When I started on my nontoxic journey, bedding and mattresses honestly never even crossed my mind. It wasn’t until I was pregnant that it occurred to me: we sleep with these things EVERY NIGHT…. why wouldn’t they affect our health?
Most of us obviously don’t immediately think of our beds when we think of toxic materials, but once I did a little research, I was shocked at what I found. Mattresses often contain chemical flame retardants linked to cancer, obesity, infertility and more.
When it was time to shop for Temple’s crib mattress, I knew I had to make a change. Children are the most vulnerable to these chemicals, so there was no way I could have my baby breathing them in day & night. As I began my search, I stumbled upon Savvy Rest at a local natural mattress store in Dallas (Dallas Natural Mattress). A friend confirmed how great their products were, so I was sold.
Then… LIGHT BULB!
If we don’t want Temple in bed with a bunch of chemicals, why the heck are Caleb and I still sleeping on them?! I feel like most mamas are super cautious when it comes to what we put in & on our children’s bodies. But, shouldn’t we care just as much about our bodies and the toxins we expose them to?!
“Most mattress stores are full of chemically-treated fabrics covering cheap padding or toxious chemical foams, atop flimsy foundations. Stories of rip-offs, shoddy quality, and deceptive product descriptions abounded.” — Savvy Rest
When I started my blog, I knew Savvy Rest was a company I’d love to work with, so I reached out! We love Temple’s organic mattress and their company’s mission. They were so kind and sent me the Organic Kapok Pillow to try out, and to no surprise, I love it! My favorite part, other than the fact that it’s organic and I can trust all the ingredients, is that you can customize the fill. So if you like a soft pillow, you can take out some of the filling. If you like it firm, leave it fully stuffed. Basically, you can pick your “fluffability.” This is considered their most popular pillow and I can totally see why. It’s vegan, plant-based and most importantly, super comfortable!
“For the core of the Savvy Rest organic mattress, we chose natural latex for its wonderful feel and longevity. We wanted customizable layers that would make the mattress adaptable for every individual. We chose certified organic wool batting and certified organic cotton fabric for a soft yet sturdy casing. And to ensure quality, we required materials certifications from all our suppliers.
We want customers to feel safe with our product and confident in our company. So we also decided to allow customers to exchange layers of latex to adjust the firmness even after purchase. Our products and our practices—integrity and service—have led to our growing reputation as America’s leading natural mattress manufacturer.” — Savvy Rest
Like most new mamas, I pretty much fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. I’m so happy that I don’t have to sacrifice comfort for nontoxic ingredients! Their pillows come intentionally overstuffed so that you can adjust the overall feel. I would recommend Savvy Rest to anyone trying to make that switch to a more nontoxic lifestyle. I sleep soundly knowing that our baby is snoozing on a chemical-free, organic mattress — now I just need to talk my husband into getting us one, too!
(Hey Caleb, I have my eye on the Serenity *wink wink*)
Savvy Rest is so good to their fans that they are offering a 25% discount for one week on ALL their head pillows (excluding body pillows.) Just use the code MADALEIGH at checkout! Sleep tight!