The Cloth Diaper We Love That Is Made In The USA

By |December 20, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Diapering, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

Happy Heinys pocket diaper’s adorable colors and prints immediately stick out. These diapers make me wish my little boy could walk around without pants all day to show off his cute cloths (no chance of competition from the ugly disposable diapers). I actually put on some leg warmer instead of pants a few times when we had visitors, to show off the little Happy Heinys bear prints. All of our friends and family agreed they deserved an award just because they were so visually outstanding! Happy Heinys made a few tweaks to their existing one size pocket diapers and we tested their new and improved version. This new version takes out the bulk and leaves the ideal fit and superb absorbency!  Oh yes, and they make these diapers right here in the USA! We tested 2 of Happy Heinys One Size Hook & Loop Pocket Diapers: the Organic version that has a PUL outer layer with organic cotton and hemp fleece inner lining AND the regular version is made of custom-milled fleece and an outer layer of PUL. Here’s the scoop on them both: […]

Delicious and Healthy: Happy Tot Stage 4 Organic Baby Food Made With Salba

By |December 3, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Food & Supplements, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

(An updated post with questions answered regarding Salba) We have put HappyBaby™ puffs and baby food pouches to the test by numerous mom/baby testers in the past and the results were always the same:  Love to the last mouthful!  So, when we were asked to put Happy Tot, Stage 4 baby food pouches through our high-standard testing we agreed to give them a try. These HappyTot pouches were a success with my 16 month old daughter. She is a picky eater but had no trouble getting her to eat these, she actually would pick them out over a cupboard full of other snacks. Each variety smelled great and I knew she was eating well. These worked great as a snack on the go and something quick to grab before dinner. I loved seeing grain mixed through these pouches, and being able to see what the grain offers on  the package itself is a huge plus. This “grain” is Salba®.  Salba®, THE Super Grain, is nature’s most nutritious grain.  It is the best whole food source of Omega 3’s and fiber. Salba is high in protein, fiber and antioxidants. A great source of vitamins and minerals, it is also certified Non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher, and Gluten-Free.  There are 6 different varieties of Salba pouches in HappyBaby’s Level 4 BPA-free pouches.  The recommended age for these pouches is  6+ months although the bigger quantity is for older kids.  We are going to give you insight on those 6 pouches here today as we additionally rave about the nutritional values of Salba®. And as you may have guessed from the perfect track record of happy mom and baby testers giving us feedback on HappyBaby Pouches, Happy Tot BPA-free pouches is the newest winner of our MACT (Mom Approved- Child Tested) Excellence Award! […]

MACTawards.com Is The Newest Baby From The SAFbaby Mommas!

By |November 23, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Announcements, Chemicals in Products, MACT Award Winners|

We are happy to announce that we just launched our new MACT awards and website MACTawards.com. We have given our ‘Mom Approved – Child Tested’ seals to products since 2007 but our NEW IMPROVED SEAL and SITE will make it easier for parents to spot truly safe, exceptional and eco-friendly products, in retail stores and online. It is no wonder that bloggers and other non-toxic companies have begun to imitate our Award Seals.  But imitation is one way of showing flattery, and the MACT Awards are original and unique!  Find out how, as a parent, this seal is here to help you… […]

Our Search for the Best AIO Cloth Diapers

By |September 3, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Diapering, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

We know what is on your minds because you tell us and we listen. The questions  "Which AIO diaper do you recommend most?" and "Is the AIO diaper truly the most convenient [...]

The Holistic Baby Guide: Alternative Treatments Instead of Conventional Medicine

By |August 25, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Books, Natural Remedies, Product Reviews, Well-being|

I was searching for a book that offers a holistic approach with zero side effects to most common health problems and was glad to stumble onto Dr. Randall Neustaedter’s book “The Holistic Baby Guide: Alternative Care for Common Health Problems”.  Randall Neustaedter is a licensed acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese medicine who has practiced and taught holistic medicine for more than thirty years in the San Francisco Bay Area. His book covers a detailed alternative medical approach of Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Chinese Medicine and Nutritional Supplements for most common health problems in babies like colic, digestive problems, eczema, cradle cap, diaper rash, asthma, fevers, colds and ear infection. We highly recommend The Holistic Baby Guide to parents who are looking for a gentler way to treat their young children’s health problems. Too many sick babies receive conventional treatments for their symptoms (with many side effects) by not taking care of the root problem, Dr. Neustaedter’s little patients see great improvement and usually get back to perfectly healthy children. I would also recommend this book as a MUST READ to all pediatricians! After reading Dr. Neustaedter’s book I had a few additional questions I am sure a lot of other parents are wondering about.  When should I introduce grains into baby’s diet?  Can Omega 3, Vitamin D and Probiotics transferred from breastmilk to baby?  Which baby should get a stool sample done for yeast?  And more wonderful questions are answered by expert Dr. Randall Neustaedter, OMD below.  This Q&A along with this fantastic book is a wonderful gift for any parent! […]

4 Eco-Friendly/Organic Baby Carriers Put to the Test

By |July 22, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Gear, Product Reviews|

I love carrying my baby boy around in a baby carrier.  I’ve tested several baby carriers for this post and wanted to share my opinion with our  Safbaby readers. There is no perfect baby carrier for all ages and babies, so below are my 4 favorite carriers, which are not only eco-friendly, but also comfortable, well-made and stylish. All of these carriers are organic and/or an eco-friendlier option to most other baby carriers. I rated them all by important criteria.  Depending on the age of your child and what you need the carrier for, this post should help you choose your perfect baby carrier(s). My lucky little boy is spending lots of time being carried around. He loves going to the park, city sightseeing and watching his sister going down the slide at the neighborhood playground. The carrier is always in close contact to his skin and he occasionally chews on the carrier. That’s our top reason as to why it makes the most sense to use an non-toxic and eco-friendly baby carrier. Many ‘conventional’ carriers can contain toxic dyes, formaldehyde, synthetic materials and other hazardous substances. The 4 carriers below comply with the GOTS standards and are certified in accordance with Oeko-Tex, Standard 100, a health and safety certification that guarantees it is free from hazardous substances. I put the following eco-friendly baby carriers to the test: BABYBJÖRN Original Organic Baby Carrier, BABYBJÖRN Active Organic Baby Carrier, Ergo Baby Organic Baby Carrier and Kokopax Eco-Classic Framed Baby Carrier. […]

Happy Baby’s BPA-Free Pouches Are Organic and Delicious

By |July 15, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Food & Supplements, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

If you are looking for an organic line of baby food that is DELICIOUS and NUTRITIOUS, here you go!  Oh the reasons we love HappyBaby™ Pouches organic food for babies, tots and kids. Today we bring you the results from real moms, babies and tots testing a couple amazing organic meals and organic fruit purees that (again) unanimously ended in bowls being licked clean!  (When you have a picky eater this is something you want to shout from the mountain tops.) Ultimately we as parents would provide the very best home-made baby food for our little ones with fresh and local produce and whole grains. Strive to do this as often as you can! But in a real world we find that this can be challenging to achieve 100% of the time.  We are busy and on-the-go, so finding a packaged baby food you can trust in, and that your kid will eat, is a gift.  And HappyBaby Pouches are packaged in BPA-free packaging! HappyBaby™ has a line of premium organic baby foods, meals and finger foods that have all passed our prestigious testing regime.  HappyBaby’s PUFFS and MELTS have also most recently won our EXCELLENT SEAL OF APPROVAL AWARD for being safe alternative and supremely tasty baby finger foods.  Keep reading to find out what our mom testers have to say about these organic purees and meals. […]

These Eco-Friendly Arts And Craft Projects Inspire Creativity And Imagination

By |July 8, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Gift Lists, Toys & Activities|

Arts and crafts is a gift to give to our children.  Sparking and encouraging that creativity in them is priceless.   Today we bring you a guide on some of the projects we have been loving creating with our children.  These arts and crafts are eco-friendly, green, a safe alternative to others readily available in big box stores (PVC-free, petrochemical free, recycled and reusable materials, water based and toxin-free), and down right FUN!  So get moving and start creating! […]

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The Best All Natural, Non-Toxic Sunscreens for Babies & Children

By |June 30, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Product Reviews, Sun & Outdoors|

By SafBaby Co-Founder Samantha Fox Olson We have put to the test a wide variety of non-toxic, healthy, natural, mineral-based sunscreens and are happy to give you the low down [...]

HappyBaby Wins Excellence Award and Answers Questions Every Parent Should Ask About Baby Food

By |June 21, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Food & Supplements, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

What we  parents ultimately desire for when we purchase packaged baby food is a chemical-free, hormone free, hormone disruptor-free, wholesome, nutritious meal to conveniently offer our babies.   All that, and of course we want our babies to eat the food too.  HappyBaby™ has a line of premium organic baby foods, meals and finger foods (such as melts and puffs) that have all passed “the test”. Now don’t get me wrong, some baby food bought in a store can be delicious and down right nutritious, but not all of them.  And, wouldn’t it be great to know what you were getting into before you purchased some of these meals?  Well, today we have an extensive, yet quite simple layout of HappyBaby™ food’s organic line of baby food.  Tested by real babies with reviews and feedback from real mamas.  Not only that, but in this review we bring you  answers to questions that every parent should ask about baby food, packaged food and puffs. […]

Tummy Tub’s PVC-Free and BPA-Free Baby Bathtub Is Enjoyable for Infant and Baby

By |June 10, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, Bath & Body Care, MACT Award Winners, Natural Remedies, Product Reviews, Videos|

When I had my baby bath time was fun, but was time consuming and sometimes could be a chore since I usually got into the full size tub with my [...]

Banana For A Splinter – A Parent’s Dream Solution!

By |June 1, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Andrea Candee, Books, Illnesses & Infections, Natural Remedies|

By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson Most adults have painful childhood memories about having splinters removed and, as parents, dread the day they have to remove one [...]

Flexibath’s PVC-Free, Phthalate-Free and BPA-Free Folding Bathtub for Babies and Toddlers

By |May 11, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, Bath & Body Care, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews, Videos|

Looking for a cool, safe, BPA-free and PVC-free bath tub for babies and small children that you can fold flat to store away? Once baby has outgrown this tub, use it as a storage or recycle bin, just perfect for that too!  We are blown away with how cool this water saving bath tub for little ones is!  What a great invention Flexibath. The creator if this cool tub is from Denmark and Flexibath is already a bestseller in Europe.  It is a huge hit in our home right now too, because I enjoy giving my little boy baths in the innovative Flexibath. I find quite challenging to bathe him otherwise.  Also, we don’t have a lot of storage space, so this bathtub is what we needed.   So if you are into space saving, voila!  Flexibath can be folded in a breeze and can fit just about anywhere: under the sink, bed, closet or in a corner. There are so many reasons why Safbaby awarded the Flexibath with their prestigious Excellence Award. I fell in love with it from bath #1. […]

Safe Alternative Spring Essentials Top Picks

By |April 16, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Gift Lists, Toys & Activities|

Eco-friendly, green, nature inspired toys, gifts, books, clothing and more for baby, child and kid are what we are happily highlighting for you all today!  Many of these products are totally natural, and of course all of them are PVC-free, BPA-free, lead free and earth loving. Spring time!  A time when nature all around us is encouraging us to reconnect with her.  A time of sprouting, growing, of uplifting energy and light!  Isn’t that a perfect reflection of our little ones?  So, why not celebrate the gift of Spring with some of these fabulously fun gift ideas for kids. […]

BPA-Free BEABA Babycook Makes Cooking For Baby Easier

By |March 19, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, Food & Supplements, Product Reviews, Videos|

This French-made all-in-one blender, steamer, defroster and reheater all-in-one is genius!  My little boy is 7 months young and he eats only freshly made babyfood from organic fruits, vegetables and grains prepared by his super-busy mama and babycook® . Things have gotten less complicated and messy at our home thanks to this little machine, so I had to share this with our readers.  Especially those who believe there is not enough time to cook  your own healthy organic baby food. I was skeptical when I first saw it in stores and wanted to find out more, since it’s made with clear plastic (a usual suspect for BPA). The US distributor Scandinavian Child assured me that the Beaba Babycook has been BPA-Safety Tested by a third party certified test lab, which found no detectable BPA (within the detectable rate of 0.02 mg/microgram). I also received the BPA Migration Lab Test Report 2009 to confirm their statement. The new packaging will now include a BPA-Free label. […]

What You Need To Know About Lead Exposure And Children

By |March 15, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Books, Chemicals in Products, Developmental Disorders, Toxins & Additives, Toys & Activities|

LEAD IS A FACT OF LIFE.  And you need a plan to deal with it.  Thanks to Joanna Cerazy and Sandra Cottingham, authors of Lead Babies, our exclusive interview below [...]

Organic Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

By |February 23, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Bath & Body Care, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

Fresh Organics pulls through again, with flying colors, with their organic Conditioning Shampoo and Body Wash for baby, child (and adults even love it too)!  Fresh Organic’s organic bubble bath was just recently awarded our Green Award, and this shampoo/body wash has been awarded our Green Award too! One of our readers commented on that bubble bath post that she learned some good info on how to keep her child’s sensitive skin protected.  This post will elaborate on that a bit more. All baby and children have sensitive skin.  Their skin is so new and delicate.  What we put on their skin is just as important as what we put into their bodies we believe.  I also have to mention that a baby’s delicate skin is even MORE ABSORBENT to dangerous toxins than us adults. They are just so vulnerable to all of the harmful ingredients that are hiding in many of the skin care products we believe to be safe to use everyday on our children. […]

A Conscious Guide To Childhood Vaccinations

By |February 18, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Books, Developmental Disorders, Product Reviews, Vaccines|

This is a must read book for all parents who desire to make an educated choice about how to (or not to) vaccinate their child.  A Parents' Conscious Guide To [...]

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Peace of Mind With thinkbaby’s Truly BPA-Free Baby Bottle/Sippy Cup

By |February 4, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, Food Gear, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson Most parents are making the switch from questionably safe plastics made with BPA to ones that are BPA-free. Really, it seems to [...]

Off to a Great Start with Bummis Organic Cloth Diaper Kit

By |January 28, 2010 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Diapering, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

Bummis Organic Cloth Diaper Kit offers a parent everything you need to get started diapering their baby in a more eco-friendly way!   This kit is supreme, stupendous, ingenious and darn right put together with the finest of materials and durability.  The kits come in 2 sizes and includes prefold inserts, 2 different types of diaper covers, flushable diaper liners, fleece liners to wick away moisture, a wet bag for storage of dirty diapers and a user guide! I personally chose cloth diapers for my baby girl when she was one, and I am so happy I did.  I didn’t do it when she was an infant because I failed miserably my first few attempts and didn’t think I could handle.  The real problem was that I just needed to know a few BASIC things to make diapering in this invaluable way successful.  If I would have had this Bummis Kit, I would have had all the tools I needed. […]