Your baby spends about 15 to 18 hours a day sleeping. Much of this sleep may occur in her crib, placing this piece of furniture at the top of the list of things to make as safe as possible. In a previous blog post we talked about the harmful materials that can be present in conventional nursery furniture, so let’s not forget about the importance of using organic sheets too. Just like organic food, the fibers that comprise organic sheets are grown without harmful chemicals. Using organic crib sheets reduces the concern that chemicals are reaching your baby’s skin while she sleeps.
Her skin is far more sensitive than most grownups and chemicals are easily absorbed through the skin and even into her organ tissues. Any toxins in the air are breathed in, circulated through the blood and absorbed at a higher rate, as babies have a faster heart rate than adults. With the addition of organic sheets to your baby’s hardwood crib and organic mattress, her sensitive skin will be protected while she snoozes peacefully in an environment free of toxins.
Top 5 Organic Crib Sheets
- Magnolia Organics
Magnolia Organics makes 100% organic cotton sheets that come in a variety of bright colors sure to match your nursery. With the option to get fitted fleece sheets, you can find sheets for winter or summer to keep your baby cozy. Dyed with eco-friendly dyes and certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, these crib sheets look great and are better for your baby than conventional sheets.
- TL Care Organic
Made with 100% organic cotton interlock fabric, TL Care Organic provides sheets that will keep your baby comfortable through the night. With 9” deep pockets, these chemical free sheets are designed to fit snugly on your baby’s crib mattress.
- Aden & Anais Organic Muslin
Aden & Anais organic muslin crib sheets will make your baby’s crib comfortable in the winter and in the summer. The breathable open weave fabric allows for airflow and the tailored fit of the sheets makes these sheets perfect for your baby’s standard crib mattress.
- Tadpoles Organic
Tadpoles Organic makes their fitted flannel crib sheets with 100% certified organic cotton. Sold in two packs with a color of your choice and a neutral color, you are likely to find a set that matches the color palette of your nursery.
- Burt’s Bees Organic
With Burt’s Bees 100% organic cotton crib sheets your baby will sleep soundly. These sheets fit a standard size crib mattress and come in pattern and solid colors, bound to complete any crib set.
- Naturepedic Organic
These 100% organic cotton sateen sheets provide a secure fit to your baby’s mattress with their elastic perimeter. With a 300-thread count, these soft sheets will keep your newborn comfortable and free of chemicals that can cause itchiness and rashes in some babies.