From Infant Changing Pad to Diaper Pail – How to Create a Baby Changing Area that Doesn’t Stink

infant changing padKeeping a diaper area clean is important, from the infant changing pad to the diaper pail to the baby’s skin.

Because babies’ immune systems are not built up like an adult’s, they are more susceptible to infections caused by bacteria and other germs.

We spend a lot of time making sure the baby’s nursery is free from things like VOCs and BPA but what about the changing area? Changing a diaper is the dirtiest part of taking care of a baby or small child. But that doesn’t mean it cannot be sanitary!

American comedian Jeff Foxworthy once joked, “Changing a diaper is like getting a present from your grandmother – you’re not sure what you’ve got but you’re pretty sure you’re not going to like it.” That’s so true – every time you open a diaper is potential for disaster. [Read more…]

Bringing a New Baby into Your Eco Home? Follow These Baby Wrap Instructions for Better Bonding

baby wrap instructionsFrench novelist Victor Hugo once wrote, “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” Following the baby wrap instructions for using a sling can help your baby sleep soundly when you need your arms for other chores.

After spending nine months preparing for your little one and getting the nursery just right, now that the little one is here you might find that you have trouble putting him down. This is where a sling can help!

The benefits of the sling begin shortly after childbirth, when it is most important for moms and their little ones to cuddle. It not only stimulates hormones needed for the baby’s growth, but also helps babies latch on easier during breastfeeding.

New moms relax knowing their baby is safe and that, despite being exhausted from the arduous process of having just given birth, the baby is safe and in little danger of falling from her arms. [Read more…]

Greener Baby Care: Ditching Fire Retardant Chemicals

Fire Retardant ChemicalsFew things are more important to moms than protecting their kids from harm in whatever form it may threaten to appear.  For many parents, the question lingers as to whether chemically-treated, flame retardant clothing poses any real danger to children. Flame retardant clothing was first popularized in the 1970s when legislators attempted to implement the laws they thought were in the best interest of the general public.  In time, it was discovered that the fire retardant chemicals used in children’s clothes could cause genetic abnormalities, sterility, tumors and cancer. [Read more…]