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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 […]

ZoLi: Baby Tested, Eco-Mother Approved

Many moons ago I wrote about an eco-conscious baby product company by the name of ZoLi. Now that I have a little baby of my own I’ve had a chance to try out some of ZoLi’s products and promises, and let me tell you, they deliver. Health-conscious parents will be […]

News Moms and Dads, Meet ZoLi

What with the recent Bisphenol-A and phthalate scares, especially in baby bottles, smart new companies are popping up to offer safer choices for conscious parents. Mom and Dad, meet ZoLi: a company dedicated to offering healthy baby products. One of ZoLi’s founders, Julianna Shaw, is a mother herself and when […]

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 […]

Whole Foods Announces Premium Body Care Seal

When it comes to organic foods, federal standards define what can be called organic; not so in the world of personal care products. A few intrepid companies are making skincare products that are actually certified to organic food standards (Origins Organic is one), and others are using ingredients from nature. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Green for Boys, Green for Girls

Green is the new pink and blue in the nursery. EcoSalon Green Nursery Guide When buying furnishings, a great one-stop shopping source for style without hazardous substance is Serena & Lily. The Bay Area-based company has brilliantly filled the void left by Laura Ashley Home, offering everything from high-count cotton crib […]

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. […]

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 […]

A Toxic Tumble

I’d always had a gut feeling that those laboratory-cocktail laundry scents were toxic. When I would go for a run and smell dryer sheets or fabric softeners waft by, my cheeks felt as if they were on fire and my nose would run. Now there’s scientific proof that my physical […]

Momtrepreneur: Baby LaRue

Momtrepreneur is the latest buzzword defining a growing minority of talented women who’ve left the traditional workplace to have families and simultaneously start successful home-based businesses. Luckily for us many of them are using their entrepreneurial powers for good by starting eco-friendly businesses.  Momtrepreneur Kira Solomon founded Baby LaRue, her […]

Yo! Yo!

We all got a major wake-up call last year about imported plastic toys for kids. They’re made from non-renewable oil, there’s a risk of lead or other contaminants, and some plastics may have cumulative harmful effects when ingested – and we know those toys are going in tiny mouths. Keep […]

A Nutrition Guide for the Pregnant Vegetarian

I have a vegetarian friend who just found out she’s pregnant. She immediately looked at me and asked “Does this mean I’ll have to start eating meat?” Her worried family had sternly advised her take up an omnivorous diet again, but I assured her I’d heard plenty of stories about […]

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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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