We all know that #naturalmatters right? There is enough research these days to know it is best for you, your family, and the planet.
Whether you have always ensured you lived naturally, or have started to take it more seriously since bringing a baby into the world – a natural environment, especially for the nursery, is so very important. Starting with your little one’s mattress, given they can sleep up to 14 hours a day, is a great idea!
It is fair to say when you hear the words synthetic or nasties you don’t necessarily think of a nursery setting, do you? But, with fire-retardant chemical sprays commonly used on cot and cot bed mattresses, and synthetic foam often a core ingredient, these words are worryingly relevant when it comes to many family homes – and you may not even realise.
Have you ever wondered what is inside your little one’s mattress (or yours for that matter)? Safety is paramount, but did you know there is a natural fire retardant that can replace the use of commonly used chemical sprays? There is also a natural alternative to using synthetic foam.
One brand determined to help parents bring up their little ones naturally is The Little Green Sheep, where a team of experts lovingly craft products from what mother nature provides. They use zero harmful chemicals and no questionable materials, to help create the purest environment possible. In fact, they were the brains behind the UK’s very first certified organic baby mattress, which they unveiled nearly 15 years ago. Since then, the brand has become the authority in natural mattresses and more.
This September, The Little Green Sheep is hosting Natural Sleep Month, a campaign to help guide parents on how to create a natural environment for their children from day one. Sleep is one of the hottest topics for any new parent, and whether your little one is a good sleeper (we wish!) or keeping you up all night, their sleepy environment should be a top priority.
Unlike most mattresses on the market, The Little Green Sheep 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 Cot Bed Mattress
1.9 Kg 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.