Preparing for a new baby is overwhelming at the best of times. Feelings of excitement and anxiety mix with the universal urge to protect a person you haven’t even met yet.
Unfortunately, protecting babies from toxic chemicals is more complicated than ever before. Today, the link between environmental chemical exposure and many diseases is well established. And many parents wonder what this means for their families. How do the products we buy contribute to our children’s chemical burden? Do our day-to-day routines contribute to household toxicity and harm our children?
The answer isn’t pretty. And while it’s impossible to cut the toxins in our lives to zero, it is possible to limit our children’s exposure.