Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Speak Out Against Contaminated Skin Care Products: Opt for Natural Skin Care for Babies & Children

Your baby's well being is most important. You want to feel confident that the bath and skin care products you are using for your baby as well as your whole family are safe and gentle. With all the reports and studies lately it is hard to know which skin care products are safe to use.

A recent independent study commissioned by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that several top-selling bath and skin products are contaminated by the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane. Name brand baby shampoo's, body wash, bubble bath, and baby lotions were found to be contaminated with these chemicals.

So what is a parent to do?

  • We could start by educating ourselves concerning the ingredients that are listed on all skin care product labels. Whether you choose to use store brand or natural skin care products, you should familiarize yourself with the ingredients. This parents buying guide is a helpful resource to choosing skin care and bath products that are safe for our babies and families.

  • Choose products that have fewer ingredients, with no synthetic dyes or fragrance.

  • Use less bath and personal care products. There are many baby bath products that can be used on the hair as well as the skin.

  • Be careful what you believe! Just because the label states it is gentle, natural, and pure isn't necessarily true. Opt for natural skin care products that are certified natural and organic.
  • You can make a difference. Let congress know that you want to feel secure knowing when buying skin care products that they are truly safe to use. You can help by filling out the form on the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics site to add your signature to the petition to Protect Kids from Carcinogens.

Help spread the word to make baby's skin care products safe!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Nautical Baby Shower - Baby Boy Sailboat Theme

Ahoy baby! If you are planning a baby shower for a boy consider using a nautical theme. Set a refreshing and relaxing atmosphere for your guests with touches of the ocean and beach throughout the room.

Decorations can include sailboats, anchors, lifesavers, lighthouses, rope, fishing net, sand, and seashells. Use a classic nautical color palette of green, blue, white, red, and navy.

Here are a few decorating ideas:

  • Cover tables with blue & green tablecloths, top with fishing net and lay thick rope in a decorative pattern on the tabletops.

  • Fill shallow glass bowls with sand and lay seashells on top.

  • Accent the tables with sailboats, seashells, lighthouses, etc.

  • Use a themed centerpiece such as this Sailboat Diaper Cake

  • Organize guest seating arrangements with Shining Sails Place Card Holders.

  • Menu items could include crab dip, tuna salad, and shrimp cocktail.

This nautical themed baby shower is sure to leave your guests with relaxing visions of sailing on the big blue ocean!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Epicuren Natural Skin Care

We are so excited to announce the arrival of Epicuren Baby Skin Care products to our site. Epicuren Baby, Hollywood's most exclusive skin care company, has teamed up with world renowned baby photographer, Anne Geddes, to create these beautiful products that are a work of art.

  • Epicuren Baby products are manufactured under solar power which makes them green for the environment and baby's future.

  • They are free from from toxic chemicals which makes them healthy for baby's body.

  • They are 75% (or more) organic. Organic ingredients have a more powerful antioxidant rating and stronger skin-nourishing properties.

  • Epicuren packaging is made using recycled or Forest Stewardship Council Certified Papers which means a minimal carbon footprint for a healthier future.

A newborn baby's skin is an important part of the body's immune system. Not only does it create a barrier against the elements, the skin contains immune cells and produces antibodies. Protect your baby by using all natural, actively healthy skin care products to support your baby's immune system.