Archive for 2009

Going Green in 2010 – A Few Simple Things With A Big Impact

Thursday, December 31st, 2009


GoingGreenNew Year’s Day is the traditional time to turn over a new leaf. It’s that time when we decide to lose a little weight, go for that promotion at work, or make some investments that will pay off. This year, (more…)

Update on Phthalates Ban in Crib Mattresses

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009


He loves his Naturepedic phthalates-free mattress!

He loves his phthalates-free natural crib mattress!

First, a brief recap:

(If you don’t know about the chemicals (more…)

Planning on Refreshing Your Nursery with a New Coat of Paint? What Paint is Safe, and What’s Not?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009


greenseallogoThe subject of ‘safe’ paint can be pretty daunting. There are so many types of paint available, and so many varying degrees of safety, it’s hard to get to the bottom line. While there’s a lot to know about (more…)

New Phthalates Research Indicates Male Children Less Male in Play

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009


Thumbs up for no phthalates!

Thumbs up for no phthalates!

A new study shows that kids don’t have to sleep on crib mattress with phthalates (more…)

Is Your Crib Mattress Phthalates Free? Why You Need to Find Out.

Thursday, December 10th, 2009


Cute? Yes. But what about phthalates?

Cute? Yes. But what about phthalates?

As of February 10, 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) (more…)

You Have a New Organic Crib Mattress – But How Do You Get Your Baby to Sleep?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009


living_sleeping_babyPeople have come up with literally hundreds of ideas on how to get babies to sleep through the night. Everything from teddy bears that breathe and vibrators that make a crib feel like a moving car to just (more…)

Beware Phthalates: They’re Not Just in Crib Mattresses

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
The Truth About Phthalates

The Truth About Phthalates

In case you’re not up to date on this, changes have been made in the EPA. Finally, it looks like the (more…)

How Did Dangerous Chemicals Like Phthalates Slip Past Science?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


Test-Tube_250x250You can’t help but wonder how all these toxins are slipping by us. One after another, we find that chemicals we thought were safe are not. We use them in good faith, then find out they are implicated in (more…)

Cleaning Baby’s Nursery Air with House Plants

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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Years ago I read a book called “How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office.” The book is very informative. It covers the various factors that contribute to our poor indoor (more…)

Naturepedic May Make You a Customized Mattress or Pad

Friday, November 13th, 2009

BABY-IN-STROLLER

Did you know that at Naturepedic we make custom-made pads? Sometimes babies spend a lot of time in their playpen – they might hang out there most of the day, with the playpen in the living room where (more…)