Tips for Green Baby Care

MD and Founder of, Alan Greene, gives some insight on how to go green with your baby
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- For green baby care, I would focus on the same three ways that chemicals get into all of us, is through our mouth, through our nose, and through the skin. When it comes to the nose, for babies, the one green purchase I would make is a green mattress for the babies. Because conventional crib mattresses are often made from, like, a polyurethane foam, a solid petroleum, and they have to have flame retardants put in, to be able to stop that from bursting into flame, then often wrapped in a PVC vinyl. So there's this little cloud of chemical fumes right on top of it, and the babies are there for half of their day often. So I would suggest, when you get a mattress, opt for something that's organic, or clean from all the chemicals. So that's what goes through the nose. What goes through the mouth, breast feeding is by far the greatest thing you can do. It's amazing, I mean it's the ultimate in eating local, the packaging is great, and they're getting food that is so good for them in every way, that's tailored to their specific moment in time. And then whatever products you put on that great baby skin, don't go for the brands that happened, that, just because they were used on you. Think about them and look for things that are made with attention to what's going to absorb into the baby's skin. Look for, not just not negative ingredients, but actually healthy ingredients in skin products.

MD and Founder of, Alan Greene, gives some insight on how to go green with your baby


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Dr. Alan Greene founded his website,, in 1995, cited by the AMA as "the pioneer physician web site." In 2010 he founded the WhiteOut Now movement to change how babies are fed from their very first bite of solid food, and in 2012 he founded TICC TOCC – Transitioning Immediate Cord Clamping To Optimal Cord Clamping. He is an author of several books including Feeding Baby Green and appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Dr. Oz Show, and is a regular columnist for Parenting magazine. He is a practicing pediatrician and the father of four.

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