New Healthy Baby Guide Helps Parents Find Safe Options

“When we had our children in ’89 and ’92 we searched in vain for information to guide our toy, food, utensil, and bottle choices. We WISH we had half of the information in this guide. When toxins are ubiquitous and hiding in plain sight we need research like this to make good choices with our pocketbook.”

-Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon

“Thanks to PPC and Made Safe, we now have a guide to reduce toxic exposure for our family and to live a more plastic free life.”

-Susan & Jeff Bridges

“As present day parents to an infant we are so grateful for The Healthy Baby Guide to help navigate the murky waters of a world that is way too reliant on plastic products.”

-Jaclyn & Ben Harper

“Our deepest instinct, our greater responsibility, is caring for our young. And, let’s face it, we could all use a little help in avoiding the toxic pitfalls that seem to abound in modern life. The Healthy Baby Guide is an invaluable roadmap, an essential tool to inform every parent, aunt, uncle, or grandparent. Get your copy now!”

-Rachelle Carson Begley & Ed Begley, Jr.

Download your free copy of the Healthy Baby Guide by completing the form below. 







Maybe you’ve just learned you’re pregnant, or maybe you have a new baby or growing children. Perhaps you and your partner are just thinking about having a family. Whatever the reason, you may be hearing troubling things about toxic chemicals around you—especially chemicals in plastic and other harmful ingredients in the things you use daily—and how these chemicals affect not just the environment, but also the human body and particularly growing babies, infants, and children.

But it can be overwhelming to try to figure it all out by yourself. Can’t someone just tell you what’s safe and what’s not?!

Why yes, in fact, we can.

Plastic Pollution Coalition and Made Safe have teamed up to create the first-ever Healthy Baby Guide, with everything you need to keep you and your children safe from harmful chemicals:

  • Where toxic chemicals lurk in plastics and other everyday products

  • How they impact babies, pregnant women, and women trying to become pregnant

  • Tips for avoiding plastic and other toxics in everyday life

  • Product recommendations

This guide is broken out by rooms in your house for ultimate ease:

  • Nursery
  • Bathroom

  • Kitchen

  • General Household

  • Outdoors

  • With a special category for pregnant women and moms

From teethers, toys, and bottles to bedding, baby wash, diaper cream, and more, we’ve got answers for you.

The goal of this guide is to help you make better, safer choices for a healthy and sustainable future. What you may not realize is that you have enormous economic power to shift the marketplace away from harmful materials. Companies watch what you buy closely, and by supporting companies that are making safer products, you can help make change happen, so that one day, you won’t even need a guide like this. Together, we can create a world where every product on the shelf is safe to begin with.

Check out the Healthy Baby Guide, and share with all the loved ones in your life who are parents, pregnant women, and women looking to start a family.

About Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) is a growing global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses, and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, waterways and oceans, and the environment.


MADE SAFE is America’s only nontoxic seal for products across consumer product categories, including baby, personal care, household, and beyond. MADE SAFE certified means that a product has been made from a base of safe ingredients or materials and has been vetted using a scientific process in order to certify that products are not made with ingredients known to harm human health or ecosystems.

By partnering together on this guide, MADE SAFE and Plastic Pollution Coalition are combining our collective expertise to offer you the most up-to- date information to promote a healthy start for you and your family.

When 8-year-old Poppy Wilder from Exeter, England, learned that most plastic ends up in our environment, she decided to take action.

“She found the whole idea of throwing away so much plastic very upsetting,” explains her mother, Kate. “We talk a bit about reusing and recycling items at home, so she You-Tubed ‘reusing plastic bottles’ and saw that they could be turned into other things.”

Poppy’s imagination took over and she created pencil cases, sweet jars, money boxes, ruck sacks, toy tortoises, snails, and snack pots. She sold the items at her school and donated the proceeds to Plastic Pollution Coalition. 

Thank you, Poppy!

Thank you Jack Johnson and the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation for matching donations to Plastic Pollution Coalition this month. 

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This piece was written by Summer Faith, a PPC Youth Ambassador.

My name is Summer Faith and I am 9 years old. When I was 7 years old, I created my very first video “Let It Be Green” about Earth’s plastic pollution situation so that people could learn about what it is, and what it does to the environment. 

I care about the environment, because it just makes sense to me. If the environment dies, we will die. We need our environment to stay healthy.

After I showed my video to the school I was attending at the time, the kids were appreciative about me bringing the awareness to this subject and started noticing what plastic does to our planet. 

Many of the kids got inspired and started to pick up trash on beaches and even on school campus. I gave each child in my class a cloth bag for their school snacks to show them another way of packadging food that is safe for the animals and planet.

Though plastic may have large effects on nature, unlike what people think it also has very large effects on human health. When parents put their kids’ snacks in plastic snack bags the food absorbs all the chemicals in the plastic (and there are a LOT of chemicals in plastic) and then when your child eats the food all the chemicals that got absorbed into to the food get absorbed into their bodies and can affect their health.

The same is true for plastic straws. A great alternative to plastic straws are paper straws, or just don’t use a straw. This is why I decided to participate in The Last Plastic Straw. I also joined The Last Plastic Straw because I wanted to start small and work on one thing at a time. I liked that they have chosen plastic straws as their focus because they are probably the most common plastic thing in use. They also work on encouraging companies to stop using plastic straws.

Soon after I showed my environmental video “Let It Be Green” in the school, I decided to go up to the golf course and hotel near my home and talk to the manager of food and beverage. I asked her to stop using plastic bottles in the hotel rooms and at the golf course. She and her team had a meeting during which they also watched my video. My solution was for them to start using glass bottles in the hotel rooms instead and stainless steel refillable water bottles on the golf course.

The meeting went well, although, I had a feeling that no change was probably going to be made. After two years, I went back and the lady I met with showed me the changes that the hotel and golf course they had made recently. Though I did get doubtful after a while and felt like they wouldn’t do anything, in the end I was very happy that they did decide to make changes for the better!

I have learned that it’s important to be patient and not give up on yourself and believe that change will come even if it does so very slowly.

Thank you, Summer!

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