With the new Royal baby in the headlines, I thought I’d bring you my top selection of beautiful ethical sustainable baby bedding, that is kind to baby and the environment. Babies skin is far more sensitive than adults and being much thinner, it is lightly to absorb toxic chemicals far more easily. Therefore the importance of natural chemical free bedding is recommended. Thankfully there are some great choices on the market now to choose from, since the days of polyester and terry towelling. Here is a roundup of my favourites.
Bubbaboo uses sustainable bamboo for its fun swaddling blankets that are silky soft and breathable. In a range of playful designs to choose from.The perfect fabric for safely swaddling a baby to sleep. The bamboo swaddling blankets also hold anti-bacterial and thermo-regulating properties, preventing overheating and discomfort whilst also helping to draw moisture away from the body. Bamboo is an all-natural material that contains naturally occurring antimicrobial properties making it healthy for us and non-toxic for the planet. As all new mums will testify having a multi-use cover on hand that is easy to clean is a must have, Bubbaboo’s bamboo swaddle blankets make the perfect cover for nursing mums, as a burp cloth and stroller sun cover blanket.
The Bamboo Baby Company
The Bamboo Baby Company supply sustainable baby bedding and linens made from 100 % organic bamboo viscose, softer than cotton and naturally breathable to regulate baby’s temperature. Bamboo also has natural antibacterial properties and being good for the environment in its growing process. I love the colour combinations in baby pink and blue. They are presented in a Fairtrade drawstring bag, a nice touch if you are giving one as a gift. They also manufacture a cot bed made from chemical-free sustainable bamboo wood.
Little Green Sheep
Love the simple no thrills ethos of Little Green Sheep who create beautiful natural nursery products for little people, that are free from chemicals. They are the creators of the first Award Winning organic baby cot mattress and also have some great bedding. Little Green Sheep’s natural organic mattress offers support, with a springy coconut coir and super soft cotton, and Wool. Breathable and anti-allergenic, wool is the perfect ingredient for cot mattresses. It’s also a little known fact that Wool is naturally fireproof, meaning every Little Green Sheep mattress passes UK and European fire regulations without the use of any chemicals. With the risks to health from fire retardants to furnishings added to many products unlabelled, Little Green Sheep have done their research to bring a cot mattress that is free from any nasties for a healthy growing baby. Naturally Hypoallergenic, their Wool mattresses also absorb and disperse moisture away, creating a clean, dry environment that’s resistant to dust mites & bacteria growth. Also naturally breathable and a natural insulator, wool helps baby stay cool in the summer & warm in the winter; important as babies can’t regulate their own body temperature until 2-3 months old. Little Green Sheep also do a selection of organic natural bedding and mattresses protectors that are really are worth checking out as a new mum.
These cute jersey cotton coot sheets sets by Piccalilly also come in a handy drawstring bag and make great new baby gifts. In a selection of colourful print designs from ladybirds, steams trains to elephants and rainbows, they are sure to delight. They have won a Junior Magazine award. 100 % Certified Soil Association Cotton and GOTS Certified and manufactured in the UK.