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Health & Safety

From eliminating household chemicals to discussing the pitfalls of social media, our experts help you keep your school-aged child safe and healthy.

What are VOCs?

What are VOCs?

Volatile Organic Compounds, commonly referred to as VOCs, can be found in thousands of products including (but definitely not limited to) furniture, mattresses, car seats, flooring and fragrance. But what exactly are VOCs and how do they affect our health? In this article, we take a closer look at VOCs and share our tips for reducing your exposure.

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The Dangers of Baby & Kids Bath Time Products

The Dangers of Baby & Kids Bath Time Products

While bath time can be all things calming, refreshing and fun, the sad reality is that many of the mainstream products available for babies and kids are full of potentially harmful chemicals. In this article, we look at the chemicals to avoid in baby & kids bath products and share our favorite non-toxic picks.

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The Organic Pharmacy – Who They Are and Why We Love Them

The Organic Pharmacy – Who They Are and Why We Love Them

The Organic Pharmacy is a brand on a mission to provide families with earth-friendly and skin-safe products that are made from hypoallergenic and organic ingredients. In this article, we’ll look at what makes them stand out among other contenders as well as the products that are changing the game of natural skincare for mothers and babies.

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Flame Retardants And Your Child’s Health

Flame Retardants And Your Child’s Health

Did you know that toxic chemicals in your couch can enter your breast milk? Or that toddlers and infants playing on the floor are at greatest risk for exposure? Chemicals known to be linked to serious health impacts are introduced into our homes under the guise of making us safe. Until recently, no one has had the authority to do anything about it. Here’s how to avoid flame retardants in your family’s furniture, clothing & gear.

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What Blue Blocker Glasses Are And Why You & Your Kids Need Them

What Blue Blocker Glasses Are And Why You & Your Kids Need Them

When emitted from the sun, blue light helps give us energy and encourages a natural circadian rhythm. But what happens when you’re exposed to too much due to the abundance of artificial lighting and screens? In this article we look at the benefits and drawbacks of blue light wavelenghts and the science behind RA Optics’ Blue Blocker Glasses.

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Homemade Diaper Rash Cream & Cleaning Product Recipes

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream & Cleaning Product Recipes

With this guide, you can rest easy knowing exactly what you’re putting on your little one’s precious skin. These non-toxic alternatives to traditional skin care and cleaning products include easy-to-follow, time efficient recipes for busy eco-conscious families.

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8 Immune Boosting Foods For Your Family

8 Immune Boosting Foods For Your Family

Good immune health is always important, but amidst the growing concern and seemingly exponential spread of COVID-19, we need to make immune health a top priority. Pediatric Nutritionist, Cathey Stoner, shares her top immune boosting foods for the family.

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