Family

The 3 Easiest Things You Can Do for a Non-Toxic Pregnancy

Some no brainer, healthier swaps for you and baby

First off, congrats! Feeling overwhelmed? Excited but nervous? Well, fear not! You have plenty of time to set up your nursery, nest a bit, and even think of some names. But right now, it's time to take care of yourself. At this point, that is the best way to take care of your baby.

We've narrowed it down to the 3 easiest changes you can make that will help you have a non-toxic pregnancy. We promise, they are relatively no brainer swaps that have been shown to impact the health of your growing baby. If you start now, these are all things you will want to do once the baby is born, so you'll have created some healthy habits.

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We all want our homes to be a safe, healthy, and clean place for ourselves and the ones we love. Fortunately, there are some simple changes you can make that will make a big difference.

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Big Decisions

Bringing Home Puppy or Kitty

Non-toxic tips for bringing your pet home and making them feel welcome

Bringing home a new pet is a very exciting! You better be ready for a few rounds of play time and some great cuddles. While you figure out their favorite toy and what that weird noise means, we collected some tips for keeping your new best friend happy and healthy.

Just like you make healthy choices about what you bring into your home so you aren't coming into contact with toxic chemicals when you don't have to, these decisions matter just as much for your pet. A few might even matter for them a bit more.

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Science

What Are Flame Retardants?

They sound awesome, but trust us, they aren't

What are they?

Flame retardants are a group of chemicals that are added to a variety of different products to help them meet flammability standards. These standards were set back in the 70s, and we have learned a lot since then about flammability, chemicals, and even the health hazards of cigarette smoking (which used to be a large cause of indoor fires).

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Roundups

6 HEPA Filter Vacuums

Well reviewed the best options to get your home clean and allergen free

If your old vacuum is on the frizt or you're looking to make a new investment, we rounded up 6 HEPA filter vacuums in a variety of categories that are highly reviewed. We recommend vacuuming with a HEPA filter because HEPA filters basically catch and remove dust and small particles, instead of blowing them back out into the room. It's much better for children and people living with allergies or asthma. Whether you are looking for a cordless, or an upright vacuum, no matter your budget, find the option that's right for you.

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