Saturday, June 18, 2011

New Babies and Natural Chemical Month Have a Date

A few simple thoughts about using chemicals around children.

1. Used clothing is always better (New always has foreign chemicals on it)

2. Used crib mattresses are always better (they have already out-gassed. Unless you can afford to purchase an organic filling one)

3. When redecorating your baby's room use low VOC paints (or no VOC). While they might be a little more costly regular paint will continue to put out harmful fumes (that trigger things like asthma) for years after your baby's birthday.

4. Try to buy soaps and lotions from trusted natural companies, such as Burts Bees.

5. Read baby food labels, many of the snack foods (such as baby gummies) by Gerber and other common brands have more sugar in the "for baby" food than if you were to by the same item not marketed for babies. Another example of this is the Organic Yo Baby yogurt from Stonyfield. It has more sugar than their other yogurts, and there is nothing special about Yo Baby to make it different than the yogurt you buy for yourself. Also babies don't need sugar, they don't know yogurt is supposed to be sweet. Add some mashed bananas or blueberries and they things its an amazing treat.

6. The best product for a baby is lipstick kissed all over their face.

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