Catherine - posted on 04/14/2009 ( 32 moms have responded )
I've recently been bitten by the "eco" bug and have been doing as much as I can do to ensure my family home is eco friendly and efficient. I'm now looking at all the products we use in the home and I've discovered that some of the regular everyday products I use for my children are basically poison. They contain cancer causing parabens and hormone disrupting phthalates. My husband thinks I'm being hysterical but I don't think I am. Pacifiers, teets, bottles and teething rings all contain phthalates. Lotions, creams, shampoo and bath soap contain parabens. What is going on? I've been looking online for some "healthy" products but they are quite costly and would appreciate some advice on which ones are the best to buy or some useful links. I don't mind spending the money as long as the products are worth it. The one item I've bought to try is called Halos n Horns baby bath and it has no SLS, Phthalates, MIT, Parabens, Triclosan, Propylene glycol and SLES. All of these are very harmful for our children. Anyone know about Halos n Horns?
Would love some advice or to chat to any other Mums who have been bitten by the eco bug or who are concerned about the "poisons" being pumped into our children!