If you have a little one on the way or are considering it, you may be overwhelmed by the monumental task of getting ready. There are so many choices to be made in a matter of months.
Luckily, our partners at the Getting Ready for Baby Coalition have your back! Today they released a new guide to give you information about the chemicals lurking in products made for babies and how you can find safer choices. And they aren’t the only ones providing valuable info for parents so we decided to round up resources for you!
Safe Baby Products Guide from the Getting Ready for Baby Coalition
Designed to let you either zero in on a specific kind of product or work through the whole guide so you can create a baby shower registry, the Safe Baby Products Guide offers information about potential chemicals of concern (“hidden hazards”) in products and what to look for when shopping.
The Healthy Baby Guide from Made Safe and Plastic Pollution Coalition
Developed to make it easy for parents and would-be parents to learn about toxic chemicals in plastics, find tips to reduce the use of plastic, gather ideas to avoid other common toxic chemicals and get safe product recommendations.
Traveling with Toxics: Children’s Car Seat Study 2016 from The Ecology Center
Our partners at The Ecology Center have tested children’s car seats periodically for ten years, tracking changes in chemical additives. The flame-retardant chemicals historically used in car seats include known carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and developmental toxicants. Kids are exposed through contamination of air and dust. They’ve paired their analysis with a helpful ranking of the products they tested.
Healthy Pregnancy from Toxic-Free Future
The most critical time of development is in the womb, and moms-to-be know that a lot goes into a healthy pregnancy. Making good personal choices won’t keep all toxic problems out of the womb, but will give baby the best start possible.
Keep Your Baby Healthy at School or Daycare by Jennifer Hankey
When you have a baby on the way, thinking about school or daycare can seem like a long time away! But it will be here before you know it, so it’s never to soon to start shopping around for healthier environments for your new baby.
This should be easier, right? We should all be able to trust that the products on store shelves are safe. But the government isn’t doing its job to protect us from toxic chemicals. Some retailers have stepped up to protect their customers but many, including Babies “R” Us and buybuyBaby, are lagging behind. Want to take action? Tell retailers: It’s time to act on toxic chemicals.