Category: Healthy Home

Our mission is to keep babies and toddlers safe, and parents informed with crucial news and helpful tips on how to keep your healthy home free of toxins.

Is it Worth it to Change My Crib Mattress?

Since joining Sprout, I have learned so much more about the toxic chemicals that surround us everyday and how they impact our health. I’ve been making little changes here and there – I started with my family’s personal care items, things like body wash, shampoo, and hand wash. But there’s been something bigger lurking in… Read more »

Q&A with Pockets, Owner of Newport Cottages

Newport Cottages has been a Sprout favorite since we opened our doors in 2009. Not only do we love them for the quality of their handmade furniture but also because of the materials used, solid wood and water based paints. This heirloom furniture is beautifully made to be passed down from generation to generation. We… Read more »

Dangerous Allergies

Why Dangerous Allergies Have Become More Prevalent

Anyone with kids in preschool will notice the extreme avoidance of peanuts that’s mandated these days. Most of us also know kids with serious allergies, some that are even life threatening. This is a stark contrast to the PB&J school lunches I used to eat every day when I was little. Below we interview Dr. Larry… Read more »

Organic Crib Mattress

How to Choose a Crib Mattress

At Sprout, we strongly believe that if there is one item you should have be organic in your nursery, it should be your crib mattress. Babies can spend 16 hours a day in their cribs, and traditional mattresses can release potentially toxic chemicals into the air and your baby’s lungs. Mattresses are usually made of… Read more »

Cleaning Up Your Cleaning Supplies

This December we thought it would be great to get a head start on your New Years Resolutions (which for us means clean house, better organization, and striving to live as healthy and green as possible)! One of the easiest and least expensive ways to go green and clean, is to switch out all your… Read more »

The Importance of a Positive Learning Space at Home

Eileen Lamb is a mother of two boys: Charlie (4) and Jude (2). Charlie has severe classic, nonverbal autism. Eileen has high-functioning autism, also known as Asperger’s syndrome. Her mission is to raise autism awareness and give readers a better understanding to the many facets of autism. Below is an extract from her recent blog… Read more »

Upholstered Furniture

The Truth About Upholstered Furniture

I am all about being cozy. I put on sweatpants immediately after I walk in the door after work, and as soon as the kids go to bed I am curled up on the couch with a blanket around me and my laptop on my lap. My husband and I strive to have a comfy… Read more »

A More Natural Approach to Seasonal Allergies

Guest contributor: GetzWell Pediatrics Spring is just around the corner and after all the rain, the pollen is sure to be abundant. It’s a great time to enjoy the sunny outdoors but we’re sure to hear a lot about allergy symptoms. Allergies are skewed immunologic reactions to environmental triggers and typically involve inflammation of the… Read more »