The Eco-Layette: Safer Fabrics for Your Baby and the Planet
    September 22, 2010
    The Eco-Layette: Safer Fabrics for Your Baby and the Planet

    Dressing newborn babies is a fine art. Getting tiny flailing limbs to shimmy down a long sleeve. Easing a floppy little head through a neck hole. Keeping their infinitesimal socks from falling off the…

    Eco-Conscious Conception
    September 21, 2010
    Eco-Conscious Conception

    By now it should be quite clear that what's best for the planet is also what's best for our health. Polluted air, water, and soil eventually lead to polluted people because, like every other creature …

    5 Easy Steps to Prevent Disease and Illness
    June 7, 2010
    5 Easy Steps to Prevent Disease and Illness

    We live in a world vastly different from the one our grandparents grew up in, and I'm not referring to cell phones and air travel. The world we live in, especially our homes, is filled with industrial…

    Recipe for a Green Kitchen
    March 10, 2010
    Recipe for a Green Kitchen

    You may be buying healthy foods like whole grains, organic veggies and milk, and even local honey, but now it's time to consider the "health" of your kitchen. Your cabinets and refrigerator can be jus…

    The ABC's of a Healthy and Green Baby Shower
    February 4, 2010
    The ABC’s of a Healthy and Green Baby Shower

    Especially during pregnancy, it's usually best to keep it simple, healthy, and pure. Here's our simple approach - with help from the ABC's - to plan a baby shower that celebrates the life and health o…

    Healthy Child Healthy World
    December 21, 2009
    Healthy Child Healthy World

    At a recent speaking engagement, a mother ran up to me.  Excited and nearly tackling me, she announced, "I just have to tell you, I read Healthy Child's new book, and honestly, your advice helped me …

    Healthy Spoonfuls: 3 Ways to Feed Your Baby the Best
    August 28, 2009
    Healthy Spoonfuls: 3 Ways to Feed Your Baby the Best

    A baby's first bites of solid foods are thoroughly entertaining to watch. New flavors and textures provoke faces that are both adorable and incredibly funny. What's not so funny is that in some instan…

    The 5 Most Important Things We Can Do to Protect the Planet
    August 27, 2009
    The 5 Most Important Things We Can Do to Protect the Planet

    I recently spoke with Julia Wasson of Blue Planet Green Living and she asked me what I think are the five most important things we can do to save the planet. Saving the planet - let's just say, protec…

    Safe Outdoor Play
    August 26, 2009
    Safe Outdoor Play

    After a long, cold winter, parents everywhere throw open the windows, soaking in the sunshine and spring temperatures, and utter the most thrilling four words in the parent lexicon: "Go outside and pl…

    The ABCs of Healthy Indoor Air
    August 25, 2009
    The ABCs of Healthy Indoor Air

    People spend about 90% of their time indoors where air quality can be 2-5 times worse than outside. If your home is like most, the indoor air is polluted with dust mites, allergens, formaldehyde, vola…

    What's in the Bath Water With My Baby?
    August 24, 2009
    What’s in the Bath Water With My Baby?

    There's something indescribable about bath time: the way a small child looks glistening wet, the smell of his damp hair, the sound of giggles and splashing against the acoustics of ceramic tile. It's …

    No One Can Do Everything
    March 18, 2009
    No One Can Do Everything

    Eat your (local and seasonal) vegetables. Clean the kitchen. Pay your bills online. Life is filled with demands, tasks, and responsibilities. All these big and little things we're supposed to do every…

    Healthy Body Care #5: Antibacterials are not the Answer
    October 3, 2008
    Healthy Body Care #5: Antibacterials are not the Answer

    There is no doubt that personal hygiene is important to good health, but how much is enough? Sales of personal care products for children have jumped significantly in the past decade in part because m…

    Healthy Body Care #4: Make it Yourself
    October 2, 2008
    Healthy Body Care #4: Make it Yourself

    With a growing awareness of the questionable chemical concoctions manufacturers are allowed to sell to unassuming consumers, kitchen cosmetics are increasingly in vogue. While there are certain things…

    Healthy Body Care #3: Know What You Need to Get What You Want
    October 1, 2008
    Healthy Body Care #3: Know What You Need to Get What You Want

    America is the land of impulse shopping and if you don't know what you want, you'll end up buying a lot of things you don't need. In the case of personal care products, if you don't know what you need…

    Healthy Body Care #2: Learn Label Lingo
    September 30, 2008
    Healthy Body Care #2: Learn Label Lingo

    Natural, Hypoallergenic, Herbal, Organic,they all sound like exactly what any parent would want to apply to their child's delicate skin, but while these terms are tempting product descriptions, don't …

    Healthy Body Care #1: Why You Need to Be Careful with Personal Care Products
    September 29, 2008
    Healthy Body Care #1: Why You Need to Be Careful with Personal Care Products

    I've considered myself green for many years, but becoming the CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World and then becoming a father has certainly increased the hue. Everyday is a learning experience, whether …