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Download Our Super Hilarious Baby Poop 'Concentration' Baby Shower Game!
We created our very own baby shower game that’s fun, funny, and totally unique! The game includes 23 playing cards, each depicting the different types of baby poop moms- and dads-to-be might encounter. Download, print at home, and enjoy the hilarity! You can read more about the game and how to play here, or click on the link below to get the game!
Our names are Katie and Geoff, and we co-founded GreenActiveFamily based on our own experiences as parents.
From the moment we first got pregnant, we’ve been shocked by how much time it takes to research the best option for our family.
We started GreenActiveFamily to help other parents make the best purchasing decisions when it comes to buying products for their babies’ nurseries.
12 Unignorable Reasons to Make Your Own Homemade Laundry Detergent (Instead of Buying it)
If you’ve been on the fence about making your own homemade laundry detergent, let me give you the push you need! Better for you and the planet!
Why Go Phthalate Free?
Phthalates are an “everywhere chemical” with concerning health effects. Here’s everything you need to know about becoming a phthalate free family. Phthalates & Your Family: …
What’s The Best Naturepedic Crib Mattress? A Guide for New Parents
Choosing the surface your baby is going to spend thousands of hours on is no easy task. If you’ve decided to buy an organic crib mattress, chances are you’ve come across Naturepedic crib mattresses. While Naturepedic has strict standards for all of their mattresses, it can be confusing to figure out which model is best. This guide will help you learn more about the company and their commitment to healthy and non-toxic crib mattresses. And – of course – it will help you choose the best Naturepedic crib mattress for your baby!
Our Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing a Crib Mattress (Without Losing Your Mind)
How to Choose a Crib Mattress – Without Going Crazy. If you’re overwhelmed by all the choices and wondering what to consider when buying a …
Are Soybean Foam & Other Plant-Based Foams Safe & Healthy for Your Kids?
If you’re considering buying a plant foam crib mattress, you may be wondering if a soy crib mattress is really any better for your baby or the planet? Keep reading to learn everything you never knew you wanted to know about soybean crib mattress, plant based memory foam, and more!
What You Need to Know About VOCs Emissions, Off Gassing & Your Family’s Health
What are VOCs and VOC Emissions? Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs to those in the know) are carbon-containing chemicals used in many day-to-day products. From upholstered …
Fire Retardants & Your Baby: What You Need to Know
Exposure to fire retardants may cause reduced IQ and fertility, learning disorders, thyroid disruption, and cancer. If you’re concerned about these chemicals and are ready …
Polyurethane Foam Might Just Be a Toxic Nightmare
Flexible polyurethane foam is ubiquitous in the mattress industry. But that doesn’t mean it’s without risks to your family’s health and the environment. Typically, foam is filled with fire retardant chemicals that have a range of health risks, and children are most vulnerable. Keep reading to find out if you should buy or avoid foam products for your family, and how to reduce exposure.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET / PETE) – Is it Safe for Your Baby?
If you’ve spent any time researching green, eco-friendly or non-toxic crib mattresses for your baby, you might have come across mattresses containing polyethylene terephthalate (most …
Colgate Eco Classica III Eco-Friendlier Crib Mattress
The Colgate Eco Classica III Eco-Friendlier Crib Mattress is a dual sided foam mattress that’s handmade in the United States. Foam is a common choice for mattress materials, but it’s not without its drawbacks. We dug in to the information Colgate provides on this crib mattress so you can make an informed decision when deciding on a crib mattress for your baby. Continue reading to learn more.
Nook Pebble Pure Mattress: Natural, Organic, Beautiful
Made of natural, organic materials, the Nook Pebble Pure Mattress comes in eleven beautiful colors. Nook makes a lot of claims about their mattress, including that it’s organic, non-toxic, earth-friendly and breathable. But do they back up these claims with facts? And what do we actually think about this two-stage crib mattress? Continue reading to find out.
Nook Pebble Air Crib Mattress Review
The Nook Pebble Air crib is the Nook Pebble mattress that packs the most punch for parents on a budget. Made safely, you can feel …