Naturepedic Blog

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Finding the Perfect Couples Mattress
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Random Acts of Sleep
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Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal
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Making Better Decisions: The Perfect Organic Valentine’s Day
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Safer Products? The EPA Takes First Steps Under New Chemical Law
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Is Your Mattress Naughty or Nice?
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Making Better Decisions: Mindful Giving
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Making Better Decisions: Give Thanks and Give Back
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Patented Waterproofing Now Plant-Based
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Naturepedic’s Barry Cik Honored by Ohio Environmental Council

Finding the Perfect Couples Mattress

Finding the right mattress for you and your partner has more to it than just picking a comfort level that sounds nice and feels okay in the showroom. You can customize your experience with toppers or different pillows, but sometimes couples just sleep differently, making the search for the perfect mattress more difficult. We checked in with three couples to learn about those differences that can make finding the ideal mattress a little more challenging. Read on to hear from Rose, Audrey, and Beth about their family’s sleep habits and their solutions for a better night’s sleep. 1. Rose and Matthew have a preschooler, a kindergartner, and a puppy at home. 2. Audrey and Tom have a preschooler, a baby, and two dogs. 3. Beth and John have six cats and no kids (yet). First, we asked about general bedtime routines. Do you and your partner go to bed at the same time? Audrey and Rose both said no, while[…]

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Random Acts of Sleep

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 12 -18, by doing something nice for someone else without any expectations of getting something in return. Doing something kind for others can range from a quick hug to paying it forward in line at the coffee shop to sneakily paying someone’s electric bill, and more. The sky’s the limit when it comes to kindness! We want to help you give a Random Act of Sleep this week. It’s a kindness that will help mind and body become less stressed and better rested. When you sleep better, you can perform better at work and home, you have a healthier immune system, and you’re generally just in a better mood! We’ve put together 7 great ideas for you to give someone the gift of Safe Healthy Sleep™ this week: 1. The Lie-In: Let your partner sleep in on a day when they normally wake early. This might mean you take over breakfast duties in[…]

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Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipe: Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal

This week we’re welcoming a guest post from our friend Emily from Recipes to Nourish, a holistic food and health blog. When she had her daughters, she was inspired to eat mindfully and create wholesome meals from scratch. We reached out to Emily to put together this delicious Valentine’s Day breakfast recipe that’s sure to be a treat! Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal with Homemade Chocolate Drizzle Easy to make, healthy, creamy and delicious, this Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal is a heavenly treat! It’s made with soaked oats for better digestion and nutrition and is topped with a luscious, naturally sweetened chocolate drizzle. Surprise your loved ones with breakfast in bed on Valentine’s Day! This delectable oatmeal will be sure to please! I love making special, nourishing treats for my loved ones, especially when chocolate and berries is involved. My family sticks to a real food, gluten-free diet. My body doesn’t do well with gluten and I have other food allergies[…]

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Making Better Decisions: The Perfect Organic Valentine’s Day

When you’re planning your Valentine’s Day festivities, don’t let your organic lifestyle go out the window! Whether you’re celebrating on the 14th or waiting for the weekend, this post will give you a road map to the perfect Valentine’s Day from start to finish. Morning Treat: Start the day with breakfast in bed for your sweetheart, with an assortment of your organic favorites like crepes, fruit and granola, or a savory breakfast skillet (stay tuned for a yummy recipe coming soon). If you want to add some bubbles, splash grapefruit or blood orange juice into organic champagne for a picture-perfect Valentine’s mimosa. Afternoon Surprise: Whether you and your beloved are spending the day together or going to work, keep the love going all day long! Pack a lunch or a picnic complete with some organic fair trade chocolate and a card or love letter (printed on recycled or plantable paper, of course). If you have time, enclose a small wrapped[…]

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Safer Products? The EPA Takes First Steps Under New Chemical Law

On June 22, 2016, the bi-partisan supported Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) into law. This law amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the federal framework that had been intended to control the use of chemicals in commerce. Intended, because TSCA has widely been seen as ineffective. Driving the new law has been a growing demand by consumers for better regulation over the chemicals found in their everyday products, including housewares, furniture and mattresses. While this is the first substantial update since TSCA was passed in 1976, how much of an impact the update will actually have remains to be seen. Slow Motion Impact One concern is the slow pace of planned chemical review under LCSA, particularly given how many chemicals are found in consumer products. Way back in 2001, the TSCA chemical inventory listed 73,757 chemicals in commercial and since then an estimated 2,000-2,500 in new chemicals applications have been submitted to the[…]

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Is Your Mattress Naughty or Nice?

Santa might see when you’re sleeping, but can he see what you’re sleeping on? Find out if your mattress is a true gift or if it’s worse than a lump of coal! The Mattress Naughty List At Naturepedic, we stick to a very strict list of materials we never use in our mattresses. We consider these unacceptable in our mattresses and accessories and you can trust that we do not use any of them in our GOTS certified organic factory. – Polyurethane Foam: This includes memory foam, bio-based or soybean foam, or “eco” foam blends. These “plant-based” foams are actually just polyurethane foam with a little soybean oil added in. The fact of the matter is that polyurethane foam is highly flammable and comes with a pile of flame retardant chemical ingredients to meet flammability regulations. You definitely don’t want to be sleeping on that. – Flame Retardant Chemicals: Naturepedic meets all federal flammability regulations without the need for flame[…]

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Making Better Decisions: Mindful Giving

We’re officially in the thick of holiday shopping season. Whether you’re already well on your way or just starting, there’s always an opportunity to shop and give mindfully. These tips will help you focus on the joy of giving a gift that’s a perfect fit! Shop Local One of the most impactful things you can do when shopping is to support local businesses and the local economy. Take a drive around your local shopping districts to see what boutiques, consignment shops, and other small businesses your community has to offer. Gift cards to local restaurants and shops make great stocking stuffers and are perfect for office gift exchanges! Support Home Businesses Most of my online friends are moms, and many of them work at home part- or full-time, selling things like jewelry, makeup, clothing, and more. If you can help support a friend or a work-at-home-parent selling on Facebook or Etsy, that’s an excellent way to cross some names off[…]

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Making Better Decisions: Give Thanks and Give Back

We’re well into the fall weather and that crisp breeze in the air has me thinking about the upcoming holidays! I’m a minimalist at heart and love to keep things simple, so this time of year always has a unique set of challenges. It’s easy to get caught up in gift shopping and the party season, glossing over the finer details like gratitude and serving others. Thanksgiving is just around the corner on November 24, so here are few ideas on how you can stay grateful and give back in your community this season. Give Thanks “When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart Thanksgiving is more than a day to eat all the mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie you want. It’s a time to be grateful for the good things in your life, big and small. In general, I’ve seen the holiday season become more and more commercialized[…]

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Patented Waterproofing Now Plant-Based

You trust our patented waterproof surface to protect your baby and their crib mattress from spills and messes. It’s quick and easy to wipe clean, and it’s made without harmful chemicals. Our waterproofing is made from food-grade polyethylene, considered to be the safest plastic for consumer goods. And it just got even better We are always improving our products and listening to what parents want in their ideal organic crib mattress. As such, we’ve now found a way to make our food-grade polyethylene from plants! That’s right, plants. This update to our waterproofing goes beyond making products safer and healthier. It’s one step further toward sustainability and environmental health. It’s the same great protection you trust from Naturepedic, now even more friendly for our planet. Our safety priorities Naturepedic’s products are designed for safety and health, without harmful chemicals. In our baby and kids products, we prioritize these safety criteria: – Physical Safety: Our crib and kids mattresses feature firm[…]

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Naturepedic’s Barry Cik Honored by Ohio Environmental Council

We’re sure you’ve heard the story of how Naturepedic began. Barry Cik, a board certified engineer, was shopping for his first grandchild’s crib mattress and found most of the conventional options full of ingredients and materials that he knew weren’t safe for a baby to be sleeping on! With his two sons, he founded Naturepedic to bring a safer, healthier crib mattress to parents for their babies. It’s this commitment to safer sleep that makes Barry and our company stand out. Barry’s devotion to healthier products and organic materials comes from his desire to protect and preserve the environment for future generations. We’re so proud to share that Barry Cik was honored at the Ohio Environmental Council’s Green Gala as the recipient of the Environmental Entrepreneur Award. The OEC’s mission is to secure healthy air, land, and water for people who live in Ohio, through legislation and advocacy. Their work helps communities implement green policies and environmentally-friendly practices that save[…]

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