健康儿童最好的床垫:买方指南

Finding the孩子们最好的床垫不是像你想象的那样简单。孩子ren have different sleep habits, require firmer levels of support, and have unique health considerations to carefully consider. Quality sleep is essential for the development of their bodies and their minds. So it should come as no surprise that the low-cost option may not be the best choice. As with all things, parents should be informed and educated consumers. It's our hope that this buyer's guide will provide invaluable assistance in purchasing the perfect mattress for your kids.

孩子们需要质量睡眠

孩子ren need more rest than adults.Kids ages 3 to 5 require 11-13 hours of sleep, while those between the ages of 5 and 12 need 10-11 hours, according to pediatricians.Studies have shown在学校表现不佳的儿童比表现良好的孩子睡得更少。此外,贫困儿童经常在学校集中难以集中,表现不佳,显示adahd的症状,呈现差的社交技巧,并倾向于在课堂上打瞌睡。

KEEP HARMFUL CHEMICALS OUT OF YOUR CHILD'S MATTRESS

孩子ren are more susceptible to pollutants and harmful chemicals in their environment than adultsbecause they're still growing, their immune and neurological systems are rapidly adapting and developing, and they breathe in proportionately more air. Furthermore, children have higher heart rates than adults and tend to breathe through their mouths (more so than adults), which increases the risk of pulmonary exposure to particulates and fibers and increases the speed at which these can be absorbed into the body. This means indoor pollutants, such as certain chemicals, particles and allergens, can cause more severe health effects in children. Unfortunately,indoor air quality is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air,根据UL环境,GREENGUARD Gold by UL Environment,Parson Healthy Materials Lab, 和theU.S. Green Building Council.

The solution: Keep non-natural materials and harmful chemicals out of your child's mattress.

避免合成

避免多泡沫和记忆泡沫

Polyurethane foams (e.g. poly foams, conventional foams, or viscoelastic foams) are petrochemical products. They're inexpensive to produce (and profitable), so they're commonly found in mattresses marketed for children and teens. They come in a wide variety of petrochemical mixes, colors, and brand names — and are sometimes infused with teas, corn oil, soy, or other organic materials to make them appear more "eco-friendly" and "natural." (Don't be fooled: Ask to view the legal label on the mattress. Avoid anything that says "eco foam," "bio foam," or "soy foam.")

作为绿色生活的倡导者,我们相信避免多泡沫,支持自然替代品。不是因为石油化学物质对人体健康本身有害,而是由于石化泡沫通常是常用的,由于法律必要性和金融激励,具有有害的化学粘合剂和有毒的化学阻燃剂。这些与之广泛相关off-gassing— the release of chemical odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) over the life of the mattress — andharmful levels of indoor air pollution.

AVOID CHEMICAL FLAME RETARDANTS

聚氨酯泡沫本质上是易燃的。因为se federal law requires all mattresses sold in the U.S. to meetflammability standards, chemical flame retardants are added to meet these requirements. The problem is chemical flame retardants arealarmingly toxic和known to end up in the environment and our bodies. They often do more harm than good.因此,解决方案是满足易燃性安全要求而不使用有害的化学阻燃剂。

去自然

选择GOL有机有机认证乳胶

We make our 100% GOLS organic certified Dunlop latexfrom tree-tapped and sustainably harvested rubber trees.100% organic Dunlop latex is made with only natural ingredients. (Talalay latex also starts as natural latex, but requires additional chemicals and carbon dioxide gas in its production. As a result, we believe it is a less healthy and less eco-conscious choice.) Organic latex is an eco-conscious, high-performance material, offering resilience, durability, and temperature control that far exceeds synthetic, blended, or petroleum-based polyurethane foams. When searching for the best mattress for kids, look for green certifications, such as eco-INSTITUT, GOLS, or OEKO-TEX Standard 100.

OPT FOR ORGANIC WOOL

有机羊毛does what other natural and synthetic materials can not- 镜子避免水分,保持新鲜,并充当天然的火障碍。羊毛也自然抗微生物,耐尘螨,并提供天然温度控制(补充我们的天然乳胶)。对于一家床垫,总是保持清新,凉爽,羊毛是理想的材料。寻找Gots有机认证和OEKO-TEX标准100认证。

选择认证有机棉

One quarter of the world's pesticides are used in association with conventional cotton production. It is one of the world's most unhealthy crops. Steer clear of it. Organic cotton, however, is the complete opposite.Certified organic cotton is one of the softest, most breathable, and comfortable textiles made possible by mother nature.Look for the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification.

GET THE RIGHT SIZE (THINK AHEAD)

Think long-term, since natural mattresses can be extremely durable和easily last for your child's entire adolescent life, even into adulthood. So be sure to get a mattress large enough to accommodate for growth. A twin XL mattress may be better suited for taller children, while full- and queen-sized mattresses will provide additional room that many modern, middle-aged children prefer.

GO FIRM & SUPPORTIVE

Proper support is essential for your child's bone and spinal development and to recharge their growing bodies and minds from their active days.Avoid soft and plushy sleep surfaces. Instead, opt for firmer sleep surfaces that provide ample cushioning while providing the support that active and growing children require. Natural latex mattresses, and those that combine latex with internal, zoned support systems like ours, are particularly well suited.

寻找Greenguard Gold

TheGreenguard来自UL环境的金认证offers the most strict certification criteria for emissions standards for chemical exposure and pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, and phthalates. It considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals (such as children and the elderly), and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. You can learnmore about GREENGUARD Goldon our认证page.

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HELPFUL TIPS

With kids, life happens. So ALWAYS use a mattress protector,即使您超出床润湿年。当然,我们喜欢用天然和有机材料制成的床垫保护剂。我们建议我们的吸收剂Organic Cotton Mattress Pad Protectoror ourOrganic Waterproof Mattress Protector- 不含乙烯基,PVC或邻苯二甲酸盐。如果没有预见的情况下,没有保护者,就会学习如何clean your mattress不使用有害化学品。永远不要让任何床垫(天然或合成)保持湿润,因此模具永远不会有机会获得立足点。

Don't forget a natural pillow.Pillows typically provide 20% of the body's needed support. A green and supportive pillow is the logical complement to a natural mattress and is much healthier than synthetic alternatives. Consider our鳄梨绿色枕头.

For children with severe allergies, check with your allergist.Our mattresses, like any natural product, are not completely hypoallergenic. (In latex mattresses, most of the latex allergens that would potentially cause an allergy are washed away in the foam production process, plus there is no direct skin-to-latex contact.) Even so, about 1% of the U.S. population does have a latex allergy. Wool allergies are even less common.

Look at the warranty!If it is a quality product, the warranty will be at least 15 years, with the first 10 years offering full replacement value coverage, including return shipping. (Our warranty is 25 years!)

Look for quality, transparency, and a brand that you can trust.

Read the verified customer reviews from people that have actually purchased a mattress.

Ask to see the Law Label on the mattress.Required on all mattresses sold in the U.S., the Law Label reveals the hidden contents inside the mattress, using standardized terminology. No branded or marketing language is permitted. Ours is detailed right on ourAvocado Green Mattress产品页面!

GO GREEN

GREEN IS OUR PASSION: AVOCADO GREEN MATTRESS

An Avocado Green Mattress is handmade in California with only thefinest natural and organic materials,包括100%GOL有机认证乳胶,来自树立级和可持续来源。没有聚氨酯泡沫可以分解。没有记忆泡沫到废气。没有溶剂基粘合剂发出化学气味。没有化​​学阻燃剂危及你的健康。

每个鳄梨绿色床垫都是用自然和金宝搏官网有机材料制作的:我们的100% GOLS organic certified latex由树立攻丝和可持续的来源制成,是eco-INSTITUT certifiedby our manufacturer.Our woolisGOTS organic certifiedOEKO-TEK 100标准认证. Our cotton isGOTS organic certified. And our entire mattress isGREENGUARD Gold certified- 测试以满足最严格的化学暴露和污染物的排放标准,例如挥发性有机化合物(VOC),甲醛和邻苯二甲酸盐。它是non-toxic,eco-conscious, 和perfectlyfirmwith premium encased coils to support growing children and teens.

Best of all, every Avocado Green Mattress features a1-year sleep trial,free shipping,免费退货拾音器, available0% APRfinancing, and a best-in-class25 year warranty.

SHOP THE MATTRESS

"I was a little skeptical taking a chance on a mattress that I never saw in person but I'm so glad I did. I read many reviews from different brands but decided to take the leap of faith with Avocado. I bought 2 twin pillowtop mattresses that my kids are currently sleeping on and will be buying a queen soon. I'm so happy I read so many reviews because one of them led me to this company and saved us from living a mattress horror story. Thank You Avocado for being the perfect fit for our family."

— Lauren O. | ★★★★★