EWG Best Sunscreens for Kids

Does Your Sunscreen Make the List? Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) rates the best sunscreens. The EWG selected the sunscreens below that are marketed for use on babies and children. The EWG recommends using lotions rather than sunscreen sticks because some studies indicate that people tend to apply too little sunscreen when using […]

Do the Kids You Care for Wear Nail Polish?

mom’s thumb Nail Polish May Be Harmful to Kids Who Suck Their Thumbs The three-year-old I care for often asks to have nail polish applied to her fingers like many of her friends that are the same age. But, my Mom Boss doesn’t want me to apply nail polish to her fingers because she still sucks her […]

What Are You Cleaning With and is it Safe for Families?

Earth Day: EWG Guide to Healthy Cleaning Ever wonder whether your green cleaners are actually green? Unfortunately, you can’t just check the label to find out what’s in the products under your sink or in your laundry basket. So as we all gear up for some spring cleaning, the Environmental Working Groups (EWG) wants to […]

Dangers in Feeding a Baby Rice Cereal: Avoid Rice Grown in the Gulf Coast

How to Reduce Arsenic in Your DietYesterday we learned that the rice grown from Texas and Louisiana and along the Gulf coast where fields were used to grow cotton a century ago have the highest level of arsenic because when there was cotton there they had to treat the cotton with arsenic pesticides to control […]

Why No More Tears, Does Cause Tears

Why Has China Pulled Johnson & Johnson Off Their Shelves and America Has Not? Have you noticed that Johnson & Johnson products irritate the skin of the children in your care? China has pulled Johnson & Johnson products off their shelves, yet the United States has not. The reason is Johnson & Johnson products contain carcinogens. The carcinogens found in some of […]

Nannies Favorite Diaper Rash Creams

Best Diaper Rash Creams for Kids with Eczema We recently reviewed our favorite products to use with children with eczema. During the series, 64 nannies and au pairs emailed Be the Best Nanny Newsletter asking what diaper creams are best to use on infants with eczema and diaper rash? First we need to look at […]

Bottled Water Scorecard – Only Filtered Water Gets an A

How Does Your Bottled Water Stack Up? Labels on expensive bottled water may lead us to think the water inside comes from pristine springs or has amazing healing powers. But, bottled water companies don’t have to tell us what is in those bottles. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) decided to look at what they do […]

Tan Does Not Mean Healthy!

Sun Safety Tips for KidsPhoto from Getty Images Since the Food and Drug Administration has not been regulating the sunscreen industry the Environmental Working Group (EWA) has developed a database evaluating sunscreens. This week we have posted interesting facts about sunscreen. Today we will share the EWA’s tips on keeping children safe from the sun. […]

Sunscreen: A False Sense of Security

Don’t Rely Only on Sunscreen for Sun Protection We have been discussing the sunscreen tips by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The EWG explains that sunscreens prevent sunburns, but beyond that simple fact surprisingly little is known about the safety and efficacy of these ubiquitous creams and sprays. 1. There’s no consensus on whether sunscreens […]

Best Sunscreens

The Good News: EWG’s Best Sunscreens Yesterday we posted a link to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) database which is an in-depth analysis of the safety and effectiveness of more than 700 name-brand sunscreens. The new database lists products that offer the best combination of safety and effectiveness: they are formulated with the safest chemicals, […]