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Organic Crib Bedding

The love of organic products has sparked a revolution in the baby product industry. Many parents are now looking for organic baby products, believing them to be better for their children. If you’re one of these parents, you already know that finding truly organic baby products can sometimes be a challenge. Having trouble? We’re here to help! Here’s a quick overview that will help familiarize you with organic baby crib bedding.

What’s Organic Crib Bedding?

There are a few different terms that may define crib bedding as “organic”. Some organic crib bedding might use only organic fibers, which have been grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Other types of organic crib bedding may be free of chemical dyes, which some parents believe to be toxic to young babies. In general, the best type of organic crib bedding should be made of natural, organic fibers without any chemical washes, dyes or sealants that have been applied to the fabric.

Finding Organic Crib Bedding

It can be a bit difficult to find good quality organic crib bedding for your baby. Some products may be marketed as “natural” or as having “natural fibers”, but aren’t necessarily organic. Beware of marketing scams! Cotton is a “natural fiber”, though it may have been treated with chemicals in order to be used in baby crib bedding. Always stick to true “organic” baby crib bedding products, if that’s what you’re looking for. Truly organic baby crib bedding should have a “certified organic” label on it, which is clearly visible on the bedding’s packaging.

Safety Cautions

Like with any type of baby crib bedding, it’s important to remember your baby’s safety first. Organic crib bedding should only be purchased if it’s an exact fit with your existing baby crib mattress. If you don’t have a mattress for your crib yet, you can measure your crib, and estimate what size mattress that you’ll be using. Then, when you purchase your organic crib bedding, be sure that it fits these measurements. The best thing to do is to only buy crib bedding that will fit tight around the mattress, and especially snug around the corners of the mattress. Any potentially loose fabric or material could cause your baby to be at risk for breathing problems, since this can restrict airflow to your baby. The sheet for your baby’s crib (along with the blanket) should only be able to be pulled up to your baby’s armpits. If the sheet is pulled up higher, it could cause your baby to suffocate.

Advantages of Organic Crib Bedding

The advantages of organic crib bedding mostly lie in “peace of mind”. There are many health conditions that may affect babies, many of which don’t have an identified cause. Some baby experts think that at least some of these health conditions can be prevented by sticking to organic and all-natural baby products. Baby crib bedding is often free of dangerous toxins, which could potentially cause health problems in some babies.

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