Whether you are just headed down the street for #thanksgiving day or traveling across the country to visit loved ones, chances are Baby is going with you. And, because these events are very rarely scheduled around #naptime, this might also mean prepping for an impromptu #nursery in the guest bedroom/office, which probably means you're packing a #travelcrib. To help you choose the best one for you and your little one, we found the best ones out there that are free from nasty chemicals (think flame retardants, vinyl, etc. ) that your baby really doesn't need in order to have a safe and peaceful nap. Check them out!
That's a lot of time in bed! So, with all of those precious hours sleeping on a mattress, making sure it's one that is both comfy and healthy is a good idea. We have put together some tips for what to look for when buying a mattress to make sure it's not introducing any not-so-safe chemicals to you or anyone else spending time in your bed - like your SO, your dog, or your kids. The big tips: 1. Looks for one with natural materials 2. Stay away from added chemicals like flame retardants or antimicrobials 3. Check for third-party certifications We also have a roundup (linked to from the article) that pulls together some of the safest mattresses on the market.
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While they might have stressed washing to avoid the spread of germs, that's only one of the many reasons you should always wash your hands (and get your kids used to religiously wash their hands too). Washing your hands properly - meaning two rounds worth of the Happy Birthday song - with soap and water not only kills any germs that you may have touched, but also helps remove other nasties like bits of dirt, flecks of flame retardants, and specks of dust. Check out our website for a roundup of great non-toxic hand soaps.
So, no matter how annoying it may seem, keep washing those hands and wrangling the kiddos to do the same. .
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And, choosing one that is both comfortable and non-toxic is great way to keep your baby happy and healthy. Here's our roundup of non-toxic crib mattresses to help you set up your perfect nursery. All of them are free of added chemicals like flame-retardants and vinyl. Happy sleeping... no matter how many hours it may be.

Maybe you are moving to a new place and you're investing in a new couch. Well, we've got some tips for you so you can get the best, healthiest, new couch you can. Big tip: look for one that is flame retardant free. You don't need them and it's easy to find many couches that don't have them. So, get ready to settle in for some intense netflix and chill sessions.
Maybe one that is flame retardant free, good for your health, and stylish? This time we are excited to be giving away a $100 @joybird gift certificate for a safe and healthy couch in addition to a set of nontoxic @mollys_suds laundry detergent and dryer balls (to keep your new couch from being covered in dirty laundry) and some reef- and human-safe @rubberduckyhawaii sunscreen lotion and face sticks (for those rare times you actually get off the couch and go outside). To enter: 1. Like this post 2. Follow us @because_health 3. Follow all three of our awesome giveaway partners: @joybird @mollys_suds and @rubberduckyhawaii 4. Tag a friend in the comments on this post who is going to come hang out on your couch Contest ends Friday at noon pacific time. The winner will be announced later that day. Good luck!!! Must be in the US to win. Instagram is in no way responsible for this giveaway.
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