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Face Paint: Is It Worth the Risk?

By |September 22, 2016 |Chemicals in Products, Developmental Disorders, Latest Posts, Product Recalls|

Face painting has turned into an art form with brushes at the ready to transform your child into the superhero, exotic animal or character of their dreams. Face painters are [...]

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Body Care Products Causing Epidemic Of Skin Reactions

By |July 22, 2016 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Allergies, Bath & Body Care, Chemicals in Products, Developmental Disorders, Latest Posts, Nursery|

An Epidemic of Contact Dermatitis  A powerful industrial preservative found in baby wipes, band-aids, hand sanitizers, sunscreens, lotions, glue and thousands of other products is causing what dermatologists are calling “an [...]

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Christmas Trees: Safe, Non-Toxic and Environmentally-Friendly

By |December 15, 2015 |Chemicals in Products, Holidays|

"I remember last Christmas. My baby girl was way more into the wrapping paper and the boxes than she was any of her gifts. And I had a blast sticking [...]

Is Your Lifestyle Lowering Your Child’s IQ?

By |November 16, 2015 |Chemicals in Products, Development, Developmental Disorders, Homepage Video 2, Toxins & Additives, Videos|

Emerging studies reveal that cumulative, trace amounts of chemicals may be affecting children's brain development.

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We Finally Found Lead-Free Christmas Lights

By |November 12, 2015 |Chemicals in Products, Holidays|

It is quite frustrating to find lead-free, RoHS compliant Christmas lights in the United States. The RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) symbol aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used [...]

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The Safest Solution to Plastic Bottles

By |August 20, 2015 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Best Product Awards, Chemicals in Products, Product Reviews, Water, Well-being|

This month, SafBaby is giving a Best Product Award to Lifefactory Reusable Glass Bottles. Specifically, the award is for the bottles with the Classic Cap that allows drinking directly from [...]

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Safer Crayon Choices for Children

By |July 23, 2015 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Chemicals in Products, Latest Products, Toys & Activities|

We all know how much children love crayons. Often, it’s not only the first art tool they experience but also their most-used and longest-lasting toy. Their interaction with crayons can [...]

Is Your Lifestyle Lowering Your Child’s IQ?

By |March 31, 2015 |Chemicals in Products, Development, Developmental Disorders, Toxins & Additives, Videos|

Ten Americans: A Groundbreaking Study

By |February 20, 2015 |Chemicals in Products, Developmental Disorders, Pre-Conception, Pregnancy|

In one of the most revealing and well-delivered talks ever produced,  Ken Cook, co-founder of the Environmental Working Group, recounts how 10 Americans inspired one of the most important environmental campaigns [...]

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Why It Is Nearly Impossible To Find Safe Babies and Kids Shoes in the US! Part 2

By |November 19, 2013 |Chemicals in Products, Clothing & Shoes|

You may be thinking, "Come on now. Can shoes really be that big of a health concern for our children?" But truth be told, the more we research this topic, [...]

Do You Know Which Ingredients To Steer Clear Of In Your Kid’s Toothpaste?

By |September 6, 2013 |1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Bath & Body Care, Chemicals in Products, MACT Award Winners, Oral Health, Product Reviews|

Can you relate to this scenario that one of our MACT Award Mama Testers shared below? "It was always challenging for me to find a toothpaste that didn't contain all [...]

Toxic Chromium 6 Found In Many Babies and Children’s Leather Shoes

By |August 13, 2013 |Chemicals in Products, Clothing & Shoes, Videos, Water|

Have you wondered where the leather used for shoes, handbags and belts we and our kids are wearing is coming from? Also, have you wondered why leather is so cheap [...]

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The Shocking Truth About Children’s Plastic Toys. Read This Before You Buy Another Toy!

By |August 8, 2013 |Chemicals in Products, Toys & Activities|

We have been investigating toy safety since our children were born, and we started sharing our findings on our blog 6 years ago when we started SAFbaby. The more we [...]

Children Leather & Plastic Shoes: Pollutants, As Far As The Eye Can See! Part 1

By |August 1, 2013 |Chemicals in Products, Clothing & Shoes|

MOST plastic and leather shoes for babies and children today contain cancer-causing chemicals, allergens and other toxins. It is a very sad truth. Because of the lack of regulations, anything [...]

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Are Crocs and Other Foam-Like Kids Shoes/Flip Flops Made of EVA Foam?

By |July 29, 2013 |Chemicals in Products, Clothing & Shoes|

The SAFBABY mamas are on a new EVA foam mission, this time we we want to know more about the EVA foam in shoes and if there are any safety [...]

The Truth About Sophie the Giraffe and the Recall Rumors

By |July 23, 2013 |Baby Accessories, Chemicals in Products, Toys & Activities|

By SafBaby Co-Founder Sandra Blum The search term 'Sophie the Giraffe recall' on Google gets 129,000 results. Wow, that's a lot! Sophie was my son's favorite chewing toy (see photo [...]

Should We Stop Worrying About EVA Foam Puzzle Mats?

By |June 27, 2013 |Chemicals in Products, Indoor Air, Toys & Activities|

We feel we needed to do an update on the Foam Mat post especially after we received the following charged comment from a reader's point of view we do not [...]

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Why Is There So Much Lead In Our Soil?

By |April 29, 2013 |Chemicals in Products, Pollution|

Lead Cleanup On Aisle Earth Lead is no ordinary health concern. Unlike some other heavy metals and toxins, lead doesn't show any initial signs of poisoning and can be difficult [...]

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Silicone Baking Mold Tested! How Safe Are They Really? Not Many Are!

By |April 11, 2013 |Chemicals in Products, Household, Kitchen|

By SafBaby Co-Founder Sandra Blum Silicone baking molds are inexpensive, take up little space and do not require greasing. But what happens to the silicone when it is heated in [...]

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Dental Fillings: Mercury and/or BPA Exposure?

By |March 27, 2013 |Chemicals in Products, Dr. Murray Clarke, Oral Health|

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, July 2012 has raised the awareness and concern about the release and exposure of Bisphenol A (BPA) from [...]