The changing colors of the leaves and pumpkins adorning people’s doorstops means that autumn is upon us. The cooler temperatures are a welcome relief from summer’s humidity, but when sweater weather is upon us, those frigid days of winter aren’t far behind.
When the skies darken earlier, people often take the cue and go to bed earlier in the night than they might in the summer. And what better way to get cozy and relaxed then a wonderful, welcoming organic mattress!
T.Y. Fine Furniture stocks several different organic mattresses to cater to our customer’s varying desires of mattress softness and thickness. Or, if you’re not in the market for a new mattress but still crave the comfort of an allergen-free sleep experience, we also offer organic mattress toppers ranging from twin size all the way to California King.
We have partnered with Naturepedic because not only are their products manufactured with top-of-the-line organic materials, the company is also dedicated to healthful living. For example, all Naturepedic products are tested by independent third-party laboratories and certified according to the Greenguard Gold Certification Program. Naturepedic itself has earned Greenguard’s “GOLD” Certification, meeting the most stringent standard.
We offer various Naturepedic organic mattresses to fit any size budget. For example, mattresses from the Economic Organic Sleep (EOS) series are designed for luxury and comfort while also keeping an eye on practicality. Its multilayer zippered construction allows users to customize the layers in the mattress, swap out layers and even change the feel of the mattress years later. And with a 20-year warranty, Naturepedic owners enjoy many years of comfort on their mattress.
Naturepedic’s Organic Luxury Series features heirloom quality construction and materials including organic cotton fabric and filling, organic latex and organic wool. Its coils are hand-assembled and topped with a comfort layer of supportive organic latex for a delightfully luxurious feel. The mattress’s quality constructive ensures isolation of movement and pressure point relieving comfort designed to contour to the curves of the bodies sleeping on it.
If a new mattress or mattress cover aren’t in your plans but you’re still looking for an extra dose of comfort, Naturepedic’s organic cotton and waterproof protector pads, organic cotton quilted mattress pads or organic cotton luxury sheets might be what you’re looking for.
At T.Y. Fine Furniture, if you sleep well, we can too.
Cosleeping, or sharing a bed with a baby, is a popular but difficult choice for many families. Parents care tremendously about their child’s safety, and also about the baby’s psychological comfort and development. While to some, a crib in a separate room seems like a cold custom, parents also want to avoid any possible harm to their child.
Cosleeping is a very personal decision that can be made only by parents themselves. The practice has its variants, and passionate advocates and detractors. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends sharing a room with your baby for closeness, but for safety, not sharing the bed. Other researchers believe this caution fails to account for variations such as culture and maternal health. They argue that advice should focus on the hows of cosleeping safely, rather than just whys or why nots.
A Safe Surface
On one point there is no disagreement among experts on either side of the controversy. An appropriate sleep surface is critical for families who do choose to cosleep. The bed’s surface should be firm, to support the baby adequately. Soft beds and bedding are infant smothering hazards, and a too-soft mattress may interfere with proper spinal development. (This is also important when considering an appropriate crib mattress.)
Designed for the Years
The mattress many cosleeping families choose is Savvy Rest’s all-Dunlop, three-layer Serenity. A Medium or Firm layer can go on top while the baby is young, and a Soft (or Medium) in the middle. If a Soft layer is chosen, later the top and middle layers can be reversed to make the mattress more comfortable for long-term adult sleep.
Medium Dunlop is responsive, but also dense enough to offer good support. We recommend turning over a Medium if it is used as the top layer in a cosleeping bed. Dunlop layers feel firmer “bottom side up,” so even Medium Dunlop can offer a fairly firm surface. If the firmest-possible surface is desired, a Firm Dunlop top layer is a very sound option--though less comfortable for weary parents.
Design adaptability is important to consider when choosing a cosleeping mattress. There’s no need to be stuck with a “hard bed” long after babies are safely launched from their night-time nest. With a Savvy Rest, you could even add a layer of luxurious Talalay years later if you’d like.
With so many flexible options, a layered Savvy Rest mattress can help you meet your whole family’s needs. While new parents can rarely sleep enough, we hope all of you will sleep better!
by Laura, www.savvyrest.com
T.Y. Fine furniture is a dealer for Savvy rest products. Below is an article from their blog that we believe will be of great value to customers looking for a child's mattress.
Kids grow like weeds, and in hindsight, it’s mind-boggling how different their bodies become. But a well-designed mattress can work just as well for a toddler graduating from the crib as for an 18-year-old. Here’s a look at key mattress characteristics to help guide your choices.
At any age, there’s nothing more important than safe, nontoxic materials. Children spend more time in sleep than adults do, and during those hours they too are breathing in the off-gassing chemicals that a mattress “breathes out”—even after the initial smell is gone.
Mattresses made with synthetic foams are filled with various compounds that have been implicated in cancer, lifelong obesity, developmental brain disorders such as ADHD and autism, and even lowered IQs. Formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, is common in synthetic foams. The most dangerous compounds are chemical flame retardants, used in significant quantities in most mattresses.
Avoid Synthetic Foams
An organic mattress with a natural latex interior is the safest choice. Breathable natural latex layers not only contribute to deeper, less restless sleep, but can be changed if comfort needs change over time. Organic wool batting within a mattress casing allows flame retardancy without the added chemicals. Look for published certifications, such as GreenGuard, for assurance.
Choose Fabrics Carefully
Organic mattress casings will not expose your child to pesticide residues, chlorine bleaches, or toxic fabric dyes and finishes. For protection from allergens, add organic mattress encasements. Organic allergy pillow covers are important for allergic children, too.
Durability and Comfort
Does your little one have a future as a trampoline artist? With a layered Savvy Rest organic mattress, you can choose the type of natural latex and configuration of layers that best fit your child’s personality and activity level. Here are examples. (For more detail, see How to Choose.)
For the little girl or guy who loves to jump (especially on the bed when no one’s looking), denser natural Dunlop latex will hold up best. For extra-vigorous kids who just tend to be hard on things, the Serenity mattress with one Medium layer over two Firms works well. A combo with a little more give is Medium over Medium over Firm.
Children who are restless sleepers or highly sensitive to touch benefit from a softer, more cushioned surface. For these little ones, a good Serenity configuration is a Soft top layer over Medium and Firm natural Dunlop. (Or Soft over Medium alone, in the Tranquility model.) For an extra-cradling feel, you can substitute a top layer of Soft Talalay.
Does your child often seem too warm during sleep, even when not running a fever? Many children love the extra comfort of a Savvy Woolsy mattress topper. This wool-filled topper adds cozy cushioning to any mattress surface and diminishes heat buildup. (Sleeping on top of wool fiber helps cool the body—unlike sleeping under a wool blanket).
Older Children and Adolescents
One of the best features of a layered natural latex mattress is its adaptability. If you favor a quite-firm mattress for young children, but around puberty your child begins to crave more softness, Savvy Rest’s Serenity or Tranquility mattresses can change right along with your child’s preferences.
For example, you could set up a Serenity with Medium on top, Soft in the middle, and a Firm bottom layer while your child is young and bones are still developing. Later on, simply unzip the casing and switch the top and middle layers. Voila—instant new mattress for your luxury-loving teen!
Don’t be surprised if a child who’s slept on a layered Savvy Rest loves their mattress so much they want to take it along to their first new place when they’re ready to leave the nest.
While you’re wiping your tears (or silently celebrating), remember that you can pack a Twin layered Savvy Rest into a car—just open the casing and roll each layer into a sturdy 55-gallon bag. Even Full components will fit easily into most vehicles.
Economy in Mind
A layered organic mattress isn’t the only option when budgets are tight. Another great choice for children of any age is the economical Earthspring--Savvy Rest’s innerspring mattress that features natural latex foam and an organic casing. The Simplicity mattress, an extra-firm model, is also a good basic choice (it’s more comfortable with an added topper).
Written by Laura, April 10, 2015 - 3:38pm savvyrest.com