Safe and Non-toxic Organic Nap Mat by Sewn Natural: PVC-Free and Fire Retardant-Free

By |May 13, 2010 |1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Gear, Product Reviews|

Nap mats are designed to keep our precious children cozy during quiet nap times in day care, preschool and kindergarten.  They are not suppose to be a toxic breathing space that may affect the long term health of their brain, nervous system, respiratory systems and (oh yeah) endocrine systems. When I started looking for a safe nap mat for my little one for preschool I thought I must be caught up in a horrible nightmare.   Almost all sleep mats are  made of PVC/vinyl and fire retardant chemical soaked foams!  Oh my goodness, I wouldn’t want my child playing with a vinyl toy let alone sleeping for hours on a PVC mat! But now I can rest assured that my little angel will be taking naps at school that DO benefit her brain!   We are super happy to tell you about a chemical-free, organic cotton and hemp sleep mat that we found on Etsy and is made by hand in Ottawa, Canada.  Now we can sleep tight at night knowing that this safe alternative sleep mat is available for our little dreamers. […]

The ABCs of Yoga For Kids Inspires, Grounds and Uplifts

By |April 19, 2010 |1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Books, Product Reviews, Well-being|

This set of yoga inspirations for young children is adorable, inspirational, visually uplifting and cheerful.  Teresa Anne Power and Kathleen Rietz bring life to yoga for children 3-8 with their new book, coloring book and poster.  The ABCs of YOGA for KiDS will put a smile on your face and your child’s, and there is no yoga experience required. I am a yoga instructor and love sharing this practice with my 3 year old.  However, I truly have never had so much fun “playing yoga” with her as I have allowing this book to lead our way.  I believe she feels the same.  We giggles, sing and move, and of course breathe, our way through the book. My daughter practically skips across the floor singing “It’s yoga time, time to do our yoga!”   It takes us about 30 minutes just to flow our way from A-G.  There is definitely countless hours of fun to be had with this book.  Some of them are very simple, and a few of them (like flower pose) are challenging for a 3 year old, but I believe that even a child around 8 would have tons of fun joining in.  So, that’s just the book.  The coloring book and poster are enlightening  too! […]

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. […]

All Natural, Organic And Fun Baking Kits By Zebra Mix

By |April 6, 2010 |3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Food & Supplements, Product Reviews, Toys & Activities|

My family loves to make baked goods. I personally like to make homemade goodies, but time-wise it is not always feasible. I am not a fan of traditional boxed Brownie [...]

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 [...]

Why Are These Natural Building Blocks For Kids So Special?

By |March 9, 2010 |3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews, Toys & Activities|

Put your noisy colorful toys away and bring out this creative unpretentious toy.  This natural wooden block set is a childhood classic and it keeps many kids engaged in creative [...]

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 [...]

An Organic and Safe, Non-Toxic Bubble Bath Safe For Children

By |February 15, 2010 |1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Bath & Body Care, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews|

By SafBaby Co-Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson What feels better in the winter time than a warm, sudsy bubble bath?  They are so much fun, but sadly enough [...]

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. […]

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|

By SafBaby Co-Founder Samantha Fox Olson Is holiday crafting making your home feel a little more creative and festive right about now?  It is in our home.  One of my [...]

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 [...]

Getting Kids To Eat 3 Servings Of Fruits and Veggies Daily Is Easy

By |November 7, 2009 |1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Food & Supplements, Product Reviews|

We are totally hooked on Amazing Grass Kidz SuperFood! Since this berry drink powder is made with organic green foods, orange, yellow, reds, blues AND purple foods (70%+ certified organic [...]

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 [...]

Yummi Bears Organics: Vegetarian Organic Gummy Vitamins by Hero Nutritionals

By |September 28, 2009 |1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Food & Supplements, Product Reviews|

The first organic gummy vitamins have finally hit the stores and our kids are happy about that!  Yes, you read it correctly ORGANIC GUMMY BEAR VITAMINS. Sounds a little bit contradictory [...]

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 [...]