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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Going Green

I thought a lot this weekend about organic and green products for me and our growing baby inside me. It all started with my Aunt. In order to keep fully hydrated I always carry around a plastic tumbler cup with lid & straw. My aunt took notice this past weekend and advised that if I am going to drink out of a water bottle 24/7 that I switch to glass, ESPECIALLY since I am carrying baby. I knew of the BPA hazards in plastic and was aware of the big BPA free plastic baby bottle craze. I also had already given thought to us using glass baby bottles to avoid all the toxins in plastic in general and give our baby the best. I started buying more organic milk, meat, friuts, and veggies since I became pregnant. BUT, it never even crossed my mind that the toxins from the plastic waterbottle I'm drinking out of 24/7is being passed on to baby. So Stoop!! I purchased a new glass water bottle that day!

This little revalation led to me thinking of the other items I'd like to purchase organic for baby. I know I want an organic mattress for sure. I'm thinking along the lines of items baby with use day in/day out ALL the time. Those are the items I'd like to keep as natural as possible. Mattress, diapers, sheets, swaddle blankets, bath towels pretty much organic cotton is easy to come by so why not? And lastly, I'll end with cleaning supplies. As soon as I run out of the stuff I own I will be switching to natural/organic. I've heard GREAT things about the Mrs. Meyers brand sold at Walmart so I'll start there. Everytime I have smelled cleaning supplies while cleaning since being pregnant, I can't help but think it so strong smelling it CAN'T be good for me to be inhaling this stuff. I've even gone to the extreme of tying a scarf around my nose and mouth while cleaning our bathtub with clorox. Crazy mom already, maybe :) My Aunt also reminded me we have a fully functioning livers to detoxify out the bad before it reaches baby and I pray my liver is working well these days and keeping baby safe!

I don't ever see myself as being one of those Mom's that won't allow anything not organic to touch my child. I will not take this to the extreme but I do think even going green a little can make a big difference. And if it doesn't, it certainly isn't going to hurt anything! In case you don't know much about the toxins in platics here's a quick excert from a TIME MAGAZINE article I found online.

"As scientists get better at detecting the chemicals in our bodies, they're discovering that even tiny quantities of toxins can have a potentially serious impact on our health — and our children's future. Chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates — key ingredients in modern plastics — may disrupt the delicate endocrine system, leading to developmental problems. A host of modern ills that have been rising unchecked for a generation — obesity, diabetes, autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder — could have chemical connections."

Read more: The Perils of Plastic

Below are a few of the organic items I'm thinking of for baby...

1. Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic 150 Crib Mattress:

2. Natursutten BPA-Free Natural Rubber Pacifier, Orthodontic: 3. SwaddleMe Infant Wrap Organic Cotton: 4. Gerber 4-Pack Organic Onesies Brand: 5. Nature's Baby Organics Shampoo & Body Wash: 6. Seventh Generation Free and Clear Baby Diapers and Wipes:<>

7. Evenflo Classic Glass Bottle or Green to Grow Glass Bottles: 8. Summer Infant Ultimate Organic Crib Sheet 9. Boppy 100% Organic Cotton Slipcover: 10. And lastly, they really do have the most adorable organic baby clothes! Some of my favorite brands are Kate Quinn, Hudson Baby, Baby Soy, and Under the Nile. Above are kate quinn and baby soy layette. I hear these things are great for changing baby, NO buttons!! :)

4 comments:

  1. Those gowns are VERY useful for middle of the night changes!!! I have a bunch already for new baby. I dont "go green" at all... :( now I feel like a half ass mom! Thanks! ;) hahah just kidding!

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  2. Not sure what kind of water bottle you bought but I got a Sigg for Christmas and L O V E it ... http://mysigg.com

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  3. Gah! I JUST found out about all this too. Not sure where I've been, but apparently I wasn't making the connection with the plastic bottle issues. I just ordered a glass bottle from http://www.chulamama.com/ - great site.

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  4. I always try to be as organic as possible with my boys!
    xoxo
    SC

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