Honey! Get the baby, I think we can really clean her up.
In this day and age it’s not enough to just bathe a baby, the baby needs to be kept safe from all sorts of chemicals, many found in cleaning products.
What’s up with that? Chemicals found in household cleaners and air fresheners, for example, have been linked to childhood asthma and asthma-like conditions, among other things.
Here a few references if you want a safe and healthy baby.
1. Homemade cleaning solutions – Safe alternatives to things with pretty labels on shelves in store. A great start to your cleaning repertoire is distilled white vinegar, baking soda, and tea tree oil.
2. Grist’s Green Guide – a wealth of information for those wishing to clean green. “Just because a product says it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s nontoxic,” says Jeffrey Hollender, CEO of Seventh Generation, which produces genuinely eco-friendly cleaning supplies and household products.
3. The Safe Shopper’s Bible provides much good advice for selecting truly green, effective products and prevents “greenwashing.”
Here’s where you get your answers for Can your hair coloring cause breast cancer? – Is this brand of apple juice safe for babies? – Will the additives in this salad dressing harm you? – Which shampoo won’t sting your eyes?
4. Naturally Clean: The Seventh Generation Guide to Safe and Healthy, Non-Toxic Cleaning- invaluable tips for minimizing your — and your children’s — exposure to hazardous household products and insightful tips on keeping a clean, green nursery.
5. Green Nursery Tips – finally, 10 ways to ready your home for your new baby.
Honey! Get the baby, we got to make some changes.