What Are Budget-Friendly, Safer Bed & Bedding Options? Part 2
    December 16, 2011
    What Are Budget-Friendly, Safer Bed & Bedding Options? Part 2

    CRIB/BED FRAME Cribs and bed frames are often made of pressed wood or particleboard. These engineered wood products and their finishes can contain formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). F…

    What Are Budget-Friendly, Safer Bed & Bedding Options? Part 1
    December 15, 2011
    What Are Budget-Friendly, Safer Bed & Bedding Options? Part 1

    At Healthy Child Healthy World, we get asked almost weekly about how to find safer mattresses on a budget. And, it’s no wonder when you look at the premium prices on organic and eco-friendly options…

    Do You Know What’s In Your Child’s Juice Box?
    December 5, 2011
    Do You Know What’s In Your Child’s Juice Box?

    When I was a kid, you didn’t see many juice boxes. That product category was still in its infancy – a novelty at best. Now, they’re everywhere and there are tons of different kinds. Do you know …

    Does Your Alarm Wake-Up the Neighbors?
    May 27, 2011
    Does Your Alarm Wake-Up the Neighbors?

    “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.” You may not be able to fly to Washington DC and lobby Congress, but you can still make a call, tell a neighbor, or post a Facebook status…

    How to Save $76.6 Billion a Year
    May 26, 2011
    How to Save $76.6 Billion a Year

    Americans assume that chemicals used to make ordinary products are tested for safety — but they are not. From baby bottles made with bisphenol-A (BPA) to carpets containing formaldehyde, dangerous c…

    When the Laws Meant to Protect Us Do Nothing of the Sort
    May 25, 2011
    When the Laws Meant to Protect Us Do Nothing of the Sort

    Once thought to pose little likelihood of exposure, we now know many chemicals migrate from the materials and products in which they're used – including furniture, plastics and food cans – into ou…

    How To Fight Like Jessica Alba
    May 24, 2011
    How To Fight Like Jessica Alba

    I’m a big fan of strong, female leads - beautiful, smart women who can kick the bad-guys butts without breaking a sweat. Have you ever watched Jessica Alba in Dark Angel or Fantastic Four? She’s o…

    4 Warning Signs of a Bad Babysitter
    May 23, 2011
    4 Warning Signs of a Bad Babysitter

    The first time you leave your child with a stranger can be tense and difficult. Oftentimes your baby cries and reaches for you – an invisible string yanking at your heart as you pull away. Oftentime…

    Price of Organic Got You Down? Grow Your Own with These 4 Easy Steps
    March 9, 2010
    Price of Organic Got You Down? Grow Your Own with These 4 Easy Steps

    One of the top recommendations that we give people at Healthy Child is to eat organic foods. Still, I can't count how many times I've heard people say, "I'd love to buy organic food, but I just can't …

    10 Easy Ways to Eat “Green”
    March 8, 2010
    10 Easy Ways to Eat “Green”

    Everyone's heard the cliché "you are what you eat." And, it's true - your health is intimately connected to the foods and drinks you put in your mouth. But, have you ever stopped to consider what oth…

    5 Ways to Clean Up Your Car for a Healthier Ride
    July 9, 2009
    5 Ways to Clean Up Your Car for a Healthier Ride

    You’re careful about keeping toxins out of your home, but have you considered your car? Between running errands, commuting to work, and driving kids to appointments and extracurricular activities, w…

    8 Helpful Hints for a Healthy, Chemical-Free Lawn
    July 8, 2009
    8 Helpful Hints for a Healthy, Chemical-Free Lawn

    The ingredients of lawn success - pesticides and fertilizers - were originally developed after World War II to improve farmers' economic prospects by reducing damage to food crops caused by insects, r…

    Fast and Natural Ways to Kill Weeds
    July 7, 2009
    Fast and Natural Ways to Kill Weeds

    It’s summer time and the weeds are growing like, um, weeds. Instead of reaching for a toxic chemical that could be harmful to your family or pets, try one of these easy natural ways to kill weeds qu…

    What lies beneath: Toxic Turf under our toes
    July 3, 2009
    What lies beneath: Toxic Turf under our toes

    My kids love the first opportunity of the season to kick off their shoes, peel off their socks, and run around outside with bare feet. I admit, my toes appreciate a little dirt in between them now and…

    Pollution Comes Home and Gets Personal
    July 2, 2009
    Pollution Comes Home and Gets Personal

    If you would have asked me to draw a picture of pollution fifteen years ago, it would have been something along the lines of a factory with smokestacks billowing and litter strewn around the surroundi…

    Chemicals Increasingly Linked to Obesity and How You Can Fight Fat
    July 1, 2009
    Chemicals Increasingly Linked to Obesity and How You Can Fight Fat

    Obesity has become a national epidemic and it is increasingly creeping into the youngest of our population. In fact, an alarming new study reports that 1 in 5 American 4-year-olds is obese, up 300% si…

    My Daughter Had Lyme Disease: Was it My Fault?
    June 30, 2009
    My Daughter Had Lyme Disease: Was it My Fault?

    I spent New Year’s Eve 2007 in the emergency room with my seven year-old daughter. For several days she had been complaining of an achy knee. The day before she had been limping around the house. An…

    Counting on You
    June 29, 2009
    Do You Stand Up for Your Kids?

    [caption id="attachment_18512" align="alignnone" width="500"] (image courtesy of The Children's Alliance)[/caption] Marian Wright Edelman said, “If we don’t stand up for children, we don’t stand…