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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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Guidelines for Choosing a Nontoxic Nursery Rug

bedroom nursery Aug 24, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Who would ever think that rugs designed for nurseries could pollute our indoor environment? I certainly didn't know to be thoughtful about how my nursery rug may affect my infant's indoor air quality. But it does.

Below is a summary from the book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures by Sophia Ruan Gushee. It can be used as guidelines for choosing a nontoxic nursery rug.

Can nursery rugs...

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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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Create a Nontoxic Nursery

nursery Jul 02, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

When my son was first born, I was scared. How will I know the “right” way to raise a child? How will I protect this tiny innocent little being and keep him healthy and safe?

Little did I know I’d have to worry about chemicals commonly found in the nursery—the very place where newborns sleep for 14-17 hours per day for the first three months of their life. (1)

Children are more likely to be affected by...

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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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What to Look For When Choosing a Nontoxic Mattress Cover

baby bedroom nursery May 01, 2018

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?

More values, more love and attention, more healthy days.

Most of us do.  We want the best for our children and to see them healthy.

Investing in a nontoxic mattress cover is one step towards creating a nontoxic bedroom, and giving your children a healthier sleeping environment.

Components used in nontoxic mattress...

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Top Chemicals Found in the Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Chemicals, chemicals here and there. Chemicals, chemicals everywhere!  

It’s true. They’re all around us, which can be overwhelming at times.

How do you choose which chemicals to tackle first? Based on the book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures by Sophia Gushée, the top 10 chemicals (or families of chemicals) of concern and their health effects are described below. This...

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Less PVC is Possible

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

PVC (polyvinyl chloride), also known as vinyl, is used to make countless products that fill our closets, shelves and homes. As a durable, strong, waterproof material PVC has become hugely popular in furniture, clothing, shoes, sports equipment, bags, medical equipment, building materials, credit cards, balls, bouncy castles, wall decals, window clings, packaging and so much more. It’s everywhere. While products made from...

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Can Your Mattress Cause Insomnia?

bedroom labels nursery sleep Jul 24, 2017
 

Materials that create our mattresses, box springs, sheets, pillows, and comforters can pollute our indoor air quality and undermine our sleep. Detoxing your bedroom’s air quality alleviates your body for more resources to repair and restore.

 


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One day in 2007, before my first child was born, my husband came home with a crib mattress for our new daughter. With the enthusiasm of a proud, expectant parent, my husband told the sales...

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What are EMFs? Your Guide to The Types & Sources

baby emf kitchen nursery Jul 10, 2017
 

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 obsession with video games. This digital world that we live in is growing at such a fast pace and is now part of our everyday lives. While this digital fun might not seem like a problem for most, there's a growing concern that our exposure to EMFs, created from these very devices, can have negative effects on our health and...

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