17 Feb '12, 11pm

3 Ways to Protect Babies from Toxins

3 Ways to Protect Babies from Toxins

It seems just about everyone I know is pregnant these days, so I thought I’d share a few of the healthy baby posts we’ve had on naturalhomeandgarden.com lately. 1. Create a Healthy Nursery Your baby will spend the majority of its newborn time sleeping, which makes creating a healthy sleeping space paramount. Babies undeveloped immune systems aren’t capable of fighting off toxins nearly as well as adults’, so they are far more vulnerable to the chemicals that can be offgassed from furniture and paint. Unfortunately, many child’s products–especially the less-expensive ones–contain synthetic fabrics and particleboard, both of which give off fumes that may be harmful to your baby’s health. To create a healthy nursery, choose cribs, mattresses and bedding made of natural, nontoxic materials such as solid wood, wicker, rattan, wool and organic cotton. Avoid cribs and furntire ma...

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