Accept

We use cookies in order to save your preferences so we can provide a feature-rich, personalized website experience. We also use functionality from third-party vendors who may add additional cookies of their own (e.g. Analytics, Maps, Chat, etc). Read more about cookies in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. If you do not accept our use of Cookies, please do not use the website.

Ready For Her Own Big Girl Bed

February 12 2012
February 12 2012
By

European Sleep Design’s first blog. People like blogs on web sites, I think it keeps a site in real-time, plus it lets the people who view the site know that the creators of the site still look at their web site. Well at least that is my opinion, and since I’m the writer of this blog entry, my opinion is what you get.

So the whole “organic mattress” scene is a subject that provides me with a lot of laughs, internally of course, because I’m someone who generally tries & succeeds in being empathetic of others thought processes. That being said, I couldn’t hold back my dismay when I visited a dear friend recently. These friends of mine are a family of five, with their eldest child being 2 now and ready for her own “big girl bed”.

Hold on a minute…Let me give you a brief back story so you can picture this family. I’ve known the wife of this family for 14 years and then her husband for the five years they’ve been happily married. He entered our lives “all organic” preaching and critical of all the toxins I was eating and serving my family. Most people get turned on to this whole organic world with a friend like this… I don’t eat any of the foods I ate in my 20’s anymore and I certainly won’t let my precious little daughters even think of eating those foods. Can you picture this guy? Do you know someone like him? I mean, I couldn’t even talk on the phone to my friend, his wife, without him telling me -through the phone- something wrong I was doing. Well he worked his magic and the organic foods spread throughout my family. FYI it hasn’t tickled my husband’s fancy very much, but that’s another blog. Like most people, once you start on the organic food path, it truly is endless because it leads you to everything else… So, back to the original blog point.

Working here at European Sleep Design has me knowing more about the mattress world than all of my friends and family combined. So now I’m slyly that person who is preaching and judging what they are all sleeping on…lucky for all of them, huh? I actually don’t say too much unless they ask, because if they aren’t going to change the horror of what they are sleeping on, I don’t want to gross them out, when that is their only material option to relax and catch some ZZZZZZZ’s. But, my friend’s two-year-old’s sleeping arrangement was another story. My love for this little girl is pretty close to my own affection for my daughters. I literally gasp when I’m getting the tour of her new sleeping arrangement – the mattress is chemical free and a great mattress (they got it from me….our Child’s mattress for $399) - but, they put a waterproof cover on the mattress that is stinking up the room! I think a plastic garbage bag would have been better. When a product you bring into your house smells that bad and you can’t place the smell, like say onions or a wool pillow, then you can pretty much guess... chemicals! They stink because of all the chemicals needed to make the product. This should be a sign not to use it! And certainly not to put the pride and joy of our lives – our children – on it for 12 hours of their day!!! Then my eyes are locked on the mountain of a pillow they plan to have this little girl’s head rest on. It’s an “extra pillow”, you know the kind, you’ve had it for years, maybe since your college days and it gets pulled out when guests come and you have to use two pillow cases to cover the stained cover. This is their choice for her pillow. If she lies on it she’ll look like she’s sitting up because it’s too tall. And when she rolls off of it to sleep at night, the dust mites and allergens that have been growing in there for the last decade will clog up her little breathing airways. So like any great friend, who has my own house filled with healthy sleep options, I go get her one of my daughters extra ½ latex pillows that has a cover made with organic cotton and tell her about our own water proof mattress protector pad made from organic cotton. I take this chemically-made plastic liner off the bed for her to return and actually throw away that old wretched pillow. Now that little girl (and myself) can rest a little easier at night. She’ll sleep better because she won’t be breathing harmful chemicals and allergens, and I’ll rest better knowing someone I love is sleeping safely.


Comments:

Leave a Comment

Name*
Email Help Tip
Website
Comment*
Characters Remaining: 1000
   

Archives

October 13, 2018

Flexible Slat System — The European alternative to box springs

Our mattresses perform great on platform surfaces, but they are also engineered to work paired with our flexible slats to deliver enhanced support and comfort. This high-performance option, which ...
October 12, 2018

8" All-Latex Mattress Model

October 13, 2018

Mediterranean 3 Mattress Model

European Sleep Design's Mediterranean 3 mattress offers a more substantial, denser feeling without the hardness or surface tension of most conventional mattresses. Responsive, luxurious contour with ...
October 12, 2018

Baltic IA Mattress Model

European Sleep Design's Baltic IA mattress has a luxurious, tactile feel yet offers substantial, orthopedically sound support. A crisp and stable feel that contours to fit your body. The Baltic IA ...
October , 2018

Norwegian PF Mattress Model

European Sleep Design's Norwegian PF mattress offers a supportive, luxurious feel with exceptional pressure relief. A triple coil design with independent coils deflects pressure and provides a ...

2018 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

2017 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

2016 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

2015 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

2014 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

2013 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

2012 Archives

Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec