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How to Make the Baby Nursery a Toxin-Free Haven in Your Home

Bringing a newborn home from the hospital for the first time should be a wonderful experience. Today though, that special event could be a dangerous one if you haven’t properly prepared the home for their arrival. A nursery is where many infants will spend the majority of their first few months in the new world, it’s important to make sure it’s a safe environment. While baby-proofing the room is a step often taken, ridding the room of potentially harmful toxins is a step some families overlook. Babies and children are especially susceptible to the adverse effects of chemicals found in household products such as cleaners, plastics, and personal care items,” so we as parents have to ensure we provide them with a room free of harmful toxins. Be mindful of products that could contain toxins such as formaldehyde, BPA, or lead. These toxins can be found in anything from baby blankets, to plastic toys, or even the bottles we feed our children with. The most important items to pay close attention to are their clothing and blankets, feeding and nursing items, and the toys we allow them to play with.

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