I have been sleeping on the same mattress for the last… um… 15 years? I also deal with a lot of chronic pain issues and people started telling me – you need a new mattress! I haven’t purchased a new mattress since buying the one for my daughter when she grew out of her crib. […]
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Well, I’m really excited about this. My very first little eBook about a topic I love – going toxin-free in the home! I decided to put this together because people are always asking me about how you go about detoxing your home – and I have many posts about different areas of the home. So I […]
I’ve talked about the dangers of fire retardants in products like mattresses and other foam furniture, as well as in kids’ pajamas and other baby and kid products. These toxic chemicals pose a real health risk, especially to our children. They were some of the key toxins found in the study by Environmental Defence demonstrating that […]
Fire retardants. When I started reading up on them, it was during my research into mattresses and bedding. Fire retardants came into being when our society was a heavily smoking society, and people smoked all over the place. It was absolutely mind-boggling to find out that baby mattresses and kids pajamas are laced with fire retardants – […]
“TOXIC” is a buzzword these days – and for good reason. Toxic ingredients have permeated pretty much every area of our lives, from food to toothpaste. It can be overwhelming to think about eliminating toxins in everything, but by setting small goals and doing a little at a time, it can be done! My families did […]
When I found out how much toxic stuff could be in bedding, finding a good pillow substitute for my down-filled pillow was the hardest. I have been on a mission over the last year to try out some non toxic pillows and blog about my experience. And (thankfully) I found the non toxic pillow of my […]
There are some great resources out there for finding the answers to the question: How toxic is my stuff? Here are a few that I have come across.
I’m thrilled to post about the finished big-girl non-toxic bed! My daughter is loving being a big girl. (Plus she doesn’t sleep half on/half off the bed anymore.) The bedframe itself is the Abbey Trundle Bed from Costco.ca (this model is no longer available, but they have alternatives), made by CafeKid.
So in my last post about how to avoid toxins in bedding, I said I was going to make my daughter her very own wool duvet, with organic cotton fabric and organic wool batting. I learned the steps from the River Oaks Farm & Studio blog, and I’m ready to report some progress!
How can we make a healthier sleeping environment? I posted in the past about mattresses and the common toxic materials they contain. I mentioned that IKEA carries some natural alternatives, and we have recently purchased one for my toddler daughter in preparation for her big-girl bed.