Organic Crib Bedding Can be Very Important to a Baby’s Health:
New parents are some of the most discerning purchasers when it comes to buying items for their new baby. Every new parent is terrified of SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. They want to do everything in their power to keep their precious bundle safe and healthy. Often hunting for eco-friendly baby products. Since newborn babies under 6 months can sleep on average 16-20 hours a day, it is very important to review their crib situation. One of the first areas to protect them is using organic crib bedding, to reduce the chance of skin irritation and allergic reactions.
‘What’ is in the crib is your first line of defense. Many pediatricians and experts recommend simply a firm crib mattress, a fitted waterproof mattress cover, and a Fitted Crib Sheet. It sounds pretty plain, compared to how much fun it is to deck out a crib and make it either gorgeous or darling! But adhering to the safety guidelines can keep your baby safe, and that is what matters most. And you can look forward to doing it up in style when they’re ready for their toddler bed!
BedVoyage Organically Grown Bamboo, in Crib Bedding:
In the meantime, some of the most comfortable crib bedding on the planet is BedVoyage 100% rayon from Bamboo crib sheets and blankets. Comfortable crib sheets are important, as uncomfortable crib sheets can be the difference between your baby sleeping through the night, or waking up restless. And that means you too! Our bamboo crib sheets are hypo allergenic and amazingly soft against a baby’s skin, especially newborns. The fibers are incredibly smooth and round and when woven into a tight twill; they are a non-irritant to skin. This is especially helpful as baby’s newborn skin is very sensitive and can be prone to rashes from chemicals in fabrics.
BedVoyage has chosen not to coat the crib sheets with toxins such as formaldehyde and flame retardants. These have been proven to cause allergic reactions in people, and not good for babies. Bamboo is also grown without fertilizer and pesticides, as it grows up to 3 feet a day and is naturally pest repellent. Its often called out as one of the most renewable resources on the planet. Bamboo is currently one of the most popular alternate natural fibers used, since it is easily farmed from plantations with minimal impact on the environment.
What are Some of the Benefits to Organic Crib Bedding by BedVoyage?
Other wonderful attributes of bamboo crib bedding is that its naturally resistant to odors, bacteria, and mildew. And we’ve had great testimonials stating that stains wash out beautifully. You’re busy enough taking care of your baby, so if we can limit your time or worries about bacteria or stains, we are happy to help! The crib sheets are 28″ x 52″ x 6″ deep, and come in 6 colors: White, Ivory, Sage, Champagne, Sky and Butter.
Its recommended to wait until your baby is 12 months of age to sleep with a blanket. Find one that is thermal regulating and lightweight. This means that the fibers sense your baby’s needs and will either release the heat or keep their warmth in. Then your baby can stay comfortable and allow for better rest, which benefits the whole family. In the meantime, you can buy the blanket as the perfect stroller or car seat blanket. They’ll keep your baby warm, but not overheated.
When Can a Toddler Start Using a Bed Pillow?
Its recommended that you wait until your child is 1 ½ years old to start using a pillow, about the same time they graduate to a toddler bed. Smaller pillows are also great for naps, car rides or as an overnight pillow while traveling.
What is a Swaddle?
Swaddles are meant to wrap somewhat snuggly around newborns and infants. It helps them 1) feel secure, like being in the womb, and 2) to keep them from scratching themselves with their sharp fingernails. Swaddles come in a variety of fabrics and sizes, but the BedVoyage swaddle is 47×47 and is made from breathable muslin bamboo. It has enough of a stretch to help you comfortable snuggle your baby in, but allow a little movement. Babies usually outgrow the need for a swaddle by the time they are 3-4 months old. The swaddle can then become a Lovey or a tummy-time playmat. They are also great for nursing covers, stroller covers, and car-seat blankets.
Go GREEN in Your Crib!
Staying in the ‘eco-friendly zone’ is important when it comes to the crib. Its recommended to find a crib that it made without VOC or MDF. VOC stands for volatile organic compounds which can be found in the paint or finish on a crib. This can evaporate into the air and be breathed in by your sleeping baby. Look for water based paint instead. MDF stands for medium density fiberboard which means that glue is holding the wood fibers together, so buying a solid wood frame is preferable (and unfortunately more expensive!)
BedVoyage’s motto is ‘Comfort Your Family, Naturally’ so why not ‘Go Green in Your Crib’ too? visit our organic baby crib page to view our line of baby bamboo crib sheets, swaddles, hooded towels and washcloths!