After my baby daughter woke up covered in hives after sleeping on an unwrapped conventional crib mattress for the first time, I was shaken enough to spend some money on natural bedding for the kids at least. Both my kids have natural wool/cotton mattresses in their cribs and next on my list of things to buy was natural pillows for hubby and I. We want to buy a natural mattress for our bed too, especially since my babies sleep in bed with us while they’re little, but since it’s so costly, we wanted to start with pillows to reduce the toxins that we breathe in at night.
I’ve been looking around because buying a new mattress is such a big purchase, and I love seeing that natural mattresses are becoming more popular – you can see that many mainstream companies are providing more natural alternatives.
Our children’s mattresses are from Organic Grace, and we were able to a queen sized natural latex mattress on clearance last winter. For pillows we have some that are natural latex and some that are down. To me, sleeping surfaces are the biggest priority to get natural, since we spend so much time right up against them.
Where are your priorities for reducing toxins in the home? I’d love to hear about them.
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