Why choose a completely natural range?
All existing evidence, as well as common sense, leads us to one conclusion: the toxins in most common products are bad for your child. Some may cause long-term health problems, or worse, be fatal. The facts:
- 26 seconds after exposure to chemicals such as cleaning products, traces of these chemicals can be found in all organs of the baby’s body. Toxic chemicals in some of these commercial cleaning products have been linked to numerous health problems, including asthma, reproductive difficulties, birth defects, respiratory problems, neurological disorders, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, Attention Deficit Disorder, Chemical Sensitivity Multiple, and Cancer.
(Source: Healthy Child Healthy World).
- Of the chemicals commonly found in homes, 150 are related to allergies, birth defects, cancer, and psychological disorders.
(Source: Consumer Safety Commission).
- More than 7 million accidental poisonings occur each year, with more than 75% in children under 6!
(Source: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons).
- Women who work at home have a 54% higher cancer death rate than those who work outside the home. The 15-year study concluded that it was a direct result of the high rate of exposure to toxic chemicals in household products!
(Source: Toronto Indoor Air Conference 1990).
- Reproductive Damage: Some chemicals in cleaning products have been linked to damage to the reproductive system, including decreased fertility, reproductive organ cancer, miscarriage, premature birth, changes in sexual behavior, menstrual changes , changes in the onset of puberty, and other effects. Many scientists believe that exposure to chemicals, even at very low levels, can have adverse effects on the reproductive system.
(Source: Women’s Voices for the Earth).
- Asthma: Researchers claim to have found a relationship between wheezing and asthma in young children, and using their mothers’ cleansing products like bleach and air freshener during or shortly after birth. The study found that mothers increased the risk of their children having persistent wheezing by the age of seven up to 41%.
(Source: University of Bristol).
What’s in a pacifier?
Pacifiers may be contaminated with harmful germs ranging from Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumonia to mold, according to a study presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
In a contaminated pacifier grows a biofilm, a viscous layer of bacteria that alters the normal microbial balance of the mouth and is particularly resistant to antibiotics, the researchers said. Biofilms can generate inflammation, which in turn can increase the risk of developing colic or ear infections, and are caused by bacteria causing allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases. (Source: “Soothing but not sanitary: Study: Pacifiers are full of staphylococci and other germs”, American Society of Clinical Pathology, 2012).
The researchers took 10 used dummies and compared them to seven new dummies, never used. The result: five of the pacifiers used were slightly contaminated with bacteria and fungi, while the other five were heavily infected, with levels of up to 100 million colony forming units (CFU) per gram. In total, 13 types of fungi and 40 types of bacteria were detected in the pacifiers used. Four different types of staphylococcus bacteria, including MRSA, a methicillin-resistant superbug and similar antibiotics were also found. In addition to Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), a bacterium that can cause skin infections such as boils or dermatitis and even meningitis and pneumonia. Since a child’s immune system is not fully developed until 6 to 12 months of age, be sure to disinfect the pacifier to avoid any problems. (Source: Teem Pacifiers with staphylococci and other germs, Lisa Collier).
What to do when the baby drops the pacifier?
Any pacifier that comes out of the baby’s mouth, no matter where it falls, should be cleaned. Do not try to clean the pacifier by putting it in your mouth, as it will only add more bacteria to those already present in the pacifier. Now there is a solution for easy cleaning of pacifiers, teats, bitters, spoons, and all other objects that are in contact with the baby’s mouth: Nuby ™ Citroganix ™ pacifiers and pacifiers are specifically designed to be 99.999% effective against bacteria.
These wipes are completely natural, and do not need rinsing, so they are perfect to wear when leaving home. They have a natural vanilla odor so that the child can accept them without problem.
You can adopt the same guidelines for pacifiers, spoons, toys and everything the baby puts in his mouth.