Before my daughter was born, one of my top priorities was finding a safe, non-toxic baby mattress for her to sleep on. (Little did I know that the little stinker would rarely sleep in her own bed!) But when she did I could sleep soundly knowing she was in a safe, non-toxic environment.
The biggest “aha moment” for me was a study I read a few years before my daughter was born. This study of 10 newborn babies in the US found an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in the cord blood of these precious babies.
This study represents the first reported cord blood tests for 261 of the targeted chemicals and the first reported detections in cord blood for 209 compounds. Among them are eight perfluorochemicals used as stain and oil repellants in fast food packaging, clothes and textiles — including the Teflon chemical PFOA, recently characterized as a likely human carcinogen by the EPA's Science Advisory Board — dozens of widely used brominated flame retardants and their toxic by-products; and numerous pesticides.
Of the 287 chemicals we detected in umbilical cord blood, we know that 180 cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. The dangers of pre- or post-natal exposure to this complex mixture of carcinogens, developmental toxins and neurotoxins have never been studied.
This is a staggering statistic, which literally scared the crap out of me.
I knew we wanted another baby, but how were we going to protect this child from this toxic world that we live in?
It was a bitter pill to swallow and was really the beginning of our journey to rid our lives of as many toxins as possible & create the safest environment we could for our family.
Why Choose A Natural Baby Mattress?
Conventional baby mattresses contain a wide array of chemicals. From toxic flame retardants to other cancer-causing chemicals that are released by “Off Gassing”.
For most babies who sleep up to 18 hours a day, this can create a pretty toxic burden on their little bodies. These chemicals in these conventional mattresses can cause respiratory problems, allergies and even cancer.
How to Create A Safe Sleep Environment for Your Baby:
Thankfully there are safe baby mattresses available. One of which is the “intelliBED“. (They are generously sponsoring this awesome giveaway!)
EACH intelliBED-Mini™ MATTRESS sleep system comes with:
• a layer of hospital-tested, safe, pressure-relieving Intelli-GEL® whose main ingredient is so safe it’s actually approved for use as a baby bottle nipple:
- 100% non toxic
- anti microbial
• an organic cotton, zippered cover (can be dry cleaned)
• inherently natural silica fire blocker
• an advanced-wicking washable cover to protect mattress from moisture, bed bugs and dust mites
IntelliBED has managed to create a completely safe crib mattress with no foam and no off-gassing. The IntelliGEL creates a pressure-relieving surface to protect your baby from plagiocephaly (flattening of the head).
With exposure to hundreds of toxins before birth, it is imperative to create a safe, non-toxic environment for your baby after they enter the world! IntelliBED goes above and beyond to ensure safe sleep for your bundle of joy.
And you have a chance to win one for your family!
Enter to Win the intelliBED-Mini™ MATTRESS
intelliBED Isn't Just For Babies
Toxic mattresses don't just affect babies, but older children and adults are all at risk for related health problems like allergies, asthma and even cancer. Luckily IntelliBED also carries a awesome line of kid and adult size beds.
Getting a good nights sleep is so important for your health.
How does intelliBED Provide Healthy Sleep?
•intelliBED Prevents Back Pain. Most mattresses are made primarily with foam, which will sag up to 25% after two years, offering poor alignment support and sleeping posture. intelliBED’s Intel-Gel column buckling technology has ZERO sag, maintaining optimal alignment and spine support while you’re sleeping.
•intelliBED Eliminates Tossing and Turning by reducing pressure points up to 80% compared with typical foam mattresses which can contour to your body but once compressed create painful pressure points during sleep.
•intelliBED Provides Toxin Free Sleep. We use only materials that won’t off-gas, a toxic process where chemicals inside and outside the mattress emit fumes that you breathe in and absorb through your skin, which is a widespread problem because most foam mattresses contain toxic chemicals from foam fillers, adhesives, flame retardants and waterproofing. intelliBED’s Intel-Gel is made with food-grade mineral oil and no toxic compounds.
Save 10% off of your intelliBED with Coupon Code: SimplePure10
Not only is intelliBED providing the crib mattress for this awesome giveaway, but they are also giving you 10% off any mattress purchase with the Coupon Code: SimplePure10.
Disclosure: This contest will run from August 1 through August 15, at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen the following day and announced on Simple Pure Beauty. No purchase necessary. US entries only. Must be 18 years or older to win. IntelliBED will be supplying the winner with one intelliBED-Mini™ MATTRESS. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to this blog and not to Facebook. Please note that Simple Pure Beauty is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please contact us within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.