What to Look for When Purchasing a Non-Toxic Crib Mattress
When you are expecting a new baby, you spend countless hours picking out the perfect crib, choosing baby clothes, and even deciding on the right wall color. You have thought about and dreamed about bringing home your perfect little bundle of joy. We know you want the very best for your new baby. That is why we recommend using a non-toxic crib mattress. There are a few very important things to look for in a non-toxic crib mattress.
- No chemical flame-retardants – The chemicals used to make mattresses flame retardant are toxic and unhealthy.
- No petroleum-based core – The petroleum used to make some mattresses can emit harmful chemicals that a sleeping baby will then breathe in.
- Organic fibers – Non-organic cotton is contaminated with pesticides. It is important to avoid exposing babies (or anyone) to pesticides. Non-toxic mattresses don’t have this issue.
- No vinyl (PVC) – Vinyl is another harmful chemical that can cause great harm to a growing baby. We recommend buying a crib mattress that will not expose your baby to this unsafe material.
Babies are exceptionally vulnerable to the harmful effects of chemical exposure. Infants sleep 12-14 hours a day. That time allows them to be exposed to possible harmful chemicals for far too long. Our job as parents is to protect them from harm. Here at Green Dream Beds, we feel strongly that the best mattress for any baby is a non-toxic crib mattress. Come by our store to see our selection of non-toxic crib mattresses and bedding.
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