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How to Choose A Nontoxic Baby Crib

Jul 09, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Our toddlers spend about 12-14 hours per day (night time and naps) sleeping in their bed during their first 2 years of life. (1) They use that time to get stronger and grow.

While our...

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Create a Nontoxic Nursery

Jul 02, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

When my son was first born, I was scared. How will I know the “right” way to raise a child? How will I protect this tiny innocent little being and keep him healthy and safe?

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How Do You Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Bed?

Jun 11, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

As moms, we do the seemingly impossible: Juggle our kid’s schedules, work full-time jobs, maintain our households, get dinner on the table, and tuck our kids in at night. We’re...

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What to Look For When Choosing a Nontoxic Mattress Cover

May 01, 2018

by editorial team

 

What do you consider “good enough” for your kids? Do you constantly make things better for them? Continuously try to give them more?

More values, more love and attention, more healthy days.

Most of us do....

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You Can Buy Furniture Without Flame Retardants

Mar 24, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Did you know that a doctor’s note is needed in order to buy a mattress without flame retardants?

It’s federal law.

You might assume, then, that flame retardants added to...

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Is Polyurethane Foam in Your Mattress?

Jan 01, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Cushy and squishy, polyurethane foam gives us comfortable mattresses. It adds padding and coziness while providing the support and structure needed for a good night’s sleep. This is why...

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Natural Rubber Products – Is it for me?

Dec 26, 2017

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

What do pacifiers, mattresses and carpets have in common? They are often made from natural rubber materials. Natural rubber is one of the materials widely accepted as being a healthier...

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Create a Nontoxic Bed: Headboard to Bed Frame

Dec 13, 2017

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

When looking for headboards and bed frames, consider nontoxic options. As the structure that surrounds your mattress, the headboard and bed frame are important considerations when detoxing...

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What Are You Sleeping on 3,650 Hours?

Dec 06, 2017

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

It’s not every day that people replace their mattress. In fact, not even every five years. It’s every seven years, if you follow the suggestions of the Better Sleep Council.(1)

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