A typical baby’s Standard American Diet is commonly portrayed as the realm of infant formula, rice cereal, applesauce, teething biscuits, Zwieback toast and Cheerios. In a consumeristic society, conventional wisdom has an odd way of merging with marketing maneuver. These revisions to common sense seep in slowly, until we suddenly wonder how did our current customs come to stray so far from the way of our ancestors?
We now know that SIDS is more than likely the result of accidental poisoning due to toxic gases released from baby crib mattresses, so what can a parent do to prevent SIDS from occurring? Lani Axman, a homeschooling mother, author, and blogger examines the presence of flame retardants in crib mattresses and the practice of mattress wrapping as an effective SIDS prevention method, along with other helpful, preventive tips for parents.
Former journalist turned eco-chemical conscious mom blogger Aida Garcia-Toledo delves into the dilemma that every parent faces: the prolific presence of flame retardants in children’s carseats. The founder of NonToxic Munchkin blog examines the unavoidable car seat chemicals, why they are an important consideration when choosing a carseat, and what you as a parent can do to minimize your child’s exposure to these health-hazardous flame retardants.