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What Nontoxic Breast Pump Options Are Available?

by editorial team   Moms will often breastfeed infants for positive health benefits. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, breastfeeding can protect infants...

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...

6 Options for Chemical Free Baby Wipes

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...

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)....

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. ...

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? ...

How to Choose A Nontoxic Baby Crib

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...

3 Things to Look For When Buying A Nontoxic Baby Bassinet

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...

What to Look For When Choosing a Nontoxic Mattress Cover

by editorial team   What do you consider “good enough” for your kids? Do you constantly make things better for them? Continuously try to give them more? ...

Get the Lead Out

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Surprisingly, lead is still found in many consumer products today. While lead was banned from house paint in...

Cell Phone Radiation and How to Protect Yourself

by Sophia Ruan Gushée and her editorial team   On April 3, 1973, the first mobile phone call was made by a Motorola employee, Martin Cooper. Ten years later, in...

Natural Rubber Products – Is it for me?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   What do pacifiers, mattresses and carpets have in common? They are often made from natural rubber materials....

Should You Replace Your Shower Curtain With A Safer One?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   When detoxing your home, it can be overwhelming to think of replacing each little item with nontoxic versions....

EMF and Cancer: Does Extremely Low Frequency Radiation Cause Cancer?

In the past 30 years, there has been more concern and study on whether our daily exposures to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF) might cause cancer. One chronic...

Reproductive health expert from Yale Medical School discusses how t...

  I remember clearly the first time I came across the reality that our consumer products expose us to toxic exposures--which include chemicals, heavy metals, and...

WiFi Routers: What's A Safe Distance?

    Within a relatively short time, WiFi has increased its presence in homes, offices, public spaces, coffee shops, various modes of...

EMF Exposures from Baby Monitors + Solutions

  Parents who use baby monitors are among the most well-intentioned: They use baby monitors as a way to keep their children safe. So it feels especially...

What are EMFs? Your Guide to The Types & Sources

  Here's what you need to know about EMFs We're all in love with technology, from the addictive scrolling through Facebook on our mobile devices to our children's...

Furniture for Kids that are conscious of both the planet and our homes

Below is a list from of cute, low-toxic, eco-friendly furniture and design elements for the children's rooms!  Below are a few more eco-chic products. ...
  The Alma Papa Crib comes with a low toxic Coco-mat mattress. Please note that this article was originally written in 2012. Already an owner of two cribs for my two...

Our New, Double Stroller: UppaBaby Vista 2010

Over Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I were admiring the new UppaBaby Vista 2010 stroller that friends of ours just purchased for their newborn.  In many ways, it...
Lanolin: Used for ages, lanolin is the natural oil found on the wool of sheep (it is also known as wool fat or grease).  A natural emollient, it makes skin soft, and...
Before getting this toothbrush, my daughter had a couple traditional (non-electronic) children's toothbrushes.  This electronic toothbrush has made it much easier for...
From BabyCenter.com: When does my child need fluoride and how can I tell if he's getting the right amount? Developing teeth can certainly benefit from a little...
It had not occurred to me that my daughter's mattress may be hazardous until I can across literature on this after we had spent a few hundred dollars on a brand new...
This is great for when the baby's neck can support its own head.  I think I started using it once my daughter was at least 6 months old.  The seat very...
Begin these habits early.  Even before the teeth have erupted, you can begin to accustom your baby to the brushing routine by massaging her gums with your finger, a...
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