Preparing a nursery for the new baby? Now is the time to consider the benefits of eco-friendly baby bedding for your baby.
Your new bundle of joy deserves the very best! By using eco-friendly baby bedding, you will be promoting the health and happiness of your baby, and at the same time you will also be doing your part in improving the global environment.
What is eco-friendly baby bedding? Eco-friendly baby bedding is bedding that has been manufactured using natural methods that are not damaging to the environment and to your baby.
You may be thinking “What is so damaging about baby bedding that is not eco-friendly?” Non eco-friendly baby bedding is made from cotton which has been grown using pesticides and insecticides including aldicarb, phorate, methamidophos, endosulfan, pyrethroids, carbamates, acephate, dichloropropene, diuron, fluometuron, pendimethalin, tribufos, trifluralin and methyl parathion. The non eco-friendly wool industry uses pesticides such as fenvalerate, malathion and permethrin on sheep used in the in the creation of wool. In addition, petroleum based dyes, fire retardants and other harmful chemicals are added in the manufacturing process of cotton and wool and are also used in the production of synthetic materials. All of these substances are harmful to humans, animals and the environment. A baby who sleeps in a nursery with non eco-friendly baby bedding will be exposed to these toxic materials and may develop respiratory trouble, skin inflammation, allergies and many other health problems.
In contrast, eco-friendly baby bedding is produced from organically grown cotton without pesticides, insecticides or other chemicals. Eco-friendly baby bedding also uses wool that is produced from manually sheared sheep that have not been given pesticides or synthetic hormones. Natural plant-based dyes are used. Fire retardants and other chemicals are not added to eco-friendly baby bedding. Mattresses may also contain natural latex foam, which is produced using eco-friendly methods from the milk of rubber trees.
The benefits of using eco-friendly baby bedding in your baby’s nursery are many. Your baby’s developing respiratory system will be breathing toxic free air. The delicate skin of your baby will only come in contact with materials that are natural, non-irritating, hypoallergenic and safe. With a strengthened immune system, your baby’s probability of illness and disease will be significantly reduced. In general, with eco-friendly baby bedding in the nursery, the health of your baby will be greatly enhanced.
Another benefit of eco-friendly baby bedding is that eco-friendly natural materials, particularly wool, will absorb moisture. Wool naturally contains lanolin, a waterproof substance, which will help your baby remain drier with less chance of diaper rash and other skin ailments.
Additionally, eco-friendly cotton, wool and latex foam are all natural fire retardants. Complying with present fire codes, eco-friendly baby bedding is as safe as conventional non eco-friendly bedding, if not safer.
In conclusion, the use of eco-friendly baby bedding as opposed to conventional bedding will greatly improve your baby’s health and well being. It will also help to promote organic farming and eco-friendly industries that do not harm the environment, and oppose the use of pesticides, insecticides and chemicals in general.