DIY Solutions for Your Toughest Laundry Stains

This article originally appeared on Healthy Child Healthy World and was published with the author’s permission. A child’s laundry basket is home to an assortment of stains, spots, strange colors and unwelcome odors. But most stain removers on the market contain hazardous ingredients and make questionable claims. What’s a parent to do? Here are our top tips … Continued

Five Sunscreen Tips for Water and Active Play

This article originally appeared on Healthy Child, Healthy World and was reprinted with the author’s permission.  Is your family heading outdoors for sunny days at the beach, pool or park? When skin gets wet or sweaty, sunscreens may not work as well as you expect. Before your next outing, check out these important tips for … Continued

Practice Fireworks Safety for July 4th

This article originally appeared on Healthy Child, Healthy World and was reprinted with the author’s permission.    To many Americans, July 4 means one thing – fireworks. But for an alarming number of people – especially children – fireworks can spell serious injury. While the risk is fairly low at a large public display, setting off … Continued

13 Worst Sunscreen for Kids

This article originally appeared on Healthy Child, Healthy World Parents and caregivers know that applying a safe, effective sunscreen to children is one key to protecting them from sun damage. Sunscreen should never be your child’s first line of defense against the sun, of course, and the reality is that some products may actually do more … Continued

What You Should Know About Fire Retardants In Car Seats

For decades, many of the foam products children touch and use every day – from changing pads and nursing pillows to play mats and mattresses – contained toxic fire retardant chemicals. But recent changes in fire standards have made it possible for makers of children’s goods to manufacture these products without the chemical additives. There’s … Continued

4 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM WINTER WEATHER

Baby, it’s cold outside – and our skin sure knows it. Dropping temperatures and outdoor fun mean dry skin, cracked lips and brittle hair for the whole family. Heated homes, schools and office buildings make matters worse. We slather on moisturizing creams and lotions for relief, but most of these products are loaded with chemicals. … Continued

8 Ways to Reduce Your Plastics

Thankfully, we can lower the amount of plastic-related chemicals in our bodies, our homes, and the environment—and the risks they present—by simply using less plastic in our daily lives.