Non-toxic play mats: What to look for and what to avoid

Lots of people have been asking us what it means to have a truly non-toxic play mat. Below is a summary of our two years of research on the subject, and why it’s so important.

THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING A NON-TOXIC PLAY MAT

Indoor air quality is up to six times more polluted than outside our homes, even in congested cities! The main contributors to poor air quality inside are soft furnishings, floorings, MDF wood, carpets and curtains, so the choices we make when buying these can have a significant effect on the air that we breath.

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Emma Bianco
Bedding: It’s all about what’s inside

When choosing sleeping bags, blankets and duvets for your little ones, the outer fabric is very important, but it’s mainly about what’s inside, and here’s why.

As the filling makes up the majority of the fabric, it’s really important that it’s a high quality, natural fibre which is going to help regulate your baby’s temperature. Synthetic fabrics such as polyester inside a duvet or sleeping bag are not breathable and can easily cause overheating and sweaty nights, while not keeping in the warmth on cooler evenings.

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Emma Bianco
Why fabric choice is so important for babies

Organic and natural fabrics are better for your baby and for the planet. Chemicals that come into contact with your baby’s skin take only 26 seconds to get inside their bodies via their blood. We only use organic fabrics and safe dyes in our products.

Little Earth Baby organic bamboo baby sleeping bags
Our pioneering bamboo wadding sleeping bags are made using 100% organic and natural fabrics.

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Emma Bianco
What's in your babies' products? And why might it matter?

It's a large and potentially daunting topic, but there's mounting evidence about the dangers of certain chemicals and toxins in our every day lives. We strongly believe that keeping babies away from environmental toxins and surrounded by natural products will give them the healthiest possible start in life, so we want to share some of the key points with you.

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