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Newborn Baby

Most new parents think they have nine months to prepare for the arrival of their baby. In reality,  preparing for Baby starts the moment you become aware of your pregnancy, the moment you are transformed into a Mother.  Nurturer, protector, guardian from all harm, that’s the new you. Your days ahead will be spent reading and researching the latest information on prenatal vitamins, healthy foods, suitable exercises, anything and everything out there to keep your baby safe and healthy.

An essential first step is finding the best organic mattress for your newborn.  It’s normal for a newborn to spend up to 16 hours a day sleeping. You want to make certain her tiny little breaths aren’t contaminated with toxic off gasses. These off gasses can come from synthetic materials like foam and vinyl, present in virtually all mattresses except organic. Then there’s the off gassing from components you can’t see. Our government has mandated every mattress meet CPSC flammability standards.  While it’s great for all those people who fall asleep with cigarettes, this concoction of chemicals is made from known carcinogens and poses a risk to your baby’s health.

Educating yourself is the most important thing you can do to insure your baby’s wellbeing. It’s a harsh world out there.  Once your baby is born, it’s up to you to create a healthy environment which will shield her from harmful chemicals and hazardous products. That can be a daunting task.

When choosing an organic mattress make sure you understand what materials are used. Look for descriptions that explain the process of creating the mattress. Reputable brands are proud of their products and are more than happy to explain what makes them superior.

Written by Debbie, Owner of AbsolutelyOrganicBaby.com

Save Money on Puddle Pads

Surprise Baby

Everybody loves to save money. Buying an organic crib mattress is the best way to ensure your baby isn’t being exposed to harmful chemicals that may have long-term negative health effects. The smartest, safest choice but definitely not the cheapest.

Along with buying the mattress, it’s advisable to purchase a moisture protection pad commonly referred to as a “puddle pad”. Puddle pads are great for keeping liquids from seeping into your baby’s mattress and protecting your investment. Now comes the saving money part….you can buy an organic latex mattress with a puddle pad exterior!

Now that’s a good idea. It saves about $100. Yep, that’s the going rate for a crib sized puddle pad. I know what you’re thinking. Wool, on the outside of a mattress? Won’t that be scratchy on my baby’s skin? Nope. The puddle pad material is soft to the touch. Put an organic cotton sheet on top and your baby will sleep like an angel.  And you won’t sleep so bad either knowing you’ve saved $100 bucks!

Written by Debbie, Owner of AbsolutelyOrganicBaby.com