Category: Healthy Baby Guides

As a new parent, you want to make sure your baby is surrounded by the healthiest environment you can provide. Pick a topic below or view all.

wood toys are non toxic toys

Healthy Baby Guides: Toys

Toys inspire children’s imagination and help them to develop physically and intellectually. Babies can spend hours playing with (and chewing and sucking on!) their toys. Make sure that your baby’s playtime is safe by investing in wood toys colored with natural dyes or plush toys made from organic cotton instead of the usual cheap plastic… Read more »

Healthy Baby Food Guide

Healthy Baby Guide to Food

You know the saying “You are what you eat”? Well, from the moment you become pregnant, that saying takes on a whole new meaning. Everything you eat while pregnant nourishes the new little life (or lives!) and is therefore the very stuff you are using to grow your baby. Once your baby is born, you… Read more »

Healthy Baby Guides: Household Cleaners

Keeping your baby’s nursery clean is vital to creating a safe and healthy place for your little one to play and sleep. Babies, with their developing lungs, are much more sensitive to their environment. To keep the air in your home healthy, look for natural household cleaners made with plant-based ingredients. What You Should Know:… Read more »

Healthy Baby Guide to Mattresses

Babies spend up to 16 hours a day in their cribs, so your baby’s crib should be a cozy, comforting place to rest. Mattresses made of organic materials are best because they are free of harsh (and harmful) chemicals that can be inhaled by your baby’s developing lungs. What You Should Know: Manufacturers lack standards… Read more »

Healthy Baby Guides: Bottles & Food Storage

Keeping your children’s food safe isn’t just about what you feed them; it is also what you use to feed them. Traditional plastic bottles contain BPA, a potentially harmful chemical. There has recently been a surge in availability of both BPA-free and glass bottles. In addition to bottles, parents should be careful of the BPA… Read more »

Healthy Baby Guides: Glossary

BPA Made from polycarbonate, which then leaches the BPA, a hormone disrupting chemical that mimics estrogen and has been associated with problems such as early onset puberty, diminished sperm and hyperactivity. Formaldehyde A preservative found in cosmetics, glue, particleboard, and paint and is the most common fabric finisher. A known allergen, respiratory and skin irritant and… Read more »

Healthy Baby Guide Overview

Healthy Baby Guides Overview

We at Sprout San Francisco care about the health of our children and our planet. We keep up to date on the latest research to provide you with the best products for your growing family. While pregnant or breastfeeding, your developing baby is not only susceptible to what you eat, but also what you drink,… Read more »

Healthy Baby Guides: Clothing

Dressing your little one can be one of the most fun jobs of a new parent. From onesies to footies, these tiny clothes are so irresistibly soft and adorable. Since clothing is in constant contact with baby’s skin, it is important to choose items made of organic cotton and non-toxic dyes. What you should know:… Read more »

Healthy Baby Guides: Diapers

Diapers are a daily part of life with baby. The average baby goes through a whopping 8,000 diapers before they are potty trained and their diaper is the one thing that is always in contact with their skin. A number of companies now provide diapers made from more natural ingredients that are gentler on baby’s… Read more »

Low VOC Furniture

Healthy Baby Guide to Furniture

Sprout’s entire collection of furniture has been meticulously evaluated to ensure each piece is low-VOC and free of harmful additives. See our Nursery & Big Kid Room collection. Creating a comfortable and beautiful nursery for your upcoming arrival is part of the fun and excitement of being an expecting parent. Some of your biggest considerations when… Read more »