My Favorite Safe and Natural Teething Toy

By |January 14, 2010 |0-1 yr, Baby Accessories, Product Reviews, Toys & Activities|

My son is little over 4 months old and he’s sucking and chewing anything he can get his hands on. I bought him a bunch of wooden rings, cloth toys and safe plastic teethers, but all he wants is his Sophie the Giraffe. He usually drops toys a few seconds after he chews on them but not Sophie, it is the only toy that stays in his hands for more than 5 minutes! Mommy also appreciates Sophie’s help to keep  little guy happy in the car, crib and even in the bath tub! Below are my top 10 reason, why Sophie the Giraffe is so fabulous and simply irresistible! […]

A Rich Organic Baby Lotion That The Average Income Can Afford!

By |December 29, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Bath & Body Care, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

It is insanely mind boggling how many dangerous toxins readily make up many of the mainstream skin care products targeted for our children.  Seriously, if the mass public knew the dangers of rubbing these neuro-toxins and hormone disruptors into the bodies of those we love and cherish the most, major companies would be going out of business fast.  Using a non-toxic moisturizer on our children is incredibly important.  Unfortunately not always affordable.  Not anymore! Many children these days also suffer from serious skin conditions such as eczema.  So it is so wonderful to find skin care that is safe for the whole family, organic, hydrating, and INCREDIBLY AFFORDABLE! Not only that, but Fresh Organics uses such amazing green practices in their manufacturing process that we are truly blown away!  We love this product, their Velvety Soft Babee Lotion! When our skin feels healthy, we feel healthy!  Dry winter air can cause the moisture in the top layer of your skin to evaporate quickly.  Hence, this may be a time you are beginning to look for a rich, organic lotion for you AND your baby. […]

Inspired To Be The Creative Family

By |December 13, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Books, Mindful Parenting, Product Reviews|

Is holiday crafting making your home feel a little more creative and festive right about now?  It is in our home.  One of my favorite crafts that me and my 3 year old daughter are working on is a JOY JAR.  A very special and heart felt gift idea that we were inspired to create from Amanda Blake Soule’s AMAZING book, The Creative Family. The Creative Family has 100% encouraged heightened imagination and craftier bonding time between me and my little darling.  This book is so amazing that you will NOT be able to put it down once you have opened it.  Not only are there sweet, simple projects and activities for you and your children (of all ages), but Amanda’s gift of being an inspirationally creative earth mama literally jumps off of the pages.  I have read the book twice, and I am just as inspired the second time around to have more fun with fewer toys and look at life with my young girl with new eyes. […]

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Ergobaby Organic: A Beautiful and Organic Pack To Wear Your Baby

By |December 11, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Gear, Latest Products, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

By SafBaby Co-Founder Samantha Fox Olson Every single person I know with an Ergobaby Carrier absolutely LOVES it, me included! Do you have a baby/toddler? Do you support an organic lifestyle? If [...]

The Ultimate ‘Safe Alternative’ Gift Guide for Kids 0-6

By |November 25, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Gift Lists, Toys & Activities|

We are so happy to bring this Gift Guide for kids to you this year.  We have hand selected only the finest products made from conscious companies with the highest standards in toy safety.  All of these products are eco-friendly, non-toxic, green, or a safe alternative to other similar products readily available at big box stores. We were looking for toys and games that enliven our children’s imaginations, that bring about a feeling of magical play, AND that are healthy!  Santa would be proud to deliver ANY of these gifts and all gifts fit in Santa’s budget too. All gifts are under $100, and we even have a great coupon code from Maukilo too!  Enjoy! […]

Safe Gift Ideas From Our Approved Vendors With Coupon Codes

By |November 25, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Coupon Codes, Gift Lists, Toys & Activities|

We greatly admire all of the companies that you see highlighted on our Approved Vendor page through out the year.  Below are some great gift ideas from these respectable web-retailers [...]

The Media Doesn’t Want You To See This!

By |November 23, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Development, Documentary, DVDs, For Mom, Mindful Parenting, Product Reviews, Videos|

Consuming Kids is an hour message that is incredibly eye-opening and positively influential!  This documentary helps us recognize who we are permitting to teach our children about values, where happiness [...]

Keep Cell Phones Away From Your Children

By |October 4, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Cell Phones & WiFi, Developmental Disorders, Illnesses & Infections, Radiation, Videos|

The concerns regarding cell phone usage in relation to brain tumors/cancers is an on-going controversy.  But when it comes to cell phone health risks for our children, SAFbaby is leaning [...]

Food Inc.: E. Coli On The Rise – A Threat To Our Children

By |September 22, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Documentary, DVDs, Food Industry, Product Reviews, Videos|

This documentary, in an impeccable way, lifts from us a deliberate vail between our food and where it comes from. There is such an important message brought to us here [...]

Eco-friendy And 100% Sustainable Infant Shoes by Simple Shoes

By |September 10, 2009 |0-1 yr, Clothing & Shoes, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

These earth-friendly shoes are not only 100% adorable, they are also completely free of toxic chemicals such as toxic glues, dyes and plastics (which are readily found in many shoes.) [...]

Natural Skin Care For Kids With Eczema Or Other Skin Sensitivities

By |August 13, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Bath & Body Care, Product Reviews|

This new line of skin care from Skin Free® is fabulous!  As soon as I put it on my skin I loved it.  Nothing fancy, no long list of ingredients (just a handful on really natural ingredients at most), and zero fragrance.  This combo helps to make this a perfect line of skin care for babies, children, pregnant mamas, or anyone with sensitive skin or skin irritations. Scoring a ZERO on Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep site is tested information stating that a skin care product, or in this case LINE of products, are non-toxic, chemical free, safe and natural.  Skin Free® scores a ZERO!  Completely non-toxic skin care, great for all people, even infants, with skin conditions or sensitive skin. I knew I was sold after using these products personally, my skin felt hydrated and nourished.  It felt as though my skin drank this stuff up!   But, how would it do for a family with skin conditions such as eczema? […]

This PVC-Free, BPA Free, Lead Free, and Phthalate Teething Toy For Baby Is A Genius Idea!

By |August 3, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, Baby Accessories, For Mom, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

This PVC, phthalate, latex, BPA and lead free teething toy from Smart Mom is truly a smart invention.  Practical, a safe alternative to plastic chew toys (and a safe alternative to chewing on metal and beaded jewelry) and stylish! Yep, stylish!  This chew toy doubles as a fun necklace for mom, and a teething toy for baby.  Teething Bling®, this trendy teething jewelry, was inspired by babies who like to tug on women’s jewelry. And any mom can tell you, from experience of babies pulling and mouthing their jewelry, that this is an ingenious idea! […]

A Safe and Effective DEET-Free Bug Spray for Babies and Kids

By |July 8, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Product Reviews, Sun & Outdoors|

Deet, especially for our babies and children, is highly toxic.  So, being a nature loving family, we wish to use a safer alternative. The great outdoors is a place where our young one’s mind can expand with the vastness of nature. Breathing in fresh air and experiencing the delightful array of unlimited possibilities that stretch from the grass on the earth, to the expansive vault of the sky is a gift we can give our children daily. Don’t let those pesty mosquitoes hold you back from getting into the forest/jungle, enjoying colorful sunsets, or even picnicking in your very own backyard this summer.  OUR BABIES THRIVE FROM THE NURTURE OF NATURE.  Find a DEET-free bug spray, and get out in nature and enjoy! What you need to know about deet, especially if you are a parent is this…. […]

Eating Wholesome is Easy For Babies, Toddlers and Adults With This Cookbook

By |June 29, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Books, Diet, Nutrition, Product Reviews|

I can't say that I have ever REALLY enjoyed reading a cookbook like this one!  Eating For the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair is positively inspiring! Feeding the Whole Family [...]

Stainless Steel Ice Cube Trays Makes Safe Frozen Baby Food: A Safe Alternative To Plastic

By |June 25, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Food Gear, Product Reviews|

Making baby food for your baby is a wonderful gift.  For a baby to receive the nourishment of whole foods, cooked from your garden or local farmer’s market to the table is the best! But sometimes it really is a little too time consuming to make each meal fresh.  Freezing your own cooked baby food is the next best thing to a freshly cooked home-cookin’ meal. And since SAFbaby loves to stray from the norm of plastic everythings, we were really excited to hear about these stainless steel ice cube trays from the Tickle Trunk!  Not only can you make ice cubes from plastic free trays, but what an invention for safely freezing your own homemade baby food and food purees! […]

This SPF Sun Hat for Kids and Adults Tops The Rest!

By |June 15, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Clothing & Shoes, Product Reviews, Sun & Outdoors|

This Play Hat from Sunday Afternoons is just about the coolest invention in an SPF hat for children that we’ve seen! When it comes to sun protection clothing, it is nice to know what to look for.  This Sun Hat carries a 50+ UPF!  If a garment has a UPF factor (Ultra Violet Protection Factor) of 50 attached to it, this means that just 1/50th of the sun’s radiation will reach the skin. Our children have such delicate skin.  My daughter’s skin is especially sensitive on her scalp, face and around her eyes.  So keeping her head covered while she is playing in the great outdoors is smart and safe. There are many reasons why this hat is topping the rest….. […]

PVC-Free Wet/Dry Bags: Great for Cloth Diapers, Swim Wear and More

By |June 2, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Diapering, Product Reviews|

Oh the uses a mommy will find for these PVC-free and lead-free wet and wet/dry bags by Planet Wise. Not only are they completely waterproof, even at the seams, but they are wonderfully crafted in the USA! PVC or vinyl often lines bags that are meant to be waterproof (such as diaper bags.) But, not only is PVC incredibly toxic, it also can NOT be recycled, making it an environmental toxin too. Not cool. Thanks goodness these stylish wet bags from Planet Wise are totally cool, economical, and made by a eco-conscious husband and wife team in the USA. Also, did you know that many zippers have been pained using paint that contains lead? Yikes! Well, not here. All zippers in Planet Wise’s eco-line of bags are lead free too! […]

Baby Carriers Can Contain Toxic Fire Retardants, Dyes and Formaldehyde

By |May 29, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, Gear, Product Reviews|

...that's why we wanted to review a totally natural, non-toxic AND beautiful baby wearing sling.    New Native is a comfortable and easy-to-wear baby carrier, that is free of harmful additives! [...]

Luxuriously Dreamy: Organic Cotton Crib Bedding by Coyuchi

By |May 28, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, Nursery, Product Reviews|

Coyuchi’s certified organic cotton crib sheets and blankets are THE softest you’ll find!  They are made from 100% certified organic fair trade cotton, and grown “by hand” on family farms in India. My 2 1/2 year old, who is still happily sleeping in her crib, seriously favors this brand of organic bedding. She tells me often how soft her sheets feel and even refused to go to bed one night because I put on her old fitted sheet and blanket (it was laundry day!). Since our young children spend most of their time sleeping, it is nice to know their little growing bodies rest on pure and natural, formaldehyde and toxic-dye free sheets and mattress.  And if you haven’t read our post on the harmful effects of insecticides and pesticides in the cotton industry, please do read! Additionally, Coyuchi’s bedding line (including bumpers, blanket and sham) is dreamy.  The embroidery is so simple and sweet that we just fell in love.  The soft feel of the artwork is perfect for all babies! […]

Go Green With These Economical Organic One Size Cloth Diapers/Wipes

By |May 23, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Diapering, Product Reviews|

There is really no excuse decent enough not to go cloth these days. Instead of dumping billions of diapers in landfills which take hundreds of years to decompose, it's time [...]