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The no-no list

Our company's #1 priority has always been the safety of your little one. We have made it our mission to avoid a large and growing list of toxicants and chemicals. We pass The Tot test, and have had various testing conducted by 3rd party professionals to back our claims.

 

Check out the full list of ingredients/toxicants we avoid, and the "why" below. 

 

 

HEAVY METALS: LEAD, MERCURY & CADMIUM

Found in:

Paints, dyes and metals used in toys, furniture, gear, clothing, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, and ceramics as well as printed diapers.

Why we avoid it:

Exposure to heavy metals can cause nerve damage, learning and behavioral problems, reproductive damage and irreversible brain damage.

 

 

FORMALDEHYDE

Found in:

Wooden toys and furniture, upholstered furniture, clothing and bedding, air fresheners, paper towels, skincare, baby wipes and more!

Why we avoid it:

Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and very low levels can irritate and burn the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. Those with asthma may have exacerbation of symptoms when exposed to formaldehyde.

 

 

HARMFUL PHTHALATES

Found in:

Toys, synthetic clothing, skincare, cosmetics and furniture.

Why we avoid it:

Many phthalates are known endocrine disruptors associated with asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, breast cancer, obesity, type II diabetes, neurodevelopmental issues, behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorders, altered reproductive development and male fertility issues.

 

 

VOCs

Found in:

Paints, furniture, rugs, vinyl flooring, cosmetics, nail polish, air fresheners and cleaning products.

Why we avoid it:

Volatile Organic Compounds are suspected human carcinogens that can “off gas” into your environment, essentially polluting the air in your home. Exposure can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, shortness of breath, headaches, fatigue, nausea, dizziness and skin problems. Higher concentrations may cause damage to the liver, kidney, or central nervous system.

 

 

PESTICIDES & HERBICIDES

Found in:

Clothing, bedding, furniture, food, insect repellents, as well as lawn and garden products.

Why we avoid it:

Pesticides and herbicides can prevent individual nerve cells from communicating with one another. They have also been linked to endocrine disruption, neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADD, autism spectrum disorder and lower IQ, impaired memory, severe depression, disruption of the immune system, paralysis and death.

 

 

PFAs

Found in:

Water and stain proofing finishes for fabrics used on strollers, outdoor toys, footwear and furniture. Also commonly used in non-stick cookware.

Why we avoid it:

PFAS (poly-fluoroalkyl substances) are a large family of different chemicals that have been shown to cause developmental and other adverse effects in laboratory animals.

 

 

FLAME RETARDANTS

Found in:

Sleepwear, mattresses, car seats, strollers, rugs and upholstered furniture.

Why we avoid it:

Flame retardant chemicals have been linked to endocrine and thyroid disruption, impacts to the immune system, reproductive toxicity, cancer and adverse effects on fetal and child development.

 

 

PARABENS

Found in:

Cosmetics, skincare, shampoo, playdough, food, beverages and more.

Why we avoid it:

Used for preservation, parabens have been the focus of many studies and are suspected to be a contributing cause of cancer and hormone disruption.

 

 

BORIC ACID

Found in:

Mattresses, kids slime and playdough, cosmetics and skincare.

Why we avoid it:

Also referred to as borax, direct exposure to boric acid can be corrosive to the eye, irritate skin or cause nausea, vomiting, stomach aches and diarrhea if ingested.

 

 

GMOS

Found in:

Cosmetics, skincare, food and clothing.

Why we avoid it:

While the consumption of GMOs has been linked to allergies, asthma, intestinal damage, and inflammation, the use of them topically is also of concern. Chemicals that are absorbed through the skin make their way into the bloodstream, which means you potentially share the same risks.