Look for organic baby products. Many of the common brands have harmful chemicals in them including parabens, bleach, dyes, and perfumes that can be toxic to a developing endocrine system. Whole Foods has many different brands of organic baby products to choose from. Alba, Burt’s Bees, Shea Moisture and California Baby have baby lines that are readily available at many stores.
A Few Other Good Things to Look For
Bleach-Free Diapers and Wipes:
Chlorine bleach is a chemical that is harmful to your infant’s developing system! Both can be found at Whole Foods or Central Market.
Non-organic foods/milk/dairy products contain hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides that may be harmful to your baby’s growing body!
Try glass or stainless steel food containers:
Plastic, especially when heated or frozen, leaches harmful chemicals into your baby’s food/drinks.
Look for an organic mattress:
By definition, these types of mattresses are made without toxic chemicals, such as flame-retardants. These types of chemicals have been linked to damage to growing nervous and endocrine systems.
A local store that carries organic bedding is Wildflower Organics.
What to Expect in the First Year
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
The Care and Keeping of You: The body book for girls
On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A “What’s Happening to my Body” book for boys
Peaceful Parent: Happy Kids