Here at BabyGreenThumb.com, we are all about providing safe non-toxic products for baby, while keeping the environment in mind. We are aware that many baby products in our modern day world contain harmful materials, which can potentially have adverse and permanent affects on our health.
There are more than 50,000 synthetic chemicals used to package our foods, feeding utensils, plates, bottles, and toys. These chemicals can be found all around us and can be difficult to avoid. Chemicals in plastics are under scrutiny, and we are discovering that some of those chemicals are not safe for our health and well-being.
Classified as endocrine disruptors, BPA and phthalates are just a few of the many chemicals we should be decreasing – or eliminating – our exposure to. At BabyGreenThumb.com, all of our products are free of BPA, Phthalates, and PVC. The non-toxic products we carry include toys, feeding gear, and clothes.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and is permeable to chemicals. As a baby, our skin is sensitive, delicate, and thin – making it more susceptible to the absorption of chemicals.
A baby can be exposed to harmful pesticides, fertilizers, heavy metals, flame retardants, and chemical dyes from their clothing and stuffed toys. According to Organic Consumers Association, Analysts estimate that cotton crops use about one quarter of all the agricultural insecticides applied globally each year. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seven of the top 15 pesticides used on U.S. cotton crops are potential or known human carcinogens.
Besides the fact that chemicals can be absorbed through the skin, it should be assumed that fabrics and toys will – at one point or another – end up in baby’s mouth. Therefore it is important to make sure that the toys we give our children are safe enough for baby’s mouth.
Fashionable and quality organic products are becoming more readily available. In addition to organic cotton, organic bamboo is also gaining a lot of popularity. Both are free of harmful chemicals and pesticides. Bamboo is especially known for its natural anti-bacterial property, and soft fabric – making it an excellent choice for baby’s gentle skin. By choosing organic, we are also helping the environment – by keeping out pesticides and chemicals from our water, air, and soil.
At BabyGreenThumb.com, we have handpicked the highest quality baby toys, diapers, and clothing made of organic cotton and bamboo. They are all colored with low impact or vegetable dyes making it safe for baby and the environment.
Tip: When taking care of your organic materials, use a detergent that is free of fragrance and chlorine bleach to prevent chemical contamination.
Today, there are so many toys on the market made of synthetic materials - posing harm to our environment, air, and natural resources, which can ultimately affect our health. Many modern day toys are made of plastic and electronic components.
Here at BabyGreenThumb.com, we are dedicated to help parents live green by providing products made of recyclable materials. The few plastic items we carry are non-toxic, recyclable and/or biodegradable. We provide a variety of wooden toys made without harmful chemicals. Some of the wooden toys we carry are made from sustainable maple wood or rubber wood trees which no longer produce latex. All of our wooden toys are colored with watercolors and treated with formaldehyde free glues.