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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The Argument for Purchasing an Organic Crib Mattress
I just received a coupon for free shipping for an organic crib mattress from Naturepedic and I was reminded that it had been about a year since we purchased our organic crib mattress for our daughter for Christmas. Please note: I am not being compensated by Naturepedic or receiving any benefits from writing this.
When I first learned about organic crib mattresses, I honestly thought it was a luxury item for the elite. Extremely expensive and seemingly indulgent, I brushed the thought away. Then I started learning more about conventional cribs and their harmful toxins. I'm not going to go through the list of all the harmful chemicals right now but here's one of many articles to read in order to get you started: http://ezinearticles.com/?id=2267990&opt=print
The first few years of your baby's life, they spend most of their time sleeping. Their brain significantly matures, especially while sleeping. Why would I want to have toxins all around while all this important growth is happening?
We opted for Christmas to give Rita Clare an organic mattress. I should have purchased it earlier...like when I was still pregnant with her. But last year, I decided that Christmas was a great time, since she was going to be getting a lot of presents from family over the holidays, she was too young to want anything specifically, and Naturepedic was doing a holiday promotion like this year. After I started looking at organic mattresses, I found them to be more reasonably priced than anticipated (around $200). That would be about what we'd spend in holiday gifts for Rita Clare anyhow!
So here's the link to Naturepedic's promotion that I'm sharing with you, in case you want to make the plunge. If you're co-sleeping, perhaps you can give your family bed a break from the chemicals and invest in an organic mattress in your room. You're health is important too!