Monday, May 19, 2014

Seventh Generation Healthy Baby

Seventh Generation, the company you know for their innovative line of products aimed at reducing the amount of chemicals in your everyday life, has recently branched out into politics. They reached their goal of getting 100,000 signatures in order to petition Congress to amend the Toxic Substance Control Act. Here is what they say about their goal... 

"The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976 and has never been updated. Some people might assume that the chemicals used to make products sold in the U.S., like toys and food containers, are regulated and tested for safety — but they are not. Over 80,000 chemicals are currently available for use in the market. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) grandfathered in 62,000 chemicals when enacted in 1976 and over 20,000 have since been added. The EPA has required very few of these to be tested for their impacts on human health and the environment. Now is the time to update the regulation on these chemicals."

In order to promote their petition, seventh generation sent out sample packs of their favorite products from their products and other companies for moms to use to host a healthy baby, healthy generation party. I was lucky enough to be chosen and we invited our friends over in late April to share in the samples. 

Along with the samples, I also got to try their diapers. As you know, I exclusively use cloth so disposables are new to me. Talk about perfect timing I traveled out of town last weekend and took our pack of diapers with us. I was very happy with the diapers overall and had no leaks or issues. They held up overnight (with a fleece cover as always for my heavy wetter but it wasn't even needed). I liked that I could trust the diapers were free of chlorine processing, unbleached, hypoallergenic with no fragrances, inks, or petroleum-based lotions. They are a tan natural color instead of the stark white you get from most other disposable brands. If I was not able to use cloth diapers seventh generation would be my first disposable choice! Also unlike other brands they do not have a strange smell once peed in. They don't smell much at all but when they do it's just normal pee. This may seem strange but it lets you know it's not choke full of chemicals masking the urine smell.

Nolan waiting for his friends to arrive!

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