Why Your Crib Mattress is an Important Decision – Podcast Ep 42
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Why Your Crib Mattress is an Important Decision – Podcast Ep 42

It may not seem like that big of a deal, but choosing a good crib mattress is an important decision. We're explaining why!

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Published September 29, 2020

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick®: Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Expert
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Choosing a crib mattress may not sound like a big deal, but it’s more important than parents think. Today, I enjoyed chatting with Barry Cik, the Founder and Technical Director of Naturepedic, a manufacturer of award-winning certified organic mattresses. Barry knows all too well the important decision of choosing the right crib mattress for your baby. Years ago, when Barry was shopping for his first grandchild’s crib mattress, he was troubled to discover the state of the baby mattress industry. From that moment, Barry was inspired and determined to create mattress products that are safer and healthier for every child. And he was the perfect person to do so.

Barry has had a lifelong interest in preserving the environment for us and all future generations. As a board-certified environmental engineer, Barry advocates for legislative reform and has four decades of experience investigating and assessing hazardous materials/contamination, resolving environmental problems, and protecting human health, safety, and the environment. He knew he could do better when he discovered the alarming materials used in most crib mattresses. And that’s why Naturepedic was born in 2003.

Today’s episode is about the important decision of choosing your child’s crib mattress. Barry is sharing with us how and why crib mattresses play a part in safe sleep, the history of safe sleep, what parents should look for when choosing a crib mattress, and what he wants all parents to know. He has a wealth of knowledge and we are honored to have him on our show.

This episode is brought to you by our friends at Naturepedic. They are offering all of our listeners a discount!

15% off on their website, www.naturepedic.com, with discount code: BabyChick15

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