Organic Baby

What Can You Do? Hidden Health Risks of Fabric Softeners & Dryer Sheets

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What Can You Do? Hidden Health Risks of Fabric Softeners & Dryer Sheets

Are you currently using fabric softeners or dryer sheets, or even scented laundry detergent? Based on recent studies - you may want to reconsider - at least with your baby’s laundry.  Studies have shown there are health risks associated with both softeners and dryer sheets, as they coat your laundry in a layer of oily chemicals. This coating of chemicals will actually cause towels to repel water instead of absorb, and is detrimental to a variety of other fabrics, and your family's health. The most prevalent of these oily chemicals are "QUATS" - short for Quaternary Ammonium Compounds.  According to the...

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30 Amazing Organic Baby Products!

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30 Amazing Organic Baby Products!

 Are you considering going organic with your baby? Or maybe you would like to take that final plunge and go “all in”?  Or perhaps you’re simply looking for that elusively cool and unique one-of-a-kind baby shower, birthday or holiday gift…? Whatever the case may be, you’ve come to the right spot!  We truly believe in the wonderfulness and benefits of organic baby products, so felt compelled to create a list of best selling products from our site, as well as other amazing natural baby products (and companies!) available elsewhere online.  Whether you’ve been buying organic for years, or you’re just starting down the “organic”...

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Welcome Baby Home to a Safe, Clean, & Green Environment

Posted by Tommeka Semien on

Welcome Baby Home to a Safe, Clean, & Green Environment

When your baby comes home from the hospital, you’ll have the first true opportunity to be completely autonomous with their care.  Both new and new-again parents will count fingers and toes; smell skin and hair; and watch anxiously for their baby’s tiny chest and rib cage to rise and fall with each breath.  This bountiful bundle of joy that you’ve waited for the past nine months, is now in your world. Both precious and fragile, babies are often accidentally exposed to dangers in their home--what should be a safe environment.  Exposure to improper equipment and environmental irritants or toxins can...

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Organic Crib Mattresses: A Guide To Supporting Baby's Healthy, Safe & Restful Sleep

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Organic Crib Mattresses:  A Guide To Supporting Baby's Healthy, Safe & Restful Sleep

As a parent, you focus on meeting your child’s every need.  Your job is to provide - at a minimum - food, clothing and shelter that is both adequate and safe.  Though this seems fairly straightforward, your “job” requires balance and a hawk-like sense of impending danger.  Ensuring that your baby is both happy and healthy means that you worry about what goes into his body and what comes in contact with it.  Many parents focus on their child’s waking environment - what they eat, where they play.  However, what about when your baby sleeps?  To help your child enjoy...

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What is GOTS Certified and Why Should You Care?

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What is GOTS Certified and Why Should You Care?

Organics is most often associated with food products that have been sourced responsibly.  At a minimum, organic foods are grown free of toxins.  Meat is usually grass fed, free of hormones and antibiotics.  Likewise, fruits and vegetables are grown from organic seed or cuttings and are free of chemical pesticides.  In the USA, for commercial producers to label foods as organic, they must meet strict guidelines for production, processing and transporting.  Similar guidelines are in place for fabrics and textiles.  The Global Organic Textile Standard International Working Group strives to ensure that organic textiles are readily available to consumers. The...

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