Babies and young children are not able to detoxify all the harmful chemicals coming into their fragile systems. It’s critical that children be kept away from toxic environments.
Most chemicals in the products and furnishings in your home have never been evaluated for safety. And some are known to be toxic.
What Can You Do?
I’m Jane Sheppard, and I started Healthy Child in 1997. I can only imagine what it must be like these days for parents of young children – or to be pregnant with your first baby.
How can you stay out of fear and overwhelm when you learn about all the toxins that can harm your kids?
# 1 – Relax! It might feel intimidating and overwhelming at first, but all you need to do is take it one step at a time. If you can’t take care of everything all at once, no worries. Simply do the best you can do with the resources you have and that’s enough!
The thing is – you just can’t eliminate all toxins from your life. But you can make a big difference in protecting your children’s developing brains and bodies by taking care of a few things in your home.
What 3 Products will have the Most Impact?
- Non-toxic Organic Mattresses
- Air Purifier
- Water Filter
Sleep is Vital for both Parents and Children
A pure sleep environment is crucial. Sleep is the time for the body to regenerate and detoxify. When your children go to sleep at night, their bodies go into deep repair mode and attempt to get rid of the impurities. It’s difficult to detoxify if there is the additional burden of toxins in the mattress and in the surrounding air.
Babies sleep on a mattress for 10-14 hours or more a day during their most fragile developmental years. Older children sleep 8-10 hours a day. During this time, they are lying directly on the mattress, breathing in and absorbing chemical off-gassing.
That’s why the first step in your efforts to create a healthy home environment is to buy an organic mattress–but not just any organic mattress. It must be also free from flame retardants, toxic plastics, foam and other unsafe materials. Not all organic mattresses are healthy. Read what it means to be safe and non-toxic.
At Healthy Child we have safe, non-toxic organic mattresses for the entire family. We have carefully vetted and selected the following:
Organic Baby Mattresses (bassinet, cradle)
Pure, Clean Air is Crucial
Another critical step is a home air purifier that can remove chemicals, allergens, mold, dust, bacteria, and viruses. It’s important to reduce toxic off-gassing, including formaldehyde from furniture and VOCs from carpet and bedding. Air purification provides your family with better sleep, stronger immunity, and reduced allergies & asthma attacks
Children are significantly impacted by polluted air because their lungs and elimination systems are still developing. When their bodies become overloaded, they cannot deal with more toxins. Even minor exposures can make a toxic overloaded child very sick.
See Air Purifiers
Filter Your Tap Water
Here’s what’s in the tap water of most homes in varying amounts:
chlorine, chloramines, lead, pharmaceutical drugs, herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals, asbestos, VOCs, MTBE and cysts (parasites)
No one, especially pregnant women, babies and young children, should be drinking these contaminants, even in trace amounts. Bottled water and delivered water that sits in plastic containers is not the answer. Filtering your tap water is the most effective, economical solution, but not all water filters are effective. You will find more information on our blog.
Guaranteed Safe Products and Reliable Information
We know and understand toxins – specifically how chemical exposures affect babies and children. We’ve been in business for nearly two decades, and we continue to research all our products extensively.
Here is what we guarantee:
- Safe Materials-We know which materials to avoid and which ones are harmless.
- Transparency– We carefully select manufacturers that are open and transparent and only when we get confirmation that products are up to our strict safety standards do we offer them on our site.
- Reliable Information-We provide you with all the information you need to make a clear choice. No green-washing, no worries.
We encourage to you take some time to look around, read our articles and guides, and by all means contact us if you have any questions. That’s what we’re here for!