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 […]

What Do All The Marks and Symbols On Toy Packages Mean?

By |December 15, 2011 |

By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson

Do you know what labels to look for when you purchase a toy for Christmas? This article will help you!

Toy safety symbols are […]

Crib Safety Checklists

By |October 27, 2011 |

The following set of crib safety checklists comes from one of our respected Approved Vendors, Baby Eco Trends. We’d love to hear your thoughts and insights if you have any […]

Is Silicone Safe?

By |October 18, 2010 |

Interview by SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson

We have received a couple of questions from a reader who has some concerns with silicone. We received these questions through Facebook and […]

Does BPA Leach From Glass Jarred Baby Food Lids?

By |September 12, 2010 |

We love receiving questions from parents inquiring on how to choose the safest alternatives available for their little miracles!  Recently, this question was asked through a facebook fan and […]

The Media Doesn’t Want You To See This!

By |November 23, 2009 |

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 comes from, and on what truly makes them important and worthy individuals.  I use to think that since my child didn’t watch cable television, she was safe from media influence.   Boy were my eyes opened.  Consuming Kids is a MUST see for ALL parents!

Who is telling you what is appropriate for your children to watch, to consume, and how to behave?  Who is telling your kids what holds value?  The truth of the matter is that our children become targets to the multi-billion dollar marketing machine trying to sell them things, and instill in their minds what is “cool”,  in the very first year of their lives.  Our children deserve consideration and respect as miraculous beings.  They DON’T deserve to be convinced at a very early age that life is about getting/buying things.  They don’t deserve to be a target as a life long consumer!

Consuming Kids took me, and will take you, on a journey into the selfish intentions and huge  impact that advertising has on our kids. […]

CPSC Toy Safety Law Keeps Our Kids Safer, Keeping Phthalates Off The Shelves

By |February 10, 2009 |

If you have been a loyal reader of SAFbaby.com since the beginning of December, you have been part of our obsession with toy safety and the new toy safety regulations (which go into effect today.)

Our post titled Are We The Dumping Ground for Toxic Toys? questioned the revision to the laws that were put in place to protect our children.  These revisions allowed toxic toys (tainted with phthalates and lead) to still be sold in stores, if manufactured BEFORE Feb. 10, 2009.

We are so pleased to announce that revisions have been placed, and as of today, […]

Investigating The True Story On Toxic Toys In America

By |January 18, 2009 |

When we read Mark Schapiro’s comment in Mothering Magazine in the December issue regarding China manufacturing plants having 2 different assembly lines for the same toy, (one with the toxic substance phthalates permitted and made for sale in the USA, and the other assembly line safer, made for sale in Europe) we knew we had to speak with this man.

We were hoping that he could help bring some light to these toxic toy concerns, regarding the new laws and regulations, that are confusing everyone.

We learned a lot!  And I think you will be as stunned as we were to understand what is happening with a little more clarity.  Make sure you read all the way through this interview! […]

Lead-Free, PVC-Free and Fire Retardant-Free Toy Manufacturers

By |January 5, 2009 |

By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson

The new American Society for Testing and Materials standard F963 (ASTM F963) requires children’s toys to be phthalate-free and contain none to very […]

Find Out Why the New Product Safety Law (CPSIA) Will NOT Protect Your Child

By |December 23, 2008 |

By SafBaby Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson

There is a big debate happening right now regarding the CPSIA’s new laws and regulations regarding toys that will be able to […]

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

By |November 22, 2008 |

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 […]

Helping to Make Safe Toy Shopping Easier This Christmas

By |November 17, 2008 |

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, now […]