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 [...]

Safbaby’s First “Ethical & Environmentally Conscious Retailer” Green Award goes to KidBean.com

By |January 11, 2010 |MACT Award Winners|

We live in a time where it seems that kindness to planet earth and safe surroundings for our children take second priority to money in the pocket for most retailers/manufacturers.  [...]

80,000 Chemicals! Join Erin Brockovich and Seventh Generation to Demand Change

By |December 17, 2009 |Chemicals in Products, Developmental Disorders, Toxins & Additives|

The federal law that should protect us from health-harming chemicals just doesn't work. Since 1976, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has required safety testing on only 200 of the more [...]

PVC-Free Wet/Dry Bags: Great for Cloth Diapers, Swim Wear and More

By |June 2, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Diapering, Product Reviews|

Oh the uses a mommy will find for these PVC-free and lead-free wet and wet/dry bags by Planet Wise. Not only are they completely waterproof, even at the seams, but they are wonderfully crafted in the USA! PVC or vinyl often lines bags that are meant to be waterproof (such as diaper bags.) But, not only is PVC incredibly toxic, it also can NOT be recycled, making it an environmental toxin too. Not cool. Thanks goodness these stylish wet bags from Planet Wise are totally cool, economical, and made by a eco-conscious husband and wife team in the USA. Also, did you know that many zippers have been pained using paint that contains lead? Yikes! Well, not here. All zippers in Planet Wise’s eco-line of bags are lead free too! […]

Luxuriously Dreamy: Organic Cotton Crib Bedding by Coyuchi

By |May 28, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, Nursery, Product Reviews|

Coyuchi’s certified organic cotton crib sheets and blankets are THE softest you’ll find!  They are made from 100% certified organic fair trade cotton, and grown “by hand” on family farms in India. My 2 1/2 year old, who is still happily sleeping in her crib, seriously favors this brand of organic bedding. She tells me often how soft her sheets feel and even refused to go to bed one night because I put on her old fitted sheet and blanket (it was laundry day!). Since our young children spend most of their time sleeping, it is nice to know their little growing bodies rest on pure and natural, formaldehyde and toxic-dye free sheets and mattress.  And if you haven’t read our post on the harmful effects of insecticides and pesticides in the cotton industry, please do read! Additionally, Coyuchi’s bedding line (including bumpers, blanket and sham) is dreamy.  The embroidery is so simple and sweet that we just fell in love.  The soft feel of the artwork is perfect for all babies! […]

Organic, Chemical-Free, and All Natural Insecticides by EcoSMART

By |April 12, 2009 |Household, Product Reviews, Sun & Outdoors|

EcoSMART® is a non-toxic, water based and natural insecticide with active ingredients made from organic plant oils!  Sound too good to be truly effective? Well, get ready to be blown [...]

Natural Mat’s Organic Cotton and Natural Latex Mattress: The Coco Mat

By |March 27, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, MACT Award Winners, Nursery, Nursery Room, Product Reviews|

Natural Mat is a respectable mattress company that passes strict US Fire Retardants standards without any use of toxic fire retardants. Right on!  This is not easy to find.  (Please beware of the “organic” label on mattresses unless you really know what you are looking for.) Natural Mat is truly a safe, non-toxic, chemical-free crib mattress that we recommend. Natural Mat uses natural latex, cruelty-free wool and organic cotton in their mattresses.  However, their Coco Mat is latex free. ‘Natural Latex’ was a topic we were feeling quite confused with, so  Natural Mat helped clarify with us how their “natural” process works since they do use natural latex in their more expensive line of organic mattresses.  Also, we cover the subject of potential allergies, and other important concerns in our exclusive interview below! […]

Naturepedic’s Organic Cotton Mattress: Wool Free and Latex Free

By |March 26, 2009 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Nursery, Nursery Room, Product Reviews|

What's special and convenient about Naturpedic's organic mattress for babies and children is that they have a 2-in-1 crib and twin mattress. This versatile 2 in 1 Organic Cotton Ultra [...]

PVC-free Apron and Bib by Bumkins for Babies and Children

By |December 29, 2008 |1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Product Reviews, Sun & Outdoors, Toys & Activities|

By SafBaby Co-Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson For art-work fun, food-dripping skills, and even gardening smiles, this Bumkins PVC-free Apron (or bib) for toddlers is perfect! It is [...]

Product Review: Eco-friendly Ecotots Surfin Project Table and Stools

By |June 11, 2008 |1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, MACT Award Winners, Product Reviews, Toys & Activities, Videos|

Honestly, life would be much different around here without our Ecotot Table and Stools. We love this [tag] eco-friendly toddler furniture [/tag] so much! This [tag] Surfin Kids Project Table and Stool Set [/tag] from Ecotots sits beautifully in any child’s room (big or small), or in the living room! A feature that we love is that the stools fit superbly underneath the table. A great space saver when not in use, and it looks very put together! […]

How To Design A Safe and Non-Toxic Nursery

By |June 8, 2008 |Chemicals in Products, Indoor Air, Nursery, Nursery Room|

After coming across Debra Lynn Dadd's amazing book, Home Safe Home, we decided to ask her to share her expertise on creating a safe and non-toxic nursery. Debra has been a leading [...]

Product Review: FarmBaby Nursery Spray

By |June 8, 2008 |0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, Nursery, Product Reviews|

How does it happen? How does something so sweet, and so wonderful, let off the stinkiest #2 bombs? Do you get a similar drift at your changing table? If so, you will be a happy camper to hear about FarmBaby Nursery Spray. But wait! Freshening up the nursery after a diaper change is not the only time you will make great use of this truly natural air freshener. This stuff will be useful, AND SAFE, for years and years to come! I remember a time, not too long ago, when my 6 year old niece was playing with my baby girl. She was admiring her little feet as they were happily playing together. “She is just so cute,” my niece said. “And her feet don’t even stink!” I think I will always remember that comment. […]