From the moment your child is conceived, he/she is being subjected to toxic chemicals. We can't get away from them; it's in the air we breathe. You can, however, reduce the amount of toxins in your home. Not only is this important for the health of your child; it's important to your health as well.
For information on more ways to reduce your child's exposure to toxins, please visit the orhter "Go Green" pages on this website. For items that are specific to infants, continue reading! And...if you have a suggestion, please visit our "Contact" page and send us a note.
- Use only organic items that come in contact with your baby's skin:
- Laundry Soap
- Fabric Softener
- Use cloth diapers. Not only do disposables fill up the landfills, it takes longer to potty train your child and who wants to change diapers longer than necessary?
- Cloth diapers also reduce the incidence of rash because they are breathable.
- Use a wash cloth to clean your baby's bottom, rather than disposable diaper wipes.
- Breast feed
- Studies show that breast feeding helps you to bond with your baby.
- Infant formula is not natural and many infants cannot digest it properly.
- Breast feeding IS natural and gives your baby all the nutrients he/she needs until he/she is ready for solid food.
- Grow your own or purchase local, organic foods and then make your own baby food. If this isn't possible, then purchase organic baby food.
- Re-use the baby food jars.