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The Lion Sleeps Tonight

After a morning spent watching National Geographic Carnivore with my 9-year-old future vet (lions preying upon a limping, unsuspecting buffalo), I was happy to encounter this gentle Jungle Friends Mobile in which the only thing eaten is the blankie by the little thumb sucker inhabiting the crib. I love the […]

Good News for Women Everywhere

In the West, the advent of motherhood is usually cause for a flurry of showers, brunches, shopping trips, parenting classes, and anticipatory bouts of wrestling with crippling feelings of inadequacy. In the developing world, it’s all too often still a life-threatening endeavor. Infection, high blood pressure, obstructed labor, and hemorrhaging […]

Rocket Fuel Chemical Found in Infant Formula

Move over, melamine; your infamy as a contaminant in Chinese infant formula is being pushed aside by one that’s made in the USA. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has found some samples of American brands of infant formula (although they won’t divulge which) are contaminated with perchlorates – which […]

7 Squeaky Clean Non-Toxic Bath Products for Babies and Kids

Children, especially newborns, are extra vulnerable and sensitive to the wide array of dangerous chemicals found in mainstream personal care products. Bath time should be all about getting squeaky clean in a safe and healthy manner, and these seven non-toxic bath products will keep toxins out of baby’s tub, and […]

Women’s Roundup, Hear Us Roar

Rather than raise our voices, we girls at EcoSalon prefer to write about it, because if you need to scream, my guess is you aren’t so certain what you have to say is worth hearing. And really, who wants to hear a grown woman roar? In the past few months […]

Forget Pink and Blue: Nurseries are Meant to be Green

Have a bun in the oven? Maybe some friends who are expecting? Well, it’s never too early to get that baby started on the path to a green lifestyle. Kistner Supply recently launched three brand new eco-friendly product lines that are sure to make you the sustainable star at any […]

Reduce Your Child’s Carbon Bumprint

In a perfect world, all parents would use cloth diapers and reusable baby wipes to greatly reduce the footprint their baby’s bottom leaves on the planet during the diapering stage. But in reality, one-time-use baby wipes are a staple in every parent’s bag of tricks. Used for wiping up messy […]

Newborn Gift Set Giveaway from Honeydumplings

Still “ooohing and ahhing” over the Honeydumplings newborn gift set we recently featured? Well, new and expecting parents and their sweet little bambinos are in luck! We’re giving one reader the chance to win this luxurious gift set from Honeydumplings. Complete with a padded bamboo/organic cotton baby hat which features […]

New Law Protects Children from Phthalates and Lead

The past year has been a bad one for toxic kid’s products, what with lead paint on imported toys and phthalates in plastic toys. For once, Congress has been quick to act. A new law is set to go in effect on February 10th that will require all products such […]

Catch the Wind

I love to watch babies, enchanted and giggling, as they gaze at mobiles moving gently above their cribs with every breeze and breath. So I was happy to discover an artist who makes stunning, airy mobiles for grown-up rooms, each a tribute to nature’s most graceful branches, leaves and flowers. […]

The Healthy Habit of Babywearing

Years ago, when I was traveling in Peru, I became enamored with the way Andean women carried their babies – in blankets tied around their backs. It made so much sense; after all, strollers are heavy, expensive and impossible to push up a mountain trail or crowded cobblestone mercado. The […]

New Law Protects Children from Phthalates and Lead

The past year has been a bad one for toxic kid’s products, what with lead paint on imported toys and phthalates in plastic toys. For once, Congress has been quick to act. A new law is set to go in effect on February 10th that will require all products such […]

When Are Men Too Old for a Baby?

Recently, an issue so-powerful-it-could-only-be-emailed was batted around the hallowed halls of EcoSalon. The issue was complex, kind of like asking 24-to-39-year-old women to name their favorite Jonas Brother. Sure, the middle one seems a bit cute, but is it really okay to have an opinion on the matter? And while […]

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Shade Grown Hollywood: The Dark Side of Hollywood Babies

ColumnWhere celebrity becomes conscious. As my grandmother used to mysteriously intone over her crochet needles, “Even kittens can scratch.” Are we really inferring that the adorable, cuddly spawns of joy positioned on celebrity hips everywhere are anything but angels from above? No, the innocents of Hollywood’s loins are blameless. But […]

Women’s Roundup, Hear Us Roar

Rather than raise our voices, we girls at EcoSalon prefer to write about it, because if you need to scream, my guess is you aren’t so certain what you have to say is worth hearing. And really, who wants to hear a grown woman roar? In the past few months […]

Baby Wearing: Do You Sling?

Don’t accuse me of sacrilege by pushing babies as mere accoutrement, but I see so many adorable baby slings out there, who needs a pretty purse with a pet chihuahua? In fact, I’m almost ready to ready myself (and my uterus) for one of my own just so I can […]

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