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Everyone loves a spooky Halloween, but no should take any risks when it comes to safety. Statistically, children twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween night. Scarier concerns (like abductions) aren’t much of an issue, but broken bones and concussions are more likely (and also pretty dangerous) due to falling in the dark. Here are some tips your family can use to stay safe on Halloween. Everyone in your trick-or-treating party (including parents) should be carrying glow sticks or flashlights at all times. This is so...

It’s so frustrating when you see bad habits manifest in your children that you have fought with in yourself. You go through great lengths to look and feel your best but sometimes you’re not hard enough on yourself. When you notice your child beginning to develop the same unhealthy habits you may feel a little guilty. There are way you can turn these habits around that may help you as you help them. Here are 6 things you should avoid passing onto your children by leading through example. 1. Dessert...

During the first year of your child’s life, sleep is absolutely vital. Other than food and loving arms, your baby needs little else. It’s important that the space your baby sleeps in be as safe as possible, mostly to prevent SIDS, but also to facilitate restful sleep. Here is a list of tips you should use to ensure your child’s sleep space is safe. Use a firm sleep surface, like a sturdy mattress with just a fitted sheet. Keep blankets, pillows, bumpers or toys outside of an infant’s crib. Do...

Knowing that your baby is safe and sound when it comes time to place them down in the crib will give you the peace of mind to go about your life normally. Due to this, creating a safe sleep environment for baby should be a number one priority. Here are some important things to know when it comes to crib safety: 1. Keep Crib Empty It's important to keep cribs empty of all items such as pillows, blankets, bumper pads and stuffed animals. All of these items pose suffocation hazards to...

Our organic cotton is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). This certification ensures the textiles are grown organically, manufactured without harmful chemicals and produced in a fair working environment. Our toys are manufactured in a GOTS-certified factory and are made with organic cotton inside and out. But what’s the big deal with organic cotton? Organic cotton is better quality Conventional cotton growers use harvesting machines to pick cotton. The machines mix the seeds and oil with the cotton. Later, harsh chemical cleansers are used to separate them. Not...

It’s important that the furniture we use in our nursery be as safe as possible. The government watches baby products for safety, but not the toxic chemicals used inside. It’s up to us as consumers to make sure our kids are safe. Here are some of the most common toxins in baby furniture and how you can avoid them. 1. Flame retardants are a unique category of toxins. They were originally designed to keep soft materials from catching fire, but the chemicals used are especially unsafe. They have been linked...

Safety is paramount when it comes to our children, especially helpless little babies who can’t fend for themselves. Recently, there were reports of two children who became trapped between the crib and their VYSSA mattress, manufactured and sold by Swedish furniture company IKEA. Fortunately neither children were hurt, but safety-conscious IKEA has done the right thing and recalled five of their styles of this line of mattress. The recall includes nearly 169,000 mattresses in the United States, including the following lines: Vackert, Vinka, Spelevink, Sloa, and Slummer. Mattresses should be...

My drive to create a truly safe baby bottle comes from my desire to make sure babies and young children are safe. New parents face a barrage of challenges during the first months as they struggle to figure things out. Here are some baby safety tips for new parents. 1. Assuming you have carefully researched and picked a practitioner you are comfortable with, listen to their advice Their staff most likely has delivered and cared for more babies during the first few days than you will ever know and will...

When we’re considering the health of our children, we have to look beyond diet and exercise. We have to consider the products they are exposed to. Many products today are manufactured using chemicals we wouldn’t expose ourselves to and certainly not our children. Some chemicals and toxins can have life-changing effects on a baby’s development. When you’re purchasing products for your home, especially if they are for your children, make sure none of them contain these chemicals: Formaldehyde Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and skin irritant that can cause reactions...

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