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I'm Hannah: mother, wife, photographer, writer, artist, wellness enthusiast and lover of the simple and beautiful. I live in South Florida with my husband Manny, our three children (Seth, Isaac, and Eaden), and our golden doodle Lily.
This is my journal of motherhood, homeschooling, health, and living with grace & intention

When bed bugs and nightmares aren't the biggest concerns

Reading this book recently, I was kind of surprised to find information about dangerous chemicals being used in mattresses- including crib mattresses. Some of these include polyvinyl chloride, phthalates, and chemical flame retardants. It is even suspected there is a link between these poisonous substances and SIDS. Considering how much time a baby is likely to spend in his or her crib, and how much more susceptible their tiny bodies are to toxins, I find myself once again really upset by the lack of regulation of dangerous chemicals in consumer products in the U.S.- especially those marketed for babies and children.
Thankfully, a few companies are offering organic mattresses- my favorite so far is Naturepedic. We're planning to buy one for our little guy's crib.
Here are a few articles about the dangers of chemicals in crib mattresses:

http://www.healthychild.com/toxic-chemicals-baby-mattress.htm

http://www.articlesbase.com/home-improvement-articles/an-organic-crib-mattress-a-key-part-of-a-healthy-nursery-environment-648212.html

https://www.amazines.com/article_detail.cfm?articleid=711682

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