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Fall Back Into Organic Sleep
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The Truth About Organic Cotton Farming
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5 Safety Tips For Parents During Baby Safety Month
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10 Ways to Feel Accomplished Today (While You’re Really Just Relaxing!)
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Banana Roll-Ups Recipe
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5 Creative Ways to Eat Avocado
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Don’t Judge A Bed By Its Covers
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Organic Challenge Wrap Up
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Daily Checklist for Kids
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Organic Challenge Week 4: Household Items

Fall Back Into Organic Sleep

Even though Daylight Savings Time (DST) happens every year, it still catches many people by surprise. Luckily, we’re experiencing the good version of DST today, where we’ve gained an extra hour of restful sleep instead of losing that hour like we do in the spring. Still, this subtle time change can have an impact on the body. Sometimes, getting too much sleep can cause you to feel more tired. Thus, it’s essential to be tuned into the way you feel and adjust your sleep schedule to reflect the rest you actually need. As you readjust your sleep patterns to align with Daylight Savings, have you ever thought about the other factors affecting the way you sleep? While time itself is a key component of a good night’s rest, so are the materials you sleep on. The Importance of High-Quality Materials When you start thinking about getting better sleep, you start to think about your sleep environment. Most of the time,[…]

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The Truth About Organic Cotton Farming

It’s easy to assume that products containing farmed materials are inherently healthier. By choosing a product made with home-grown ingredients, you cleverly avoid all those harmful toxins and chemicals that factories use to mass-produce their goods, right? Wrong! And that’s where organic farming comes in. It may surprise you to learn that cotton—the most often used natural fiber in the world—is also the world’s most chemically-treated crop. While cotton is a staple of the textile industry, not all cotton is organically farmed. Conventional cotton, by contrast, is more harmful to the environment with a 64% higher potential for its production to contribute to global warming. On National Farmer’s Day, let’s take a moment to consider the advantages of organic farming for both our health and the environment. At Naturepedic, we are proud to offer mattresses made with certified organic cotton that’s organically farmed, producing fewer greenhouse gases, improving soil quality, and utilizing less energy overall. Did you enjoy watching where[…]

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5 Safety Tips For Parents During Baby Safety Month

It’s officially September and that means it’s Baby Safety Month—a whole month dedicated to remembering and sharing tips for keeping your bundle of joy safe and sound. At Naturepedic, we believe the health and safety of your child should not be negotiable. We also know how challenging it can be to baby-proof everything in your child’s life. It’s impossible to be aware of every little risk, and that’s okay. That’s why this month is the perfect time to brush up on your baby safety. By being aware of some of the lesser-known dangers in your family’s day-to-day life, you can make sure your little one stays safe. Beware of the Stairs You’re probably well-aware of the dangers that stairs present for young children. Using baby gates at the top and bottom of your stairs is essential for optimal safety. As all parents know, kids are fast. It only takes one second for your baby to climb up a few stairs[…]

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10 Ways to Feel Accomplished Today (While You’re Really Just Relaxing!)

When’s the last time you really took time for yourself and made an effort to just relax? As a parent, you’re probably much more familiar with the mentality of “Go! Go! Go!” than the attitude of “I’m going to take 30 minutes for myself.” Being a parent means giving – constantly – and this can make it difficult to take a break from your fast-paced and hectic routine. Lucky for you, today is National Relaxation Day. There’s no better day than today to start putting yourself first. But don’t worry—you can still feel accomplished at the end of the day even if you spend the entire afternoon relaxing. You just need to modify your definition of what being productive really looks like and realize that being a parent is enough! Here are 10 ways to feel accomplished today (while you’re actually relaxing!) 1. Clear out your inbox Trust us, there’s no better feeling than no unopened e-mails. 2. Find a[…]

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Banana Roll-Ups Recipe

It’s almost time to head back to school and we’ve partnered with Eating Bird Food to bring you a super filling and easy lunch recipe! Serves: 1 Prep time: 10 minutes These banana and nut butter roll-ups make for a fun and filling lunch. Pair the roll-ups with cheese cubes, fresh veggies and fruit for a healthy and colorful plate. You can chop the roll-up into bite-size pieces and top with hemp seeds for a little extra protein or simply skip the hemp seeds if you don’t have any on hand. 1 whole grain tortilla or wrap (larger ones are best) 1-2 Tablespoons nut or seed butter 1 banana, peeled hemp seeds, optional side items: cheese cubes, chopped veggies and sliced fruit Spread a thin layer of the nut or seed butter over the whole grain tortilla/wrap. Place banana at the bottom third of the tortilla and start rolling it up. Once completely rolled, slice the roll-up into bite-size pieces.[…]

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5 Creative Ways to Eat Avocado

While spreading smashed avocado on a piece of your favorite toast and making homemade guacamole are two delicious ways to eat this trendy fruit—why stop there!? We’ve got some quick recipes for avocado that will put a spin on the normal eating methods. Avocados are an incredibly versatile fruit (that’s right, they’re not actually veggies)! Eating just one ounce (28 grams) provides a winning combination of healthy protein, fiber, and fats. Plus, studies have found that eating avocados can help with weight control and heart health. This nutritiously green fruit can be eaten in plenty of fun, creative ways. Here are our 5 favorite ways to eat avocado: 1. Seasoned The simplest way to eat an avocado is with a little salt and pepper! You can also season them with spices like cayenne pepper and turmeric or with dressings like balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. 2. Grilled If you’re having a summer BBQ, grilling avocados can make a great side[…]

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Don’t Judge A Bed By Its Covers

Mattresses have become one of the most statistically dreaded products to shop for. Usually, this is because the average buyer feels out of their comfort zone—even though, in reality, they should be focusing on nothing but comfort when it comes to their new mattress. If you’ve ever felt like you paid way too much for a mattress that isn’t doing the trick, you probably didn’t ask the right questions when making your decision—and that’s totally normal. You shouldn’t be expected to know the ins and outs of what makes a great mattress, but you should spend more than 20 seconds resting on one at a showroom. Since most mattresses look the same on the outside, it’s important not to judge a bed by its cover. What actually matters is what’s inside. Do you know what materials went into the making of your mattress? At Naturepedic, clarity is critical. Instead of letting our customers judge a bed by its covers, we[…]

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Organic Challenge Wrap Up

Your daily routine probably looks a little like this: you rush to get ready for work, you run a few errands after the workday ends, you grab a quick bite to eat or cook something easy. Even if your routine feels fruitful, leading a productive—but busy–life can take a toll. In the midst of taking care of your day-to-day responsibilities, you may neglect the one thing that matters most: your health. That’s why we challenged our readers to embrace our Organic Challenge throughout the month of May and reevaluate what it means to truly lead a healthy, organic lifestyle. Each week, we focused on a different area of daily life that’s affected by potentially dangerous chemicals. With over 80,000 chemicals produced in the United States, it’s nearly impossible to know whether the items you’re putting into and onto your body are safe—or toxic. At Naturepedic, we know how difficult it is to study each and every chemical that may be[…]

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Daily Checklist for Kids

As kids grow older, they also grow more capable of doing little tasks around the house to make family life easier. It’s important for kids to have fun, play with friends, and explore their hobbies, but it’s just as important to teach them practical life skills. With the kids home for summer, there’s no better time to get started with an organized daily task routine. By using our Daily Checklist for Kids, you can pass some responsibilities onto your kids and give them the chance to confidently contribute to the household. How to Use the Daily Checklist for Kids: 1. Each time your child completes one of the 6 daily tasks, they check a box. You can print out multiple copies of the checklist so each child has their own set of daily tasks to complete. 2. Choose a Weekend Reward your child can work toward as they complete their daily tasks. (We provided a few examples!) 3. By the[…]

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Organic Challenge Week 4: Household Items

Welcome to the fourth and final week of our Organic Challenge! This week, we’re focusing on some household item transitions that will dramatically cut down your exposure to toxic chemicals. Many of the chemicals found in the average home have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer, and psychological abnormalities. Just like the other Organic Challenge products, many of the chemicals listed below have never been adequately tested for negative health effects. For example, products that kill 50% of lab animals through ingestion or inhalation can still be designated “non-toxic.” The average home today contains 62 toxic chemicals. This is more than a chemistry lab at the turn of the century. We’re here to help you start removing these toxins from your home. Here are our 5 non-negotiable items to trade out to get you moving towards a healthier lifestyle. 1. Cookware Companies that sell cookware are notorious for marketing themselves as “safe” or “clean” when they aren’t. Cookware is[…]

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