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Natural foods store chain Whole Foods publicly published a list of Unacceptable Ingredients for Food. This list alphabetically spells out mattress chemicals like disodium dihydrogen EDTA the retailer finds inappropriate for food or packaging, ingredients not in line with healthy living.

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Panera Bread did something similar, publishing a No No list of ingredients the restaurant/bakery chain has committed to removing from its offerings by the end of 2016 to make its food even healthier for consumers.

Panera, in fact, was one of the first to move toward transparencylinen sheets, becoming the first national restaurant chain to disclose caloric content on its menu. When you think about it, while you can read a food label on a can of soup in a store and get the ingredients and information on calories, fat, sodium, and more, that level of transparency has largely been missing from restaurants. And consumer products.

As you read this, you’re probably looking at some form of screen —; on a phone, computer, tablet or other device. Do you know what materials are in the product? Were chemical flame retardants used? (Answer: yes). How many of the chemicals used are considered endocrine disruptors? How many are suspected carcinogens?

Manufacturers are not required to list the “ingredients” in their products, and there are very, very few legal limitations regarding what chemicals can be used. With that in mind, we’ve decided to produce our own list of ingredients we believe are simply not supportive of good health and sleep.

We believe that the following list of suspected carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, and ingredients are not aligned with safe, healthy sleep and shouldn’t be in your mattress. If you’re looking for mattresses without these chemicals, look no further. Our certified organic mattresses provide you with the comfort without chemicals you need to achieve restorative sleep.

32 Mattress Chemicals to Lookout For:

We do not use:Antibacterial TreatmentsAntimonyAzo DyesBiobased Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)BiocidesBoric AcidChemical Flame RetardantsChemical Flame Retardant BarriersChlorinated TrisEco Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)Fluoropolymers (used to repel water)FormaldehydeGlues or AdhesivesGMO cotton or other GMO fibersMelamine ResinMemory Foam or Other Forms of Polyurethane FoamNanoparticlesPentaBDEPerfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs)PesticidesPhthalatesPlant Based Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)Plant Derived Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)Polyurethane FoamSoyfoam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)Soybean Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)Synthetic Latex (Styrene Butadiene Latex)Synthetic/Natural Latex BlendsToxic DyesTriclosanStyreneVinyl

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So, lots of readers tell us they have a sewing machine and want to start using it. Some of you have an older hand-me-down that is collecting dust, while some of you are sporting fancy new machines post-holiday. Many of you want to learn how to sew but find the machine a little intimidating. That’s understandable, I had the same issue for years. The first step is learning how to thread your machine. Once you have threading down, you can just start playing with it and you’ll be a sewing master in no time. Seriously! Sewing is one area where practice really does make perfect. Well, closer to perfect.

Routines. The word makes some people cringe and some people breathe a sigh of relief. Routine can be an excellent way to establish rules, make sure your littles are eating and sleeping enough, or that they don't have a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store when you have a cart full of groceries while an impossibly long line builds behind you.

It’s almost pool time (or beach time if you’re lucky)! Time for a cute cover-up for baby. This is made from a towel, 1/2 yard of cute cotton, some double-fold bias tape and a few snaps. It’s all cozy on the inside and cutesy on the outside. I totally dig it and want a giant one to wear around the house all day while I write, ha, can you imagine?I am so beyond in love with Alexander Henry Bird Seed Fabric (also made the DIY Changing Pad Cover out of it) which is sold out pretty much everywhere but you can find some in aqua and yellow at Fabricworm! Get the full Terry Toddler Cover Up Pattern after the jump…Terry Toddler Cover Up