After my son was born in early 2012, and after the haze of having a new baby wore off, I started to really pay attention to the products we were using and purchasing for our newborn. I already leaned towards buying organic and non-toxic products for our baby while I was pregnant. After he was born, and falling totally in love, I wanted nothing but the best for him – like most parents. With that I started to realize how many chemicals and other nastiness were in baby products. With him on the ground, putting things in his mouth, sitting in car seats, strollers, etc I started to realize how important all this non-toxic stuff was. For awhile I thought I was going crazy but the more educated I became I realized it was nuts not to pay attention to this stuff.
I started out using cloth diapers, organic onesies, glass bottles, and exclusively breastfed. I realized that there was so much more to it than that. I now kick myself for not doing more research about this before he was born but I didn’t realize how important it would be for me. Their skin is one fifth of the thickness of ours… all these chemicals, plastics and flame retardants is not good for them! I had an epiphany when searching for new cloth diaper options – which I’ll blog about. My cloth diaper search is what propelled me to start looking into the products we were using (and the products we were about to buy). I feel fortunate to live in the Pacific Northwest where being crunchy is totally acceptable! 🙂 I have some awesome local stores that I am able to shop at that actually care about the products they carry.
I will blog about all the products I have found that I love that are non-toxic. I hope this helps you find things for your family. Please let me know if you have any products you love that I haven’t mentioned here.
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Kathryn Bragdon says
I thank you for your diligent research! I’ve been using your blog as a resource:)
I was wondering what spoon and bowl you use for your baby? I’m on the hunt and don’t know which is best! Thanks!