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I recently talked about the toxins in conventional mattresses. But did you know toxins lurk in your bedding and furniture too? It’s really alarming the chemicals that we unknowingly welcome into our homes.
Low quality furniture made from pressed wood can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, xylene and methylene chloride.
Sheets, blankets, comforters and pillows can be made from synthetic materials. If they’re made with conventionally grown (non-organic) cotton, then you can be sure that they were heavily treated with pesticides and that you’re likely supporting the GMO industry since cotton is a big GMO crop. Some bedding is even treated with flame retardants!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my children sleeping on toxins while they breathe in even more toxins that are being emitted from their furniture! That’s why I was so happy to get to know the owner of Nest Bedding recently.
I was very excited, because the bed Nest Bedding sent us is made from sustainably harvested, solid Asian hardwood – no pressed wood! It also has a non-toxic white finish.
The package arrived in 4 boxes. After I got all of the boxes opened (it was very well packed), the bed was actually very easy to assemble. The directions were easy to follow, and it took me 2 hours to install on my own. I think screwing the slats down took me longer than anything else.
One of the things the girls love the most about the bed is the high profile. It’s designed that way to give you more storage space, but they love it because they can crawl under the bed and hide. I think they spent the first few weeks playing under the bed constantly – they even begged to sleep under there!
We also received a set of organic cotton flannel sheets from Nest Bedding. These sheets are incredibly soft and cozy! And one of the best things is that they’re made in the USA! My understanding is that their price on USA-made, organic sheets is the best deal online!
The girls were really excited when the sheets arrived because the sheets we had on their bed, while very good quality, felt cold when they first got into them at night. They much prefer the feel of the flannel during these cold winter nights!
Nest Bedding also has an awesome selection of other bedding I’d love to try! While we have the girls switched over to a safe mattress, bed and sheets, Brian and I still have conventional bedding and Zoë is the only one with a natural pillow. Their blankets and comforters also look very appealing!
If you’re looking for great prices on safe, natural bedding that’s Made in the USA, go check out Nest Bedding! I’d love to hear which of their products you’d like to have most.