While I have some concerns with The March of Dimes (primarily their goal to have every baby be a healthy baby, a very unachievable objective in our fallen world) I do think The March for Dimes does some great work. They give women valuable information to make wise health choices prior to and during their pregnancies. Having personally suffered the loss of a baby due to a very serious birth defect, I’m all for helping to improve the health of every mom and baby. For the moment, I’ll put aside some of my concerns with The March of Dimes and link to their recent online newsletter article, The Eco-Friendly Mom and Baby for the 21st Century.
Many of their recommendations are great for new moms, and a real starting-off point for those of us looking to go more “green” with our parenting. I know some of our commentors are pretty hard-core in this area, but for the rest of us, it’s a good place to start–especially for those expecting new little ones soon! One of their recommendations, buying an organic mattress, is of particular interest to me, and I’m wondering where I can get one of these so as to not break the bank?