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Optimize your IVF success rate with reducing your toxic exposures

baby fertility pregnancy Feb 19, 2020

Are you interested in in vitro fertilization (IVF), and how to optimize your IVF outcome?

If so, this article will highlight key steps of IVF treatment, provide important statistics (including IVF success rates by patient age and number of implanted embryos), and suggest four basic lifestyle changes you should make to help reduce toxic exposures that can interfere with a healthy IVF and pregnancy outcome.

How the IVF Treatment Works

IVF uses a combination of medicines and surgical...

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7 Common Toxic Mattress Symptoms (& How to Support Them)

Are you worried that your current mattress might be toxic? 

Not all mattresses are created equal. While some will provide the benefits of a good night’s sleep, others can slowly contribute to health issues. There are a few symptoms you should pay attention to if you think that your mattress may be negatively impacting your health.

In this article, we will discuss 7 common warning signs of toxic mattresses, as well as tips for alleviating your toxic mattress...

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What Nontoxic Breast Pump Options Are Available?

baby Nov 10, 2018

by editorial team

 

Moms will often breastfeed infants for positive health benefits.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, breastfeeding can protect infants against a variety of diseases and conditions, such as respiratory tract infection, diabetes, leukemia, childhood obesity and more.

However, chemicals found in breast pumps may be contributing to the same health conditions that moms are trying to avoid.

In this article, we’ll explore the chemicals found in...

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4 Tips for Nontoxic Hand Soap

By Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée 

 

Nontoxic hand soap is better for all of us, but especially mothers of babies and young kids, because what's on our hands can make their way into our children's bodies. Babies will chew on our fingers, and our hands touch many things that go straight into our children's mouths, like teething rings.

Therefore, it may be worthwhile to reconsider the type of handsoap you’re using.

In this article, we’ll look at...

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6 Options for Chemical Free Baby Wipes

baby children Oct 29, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée 

 

Cleaning babies is nearly a full-time job.

Dirty hands to dirty butts, we grab the baby wipes as a quick cleaning rag.

Those handy wipes may be causing blisters, chemical burns, and eye injuries.

Read on to find out why, and how to choose chemical-free baby wipes.

 

What Are The Toxic Chemicals in Your Baby Wipes?

Baby wipes often contain chemicals that are used as preservatives, fragrances, whiteners, and skin...

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Are Headphones Safe for Children?

Are headphones safe for children? In 2010, a national study found that hearing loss among adolescent children had increased from 14.9% (1988-1994) to 19.5% (2005-2006). That's a 4.6% increase over 12 years.

These days, about 50% of children aged 8-12 years listen to music daily. A large part of that listening happens while using headphones.

Should you be limiting your child’s use of headphones, as well as your own? Read on to find out if headphones are safe for children and adults.

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Create A Safe Sleeping Environment in Childcare

by editorial team

 

Creating a healthy, safe sleeping environment is an important part of childcare and adult self-care. However, it's becoming difficult to create.

Technology may be affecting our sleep patterns. Since technology use has increased over the years, creating a healthy safe place to sleep has become a challenge.

30% of pre-school children and 50-90% of school-aged children are getting insufficient sleep.

According to researchers at Penn State, this is partially due to the...

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Choose a Nontoxic Glider Chair—for Your Nursery or Your Family Room

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Are you looking for a glider chair—whether for a baby on the way, or for just a comfy chair to relax in? 

A glider chair can be a lovely addition to a nursery as parents and caregivers feed, read, and sing to the baby. Even if you're not expecting a baby, a glider chair can be an embraced presence in a family room or bedroom for watching TV or reading.

Regardless, when shopping for a glider chair, you should look for a ...

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How to Choose A Nontoxic Baby Crib

baby nursery Jul 09, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Our toddlers spend about 12-14 hours per day (night time and naps) sleeping in their bed during their first 2 years of life. (1) They use that time to get stronger and grow.

While our 6-month olds are just starting to sit, our 12- or 18-month olds are starting to walk. It’s incredible the progress made in such a short amount of time.

It’s our job as parents to protect them at that young age.

One of the ways to do that is...

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3 Things to Look For When Buying A Nontoxic Baby Bassinet

baby nursery May 14, 2018

by editorial team

 

During the first three months of life, babies' bodies and brains are developing and growing like crazy. They look so frail with their little hands and feet uncontrollably waving around. Their motor skills, hearing, vision, and communication are developing during this time.

As parents, we want to do whatever we can to promote the healthy and full development of our children, which is why it’s so important to avoid chemicals that disrupt that development.

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