Category: Fire Retardants

The EPA Lists The Chemicals That Are In Our Environment And Dangerous To Our Children

The EPA Lists The Chemicals That Are In Our Environment And Dangerous To Our Children

Our children are surrounded by toxic pollutants, but if we know where they are hiding and we stay away from them the best we can, we can make a positive difference in their overall health and well-being.  This information is so important because our baby’s systems are still developing and chemicals that hide in foods, […]

March 17, 2011 | 2 Comments More
Untested Chemicals in Products We Use

Untested Chemicals in Products We Use

It’s upsetting to know that the toxic chemicals used in stain-resistant children’s fabrics, pizza boxes, fast food containers, inks, nonstick cookware and many other products (being used on and around our children) are used without being safety tested. We are happy to promote the  “I am Not a guinea Pig” campaign by the Environmental Defense […]

August 2, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Safe and Non-toxic Organic Nap Mat by Sewn Natural: PVC-Free and Fire Retardant-Free

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

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 […]

May 13, 2010 | 1 Comment More
12 Things Your Child Should Avoid

12 Things Your Child Should Avoid

It can be overwhelming when you begin to learn about all the toxins that surround your child on a daily basis.   We truly believe that making a few small changes will make a profound impact on the short AND long term health and well being of our babies and kids. If you are looking […]

January 4, 2010 | 8 Comments More
80,000 Chemicals! Join Erin Brockovich and Seventh Generation to Demand Change

80,000 Chemicals! Join Erin Brockovich and Seventh Generation to Demand Change

The federal law that should protect us from health-harming chemicals just doesn’t work. Since 1976, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has required safety testing on only 200 of the more than 80,000 chemicals on the market. We need a stronger chemical law to keep our families safe and healthy. We have been cautioning our readers […]

December 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
The Ultimate 'Safe Alternative' Gift Guide for Kids 0-6

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

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 […]

November 25, 2009 | 3 Comments More
This SPF Sun Hat for Kids and Adults Tops The Rest!

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

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) […]

June 15, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Organic Swaddle Blankets by Solana Baby Wear: Non-toxic Dyes and Formaldehyde-free

Organic Swaddle Blankets by Solana Baby Wear: Non-toxic Dyes and Formaldehyde-free

I didn’t know anything about swaddling when I had my first baby, but after watching the Happiest Baby on the Block and trying it out, swaddling our little girl was the easiest way to get her to sleep peacefully.  Not to mention, swaddling can help relieve colic and helps an infant to feel safe, as […]

May 2, 2009 | 0 Comments More
SPF Swim Wear and Sports Wear for Babies, Toddlers and Kids

SPF Swim Wear and Sports Wear for Babies, Toddlers and Kids

Simply put, I have not seen a single piece from the Snapper Rock UV50 Collection that I do not absolutely love!  We are not left surprised that Snapper Rock Swim Wear is sold only in the finest boutiques and stores around the world.  (But no worries, we have their link below!) We live on an […]

April 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Natural Mat's Organic Cotton and Natural Latex Mattress:  The Coco Mat

Natural Mat’s Organic Cotton and Natural Latex Mattress: The Coco Mat

Natural Mat is a respectable mattress company that passes strict US Fire Retardants standards without any use of toxic fire retardants. Right on!  This is not easy to find.  (Please beware of the “organic” label on mattresses unless you really know what you are looking for.) Natural Mat is truly a safe, non-toxic, chemical-free crib […]

March 27, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Naturepedic's Organic Cotton Mattress: Wool Free and Latex Free

Naturepedic’s Organic Cotton Mattress: Wool Free and Latex Free

What’s special and convenient about Naturpedic’s organic mattress for babies and children is that they have a 2-in-1 crib and twin mattress. This versatile 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra is waterproof on one side, perfect for infants and bed wetters,(because an accident with potty training toddlers is bound to happen) while the quilted side […]

March 26, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Non-toxic Crib Mattress: Organic doesn't mean safer!

Non-toxic Crib Mattress: Organic doesn’t mean safer!

Knowing now the dangers of fire retardant to our children, the thought of having my baby face down, or even face up, on a product that is riddled with these dangerous chemicals is frightening. It is also unsettling to think that a mattress can be labeled “organic”, and STILL contain toxic hormone, reproductive, and neurological-disrupting […]

March 25, 2009 | 7 Comments More
Part 2: Tips To Keep Toxic Fire Retardant Chemicals Out Of Our Kids Bodies

Part 2: Tips To Keep Toxic Fire Retardant Chemicals Out Of Our Kids Bodies

If you happened to miss our previous post regarding the dangers of toxic fire retardant chemicals to our babies and children, and where these chemicals are hiding, please read that first.  It is quite eye-opening to say the least! Unfortunately, it is impossible to rid ourselves completely from toxic flame retardants.   They hide everywhere […]

March 18, 2009 | 2 Comments More
US Children Polluted With Toxic Fire Retardants:  Part 1

US Children Polluted With Toxic Fire Retardants: Part 1

Did you know that everyday baby and children’s products can contain high amounts of toxic fire retardants? These flame retardants have been shown to cause serious health disorders including endocrine disruption, cancer, birth defects, hormone disruption, reproductive and neurological disorders and learning disabilities such as ADHD, mental retardation, and hyperactivity. Disturbingly enough, chemical fire retardants […]

March 16, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Bring Magic Into Your Child's Room With Sarah's Silks™ Canopies

Bring Magic Into Your Child’s Room With Sarah’s Silks™ Canopies

When I took our Sarah’s Silks Canopies out of the box I was surprisingly impressed! I knew I was going to like this beautiful silk dream space, but I really didn’t think I would be this blown away. The feel of the fabrics, and the detail in the little silk seahorse and starfish put a […]

November 26, 2008 | 1 Comment More
SafBaby's Holiday Gift List for 2008: Healthy Toys Kids Love!

SafBaby’s Holiday Gift List for 2008: Healthy Toys Kids Love!

We have literally been up to our ears in toy safety this season. We have reviewed so many toys with our toddlers testing them along side of us. We have interviewed experts in the toy safety world, and we have been interviewed for our thoughts too! We have put a serious filter (to say the […]

November 22, 2008 | 3 Comments More
Helping To Make Safe Toy Shopping Easier This Christmas

Helping To Make Safe Toy Shopping Easier This Christmas

“I’m writing about the challenge of finding safe toys for Christmas. Have you found it’s any easier to find safe toys, now that Congress passed the CPSC law? It doesn’t take effect until February, so I’m wondering if parents can shop with confidence, or if they still have to be careful, checking out each individual […]

November 17, 2008 | 2 Comments More

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