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Green Parent Guide

Tips for You And Baby – Avoiding Toxic Chemicals

As a parent, you have a lot on your mind, and the last thing you want to worry about is exposing your baby to harmful chemicals in your own home. We really have to watch out for babies because they are especially vulnerable to chemicals.

  • Babies’ immune systems and organs are still developing, and some chemicals may interfere with those processes.
  • Babies breathe more often and more deeply and consume more food and water per pound than adults, increasing their exposure risk to toxic chemicals in the environment.
  • Babies crawl on the floor and put so many things in their mouths, exposing them to more unwanted chemicals than adults.

Yet it’s not always easy for busy parents to know where toxic chemicals might be lurking and what the safe and practical alternatives are.

That’s why we created this Green Parent Guide — which includes room-by-room tips for eliminating toxic chemicals from your home, do-it-yourself recipes and action items to make creating a non-toxic home fun.

finding safer baby wipes

The Nursery:

From diapers & wipes to toys & mattresses, learn about the hidden hazards in the nursery and how to avoid them.

plastics to avoid

The Kitchen:

Tips for stocking the fridge with pesticide-free food, avoiding cooking equipment that contains toxic chemicals, using safer cleaning products and more.

toxic chemicals to avoid in baby personal care products

The Bathroom:

Shower curtains, bath toys, lotions, soaps & more – find out which red-flag chemicals to avoid in personal care products for baby.

Toxic dryer sheets

The Laundry Room:

Did you know there are chemicals in stain resistant clothing? Find out more on how to keep baby’s clothes clean and safe!

find a non-toxic sunscreen

The Outdoors:

Safer sunscreen, bug spray & more – enjoy natural space outside of your home with your baby, the Green Momma way!

non-toxic tips for baby health

Chemicals to Avoid

A reference list of toxic chemicals commonly found in baby products. Learn more about potential health risks, which products often carry these chemicals of concern and how to avoid them.

DIY nontoxic cleaning recipes

DIY Recipes

WVE’s non-toxic recipes are safe, healthy, and good for your wallet, too!

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