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

By |November 19, 2013 |

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, […]

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

By |August 13, 2013 |

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 […]

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

By |August 1, 2013 |

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 […]

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

By |July 29, 2013 |

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 […]

From Toxic Toys to Toxic Clothes: Phthalates and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates found in Kids Clothing

By |November 20, 2012 |

Like most of you reading this, I can’t afford to just buy certified organic cotton clothes, and I am always well aware that what I am buying may contain chemicals […]

Do You Do Enough?

By |November 5, 2010 |

Introduction by SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson

We have been receiving some very important emails and comments from our readers.  Thank you!  One of the common threads that […]

Formaldehyde-Free Baby and Children’s Clothing Companies

By |February 9, 2010 |

By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson

On December 30, 2008 we posted our first version of this article regarding which clothing companies do and do NOT treat their […]

Eco-friendly ‘Green’ Shoes, From Shoe to Packaging, For Baby and Toddler

By |September 10, 2009 |

Simple® shoes has done it again!  Not only do we adore their eco-friendly line of infant shoes, but we love their “green” shoes for little kids too!

Poodle and Doodle and Noodle.  Sounds so fun I have to say it again…..Poodle, Doodle and Noodle are all the names of the shoes in this fabulous line.  Names make you giggle, and the shoes themselves make you smile.  Beautifully designed and manufactured with great integrity!

Wanna know what else makes these shoes such a must? […]

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

By |September 10, 2009 |

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.)
Come […]

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

By |June 15, 2009 |

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…..


Eco-friendly Leather Shoes With Natural Rubber Soles and High Standards

By |May 13, 2009 |

This is premium footwear for babies and kids!  As soon as you get a pair of these conscious shoes in your hand you will melt too.  So soft to the touch, yet sturdy and crafted to perfection.

Bobux’s® (a New Zealand based company) eco-friendly, soft soled leather shoes are amazing!  I wish I could fit my foot into a pair of these kickers myself.

Not only are each of their i-Walk shoes fastened with convenient Velcro, or a zipper for the stylish eco-friendly cowgirl and cowboy boots, but the sole is soft, flexible, and made of non-slip natural rubber.

Additionally, Bobux Eco-leather™ was purposely developed to produce an exceptionally soft surface that would be gentle on baby’s delicate newborn skin AND friendly on the environment.  No wonder my little girl, who typically only wants to go barefoot, actually keeps these shoes on her feet!

Bobux® meets high standards when it comes to being an eco-friendly shoe…..


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

By |April 5, 2009 |

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 island and 96% of all of the little girls/toddlers I see on the beach  are wearing itsy bitsy, tiny weenie, cute-as-can-be bikinis.

There is no denying that they are cute, but I am always left thinking to myself how happy I am that I have the ability to greatly reduce my baby’s overall harmful sun exposure right now, while she is so young.

“Why not let her keep her precious and flawless skin as long as I can?” I think.

Well, thanks to Snapper Rock, my little one is looking incredibly stylish, outrageously adorable and can endlessly play in the outdoors without harming her new and beautiful skin.

Furthermore, she LOVES to wear her Snapper Rock wear when we are at the beach, the park, or playing in the yard.  I was astonished at how fast my little girl’s swim shorts dried after playing in the river and ocean.  The material is amazing.  Oh yeah, my daughter just loves that her swim shorts HAVE POCKETS!  She thinks that is the coolest.

We SAFbaby mama’s think the safe UV50 factor is pretty cool! […]

‘Wrap of Love’ – Luxurious, Organic, Fair Trade and Extra Special

By |March 1, 2009 |

Luxurious and cozy soft, this organic cotton bathrobe by Coyuchi is everything you would dream of to wrap up the perfect bubble bath experience for your small child!

I feel as if I am treating my toddler to a rich experience of a baby-spa each time I drape her into this ‘wrap of love.’  Not only that, but on a higher level, I also feel that I have positively contributed to our planet in a more compassionate manner too.

These high quality bathrobes are made of the highest quality certified organic cotton, are free of formaldehyde, and all of their farming and manufacturing is done with fair trade practices.

At a first glance, that may not sound dramatically “planet enhancing”, but once you learn more about these standards, you will look at our textile industry with new eyes, and feel a sense of appreciation for companies such as Coyuchi who’s mission is truly respectable.


Toxins Have Us Running For Eco-Friendly Baby and Kid Shoes

By |January 23, 2009 |

I usually check ingredients carefully when it comes to food, cosmetics and toys, but recently I’ve been curious to look more carefully into what goes into shoes.
Have you ever wondered what shoes are made of?
Finding healthy, non-toxic shoes for kids was a real challenge!  I like my baby/toddler shoes to be healthy, comfortable AND stylish, which is even a bigger challenge.
Dangerous chemicals are used to dye leather shoes, and many people who work and live near tanneries are dying from cancer caused by exposure.  Most of our kids shoes are loaded with these chemicals and there are  unfortunately no strict safety standards in the US.
If there were guidelines for toxic chemicals in our children’s clothing and shoes, would we find a great increase in recalls?  We think so.

Toxic Formaldehyde Hides In Children’s Clothing and Bedding

By |December 30, 2008 |

By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson

It would seem that the last place a parent would think to be concerned about finding toxic gas in our child’s environment […]

Organic T-shirt for Kids With a Smart Statement!

By |December 11, 2008 |

This is one of our favorite t-shirts for our toddlers right now.

Not only is it made from certified organic cotton, the message it sends is  totally cool, and the cut is absolutely comfortable.

Created with low-impact, Azo-free organic dyes and water-based sustainable ink, this shirt is softer and safer for your child and the planet.

Honestly, I was hesitant to put my little girl into the t-shirt because it looks like more of a boys t-shirt, but she loves it too.

Actually, both of our girls love it and they look sooooo cute sporting their eco-conscious threads.

We just love the wonderful statement that is made here.  “Please Recycle!” What respectful and powerful voices our little’s one have.  May we continue to nourish and develop that in our children.

Of course just talking the talk is pointless unless we are walking the walk.  Leading by example and showing our child what recycling means is key. […]

Carter’s Tagless Clothing Can Cause Chemical-Like Burns to Babies

By |October 25, 2008 |

By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson

If you have a baby that sleeps in Carter’s, Cisco or Gerber tagless clothing (or know anyone that may), you must read […]

Keeping Outdoor Play Safe for Baby and Child

By |August 26, 2008 |

It is absolutely essential your baby or child is kept safe in the sun, and Sharksuit makes it easy and fun.

Depending on where you live, shopping for sun protective clothing NOW may seem a little late in the season. But, if you time it right, you can actually save serious money on spf clothing that will, FOR SURE, be useful next summer. And the timing is NOW!

The investment of buying ahead isn’t the only saving! I’ve saved so much money on sunblock since we’ve gotten our fun Sharksuits too. And I know you can relate, applying clothing to a toddler is MUCH EASIER than applying sunscreen!!! […]

Is Bamboo Clothing for Baby Natural and Chemical Free?

By |July 25, 2008 |

Another safe alternative to conventional cotton is bamboo.

We’ve heard about the toxic process of bamboo from plant to fiber which can be harmful on the environment. So, we searched for a company that offered a safer, non-toxic processing alternative.

We were impressed with Bamboosa’s integrity and had to rave about their baby soft gift set. Bamboosa chooses to not use bleach on their fabrics and many of their purely natural products are without any dye at all. […]

Sun Protection Tips for Infants and Toddlers

By |May 22, 2008 |

Introduction by SafBaby Co-Founder Samantha Fox Olson

We went to visit grandpa last weekend and he was amazed when his grand baby pointed to his bald head and then up onto […]