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How to Create a Non-Toxic Christmas

By |December 1, 2016 |Chemicals in Products, Holidays|

Wear gloves. Wash hands after handling. Don’t even touch. Can you imagine having to tell your children not to touch the Christmas tree because it’s made out of PVC, the [...]

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Why the Best Thanksgivings are Non-Conventional

By |November 18, 2016 |Food Industry, Holidays|

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans and pumpkin pie - the traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the U.S. In terms of the menu, not much has changed [...]

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This Halloween, Teal Is The New Orange

By |October 5, 2016 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Allergies, Holidays, Mindful Parenting, Toxins & Additives|

Have you spotted teal pumpkins on doorsteps lately? Good News! Families that choose to decorate with teal pumpkins will be offering non-food treats to children this Halloween.   Started in [...]

How To Make Halloween Healthier And Happier

By |October 5, 2016 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Holidays, Mindful Parenting, Well-being|

Re-envision Halloween Two thousand years ago, the Celts dressed in costumes and set alight sacred bonfires to appease and ward off the spirits of the dead. Marked by the end [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Baby’s First Healthy and Delicious Holiday Dinner

By |November 22, 2012 |Diet, Holidays|

Sharing the fabulous flavors of the Holidays with your new baby is an experience that you'll cherish.  Socializing is part of the fun too, so reserve a seat (high chair) [...]

Non Toxic Homemade Halloween Face Paint Recipe

By |October 19, 2012 |Chemicals in Products, Holidays, Toys & Activities|

Does your child's Halloween costume call for face painting? Or maybe your little one is like mine and just loves to have their face painted. Either way, be careful how [...]

Toxic Easter Candy and a Guide to Safer Alternatives

By |March 23, 2010 |Holidays, Toxins & Additives|

Which do you think has the most chemicals in it: your garage or your child's Easter basket? The answer may surprise you, because brightly colored Easter candies are often full [...]

The Ultimate ‘Safe Alternative’ Holiday Gift Guide 2009 for Moms

By |November 25, 2009 |For Mom, Gift Lists, Holidays|

Alright mamas, we have happily made your man’s holiday shopping a little more stress free this season!  We have hand picked our most favorite eco-friendly, green, organic and natural products that any woman would LOVE to receive.  Not only is this Gift Guide ideal for moms, but you are certain to find something in here for any special woman in your family’s lives.  Please share this Guide with those you love and cherish! […]

Lead In Face Paints For Kids This Halloween Is Scary!

By |October 27, 2009 |Chemicals in Products, Holidays, Toys & Activities|

Every kid loves face paint!  But when we read that 10 out of 10 of the face paints that Environmental Working Group tested for lead were positive, we were spooked! That’s not the only scary facts we found out!  Additionally, 6 out of 10 of the face paints targeted to Halloween face decorating contained excessive (beyond safe) amounts of dangerous heavy metals such as nickel, cobalt and/or chromium.  These are know skin allergens, and are being marketed many times as “hypoallergenic” and “FDA compliant!” So what is a parent to do?  Ruin a perfectly fun experience for our kids during this extravaganza of dress-up called Halloween?  NO!  Stay festive and SAFE by following Environmental Working Group’s (EWG)  recommendations of what you can do! […]

Time to Gather up the Kids and Dye Eggs, Naturally!

By |April 7, 2009 |Holidays, Toys & Activities|

If you have been wondering how to dye hard-boiled eggs naturally, instead of using artificial food colorings, we’ve got the tip for you! We’ve been on the HUNT for a natural AND simple way to dye eggs this year, and we are happy to share this post from Mrs. M. What a great way to be crafty and creative this Easter with toddlers and children!  This post lays out the simplest way to dye eggs with WHOLE FOODS.  Enjoy! Time to prepare for the spring tradition of dyeing chicken eggs. The kids love to help with this task and a good morning can be spent using natural dyes found in your kitchen to produce lovely safe and pretty colored eggs. […]

Lead in Christmas Lights

By |December 4, 2008 |Chemicals in Products, Holidays|

Last year CNN released a report on the toxic dangers of Christmas Lights and what they have found is that analysis of four common brands of lights have levels of [...]

Safe and Non-toxic Christmas Stocking Stuffers

By |November 23, 2008 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, Gift Lists, Holidays, Toys & Activities|

We just adore these personalized Felt stockings from The Land of Nod.  A stocking just doesn’t have that “all-warm-and-cozy” feel if it can belong to just anyone! Here at SafBaby we are having a ball finding the SAFEST and CUTEST presents to stuff these great stockings with.  And, of course, all of our recommendations are Non-toxic, PVC-free, BPA-free, Lead-free and  unique! […]

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Helping to Make Safe Toy Shopping Easier This Christmas

By |November 17, 2008 |Chemicals in Products, Holidays, Toys & Activities|

By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson "I'm writing about the challenge of finding safe toys for Christmas. Have you found it's any easier to find safe toys, [...]