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Pink and Blue are Out - It’s Time to GREEN Your Nursery
Date:7/1/2012

Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) July 01, 2012

Cherub’s Blanket, a Shaker Heights, Ohio, business offering organic cotton baby blankets and natural baby items, is sharing tips on how to create an environmentally safe and green baby nursery.

“Most consumers may not realize many of the products for a nursery can be harmful to a baby’s health, causing sensitivity problems, allergies, and untold future development issues. Fabrics made of plastic fibers coated in chemical dyes and even cotton grown with pesticides and fertilizers are in direct contact with a child. Toys made of plastics and paint often go directly into a baby’s mouth,” said Mary Farrell, Owner, Cherub’s Blanket. “It’s important for new parents to do their research and learn what these products are made of and how they could potentially impact their newborn child.”

Farrell suggests focusing first on the items that come into contact with your newborn on a daily basis…

  •     Blankets and Clothes – Cotton, the most popular textile in the clothing industry requires the heavy use of pesticides. These pesticides not only strip the soil of nutrients, but some of them have been labeled as cancer causing by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Cotton clothing labeled as "100 percent certified organic cotton", will be free of these pesticides. Also pay attention to how the fabric has been treated. Organic cotton that has been conventionally dyed or treated with flame retardants, petrochemicals and formaldehyde-based fabric finishes is no better. When choosing a dyed blanket or garment, the label should describe the dye process. “Low-impact” dyes may be better for the e
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