Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lead Found in Sippy Cups

In an independent study conducted by blogger Nature Baby Mama, children's sippy cups were reported this week to contain dangerous lead levels - in both the paint used on the cups as well as a small lead solder piece at the bottom of some cups.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

All-Natural Bath Toys by Plantlife

Natural bath toys for babies and little ones are hard to find. Most are made from toxic vinyl, plastic or foam - none of which you want floating in your child's bath water or placed in their mouths (where all bath toys tend to end up anyhow). So, when my kids were babies I started buying up washable terrycloth bath toys wherever I could find them. They were hard to come by though until I finally found a company that carries a whole line of them: Plantlife. Plantlife is an all-natural body care company based in California. In addition to the soaps and essential oils and other products they produce, they also make 100% natural cotton, hemp and ramie scrubbies that are hand sewn in the USA, naturally dyed, and contain no removable parts. They come in a colorful array of adorable animals (octopus, frog, turtle, duck, starfish, etc) that are perfect for bath time. I first came across the Plantlife scubbies at Whole Foods, but I have since bought them at other health food stores and online at Amazon and When you purchase a Plantlife scrubbie for your child's bath, you know you are getting a product that is chemical free - with no parabens, phthalates, artificial colors, fragrances, dyes or synthetics.