As much as we love colors and textures, when it comes to nursery and kids products, we want to make sure that all the materials we use to create them are pure, natural, and toxic-free so that they help your kids flourish through healthy sleep and clean environment. That is why we’ve collected only the purest GOTS and Oeko-Tex certified cotton filling and cotton fabrics for our Cottoned Kids collection of crib mattresses, nursing pillows, and co-sleeping cushions.
There are 3 main benefits of all-natural nursery and kids bedding. It’s toxic-free, breathable, and Earth-friendly.
All-natural cotton-filled bedding is toxic-free
It’s the cotton filling that makes our Cottoned pieces so special. In a world full of plastic, synthetics, memory foam, and polyurethane, it’s really hard to find a natural solution for your home and for your children.
What’s wrong with synthetics and polyurethane you might ask. Most man-made synthetic materials emit more or less volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Most VOCs are not severely toxic but do affect our health in a negative way in the long term.
VOCs are gases that slowly and over the years emit into the air from products or processes. That usually happens at room temperature. When trapped indoors they could really harm our health. Unfortunately, pretty much any modern product off-gases VOCs. Foam, synthetic bedding, and textiles included. The only way to neutralize that is basically switching to all-natural fabrics and fillings. The cotton plant covers it all perfectly! The pure cotton filling is the perfect non-toxic alternative to foam. Cotton is perfect for baby and kids’ mattresses, nursing pillows, co-sleeping cushions, sleeping pillows, and pretty much any other baby product you might need for your kids.
Babies and little children spend most of their time sleeping and that is why we have to be extremely careful about what we put in their bed. The best advice would be to always make sure that any bedding is all-natural, free of synthetics, dyes, and finishes. And by all, we mean crib mattresses, pillows, kids duvets, sheets, mattress protectors, bumpers, and sleeping bags.
All-natural bedding provides unparalleled breathability
If you’ve experience hot night sweats, you know what we’re talking about. Synthetics and foam are anything but breathable materials. Babies and kids also might suffer night sweats and thus get poor sleep.
As babies’ skin is extremely sensitive sweating during sleep and as a whole might even cause mild to severe rashes. That is why it is extremely important for your kids’ better health and healthier sleep to surround them with highly breathable materials. So choose carefully when you shop for baby bedding. There are great alternatives to pretty much any synthetic option. Did you know that you can even get an all-natural puddle pad and forget all about the standard plastic ones? That’s right! Wool puddle pads are a great alternative. You just need to lanolize them so that they can improve their waterproof qualities.
All-natural bedding is biodegradable
One of the greatest benefits of all-natural bedding is that the materials it’s made of are not only kinder to our health, but kinder to the Earth as well. Pure and chemical-free, our cotton filling and cotton fabrics are completely biodegradable. By choosing all-natural materials like cotton, linen, and wool for your kids’ bedding, you are prioritizing not only their health and sleep but their future on the planet as well.
Synthetic bedding, on the other hand, is just plastic in a different shape and at the end of its lifecycle, it will end up in the landfill and in the oceans and stay there forever, slowly intoxicating the ecosystem.
With the amazing benefits of our natural nursery and kids bedding options, no wonder that it’s highly appreciated by parents dreaming of raising healthy children and leaving them a healthier planet.