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    “Is My Shampoo Safe While I’m Pregnant?”

    By Michelle Lee on March 29, 2015
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    Now that you’re expecting, you’re taking extra care when it comes to what you’re putting into your body. But what about what you’re putting on your body? Many conventional shampoos contain a common chemical called sodium lauryl sulfate, a popular surfactant that’s been linked to birth defects in animal studies....

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    10 Great Spring Baby Names

    By Michelle Lee on March 29, 2015
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    Spring is officially here! And if you’re welcoming a new baby during this season, a special way to mark her birthdate is to give your little one a spring-inspired name. Need some ideas? Here are some of our new favorites: Girl Names Inspired By Spring Amaryllis: A flower name that...

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    How Organic-Savvy Is Your City?

    By Michelle Lee on March 22, 2015
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    Yes, the West Coast gets a reputation for being particularly into a whole-foods, organic lifestyle, but it’s not the only region in the country that’s getting into the organics craze. In fact, a new survey by Sperling’s Best Places has identified the 10 most organic-eating cities in America and they’re...

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    How Does Colloidal Oatmeal Work to Soothe Eczema and Itch?

    By Michelle Lee on March 21, 2015
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    Colloidal oatmeal is simply oats that have been ground so finely that they easily absorb into liquid. The oats are pulverized to such a degree that if you add them to a bath, they change the consistency of the water, turning it instantly milky instead of sinking to the bottom. Oatmeal’s use...

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    News Flash: Having Pets Makes Kids Healthier!

    By Michelle Lee on March 21, 2015
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    As new parents, many of us make the honest mistake of thinking that a completely sterile environment is best. As a result, overcleaning and the overuse of antibacterial cleaners has actually bred new resistant bacteria and research shows that being too clean may actually increase the risk of allergies...

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    Is Chlorine in Diapers Dangerous?

    By Michelle Lee on March 21, 2015
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    If you’ve been in the diaper aisle lately, you may have seen some newer disposable diaper options labeled “chlorine-free.” But why is chlorine used in conventional diapers anyway and what dangers does it pose? Well, many disposable diapers contain materials that are bleached with chlorine to make them look whiter and...

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