Find affordable, safe Baby bedding on a budget
January 16, 2013
Since you spend one-third of your life sleeping, it’s important to have a healthy bed. Still, creating the healthiest nest on a budget can be challenging. Here are some things to consider in your search:
- Organic fibers are safest followed by Oeko-Tex certified textiles and then those produced according to the Global Organic Textiles Standards.
- Conventional cotton batting has pesticide residues, but conventional cotton fabric does not.
- Avoid textiles labelled “permanent press,” “stain resistant,” “antibacterial,” or any other type of signal word that implies the bedding has been treated.
- If you buy a new conventionally grown cotton duvet cover (without the aforementioned treatments), simply wash it a few times to get rid of any temporary sizing that has been applied to the fabric.
Perhaps the best choice? Gently used bedding made of natural textiles and fillers. It’s both affordable and safe, as it’s likely been washed enough times to significantly reduce or eliminate any chemical treatments. And, it’s more environmentally-friendly. You can find beautiful (and even organic) bedding options quite frequently on eBay.