The gentlebirth.org website is provided courtesy of
Ronnie Falcao, LM MS, a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, CA
An interactive resource for moms on easy steps they can take to reduce exposure to chemical toxins during pregnancy.
Other excellent resources about avoiding toxins during pregnancy
These are easy to read and understand and are beautifully presented.
*IN THE BEDROOM --Put babies to sleep on their backs or sides in a crib on a firm mattress with no soft bedding beneath them, to reduce risk of suffocation. --Make sure crib is sturdy and has no loose or missing hardware. --Never place crib or other baby furniture near window blind cords, to keep babies from strangling on the loop of the cord. *IN THE BATHROOM --To prevent poisonings, keep medicines and cleaning products in containers with safety caps, locked away from children. --To prevent burns, always use the wrist or elbow to check water temperature before putting baby into the bath. --To prevent drownings, never leave child alone in the bathtub or near any water, including toilets, 5-gallon buckets and swimming pools. *IN THE KITCHEN --Do not leave baby alone in a high chair. Always use safety straps. --Use back burners of stove. Keep pot handles turned to the back. --Lock household cleaners, knives, matches and plastic bags away from children. *IN LIVING AREAS --Install smoke detectors on each floor of the home, especially near sleeping areas. Change batteries yearly. --Use safety gates to block stairways, and use plugs in electrical outlets. --Keep all small objects, including tiny toys and balloons, away from young children to prevent choking.
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