The ingredients in shampoos, soaps, and other body washing products are something that I never gave much thought to until I had children. Okay, okay...you got me. Truth be told I didn't even give it much thought after my first child was born. I was one of those naive consumers who thought that the government would never allow products with unsafe ingredients to be sold to the public. I thought that if a product was on a store shelf then it MUST be approved by Uncle Sam and it MUST be safe for me … [Read more...]
Baby Shampoo – Still Unsafe for Babies?
It was about two years ago now that I wrote about the issue of toxic bubble bath. That post was spurred by a Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report that highlighted known carcinogens in baby bath products and Johnson & Johnson appeared on the report several times. This just happened to coincide with a blogger campaign the company was running, trying to get mom bloggers to endorse their products. I was pretty livid at the time and while I hoped that J&J would clean up their act, I highly … [Read more...]
Treat Baby Eczema and Cradle Cap Naturally
Although eczema and cradle cap are not life-threatening, moms want their baby’s skin and scalp smooth and free from itch and rashes that can be uncomfortable. Since baby's skin is sensitive some medical formulations or conventional treatment products may have adverse effect on the baby’s skin; it is best to learn how to treat baby eczema and cradle cap naturally. Natural Baby Baths for Eczema Because baby’s skin is tender and sensitive, moms should treat cradle cap and eczema naturally to … [Read more...]
How to Create a Non-Toxic Nursery
If you have a baby on the way or already have a new arrival and want to ensure you have a tiptop, green friendly, non-toxic nursery—read on! In these days of environmental awareness, for us to keep our children’s world as safe as we can, we need to begin at home and what better place than your baby’s first environment? First, start with your walls and floors and use non-toxic paint that doesn’t contain volatile organic compounds VOCs. Paints loaded with VOC’s can still produce toxins in the … [Read more...]