From the time we start preparing a room for a new baby, we are making choices about the child's environment. Many people get ready for a new child by painting, papering, and carpeting a baby's room with conventional products. They don’t realize that by doing so they may be creating an environment high in toxic chemicals. Most of us take it for granted that babies should be soothed with petroleum jelly and mineral oil, washed and shampooed with chemical-based cleansers, fed from plastic bottles, swaddled in disposable diapers, surrounded by scented products and put to sleep in pyjamas treated with fire-retardant chemicals. But although parents act out of love, they are often unaware that the choices they make may be harmful to their child.
It is very important to try to limit a baby's exposure to harmful chemicals. Everyday cleaning products can be very harmful to children & pets. There are several household cleaners available that are non-toxic. Children are more vulnerable to the effects of toxic chemicals than adults. Their immune systems and central nervous system are immature and still developing, which means their bodies are generally less capable of eliminating toxins. As well, children have roughly double the skin surface of adults per unit of body weight, so a child can absorb proportionally more chemicals. Babies and children breathe more air per body weight than adults do, which increases their exposure by inhalation. Decreasing a child's exposure to chemicals from day one, and even in the womb, could mean a lower risk of allergies and chemical sensitivities, and lower risk of cancers and other illnesses.(1)
At Holistic, children are our most passionate focus.
We pride ourselves in our wide array of children’s products that are safe and chemical free.
“If you can’t eat it don’t put it on their skin”
Our natural pharmacy contains a variety of safe alternatives for treating common infant and childhood ailments, free of side effects. Nutrition is at the core of a healthy immune system & vitality. When eating habits are not optimum, supplements may be required to achieve a full spectrum of nutrition.
(1) Guide to Less Toxic products" Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia, www.lesstoxicguide.ca