Cheerios have long been a popular first finger food for babies; their size and shape make them a perfect snack for new eaters eager to practice the emerging pincer grasp. Sometime around the beginning of the twenty-first century, some genius invented the “baby puff” and boom: a whole generation of toddlers will never hold a Cheerio between dimpled thumb and forefinger. In my own extended family, these snacks have become so popular that my nephew’s first word was…you guessed it…“puff!”
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Halogenated flame retardants are some of the most dangerous chemicals on the market, yet a peer-reviewed study published in Environmental Science & Technology Journal found that they’re pervasive in products made for babies and toddlers: car seats, breast feeding pillows, changing pads, crib wedges, bassinet mattresses and other items made with polyurethane foam.
You’re pregnant and you’re thinking about the nursery. The mission? To give your baby the safest, most nurturing space possible – a place where he or she can thrive. To create your nurturing nursery, the goal is simple: surround your little one primarily with items made of natural materials, with nontoxic finishes and without harmful chemicals. When all-natural’s not possible, find ways to help minimize toxins – and voila, peace of mind for all! Sounds challenging, eh? Actually, it’s easier than you may think. To help parents-to-be create the healthiest baby’s room possible, here are a few, stress-free and hassle-free tips from 7 Steps to a Safe, Nurturing Nursery, the new eBook I’ve written with natural health expert Robyn Griggs Lawrence. In it you’ll find over 50 healthy nursery tips plus 11 buying guides to help parents-to-be and their babies rest easy and healthfully.