Friday, May 27, 2016

The Best and The Worse Sunblocks for Kids: Is it Time To Try a New Sunscreen?

Memorial Day is this weekend;  the (unofficial) start of summer - so lets talk sunscreens!

Everyone should be wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, especially during summer.   We should not only be wearing it daily, but if we spend time outdoors we need to be reapplying throughout the day- that is a lot of sunscreen you and your family will be using!

It makes sense, then, to buy a sunscreen that will protect you and your family from the sun's dangerous rays and not expose you to numerous dangerous chemicals.   The good news?  Today, there are is a plethora of safe, non-toxic alternatives available.   There is no reason NOT to buy a safe non-toxic sunscreen; you just need to know what to look for and which to choose, because the one you have been using since you were a little child might not be the safest option.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Non-Toxic Munchkin Non-Toxic Summer Guide : FOR THE BEACH BUM

Non-Toxic Munchkin Summer Beach Bum Guide (links in post!) : 1. UVSkinz 2. Flap Happy Flap Hat with Tie - Chambray Blue Seersucker 3. UVSkinz sun hats 4. Beautycounter Protect Stick Sunscreen 5. ThinkBaby Sunscreen 6.  Pura Stainless Steel water bottles 7. Solartex Girls 8. Zoe B Organic Fantastic Beach Toys  

Memorial Day is around the corner and there is really only one thing on my mind: Summer! 

 School will be out soon and those long sunny days will (somehow, hopefully!) be full of play, fun, a bit of travel and memories in the making..... this entails a lot of planning on my (and most mom and/or dads) end, so the last thing we want to worry about are our kids being unnecessarily exposed to toxic chemicals. I just don't want to deal, and I am sure you don't either.

Never fear, Non-Toxic Munchkin is here, with our 2016 (Non-Toxic!) Summer Guide: because you already have to spend your time figuring out what you are going to do with the kids while school is out - now you don't have to spend your time figuring out what the safest products for them to use are!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Non-Toxic Guide to Manicure & Pedicures

Planning a mother daughter mani/pedi session to celebrate Mothers Day? It's a fun and great way to spend quality time, but traditional nail salons and nail polishes expose you to some pretty nasty chemicals - chemicals that we definitely should expose our moms or daughters too! Instead, make it a fun and non -toxic mothers day and choose a salon or spa that uses 3 or 5 free polishes.   

What does '3 Free' mean?
Traditional nail polish can contain a 'toxic trio' of chemicals: toluene, BPD and formaldehyde, obviously not a healthy thing for little girls (especially those who bite their nails or suck their thumbs) to have on their nails.  

When buying a new nail polish at a minimum look for those that are 'THREE FREE' which means they are free of these three chemicals: