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Top tips for protecting your newborn from toxins in year one

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, especially when you’ve recently welcomed a new bundle of joy into the family! New parents face many difficult tasks and decisions in their first year, but protecting their newborns is paramount.

The use of [potentially] toxic chemicals in everyday products has drawn the ire of parents both new and old. Today’s blog post gives some tips and tricks to help keep your 0-12 month old safe from harmful chemicals.


The Dirty [Half] Dozen Toxins

Flame retardants


VOC’s (Volatile organic compounds)

Heavy metals

Chlorine and dioxins

BPA (Bisphenol A)

Skip the Fragrances

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not require manufacturers to disclose the fragrances used in their products. As explains, you’re going to want to focus on “products labeled fragrance free and/or phthalate-free, especially when choosing baby care products.”

If Possible, Avoid Plastic Toys

We know this one may be tough, but opting for silicone or wood products over those made of plastic is just the safer route. Plastics today often contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to our little ones. This is especially true for the products they love to put in their mouths.


There are more tips and tricks included in’s article, but unfortunately there isn’t just one comprehensive list of everything we need to do to keep our newborns safe. The more information we expose ourselves to the better chance we have of ensuring they don’t come in contact with harmful toxins.


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