This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page.No one wants to see an infant sporting the raw, tender skin of a sunburn, but the fear of the sun--like many other parental fears--seems to have become maybe a little hysterical? Too Little Sun The overzealous use of sunscreen on kids has resulted in widespread vitamin D deficiencies, which are linked to cancer, depression,
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This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page.I don't think you need to slather your baby in lotion after every bath, but sometimes a baby's dry skin will be screaming for a moisturizer. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a huge fan of coconut oil, and we often put a little blob of the organic, unrefined good stuff in the bath with the boys.My Top Pick for Best Natural
Recently, I've had a few private consulting clients ask about non-toxic carpeting. As a result, I've spent some time more deeply looking into this. I hope this post helps answer the big question: Is there such thing as truly safe, non-toxic carpeting? What Makes Carpeting Toxic? As my dad wrote in the flooring post about our non-toxic renovation undertaking, Project One-Eleven, carpeting is
Last year, a private client of mine gave me the opportunity to look more closely at the best multivitamins. She wanted to know if she should be taking a multivitamin, and if she should be giving one to her children. Of course, she also wanted to know which brands make the best multivitamins. I shared my opinion with the Gimme readership back then, and now am pleased to be able to update you guys.
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page.UPDATED February 2019I wrote this guide on how to choose organic baby formula for the first time in 2012. Overall, things have moved in a positive direction on the formula front. Here are two ways the industry seems to be changing for the better: 1) Many companies have ditched corn sugars in favor of lactose.
It's currently FREEZING here in Brooklyn, and with the change in weather comes chapped lips--for myself and my kids (my husband is strangely immune).Shop safest lip balms.Blistex lip products definitely soothe super chapped, sore lips. Perhaps this explains why Blistex sells more than $100 million worth of their "medicated" lip balm every year! But is Blistex non-toxic?While Blistex
Overall Best Healthy CerealFood for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Crunchy Cereal packs the most nutritional bang per spoonful. (Read more about this brand under Good Stuff below.)[amazon asin=B000LKTMLM&template=Add To Cart]As a child of the 50’s, I ate cold cereal for breakfast on most mornings. We could help ourselves and my mom was free to do other chores.My father
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page.UPDATED: December 2018Toys, like evvvvverything else, can introduce toxins into your home, to say nothing of the environmental impact of producing and disposing of ALL THAT plastic. I'm certainly guilty of buying my fair share of cheap plastic toys, but I am always trying to do better, and after researching and
Looking for holiday stocking stuffers that aren't full of Sneaky Stuff? It can be tough finding the perfect, pint-sized items to fill stockings--especially grown-up stockings!Below are some of our favorite non-toxic stocking stuffers for all ages! Deep Lavender RubThis deeply comforting chest and neck rub utilizes the heat-producing essential oils of ginger, rosemary, and eucalyptus to
By Maia James, with research and recommendations by Michael Hopkins, PhD Important CYA Statement With this guide in particular, I feel like it’s SUPER important to stress that we aren’t doctors. (Well, Michael is actually a doctor—he has his PhD—just not THAT kind of doctor). Please consult with yours before taking our advice! I’ve been trying to write this guide to help my pregnant or TTC