As parents become more aware of the toxic chemicals in the environment, information on ways to reduce and prevent exposure to the chemicals becomes increasingly important. The Environmental Working Group has published three ways parents can reduce their children’s exposure starting before birth. The information includes ways to reduce chemical exposure while pregnant, when feeding kids, and when cleaning the house. Following some of these important steps will keep the chemicals away from children when it matters most.
Welcome to the Green Scene! This section of our blog is dedicated to articles and information about being “green”, safe and environmentally responsible as possible.
We are finding that cloth diapering parents are taking advantage of the wide range of diapering options available to them. The choices are outstanding and creative parents are using a combination of diapering options including the use of disposables when convenient. We here at Bumkins would love to hear about your stash of diapers, which ones you use when, and what influenced your decisions.
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The recent emergence of the new H1N1 virus reminds us of how vulnerable we are to flu bugs. Prevention becomes the number one focus and the media is abuzz with news of quarantines, travel restrictions, facemasks, and school closures. However, 51 studies examing different ways to contain the flu bug point to the best preventative measure – handwashing. Encouraging children to wash their hands with soap several times a day may be the most effective way to contain respiratory virus epidemics.