Have you ever looked around your baby’s nursery and wondered what materials might be in the products – and more importantly what unwelcome chemicals might be lingering in the environment as a result? We’ve got the lowdown on how to set up a natural nursery, free from any nasties.
‘Synthetic’ and ‘nasties’ are certainly not words you would ever want to associate with your baby’s nursery setting, but with fire-retardant chemical sprays commonly used on cot and cot bed mattresses, and artificial foam often a core ingredient, these words are worryingly relevant when it comes to many family homes.
The Little Green Sheep is one brand passionate about helping parents bring up their little ones naturally. Their team of experts lovingly craft products using materials provided by mother nature. They use absolutely no harmful chemicals, helping you create the purest environment possible. In fact, they have become the leaders in natural mattresses since they launched the first ever certified organic baby mattress 15 years ago.
This September the brand is hosting Natural Sleep Month, a campaign to guide parents on how to create a natural environment for their children from day one. Sleep is one of the hottest topics for new parents, and whether your little one is a good sleeper (we wish!) or keeping you up all night, what they are lying on and the environment they are sleeping in should be a top priority.
Have you ever wondered what is inside your little one’s mattress (or yours for that matter)? It’s where they spend up to 14 hours a day, so we think you’ll agree it’s not a bad idea to start. Safety is paramount, but did you know there is a natural fire retardant that can replace chemical sprays? There is also a natural alternative to using synthetic foam.
Unlike most mattresses on the market, The Little Green Sheep’s mattresses are naturally fireproof, insulating, breathable and hypo-allergenic. Just four naturally derived ingredients make up a Little Green Sheep mattress – and absolutely no nasties.
What’s inside The Little Green Sheep Mattress
🥥 8 coconuts
🐑 1.9KG of wool.
🌳 2.6 litres of sap from the Hevea tree (as the natural latex)
☁️ 1,080 metres of natural cotton yarn
Your little one’s mattress is a great place to start – but it’s also worth considering organic sleeping bags and sheets, not only are they super soft and kind on babies’ delicate skin, they will keep the sleepy setting as natural as possible.
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Compared to most sheepskin pram liners and rugs that often have the presence of chromium from the tanning process, a Little Green Sheep sheepskin is produced through a natural vegetable tanning process that’s chromium-free, whilst being kinder to both your baby’s skin, and the environment. And, when it comes to play time, the Little Green sheep play gyms are made using sustainably-sourced Beech wood rather than MDF for long-lasting quality, and are treated using only natural oils and waxes.
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