I’ve had a lot of questions lately pertaining to Organic Bedding and whether or not I believe that it is required.
The simple answer is Yes and Yes. Baby list
Organic Bedding can be pretty pricey which is a problem for most of us, especially during these tough economic times. Consider the following:
Can I buy a used Organic Mattress? Although I wouldn’t recommend a used mattress for Adults or Kids, a crib mattress may only have been lightly used by one baby for a year or two. Make sure to ask the question. Good places to look are Craigslist, Kijiji or your local Second Hand Store. Another great idea is to survey your local network of Moms to see if anyone has one to off-load. You can even post a “Wanted” note at your local Play Group or Nursery School.
Are there any non-essential items that you can remove from your “Must Have for Baby List” to make room in your budget for Organic Bedding? Especially as a new parent, we read books upon books that offer sample lists of must have items that we don’t really need. For example, I bought a baby hair brush and both of my kids didn’t even grow hair until they were 2 years old. This is a small item, but if you add up all these little items they will soon amount to Organic Bedding. Also, using Cloth Diapers and Reusable Wipes can save you a lot of money in the first couple of years. Breast Feeding will also save you loads on formula and bottles.
Use your Baby Shower to fund your Organic Bedding: Instead of ending up with 12 frilly pink dresses that your baby will never wear, ask for contributions towards your Organic Bedding.
Use your Savvy Computer Skills to Find Great Deals: Don’t buy the first thing you find. Use your computer skills to find the local and on-line stores that carry the products you want and wait for sales. If it is a bricks and mortar store give them a call and ask!