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

By |December 15, 2011 |Chemicals in Products, Toys & Activities|

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 [...]

Crib Safety Checklists

By |October 27, 2011 |Nursery, Nursery Room|

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 [...]

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Is Silicone Safe?

By |October 18, 2010 |Baby Accessories, Chemicals in Products, Food Gear|

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 [...]

Does BPA Leach From Glass Jarred Baby Food Lids?

By |September 12, 2010 |Chemicals in Products, Diet, Food Industry, Toxins & Additives|

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 would [...]

The Media Doesn’t Want You To See This!

By |November 23, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Development, Documentary, DVDs, For Mom, Mindful Parenting, Product Reviews, Videos|

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 [...]

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

By |February 10, 2009 |Chemicals in Products, Toys & Activities|

If you have been a loyal reader of 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 |Chemicals in Products, Toys & Activities|

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! […]

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

By |January 5, 2009 |Chemicals in Products, Toys & Activities|

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 [...]

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

By |December 23, 2008 |Chemicals in Products, Petitions, Toys & Activities, Videos|

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 [...]

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

By |November 22, 2008 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Gift Lists, Toys & Activities|

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 [...]

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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, [...]