The Healthy Baby Guide

Plastic Pollution Coalition and Made Safe present The Healthy Baby Guide

Maybe you’ve just learned that 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 or materials 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.

For example, plastic packaging, plastic containers, plastic toys — the list goes on — are practically everywhere. The concerning thing is that studies show plastic is loaded with chemicals that can harm our health.

We developed this guide to make it easy for parents and would-be parents to:

  • Learn about toxic chemicals in plastics
  • Find tips to reduce use of plastic
  • Gather ideas to avoid other common toxic chemicals
  • Get safe 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

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 the 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.

 Download The Healthy Baby Guide

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

“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.

“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