Why we should all avoid eating fake colors
We know, we know. If it's not one thing, it's another. But we just can't turn a blind eye to all the buzz we've been hearing about the nastiness of artificial food dyes. So we turned to our Eco Expert, … Continued
Bank Your Baby's Blood With ViaCord
Without getting too scientific, we’re all pretty aware of the power of stem cells. When transplanted into a sick person’s body, these healthy cells can repair or even completely replace damaged and diseased cells. And t…
How to choose safe protection for little ones
Picking the right sunscreen from all the so-called safe and non-toxic options out there can be a little daunting. Although no single resource is perfect, we (and a lot of moms we know) always look to the Environmental W…
Healthy and helpful tips from the StrollerTraffic experts
The calendar says there are still a few more weeks of spring. But with Memorial Day behind us, we're in full-on summer mode. As everyone gears up, stocks up, and finalizes their vacation plans, the StrollerTraffic panel…
The MD Moms report on keeping safe at the beach and by the pool
After reading through the CPSC's latest report on pool injuries and fatalities (and how often the victims are children under five), we thought it was a good idea to check in with our pediatric expert, Dr. JJ Levenstein …
Christopher Gavigan on how to avoid harmful exposure
When we want to learn where hidden toxins lie, we go straight to our Eco Expert, Honest Company co-founder Christopher Gavigan. We asked what to look out for this summer, and he told us about five ways kids might be … C…
Recent parenting books worth your time
Not that moms have tons of time for beach reading, but for those who want to flip through something helpful during any downtime this summer, the child development experts at Seedlings Group picked their five favorite re…
How tight is too tight?
Reading about the California daycare owners charged with endangering babies by swaddling them too tightly got us thinking about swaddling safety. We turned to our pediatric expert, Dr. JJ Levenstein, co-founder of MD Mo…
Flame retardant-free versions of baby room basics
We recently published a special report on chemical flame retardants, illustrating just how pervasive—and harmful—these substances really are. And, well, ugh. We're still reeling from the news. So we decided to track dow…
Vine.com offers tips on natural living
For many new parents, the knee-jerk reaction to having a baby is to detox everything in sight and stock up on safer choices, like organic grains and fabrics, energy-efficient light bulbs, and plant-based cleaners. That'…
What you need to know about these toxic chemicals—that don’t wash out

We’ve been hearing a lot about chemical flame retardants lately—and the fact that they’re pretty much everywhere . . . Which is too bad, since they’ve been linked to everything from cancer, genetic damage, …

25 companies we’re completely in love with

In lieu of the usual Valentine’s Day gift guides and date night ideas, we decided to celebrate the holiday of love by gushing over our favorite brands. And so we present our 2013 list of Brands We Heart.

Prevention, symptoms, and survival

It’s a particularly rough year for Norovirus. (As in the highly contagious intestinal virus that can lead to intense bouts of vomiting and diarrhea.) Good times. So we asked AAP fellow (and MD Moms co-found…

Prevention, vaccines, symptoms, and survival

It’s true: this is a really, really bad flu season. Forty-seven states are currently experiencing widespread flu epidemics. So we asked AAP fellow (and MD Moms co-founder) Dr. JJ Levenstein to get us up to …

Prevention, vaccines, symptoms, and survival

It’s true: this is a really, really bad flu season . . . So we asked AAP fellow (and MD Moms co-founder) Dr. JJ Levenstein to get us up to speed on the strains, the symptoms, and the spread.