Category Archives: Pregnancy

Natural, Non-Toxic Carpeting and Area Rugs

Whether it’s decorating the nursery or play area, you may be looking to replace carpeting or purchase a new area rug and coming up short when looking for non-toxic options.  Although more difficult to find, there are safer products on … Continue reading

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Flame Retardant-Free Gliders, Rockers & Sofas

According to NPR’s article on Flame Retardants, 85% of couches tested in a recent Americal Chemical Society study contained at least one flame retardant chemical in the foam cushioning.  Why is this such a concern one may ask?  Prior to 2005, … Continue reading

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Natural, Non-Toxic Pest Control For Your Family

“I’m an advocate for common sense. If an exterminator uses a chemical that makes a spider drop dead right in front of you, what’s its effect on a child?” Erin Brockovich – President of Brockovich Research & Consulting Did you … Continue reading

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Lead Free Dishes

As we were researching baby products for safety and toxicity, it occurred to us that we were eating on dinnerware that was made in China which may or may not contain lead. Although we loved our various sets, we decided … Continue reading

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How Safe Is Our Food?

With all of the headlines in the news regarding the safety of our food supply, it is important to stay informed in order to make the best decisions on what we feed our children.  The information regarding my personal areas of concern … Continue reading

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How Safe Is Your Water?

There are a number of chemicals and contaminants of concern in our nation’s water supply.  Where we reside, one of the chemicals of concern found in our drinking water is chromium-6 or hexavalent chromium which has been deemed a likely … Continue reading

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Chemical Safe Baby Detergent

Laundry Detergent: Seventh Generation vs Dreft – For years, Dreft has been one of the most popular laundry detergents for babies.  In doing research on the product, I found a few ingredients of concern and did not want to use a detergent … Continue reading

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Avoiding BPA In Your Products

There has been much more awareness on the dangers of BPA (Bisphenol A) over the last few years.  BPA is used primarily to make plastics and can also be found inside canned foods, on cash register receipts and in dental fillings … Continue reading

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