Naturepedic Blog

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Designing An Organic Kids Room
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How to Breathe Easier at Home
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Letter to Sleep Deprived Moms
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5 Important Things To Do During Pregnancy To Ensure Your New Baby’s Health
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Go Green for Mom
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Cucumber Celery Lime Agua Fresca
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Earth-Friendly Product Swaps
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Nursery Designed by Mother Nature
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Seeding Plants For Your Bedroom
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Why Rain Makes You Sleepy

Designing An Organic Kids Room

By Lisa Janvrin, YouthfulNest I’m super excited to share this kid’s room design, how hip and cool is this spot for a young boy? Simply swap out a few items and you’ve got a room that works for a tween or even teen. But that’s not the best part, we have carefully curated furnishings and décor that are organic and better for both people and the environment. All pieces were selected with the intention of creating a healthier living space – naturally, we used the Naturepedic Verse Organic Kids Mattress as our inspiration and jumping off point. The Naturepedic Verse Organic Kids Mattress is an exemplary kid’s room product, the entire finished mattress is GOTS certified organic! As a premium mattress of course it provides a firm support, best for a growing child or teen. In addition, it goes above and beyond to ensure safe healthy sleep inside and out. From organic cotton filling to the quilted exterior made without[…]

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How to Breathe Easier at Home

Spring has arrived, so many of us are now flocking outdoors as much as possible. Even though you may be limiting your time indoors, don’t forget to keep the air in your home as clean as possible. In honor of May being Clean Air Month, we challenge you to try at least one of these tips to purify the air in your home. 1. Use Natural Cleaning Products While trying to clean all the dust and dander in your home, don’t add other irritants. Many conventional cleaning products contain chemicals that can irritate, so try switching to something more natural, such as vinegar, lemon juice or mild soap and water. We share other natural cleaning ideas on our blog as well. Your home will still be clean, and you can breathe easy. 2. Reduce Your Heat/Air Conditioning Usage in Your Home It’s warming up, so you no longer have to crank up the heat and keep the windows locked up.[…]

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Letter to Sleep Deprived Moms

Hi, Sleepy Mom. How are you? It’s probably been a while since someone has asked you that, right? Not just in passing but in a sincere way—looking you in the eyes and wanting a real answer. Because let’s be honest, being a mom entails a lot of behind the scenes work that doesn’t always get noticed. You wake up early, get everyone ready for the day, drop them off, work, clean, pick them up, make dinner, get everyone ready for bed, and go to sleep later than you wanted. And you wake up and do it all again the next day. And the day after. Because motherhood isn’t a 9-5 job. It’s a lifetime job that rarely allows a personal day and requires you to play so many different roles—teacher, caregiver, cheerleader, counselor, chef, driver, and the list goes on and on. Honestly, it’s exhausting just typing that. So, how are you? Are you doing OK? Have you been taking[…]

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5 Important Things To Do During Pregnancy To Ensure Your New Baby’s Health

This book, Dr. Arthur Lavin’s 5th, was written for pregnant women who are seeking substantive information about what can they do to make sure their newborn is as healthy and smart as possible. In this book, Dr. Lavin looks at the following 5 areas in which mothers can have an impact on the health of their baby: 1. Nutrition – what you eat is not only who you are but who your baby will be 2. Mood – addressing disturbances in mood can improve the mental health of your child 3. Exercise – active bodies are healthier and yield healthier outcomes 4. Cognition – engaging your mind, even reading during pregnancy, offers your child improved cognitive outcomes of their own 5. Planning – choosing a pediatrician is a decision that should yield good results for 20 years, so it’s worth thinking for a few weeks about what you are looking for   In each instance The 5 Most Important Things[…]

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Go Green for Mom

We know that shopping for the perfect Mother’s Day present can be quite the task. How are we supposed to thank the woman who gave us everything? Does a World’s Greatest Mom mug say, “Hey, thanks for giving me life?” Does a bouquet of flowers tell her “I appreciate you for feeding me all of those years?” Of course not. But lucky for us, Moms are an understanding bunch, and it truly is the thought that counts! This year, we want to help you do something a little different for the ladies who fill the mom role in your life. Because it is the thought that counts, let’s change that thought to something unique. Something a little healthier than usual—something that makes everyone feel good. We’re going Green this Mother’s Day, and you can too! Here is a list of healthier, more Earth-friendly products and ideas to make this Mother’s Day special. Does she like flowers? Because check this out.[…]

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Cucumber Celery Lime Agua Fresca

Green juices are always in! Especially when they’re vibrant, refreshing and nourishing! Spring is here and it’s the time of year when we’re all thinking about “green-living”. It’s also a great time of the year for supporting your body with green juices. While many people rush to do all kinds of detoxes in January and the winter, according to Chinese Medicine, spring is actually a better time of the year for cleansing. What better way to give your body a boost naturally, than with a delicious, hydrating, GREEN agua fresca?! Traditional Mexican agua frescas or “fresh waters” are thirst-quenching, cooling drinks. They’re a popular drink, especially during the spring and summer months when everyone is looking for revitalizing drinks. Authentic agua frescas are full of refined sugars though, and that’s not beneficial when you’re wanting something that’s healthier. I’ve got the perfect solution for that – Cucumber Celery Lime Agua Fresca! This “green” version is packed with green juices and[…]

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Earth-Friendly Product Swaps

This Earth Month, we want to celebrate the little things because even the smallest switches can make the biggest difference on the Earth. How do you make these changes? Simply look through your house and look at what ingredients are in the products you use. Is there a brand you can switch to that is more Earth-conscious? To help you get started, we share some of our favorite planet-loving brands you should try this Earth Month. Afterglow Cosmetics Makeup and cosmetics are things many of us use on a daily basis, so switching to an organic, eco-friendly brand would be a wise swap to make because we use it so frequently. Many makeup lines use non-renewable resources in both the actual product itself and the packaging. Brands such as Afterglow Cosmetics, however, source certified organic materials that align with the company’s focus on sustainability. Badger Balm Balms, moisturizers and other skincare products are things that we make use of every[…]

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Nursery Designed by Mother Nature

By Lisa Janvrin, YouthfulNest Spring is finally here and we can’t wait to get outside. The budding trees, chirping birdies and warm sunshine make us feel refreshed. At YouthfulNest, we love using inspiration from everything around us. So why not bring some of that beauty designed by Mother Nature right back indoors with us to enjoy all year round. There are endless possibilities, but I’ve put together this chic collection of décor for children’s rooms that would make any mother proud. 1. This Rocks Leave no rock unturned because you might just find beauty and magic like that in a geode or agate. You’ll find this natural beauty in everything from bookends to wall art to nursery mobiles. If you want to incorporate strength and beauty in your room, this earthy element is just the right chic combo. Mobile by Pottery Barn Kids, made of natural agate and metal. 2. Wooden-it Be Lovely Wooden items are both practical for babies[…]

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Seeding Plants For Your Bedroom

This spring, don’t think you’re limited to only growing plants outdoors. Bring the outside in and use your bedroom as an herbological oasis. There are many plants that are especially wise to seed in your bedroom because of the many benefits they have for your sleep and your well-being. Not to mention they add some beautiful color to the space. We share five of our favorite plants to let bloom in the bedroom. Gerbera Daisy These beautiful daisies are great to grow in your house during the spring and summer because they need medium to bright light. They also release oxygen into the air, helping create a fresher environment for you. Just don’t forget to water them regularly! English Ivy If you’re looking to filter out some of the many common allergens in your bedroom, try growing English Ivy. Water it regularly and put it near the sunlight to have a lovely addition to your room. Jasmine Jasmine is a[…]

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Why Rain Makes You Sleepy

We all know the feeling: the rain starts and all you want to do is curl up in a blanket, grab a good book and drift to sleep. What is it about this type of weather that makes us all want to fall right to sleep? We break down how the rain affects two of our senses, making us ready to snooze. Sound One of the reasons even a gentle rainfall makes us want to crash is because it produces white noise. White noise makes it so you do not hear a lot of outside noise, suppressing your senses and making you more tired. More specifically, the human brain perceives sounds as threatening and non-threatening. The pitter patter of water or rain are non-threatening to us, making them very calming. Also, rain tends to fall at varying volumes, the intervals being less jarring and more peaceful than say a scream or a thud. Sight Another very simple reason is that[…]

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