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Non-Toxic Bassinets and Cosleepers

All well-reviewed and safe for your newborn to sleep in all night (or day) long

*whispers* The baby's asleep! *silent celebrating* And, while the baby is snoozing away, you can actually eat some food and shower. While getting the baby to sleep can be a bit of a headache, figuring out where you will be gently laying them down in the first few months once they are asleep shouldn't be. So, we did all of the hair pulling research to narrow it down to a selection of 8 non-toxic bassinets and cosleepers that parents and experts agree are great options. Without further ado, here are the top picks.

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Family

Non-Toxic Cribs for Your Little One

even if they decide to gnaw on them

Your children deserve a crib that is both cute and healthy. While we can't promise they won't learn how to climb out of these ones, we can promise that they aren't covered in chemicals or releasing large amounts of potentially dangerous gasses into your baby's room while they nap. All of our picks are GREENGUARD Gold certified, except for our budget solid-wood pick from Ikea. While you are looking for a safe crib, you might also want to peruse our roundup of safe crib mattresses, to double down on the safest of safe sleeping places for your kiddos.

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Roundups

10 Healthy Mattresses

comfortable, supportive, and free of any harsh chemicals

Step 1: start research mattresses Step 2: get confused Step 3: look at our roundup that did all the research on safe, well reviewed, comfy mattresses for you Step 4: order a healthy, non-toxic, organic mattress Step 5: sleep more peacefully

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Family

7 Non-Toxic Crib Mattresses

Splurge worthy, natural mattresses for your little one

With the amount of time babies spend sleeping, getting them a non-toxic, chemical free, safe mattress is worth the extra cost. After doing quite a bit of research, we have found 7 splurge worthy baby crib mattresses that are sure to help your baby's sleep be as clean as possible (at least from the chemical perspective - we make no promises about the diapers). To learn why choosing a mattress free of added chemicals is so important for your little one, check out article all about choosing the right baby mattress matters.

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Setting up your nursery is one of the most fun (and adorable!) parts of nesting. It means you have the opportunity to design a whole room of tiny baby items that will be full of baby's firsts. While that's exciting, we also know filling a nursery with everything a baby needs can be tough on the budget. And on top of that, if you're trying to go non-toxic and eco-friendly, it isn't always easy on your wallet. So, if you are going to prioritize one thing to spend a little extra on that will dramatically reduce the amount of chemicals around your newborn, make it the crib mattress. We looked at the research and found that getting a non-toxic, crib mattress is definitely worth it.

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Home

Label Education: Mattresses

Decoding what all those certifications mean

Choosing the right mattress is so important for sound sleep and health, yet with so many options the shopping can be confusing and stressful! Obviously you want to take comfort and pricing into consideration, but there are some chemical ingredients you might want to consider too. Standard foam mattresses can contain various harmful chemicals we don't want to be sleeping on. And these chemicals can evaporate into the air, or collect in house dust, which is yucky and no good for your family's health.

The great news is that there are a bunch of healthier alternatives, and these labels below can help you find them. We also have an article on finding a healthy mattress, which is great background and has some quick tips on the types of mattresses to look for.

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Big Decisions

Bringing Home Puppy or Kitty

Non-toxic tips for bringing your pet home and making them feel welcome

Bringing home a new pet is a very exciting! You better be ready for a few rounds of play time and some great cuddles. While you figure out their favorite toy and what that weird noise means, we collected some tips for keeping your new best friend happy and healthy.

Just like you make healthy choices about what you bring into your home so you aren't coming into contact with toxic chemicals when you don't have to, these decisions matter just as much for your pet. A few might even matter for them a bit more.

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Science

What Are Flame Retardants?

They sound awesome, but trust us, they aren't

What are they?

Flame retardants are a group of chemicals that are added to a variety of different products to help them meet flammability standards. These standards were set back in the 70s, and we have learned a lot since then about flammability, chemicals, and even the health hazards of cigarette smoking (which used to be a large cause of indoor fires).

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