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.

Endocrine System

The Endocrine System & the Harms of Endocrine Disruptors

What is the endocrine system? The Endocrine System includes all the glands in your body and the hormones they make. It is in charge of body processes that happen slowly, like as cell growth. It influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies. The endocrine system plays a role in regulating mood, growth… Read more »

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 Guides: Bedding

Babies spend up to 16 hours a day in their cribs, so your baby’s crib should be a cozy, comforting place for him or her to rest. By using bedding made of soft organic cotton and non-toxic dyes, you can rest assured that you are keeping harsh chemicals from constant contact with baby’s sensitive skin…. Read more »

Clothing Healthy Baby Guide

Healthy Baby Guide to 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 Guide Glossary

Healthy Baby Guide Glossary

We talk a lot about toxic chemicals and the harm they can do to our bodies and the environment. But what exactly are they all and what do we know about them? Read our Glossary to learn more. We review the ones you’ve heard of, like BPA, phthalates, pesticides, PVC, VOCs, and formaldehyde, as well as… 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 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 Bottles

Healthy Baby Guide to 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 can 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… Read more »