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3 Ways to Protect Babies from Toxins

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2. Wear Your Baby
In a recent blog, our fabulous contributor Sarah Lozanova, who writes a natural parenting blog at RawMama.org, shares the value of baby-wearing. Baby-wearing is something many of us are probably familiar with, even if we didn’t know it had a name. Walking in my Kansas college town’s quaint downtown, I often see men and women decked out with their strapped-on babies. There is a good reason for the trend: Close physical contact is one of the best ways to help babies adjust to life in the world outside the womb, and it helps them become confident, happy toddlers. For the comfort of both caregiver and child, it’s important to choose the right tool for the job–one that balances the baby’s weight and helps protect her. Sarah offers a couple of healthy organic products, and gives a bunch more reasons to consider wearing your baby in her blog.

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Jessica Kellner is the editor of Natural Home & Garden magazine, a national sustainable home and lifestyle magazine. She is dedicated to helping readers create more sustainable, delightful homes that are in tune with the natural world. She is also the author of Housing Reclaimed: Sustainable Homes for Next to Nothing, published by New Society Publishers in autumn of 2011. Email her at jkellner@naturalhomeandgarden.com.

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2:44PM PST on Feb 28, 2012

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11:25AM PST on Feb 20, 2012

thanks for this article

12:52AM PST on Feb 20, 2012

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8:19PM PST on Feb 19, 2012

Thanks

4:52PM PST on Feb 19, 2012

very interesting

3:46PM PST on Feb 19, 2012

@Ira, babies are exposed to toxins not just once born, they are exposed to them in the womb. Anything the mother touches or eats can affect the developing baby.

11:04AM PST on Feb 19, 2012

regarding the post i added below, please use intuition and good judgement about what to do too

11:01AM PST on Feb 19, 2012

thanks

DECT baby monitors are an issue to be aware of too (not a toxin)

"Note also that these wireless baby monitors are placed inside teddy bears and are very close to infants (see photograph of child with teddy bear monitor). So proximity of wireless baby monitors is similar to cell phones, for which Health Canada issued “advice on safe use.”

Let’s look at the second important factor that affects absorption–duration of exposure.

The baby monitor is on when the baby is asleep, and for infants this amounts to as much as 16 hours a day. During this period both the infant and the caregiver are exposed to RF radiation. A worst-case scenario for the infant is 16 hours of exposure resulting in an annual exposure of 5,840 hours!"

"Let’s compare this to the INTERPHONE study with cell phones that reported an increase in brain tumours for those who used a cell phone for more than 1640 hours over a 10-year period. This amounts to 164 hours exposure per year or 30 minutes exposure a day!"

"Let’s look at another important factor that affects absorption–intensity of the radiation.

I measured the radiation generated by a wireless baby monitor (Philips Avent) and an iPhone at various distances. The intensities were surprisingly similar."


http://www.magdahavas.com/health
-canada-needs-to-issue-warning-about-wireless-baby-monitors/


Magda in the link gives suggestions about what to do about this (please use intuition and g

4:22AM PST on Feb 19, 2012

PRO-LIFERS PROTECT THE FETUS AND THEN EXPOSE IT TO KILLER TOXINS AT BIRTH. SEEMS TO ME THEY SHOULD BE CALLED PRO-DEATHERS.

4:19AM PST on Feb 19, 2012

SCREAM ABOUT PROTECTING THE FETUS, AND THEN EXPOSE IT TO TOXINS AT BIRTH. HYPOCRITE "PRO-LIFE?", RELIGIOUS EXTREMIST PHONIES!!!

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