Green Resources for Your New Baby

These green resources will give you easy ways to limit the amount of toxins you and your family are exposed to.

These green resources will give you easy ways to limit the amount of toxins you and your family are exposed to.


Books


The Healthy Home Workbook: Easy Steps for Eco-Friendly Living by Kimberly Rider (Chronicle Books, 2006)


Naturally Clean: The Seventh Generation Guide to Safe and Healthy Non-Toxic Cleaning by Jeffrey Hollender and Geoff Davis with Meika Hollender and Reed Doyle (New Society Publishers, 2006)


Organic Housekeeping: In Which the Non-Toxic Avenger Shows You How to Improve Your Health and That of Your Family While You Save Time, Money and Perhaps, Your Sanity by Ellen Sandbeck (Scribner, 2006)


Redux: Designs that Reuse, Recycle and Reveal by Jennifer Roberts (Gibbs Smith, 2006)


Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World: 101 Smart Solutions for Every Family by Phillip J. Landrigan, M.D., and Mary Landrigan, M.P.A. (Rodale Press, 2001)


Websites


Children's Health Environmental Coalition


National non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and caregivers about environmental toxins that affect children's health. CHEC offers a monthly email newsletter called First Steps for pregnant women and mothers of newborns to educate them about fetus' and babies exposure to toxic chemicals. For easy ways to detoxify your home, go to CHEC's Blue Butterfly web site, bluebutterfly.org.


Consumer Reports "Test Your Organic IQ" quiz


Environmental Working Group


A research group of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and more that researches and exposes health and environmental threats, and tries to find solutions.


Environmental Protection Agency's Children's Health Protection home page


Lists potential environmental hazards to children where they live, learn and play and gives tips to help protect them.


Natural Resource Defense Council


Lists alternatives for managing pests with non-toxic methods.


Products


Bella Mama


Essential-oil derived natural skincare products for pregnant women and new mothers; ingredients include olive, hazelnut and jojoba oils; pure lavender and lemon essential oils; calendula and several vitamins.


Bi-O-Kleen
Natural, non-toxic household cleaners, carpet cleaner and produce wash.


Erbaviva
Organic, natural skin and bath products for expectant mothers and babies.


Garden Shop Online
Organic pest control and fungicides; all products are derived from natural sources.


Howard Naturals
Vegetable-derived household cleaners for wood, upholstery, granite, marble, stainless steel.


Method
Naturally-derived, biodegradable home cleaning and fragrance products.


Nature's Baby
All-natural hair and skin care products for babies, kids and adults.


Seventh Generation
Non-toxic, biodegradable cleansers, detergents, paper products, diapers and wipes.


Simple Green


Non-toxic, biodegradable cleansers for home and car.


Sun & Earth
Natural household cleaners and laundry detergent.


Vermont Soapworks
Organic soap and shower products, produce wash, all-purpose cleaner, pet shampoo and more.


Natural Baby Foods


Earth's Best Organic Infant Food


Fresh Baby


Healthy Times Premium Organic Baby Food


Nature's One

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