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.

The top parenting trends and topics for the new year

2013. Wow. Now that the champagne bottles have been recycled, we’re ready to focus on the exciting developments, important health issues, and fun trends we’ll face this year. Here’s what our trusted panel o…

New skincare labels, definitions, and buzz-worthy ingredients

Kim Walls is a top nutritionist, the founder of Babytime! by Episencial, and one smart cookie when it comes to healthy skin. We asked her what to expect this year in the increasingly confusing world of skin…

To circumcise or not to circumcise

MD Moms co-founder Dr. JJ Levenstein is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and quite frankly, the smartest pediatrician we know. According to her, circumcision will be one of the most hotly deb…

Transparency is the new green

As co-founder of the Honest Company and former CEO of Healthy Child, Healthy World, Christopher Gavigan knows more than pretty much anyone about what it means to live a chemical-free, Earth-respecting life.…

Toddler bedding for beginners

Transitioning your toddler from a sleep sack to a blanket isn’t exactly intuitive. When is it safe? How big should the blanket be? How heavy? What happens when he kicks it off?