March 4, 2008

A Trio of Treasure Trove Websites

Writing Petite Planet has been a blessing, but it has also opened my eyes to so many things I sometimes wish I didn't know or have to worry about. I do my best to keep you dear readers abreast of news and important information that may affect the health of your families and the planet, but I have found a few websites you should bookmark that dive deeper into the depths of these topics. There are so many looming and overwhelming questions about what is safe for our families and our environment these days, that it really does take a village to figure it all out. So many of your questions will be answered if you visit the following three websites.

Z Recommends is a family run website based on "every thing that one kid thinks is cool." That kid being "Z." Her parents Jeremiah and Jennifer McNichols discuss their family's personal experiences with toys and products and keep you up to date on all the latest news in the baby/children's industry.

Safe Mama is run by a supermom named Kathy. She was overwhelmed with the constant research she had to do to find out how to keep her children safe, so she created this "one-stop child safety, product recall, health and well-being website for parents." Thanks to Kathy, we need only land on her website to find what we're looking for.

The Soft Landing should be your new best shopping buddy. With the motto, "feeding baby safely," you can purchase dishes, bottles, pacifiers, teethers, food storage, bibs, etc. that have all been researched and deemed safe by Alicia Voorhies, the wizard behind this website. She is a retired RN who was concerned about the safety of newborns and children in a world full of toxic products. She decided to create The Soft Landing to help parents raise their children as naturally and healthily as possible. Check out her blog as well, which continues her mission to help consumers buy smart.

My hat goes off to the people behind these websites, who are pioneering and paving safer, healthier roads for the rest of us. I will be keeping all of them on my daily reading lists. They are truly making our world a better place to live. Thank you!

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