Many of the most common ingredients in skin and hair products are quite dangerous when absorbed through the skin. Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database has a list of recommended products safe for children’s skin and still developing bodies. There is an extensive list which can be printed out for your convenience. There are so many products on the shelves marketed for children, and both parents and kids love these cleverly packaged, fragrant products. Wood floors are easier to get completely clean than carpets or rugs. Wood floors do not absorb dirt and dust like carpets do. Even if you do vacuum often, you may want to change out your carpet and rugs after a few years or just get rid of them completely and switch to wood floors. Less time may work but I am uncertain about that.Then flush. Synthetic fabrics may contain benzene, ammonia, ethylene, and glycol. Your child’s feet cannot breathe in synthetic made shoes.
The New Zealand Medical Journal showed that synthetic pillows contained about seven times more dust mite allergens than feather pillows. Buckwheat hull pillows are also hypoallergenic and do not attract dust mites. I believe that if we have information that can empower us as parents and help us make the best choices, we are wise to do whatever we can to protect our children from these harmful chemicals. If you are a smoker, for the sake of your children, it is best not to smoke indoors or in the car. Weekly is best with allergies. Sheets should be changed weekly or bi-weekly. Use cotton fabrics for bedding sheets and mattress covers. Cotton flannel and knit cotton t-shirt sheets are also a good choice. Cotton is the most sensible for young children and is breathable. Information on how to protect children from toxins, the sun, lead, and other potential environmental health threats. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental risks to our family’s health. Work from the top step down when placing the tile. When satisfied with your results, press each tile down hard to seal. Self stick 12 X 12 vinyl floor tiles are a standard size tile often used in kitchens and rec rooms.
Although all our chairs are the same, there is no rule that says you can’t mix and match. I realize there are divergent views on the subject of protecting our children from toxins. Pedoodles are safe, healthy shoes for babies and toddlers. Many babies chew on their clothing, including bibs made from PVC. There are other categories of which could be written here, including toy safety and pets, indoor air pollution. If you get a one-room air purifier, put it in the room you spend the most time in, usually the bedroom. If possible, keep a window slightly opened to prevent build-up of toxins or keep a houseplant in the bedroom. Fashion and BeautyHow to reduce the risk of toxins in your clothing and be a conscious consumer of clothing! Often you can find barely used or brand new clothing at garage sales and consignment shops. You can complete this update in about 2-3 days, or in a weekend. Although painting appliances is not a new idea or concept, I hope you find this article helpful for your next home update project! I originally had the idea that I’d connect the platform lights and the background lights each to a dimmable light switch.
That way it would be dimmable. By making simple changes in the way we clean our homes and yards, by purchasing clothing and fabrics made from natural fibers, by carefully choosing personal care products, we are not only helping our children, but also ourselves and our environment and future generations. My table was small, and inexpensive to cover this way. A high quality mattress cover made of high-thread-count cotton will help protect the mattress from stains and from allergies caused by dust mites. If you have a high energy washer, running a cycle of baking soda helps keep odor at bay. You can just about paint your appliances any color you like, you only need to use a high heat paint, automotive grade paint, or paint specifically for appliances. Another trick is to leave the door and the tray where bleach/soap are added open so they can dry between washings. They are lightweight, flexible and breathable made from natural materials.