Episode 68: Safer Baby Products

Welcome to the Rooted Mind Podcast!

Episode #68: Safer Baby Products

Your Host: Jess and Shelby


[0:40] Introduction and life updates

[6:07]  If you are not able to follow all recommendations in this episode, that DOES NOT mean you are a bad parent; this is about empowerment and knowledge to make YOUR own decisions

[7:09]  Children are much more sensitive to environmental toxins

[7:48]  Any interference during fetal development can have subtle or dramatic effects on children

[8:19] AD: Take Root Cafe

[10:00]  Don’t be deceived by marketing language

[10:38] Jess: It’s about progress, not perfection

[11:14] Research statistics from the Environmental Working Group on toxins found in infants

[12:40] Renovations risk toxin exposures

[15:23] Cribs can be made out of less-than-ideal materials

[17:41] AFM Safe Seal to reduce toxic outgassing from processed wood

[18:13] Possible links in crib mattresses and SIDS

[19:44] Importance of safer mattresses for infants

[23:00] Go for organic sheets if possible, and wash sheets a few times before using

[23:28] AD: US Wellness Meats

[24:30] Baby bottle recommendations

[24:50] BPA-free can still mean there’s BPS and BPF in the bottles, which are just as harmful

[26:45] Don’t hesitate to put safer products on baby registries

[27:07] Car seat recommendations

[27:48] Personal-care product recommendations

[28:55] Jess: If there’s one thing to avoid in personal-care products it is fragrance

[32:30] Jess:  Do the best you can

[32:40] AD: Coleman Farms

[34:00] Jess: My website with all product recommendations is modernallybalanced.com


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U.S. Wellness Meats: U.S. Wellness Meats was founded in 2000 in Monticello, Missouri (pop. 98) by visionary farmers, who saw that big-business cattle-raising practices were taking a toll on our animals and our health. By returning to rotational grazing practices that are good for the planet and good for our cattle, we led the way in introducing a new generation to the unmatched taste, tenderness, and healthiness of grass-fed beef. Click here to shop. Use code “Grassland” to save 15% off your order.


Coleman Farms: Coleman Farms provides high-quality grass-fed beef for families. Our beef has no added hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. Cattle are rotationally grazed in a stress-free environment to provide the best variety of forage for our animals and leave the smallest environmental impact possible. Click here to shop.


Take Root Cafe:  Our mission is to alleviate hunger and promote health by offering nourishing, high quality, local food on a pay-what-you-can basis. We are changing the way people eat and interact with their food. Take Root is joining over 60 other cafes in the U.S. dedicated to ending hunger in our nation.



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