4 hours for spring cleaning the nursery. Make sure you schedule a short break every 30-60 minutes so you don’t lose your focus.
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  5. Stock Your Supplies: You’re all about baby’s health and safety, so make sure to stock up on non-toxic cleaning supplies made without harsh chemicals. We like Biokleen, Dr. Bronner’s, Molly’s Suds, and Seventh Generation.
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  7. Turn Up the Tunes: Make a cleaning playlist to keep you entertained while you clean! Jam to your favorite Pandora station or make a special cleaning mix on Spotify or Apple Music. 

 

Decluttering the Nursery

The easiest way to deep clean the nursery is to take everything out first, and then put back what you want to keep. It might seem like more work at first, but it’s much more effective than trying to declutter by just rifling through what’s on the shelf or in the drawer. Seeing everything you have will help you organize and decide what your baby still needs.

  1. Clean the Closet: Take out all your baby’s clothes from their closet and dresser. Go through everything, removing the items that they don’t like to wear or that don’t fit anymore. If baby isn’t wearing it, store for the next baby, sell it, or donate it to a friend or women’s charity in your area. If it’s too big, store it for when your baby grows (it won’t take long). When you’re done, put all the clothes away and enjoy your organized drawers! Include shoes and seasonal wear like swimsuits and winter hats.
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  3. Free the Fluff: Do the same thing for your cloth diaper stash, if you have one. If it turns out you hate a type of diaper, donate or sell that type and focus on the styles you actually use. 
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  5. Banish Bedding: How are your baby’s blankets, crib sheets, and mattress pads? If anything is damaged, unused, or just not your favorite, remove it from the nursery. Keep enough that you always have backups for laundry day or late night sheet changes, but you don’t need a closet full.
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  7. Shake Down the Shelves: Take your baby’s books off the shelf and remove any that never get read or have been outgrown. Save them for the future, if you’re thinking about more kids, or give them to a friend with children in the right age range for the books. 
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  9. Toss Some Toys: Let’s be real, kids’ toys multiply while we aren’t looking. If your baby or toddler has more toys than they know what to do with, remove the unused ones from the nursery! If you can’t bring yourself to donate them, put some into storage to be rotated out when they’re bored with the current ones. Odds are, your child won’t even notice they’re gone. 
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  11. Declutter the Decor: Is your nursery’s decor still appropriate for your child’s age? If they’re too old for decorations like a mobile or baby-themed artwork, take it down and donate or store it. 


How to Clean the Nursery

  1. Launder the Linens: Strip baby’s bed and curtains to wash a load of laundry while you clean the rest of the nursery. Take a break halfway through to put everything in the dryer. By the time you’re done, you’ll have freshly cleaned sheets and curtains. (We love Molly’s Suds for safer washing!)
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  3. Scrub the Shelves: While you have the shelves and drawers empty in the decluttering stage, give them a quick dust with a damp rag or a cleaning wipe. Don’t put anything away until you’ve wiped down their destination. 
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  5. Wipe Down Wood & Windows: Use a wet wipe or damp cloth to clean wooden furniture like your baby’s crib and changing table. Clean the baseboards, ceiling fan, and windows while you’re at it! 
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  7. Vanquish the Vents: Use a microfiber cloth or vacuum cleaner to remove dust from the vents and heat registers in your baby’s nursery. 
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  9. Let There Be Light: Remove light fixtures and lampshades to clean them of any dust and brighten up the room. 
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  11. Finish the Floor: Finally, when everything has been cleaned and all items are back in their place, sweep and mop the floor and vacuum any carpet or rugs. 


Ready, Set, Clean!

Are you ready to spring clean your nursery? Which tips will you use to get done in record time this year?

 

 

How to Adjust Your Kid’s Sleep Schedule for Daylight Savings Time

Kid’s Sleep Schedule for Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Savings Time is coming! Change your clocks when you go to sleep Saturday night because as of 2:00am on Sunday, March 12, we’re springing forward one hour. This means we “lose an hour” of sleep. Adults are used to just rolling with the time change and reaching for a cup of coffee, but the time change can be a little tougher on your young children. 

Little kids might have a harder time going down for their naps while they get used to the adjusted schedule. Or you might have to calm a fussy baby or toddler who is waking up at a strange time of night. Whenever their routine changes, especially if they can’t tell why, your little one might be crankier than usual while they adjust.

We talked to moms in our community to bring you some tips that will hopefully make the time change an easier one for the whole family.

Adjust Kids Bedtime

Some parents have luck with the time change by adjusting their kids’ bedtimes by 10-15 minutes per night over the course of a few days. Alternatively, you could make everyone’s bedtime an hour earlier the weekend of DST.

“I adjust bedtime by 10 minute intervals. Infants wake when they wake, so you’re just stuck with that, but toddlers and school age kids do better with a gradual change.” - Holly S.

“Go to bed an hour earlier to make things easier on everyone. Otherwise, leave everything the same. Say nothing about the time change to them. They can’t tell time, so the only way they’re going to know something is off is from you.” -Renee L.

Stick To The Routine

Some parents find that just maintaining the routine their kids are used to helps the most. For children, routine is key and anything that throws it off can lead to a meltdown! Avoid this potential pitfall by playing it cool and acting like everything is normal (even if you have to grab an extra cup of coffee as soon as they’re dropped off at daycare).

“The kids will adjust on their own the same way we do. We prepare for school or daycare the night before and wake up like normal.” -Lydia R.

“Bedtime is different, but waking up is the same. They eventually get used to it.” -Auna K.

“I hate DST because I hate dropping her off in the dark after the time change, but we don’t make any changes to our routine leading up to it.” - Misty W.

Spring Forward vs. Fall Back

The fall time change might provide more of a challenge since kids will wake up at their usual time when the clock says it’s only 5:00 instead. They just don’t get that “extra hour” memo. Many of our mamas report needing more prep for the fall time change than spring, so you have plenty of time to plan!

“I adjust in the fall by pushing bedtime later for a week, but I just roll with it in the spring.” -Kat B.

General Tips

Our community had some more good advice when it comes to the overall transition. If kids can’t tell time on the clock, they’re probably using cues like sunrise and sunset to mark their usual routine. When we spring forward, the sun is still out at bedtime and this can be confusing! Try blackout curtains to keep them from noticing that it still looks like playtime outside. Also, try to cut them some slack if it takes them a while to get used to the change.

“Be ready to explain that bedtime isn’t when it gets dark. My kids always have trouble with that.” - Holly S.

“Don’t stress if it takes a bit to get them settled at night for a while.” -Samantha B.

“Like everything else, be aware that your toddler is picking up his cues about the world around him primarily from you.” - Renee L.

What About You?

What are your tried and true tips for getting through the time change? Is this your first Daylight Saving Time as a parent, or are you a seasoned expert?

Tags: baby, kids, moms, sleep

Why a Non-Toxic Nursery is Important

Nontoxic Nursery

Preparing for your new baby is overwhelming. From the positive test to your first doctor’s visit to picking out decorations for your nursery, there are a lot of things happening! For an easy reminder of pregnancy to-dos, check out our trimester checklist blog series.

When it comes to planning the nursery, it’s important to use safer, healthier products to create a non-toxic nursery.

Why a Non-Toxic Nursery is Important
Babies spend a ton of time in their crib and nursery, and as they grow up they will start touching whatever they can find (and inevitably putting it in their mouths, of course). Their little lungs are still developing and growing, so chemicals and VOCs that are off-gassing from their toys, furniture, and even the paint on the walls can impact their health!

Whenever possible, find options that don’t off-gas harmful chemicals and that are safe for your baby to touch and explore.

Non-Toxic Products for the Nursery
Lucky for you, it’s really easy to make a non-toxic nursery!

  • Paint: Look for No-VOC paints (available at major home improvement stores and paint stores). They might be slightly more expensive but they don’t have the yucky paint fumes smell. 
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  • Furniture: You can find low- or no-VOC furniture like cribs, swings, and rocking chairs at most baby stores. Look for the GREENGUARD® Gold logo to certify that a product has met a third-party standard for not off-gassing chemicals. 
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  • Mattress: Our crib mattresses don’t off-gas any harmful chemicals because they aren’t made with any! Made from food-grade polyethylene and polyester fabric, Lullaby Earth crib mattresses are a great choice for your non-toxic nursery. 
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  • Toys: Opt for wooden or washable fabric toys instead of vinyl or plastic, which can contain plasticizers and other chemicals that may cause endocrine disruption and other health concerns. 
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  • Carpet: Don’t put down new carpet in your nursery, as it will off-gas and contain many questionable chemicals.
 

We’ll be back soon with more non-toxic nursery tips, so stay tuned! What are you most interested in learning when it comes to creating a non-toxic environment for your baby?

Random Acts of Kindness for Moms

Random Acts of Kindness for Moms

Did you know that next week is Random Acts of Kindness Week? We know how hard moms work taking care of everyone around them, so we’ve put together some Random Acts of Momness to help you treat the other deserving mamas in your circle. And hopefully you will get some love in return when they #MomItForward!

1. Coffee Kindness: Put a little pep in your friend’s step by swinging by with morning lattes for two! Spend a few minutes catching up with a mom buddy you don’t see often. While you’re there, grab your calendars and set up a lunch date later this month. If you don’t live locally to your coffee-obsessed friend, shoot her a Starbucks gift card via email.

2. Care Package S.O.S.: Do you know a mom-to-be, a new mom, or someone who could just really use a little pampering? Mail or hand-deliver a care package with some indulgent goodies like chocolate, herbal tea, some bubble bath, and a good book. Check out Earth Mama Angel Baby for mom-specific care packages for pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.

3. Babysitting: The gift of babysitting for a friend’s solo mission to Target or for an evening date night is one of the best gifts you can give, and it costs nothing but your time! You can make a cute coupon or card for your mom-BFF to redeem, or just shoot her a text that you’re available to watch the kids the next time you know she’s got plans in the works. She may resist or insist that it’s not necessary, but reassure her that you truly want to give her the gift of a break. She deserves it!

4. Make a Meal: Something as simple as bringing a meal to a new mom (or a not so new mom) can be a huge weight off her shoulders. Bonus points if you make enough for leftovers that freeze well! You will forever go down in her personal history books as a lifesaver.

5. Pay It Forward: You know the scene. You’re five minutes behind and so is everyone else in line for coffee. Why not tell the barista that the next car’s drink is on you? You might even spark a kindness that lasts for the whole morning rush! Not into coffee? You could do this at lunch or even at the grocery store if you spot a parent juggling a toddler and a meal off the salad bar.

Share your own Random Acts of Momness ideas with us so we can add them to the list!

What kindnesses will you shower on the moms in your life? Tell us in the comments and let us know who has done something kind for you lately!

Tags: moms

Non-Toxic Valentine’s Day Crafts

nontoxic valentines day crafts  

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little ones with these sweet non-toxic DIY crafts. We’ve got ideas for everyone from babies and toddlers to preschool and school age kids. You may need to come up with cards or goodies for your kiddo’s classroom, and homemade gifts are always a hit. Valentine’s Day is coming soon, so now is the time to get crafty!  

Non-Toxic Crafts for Kids
Sometimes getting your hands (and, unfortunately, your table) a little messy is the best part of crafting! These hands-on crafts for preschoolers and toddlers keep things safer with non-toxic ingredients.

 
  1. DIY Crayon Hearts: Melt down broken non-toxic crayons and cool them in a heart-shaped mold to make DIY Crayon Hearts with this tutorial from Dagmar’s Home. They make great class Valentine’s Day gifts and any extras are fun to keep and use around the house! 
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  3. Non-Toxic Finger Paint: Whip up some non-toxic (and edible, though not particularly tasty) finger paint using cornstarch, water, and food coloring with this recipe from The Imagination Tree. And check out Color Garden for plant-based food coloring without artificial ingredients. Babies and toddlers can finger-paint a special Valentine for family members, and bigger kids can even go crazy and use a paintbrush!
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  5. DIY Clay Heart Recipe: Sculpt and bake with this DIY clay recipe from Instructables. Cut out hearts or other shapes with cookie cutters or go free-hand. When they are cool or hard, let the kids decorate the finished product to make a one-of-a-kind valentine.
 

Paper Valentine’s Day Crafts
These ideas are all made with paper. Construction paper, scrapbook paper, plain old white paper, you name it! Bring out the safety scissors and get to work creating an adorable valentine with your kiddo.

 
  1. Paper Chain: We love this take on the classic paper chain from Teach With Me, turning paper strips into Valentine’s Day hearts to make a garland for your home or play room. Kids can cut strips from colored construction paper or card stock and can even decorate them with stickers or markers for an extra festive touch. 
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  3. Paper Bead Necklace: This paper bead necklace from Sowdering About is a cute way to add a pop of color to tide your little valentine over until spring is here! Let your little one pick their favorite colors or patterns using scrapbook paper or colored construction paper. 
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  5. Collage of Love: For older preschoolers or school-age children, help them put together a collage of pictures from all those parenting magazines you haven’t taken to the recycling center yet. For a fun Valentine’s Day twist, ask them to make a collage for someone special, using pictures that make them think of love and friendship. You can even make smaller collages and then fold the paper to make individual cards. This tutorial from Molly Moo Crafts uses watercolor paper and paints for a mixed media collage that will make a fun and unique valentine!
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  7. Button Heart: For this super cute button heart craft from Hands On As We Grow, you’ll need a large piece of construction paper in the shape of a heart, your favorite non-toxic glue, and buttons! Start by having your toddler sort the buttons by color and then let them pick their favorites to decorate their heart.
 

Valentine’s Day Boxes
If your kiddo is in a classroom that does a Valentine’s Day party, they might need a crafty mailbox to collect their friends’ notes and treats! We rounded up these DIY Valentine’s Day box ideas for you and your kids to choose from.

 
  1. Basketball Box: A basketball hoop box is perfect for a child who loves sports and is made with a shoebox, a smaller cardboard box, a pipe cleaner, string, and electrical tape. This crafty mom from All About Ty & Ashlee did a great job using items on hand while the family was snowed in to pull this off! 
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  3. Classic Mailbox: This Valentine’s Day mailbox, modeled after a real USPS mailbox, is so adorable. It takes a little execution work but the finished product is just perfect, complete with a working mail chute to accept Valentine’s Day cards and treats. Check out the You’ve Got Mail(box) from Camp Clem. 
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  5. Heart Garden Box: Finally, this Heart Garden Valentine Box from Buggy and Buddy is one that kids of any age can help with. Little hands can paint the box, glue paper grass, and decorate hearts. Paint your child’s name on the side for a final touch and you’re good to go!
 


Share the LOVE With Us!
We’d love to see photos of your kids’ DIY Valentine’s Day crafts, so please share with us. Let us know in the comments below which craft you’ll try first.

Crib Mattress Naughty Or Nice List

Crib Mattress Naughty or Nice List

We’re sure you have your work cut out for you this holiday season when it comes to Santa’s naughty and nice list, but have you put your baby’s crib mattress to the test?

The Crib Mattress Naughty List

 

When it comes to your baby’s safety, we will never compromise. That’s why we never use anything in our baby products that could put us on the naughty list. Keep an eye out for the following common materials used in baby products.

Polyurethane Foam: Lullaby Earth crib mattresses and accessories are made without polyurethane foam, including soybean or bio-based foam, “eco” foam (which are polyurethane foam made with soybean oil), and memory foam. Polyurethane foam is very flammable and therefore contains flame retardants, which are also on our naughty list.

- Flame Retardants: We don’t use any flame retardant chemicals or chemical flame barriers.
 
- Antibacterial Biocides
 
- Allergenic Materials
 
- Formaldehyde
 
- Glues or Adhesives
 
- GMOs
 
- Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs)
 
- Pesticides
 
- Phthalate
 
- Plasticizers
 
- Vinyl/PVC

Our Breeze breathable crib mattress also avoids some naughty breathable mattress pitfalls:  

- Non-Waterproof Mattress: A non-waterproof crib mattress that allows air to pass through the whole mattress might be “breathable,” but it’s also not sanitary. Urine, spit-up, and other messes can drip through the mattress and lead to bacteria and mold growth.
 
- Hard to Clean Mattress: Some breathable mattresses are hard to clean and need to be thoroughly washed and dried for hours, which is an inconvenience to parents and leaves babies with nowhere to sleep.
 

You and your baby can rest easy knowing that Lullaby Earth crib mattresses and accessories don’t use any of these naughty-list components.

The Crib Mattress Nice List

 

Now it’s time for the good news! Lullaby Earth’s safety priorities mean that your baby will enjoy the gift of a safer, healthier night’s sleep.

Here’s how Lullaby Earth Crib mattresses make the Nice List:

- Food-Grade Polyethylene: Our crib mattresses feature a lightweight core made of food-grade polyethylene for superior firmness and support. Our patented waterproof surface is also made from food-grade polyethylene. Polyethylene is one of the safest plastics available and is even recyclable in proper facilities. It’s what food storage bags are made of and is widely used in the food industry.
 
- Waterproof Surface: Our patented waterproofing keeps the crib mattress (and your baby) safe from contamination due to diaper messes, spills, and spit-up. We recommend a waterproof crib mattress for superior hygiene and easy cleanup and convenience for parents.


- Firm, Flat Support: A crib mattress should be firm and flat to reduce suffocation risk. Softer foam mattresses may sag and are far too soft for babies to sleep on. Keep things on the nice list with a firm, flat mattress.
 
- Breathability Done Right™: The Breeze breathable crib mattress pad gives the gift of safer breathability without sacrificing hygiene like the breathable naughty list above. A washable breathable pad over our waterproof crib mattress means a safer, more convenient solution to breathability. Check out our Breathability infographic for more facts.
 

We’re on lots of other Nice Lists too, including several awards and certifications. We’re MADE SAFE™ Certified, which means we don’t use any materials known or suspected to cause harm, and we’re also certified to the GREENGUARD® Gold and Formaldehyde Free standards. Lullaby Earth is recommended by organizations such as Healthy Child Healthy World and the Allergy Kids Foundation. Learn more about our awards and certifications.

Is your baby’s crib mattress on the naughty or nice list this year?

Dr. Edwin Simpser on Crib Mattress Breathability

Crib Mattress Breathability

Dr. Edwin Simpser, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, has reviewed the Lullaby Earth Breeze mattress and we’re excited to share his conclusions with you!

Dr. Simpser compared our Breeze mattress to other breathable mattresses that are considered “breathable” because the baby can breathe into the interior of the mattress. He found that the Breeze is just as breathable as these other mattresses and provides a safer approach to breathability. These “breathe into the interior” mattresses are designed without a waterproof surface, which opens them up to hygienic issues. If the mattress is not waterproof, then inevitable baby accidents and messes will lead to bacteria and mold growth. If your baby can breathe through their mattress interior, then they will also be breathing in this contamination.

In order to keep a “breathe into the interior” mattress as clean and hygienic as possible, parents need to set aside regular time to completely wash out the mattress in the shower and leave it to dry for several hours. This is a time-consuming process that leaves your baby without a place to sleep for hours at a time.

Dr. Simpser says, “A far safer approach to adding ‘breathability’ to a crib mattress is to keep the mattress hygienic and to add a breathable layer between the baby and the mattress, as is done with the...Lullaby Earth designs.” A waterproof mattress with a breathable pad is how Lullaby Earth does breathability right!

Read Dr. Edwin Simpser’s full review here.

Crib Mattress Breathability Done Right

At Lullaby Earth, baby safety is what we’re all about. That’s why we continue to bring you the most updated baby products, like the Lullaby Earth Breeze Crib Mattress. The Breeze system combines the safety of a firm, flat waterproof crib mattress with our breathable mattress pad. The pad is machine washable for easy bedding changes and cleanup!

Safety plus breathability. Now that’s breathability done right!

Get the facts on how to do breathability right:

Crib Mattress Breathability Done Right