by Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman
When people purchase a crib bedding for their newborn they usually spend a great deal of time picking specific colors, patterns and themes to match the nursery. What they often neglect to think about is the type of fabric their baby will sleep on. It’s a little ironic because babies don’t care about the colors and patterns of their bedding, but it matters what type of fabric they’re sleeping on (whether it’s organic or not). (Read more after the jump)
Cotton, it turns out, is farmed while using pesticides and insecticides. Those toxins are more abrasive on the skin and may contribute to a rise in allergies. Babies’ skin is more delicate than adults’ and is therefore less resistant to bacteria and toxins. Novela is a company which strongly believes in manufacturing bedding for infants made only from organic cotton. Their products are 100% certified organic pure cotton. All of their items are non-allergenic, non-toxic and non-irritating.
I recently received a comforter from the Ela bedding collection from Novela. This collection is suited for a girl, with pink flower design and green polka dots. The collection features a bedding set (which includes a fitted crib sheet, a crib skirt and a bumper), a sleep sack and a comforter. The comforter is extremely soft (204 thread count) and elegant. The wow factor is that it’s two-sided: pink flowers on one side, green polka dots on the other, so it can be used for either a girl or a boy. The comforter has a polyester filling but is pretty thick and fees like a down filling. It’s fairly large in size (42’ x 33’) so your child can use it during toddler hood as well. It comes in a case which makes it convenient for storage and is also great for storing other items.
Editor’s Note: We do not recommend you use the crib bumper for babies.
You can buy the comforter here for $120.
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I was not paid for this post. I did receive a comforter for review purposes.
Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and also writes for Savvy Sassy Moms. She has been living in New York City for eleven years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but writing about nutrition and helping families eat better is her true passion. She grew up in both California and Israel, which explains her love for California cuisine (fresh, local ingredients), as well as Mediterranean food (flavorful, heart-healthy ingredients). Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to two kids (ages 5 & 3) and works hard to ensure they eat healthy, unprocessed food, while trying to make it as delicious as possible. Married to a vegetarian and being a pescetarian herself, this can be quite a challenge. On an ordinary night at her dinner table, you can hear things like “More cauliflower, please!”, “How come I didn’t get a lot of tomato?” and “Fish oil! Yaaaay!”