Naturepedic Blog

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Sleep Cool This Summer
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Organic Dorm Room Essentials
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2017 Naturepedic Sustainability Report
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5 Green Staycation Tips
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INFOGRAPHIC: How Sleep Develops in Infancy
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Picking the Right Organic Kids Mattress
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The 5 Stages of Being a New Dad
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Earth-Friendly Gifts for Dad
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Why is My Child Having Nighttime Accidents?
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Naturepedic Layer Swap Program: What You Need to Know

Sleep Cool This Summer

The days are heating up, so that means you may be cranking up your air conditioner, especially at night because you want a cool, comfortable sleep. Surprisingly, you don’t have to rely on just the AC to have your ideal summer sleep. We share five tips for sleeping cool all summer-long. Keep The Shades Down The sun’s out, so you want to flood your house with natural light. That’s completely normal. This, however, can result in a hot sleep. The sun’s rays are the strongest in the summer, and letting them pour into your house all day will heat up your house and, in turn, heat you up when it’s time for bed. Consider closing the blinds more during the day, especially when the sun’s rays are strongest from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., so you will feel better at night. Plant a Tree You won’t see immediate results with this one, but when you do, you will feel good[…]

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Organic Dorm Room Essentials

As you prepare to send your kid off to college, there are a number of things you worry about. Will they adjust quickly and make friends? How will they fare away from home? Will they keep their grades up? One way to ease your mind is to help outfit your student’s dorm room in a way that makes it personal and comfortable for them, as well as healthier for you. We suggest seven organic and eco-friendly essentials for your kid’s dorm room. 1.) VAVA Hot Water Kettle Many college students go through caffeine like it’s water. Lots of coffee makers, however, are made with plastic. Opt for a metal hot water kettle so your child can still get their tea or coffee fix, but from a stainless steel alternative that also happens to be more durable. Stainless steel does not contain chemicals such as plastic so it’s better for your child and the environment. The VAVA electric kettle is BPA-free[…]

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2017 Naturepedic Sustainability Report

“It doesn’t smell like anything.” That’s the phrase we hear almost every time a visitor tours our warehouse. That’s the phrase that makes us feel like we are doing our job. That’s the phrase we love to hear. Imagine walking into a warehouse and not being invaded by harsh, overwhelming odors. No chemicals. No dyes. Just a pleasant walk through a workplace. Our mission has always been to produce healthier sleep options, but our mission is a small portion of the ultimate goal, which is to leave this planet better than we found it. There is a lot that goes into achieving this goal, but we are committed to seeing it through by taking small steps every day. So what do we do make it happen? Our 2017 Sustainability Report outlines how Naturepedic practices what we preach. Here are some of the highlights: Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) We offset 100% of electricity use by RECs purchased from Green-e certified provider[…]

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5 Green Staycation Tips

Yes, taking a destination vacation is great, but have you ever tried relaxing at home? Hear us out. Do you ever feel like you need a vacation after your vacation? Because let’s be honest, vacations are fun, but there is so much to do and see in such a short amount of time, and that can be exhausting. Avoid the vacation hangover by trading in the beach and amusement parks for a quiet week at home. And since you’ll be in full rest and restoration mode, it wouldn’t hurt to make it a healthy week—for your mind, body, and spirit. It can feel like a week at a wellness retreat! Here are some tips for planning the perfect Green Staycation. 1) Meditate. Think of this is a daily, mini-vacation for your mind. Whether it’s in the morning or at night, take at least 15 minutes a day to meditate. Meditation is a great way to manage anxiety and stress, helping[…]

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Sleep Develops in Infancy

Babies spend a majority of their lives sleeping…and that’s not just after birth. Since sleep greatly impacts your baby’s life, you should understand when and how sleep develops in infancy. Everything from sleep cycles to sleep stages are important to research before your baby is even born. In partnership with Dr. Arthur Lavin of Advanced Pediatrics, we created an infographic that breaks down an infant’s sleep schedule from womb to crib. About Dr. Arthur Lavin: Arthur Lavin, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician in private practice and an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Case Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Lavin has special interests in neuroscience. He sits on the national committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics charged with developing policy for the Academy on matters relating to psychological functioning. Dr. Lavin was the first doctor in the United States to make neuroscience proven working memory training available in the United States He is the co-author of two books on[…]

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Picking the Right Organic Kids Mattress

Think about how much time your child spends in bed. Sleeping at night. Napping during the day. Reading. Playing. It adds up quickly, doesn’t it? Rather than considering a mattress a purchase, consider it an investment. You are investing in your child’s health and safety, and we want to help you make the best choice possible. Naturepedic’s line of organic kids mattresses feature comfortable, medium-firm support and quality materials throughout. From luxuriously quilted organic cotton fabric to waterproof and dust-mite proof fabric, Naturepedic has you covered. Interested? Let’s take a closer look at our organic kids mattress options. 1) The Organic Cotton Quilted Deluxe Mattress This Organic Cotton Quilted Deluxe is available in both a one-sided (non-flippable) and a two-sided (flippable) design. The one-sided design uses less raw material and is therefore a lower price. The two-sided model has a quilted sleep surface on both sides. Both designs are built to last and backed by a 10-year warranty. This Quilted[…]

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The 5 Stages of Being a New Dad

You would think nine months would be enough. You saw mom’s belly grow and witnessed her bizarre cravings. You read the baby books. You helped assemble the nursery. You may have even attended parenting classes. You think this is the time that prepares you for fatherhood, but that’s not usually the case. Here are the 5 stages of being a new dad: 1.) Denial For you, it’s not real until the baby is delivered. And even then, you probably won’t process that your life has completely changed. It’s no big deal, you will head home and your life will not be that much different. You’ve got this, you’ve prepared, it can’t be that hard. Except, usually that mindset changes quickly… 2.) Overwhelmed Once the baby is home, it all starts to become more real. Very quickly you realize your days and nights revolve around someone else. No more impromptu happy hours or going to bed early without a care in[…]

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Earth-Friendly Gifts for Dad

Trying to find the perfect gift for Father’s Day? Have you ever considered Earth-friendly gifts for Dad? Every year, we all seem to ask ourselves the same questions while shopping. How many ties does he actually need? Would it be weird if I got him another “World’s Best Dad” mug? What size t-shirt does he wear again? Is a gift card really too impersonal? No more ties. He has enough mugs. Stop with the shirts. And yes, you can do better than a gift card. It’s 2018, and we’re all trying to live a healthier, happier life—including dads. So why not treat him to something different this Father’s Day? We’re giving you some Earth-friendly gift ideas. Gift Bags, Galore. Cooler Bags, Gift Baskets, Customized Tote Bags, and more! Once you pick the perfect bag or basket for dad, fill it with his favorite healthy (or organic) goodies. Start filling his basket at Its Only Natural Gifts. All-Natural Grooming Essentials. Beard[…]

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Why is My Child Having Nighttime Accidents?

It’s years after you finally succeeded in potty training your child. You are constantly breathing sighs of relief, no longer having to worry about your child having accidents, namely, those dreaded nighttime accidents. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Children are not immune to having intermittent accidents post-potty training. If these accidents continue on for weeks, your child may be actually regressing from their potty training. Why Do They Regress or Slip Up? It’s not embarrassing or odd for a grown child to still have the occasional accident at night. In fact, stress can cause a lot of children to temporarily forget their potty training or to fully regress. Anything from moving homes, going to a new school or even friendships can cause school-age kids to become overwhelmed. Also, evaluate how much your child is drinking before bedtime. Many parents limit this while actually potty training and forget that their children adjusted to less fluids at night. So if they[…]

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Naturepedic Layer Swap Program: What You Need to Know

Goldilocks didn’t have much time to pick a bed. While she was able to try out different mattresses and comfort levels, she quickly had to pick the one that was “just right” after lying on them once. After a few days, Goldilocks easily could have realized that it wasn’t the right mattress for her. We realize that a few minutes isn’t enough time to pick the best mattress for the next 10 to 20 years of your life. Determining the best comfort level for the long term isn’t meant to be a split second decision, that’s why we’ve designed our Layer Swap Program to give you peace of mind in your investment. What is the Naturepedic Layer Swap Program? So you want to participate in the Naturepedic Layer Swap Program? Here’s what you need to know: -Works for any 3” comfort layer that are in good condition -Has to be within 90 days of purchase -Only for mattresses purchased from[…]

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