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Award-winning author, researcher, & Green Mama uses her expertise to answer YOUR questions.


Last Week's Question:

I’ve gotta get my son a new bed and mattress. Last time I spent a fortune on the mattress (as I didn’t want his face pressed up against poison and retardants, etc). Gonna have to get him a single now – what brands do you suggest? What should I look for? The store I’ve looked into sells primarily futons and they suggest a cotton and foam futon. What do you think?

Last Week's Answer:

Thank you Chris for being such a thoughtful green papa. I can relate to the difficult leap from going from a crib (or co-sleeper) sized mattress to a child (i.e. adult) size one and the corresponding price jump. In my experience, it is possible to find a truly natural (READ: nontoxic) crib mattress for around…
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