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Category: For Mom & Dad

Expecting your own little sprout or already a mom? Here’s where to find the essentials for keeping yourself and your family healthy.

Mom Owned Businesses

Sprout San Francisco is entirely woman owned and operated – in fact, we’re powered by moms! We love getting behind women owned and mom owned businesses! We got in touch with a few of the inspiring entrepreneurial moms we work with and asked them how being a mom inspires their business. Anshal Purohit, Chief Marketing… Read more »

Toxic fragrance chemicals.

Exposing Unlabeled Toxic Fragrance Chemicals

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) released a report exposing toxic fragrance chemicals in beauty, personal care, and cleaning products as a part of their Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Major companies have been hiding unlabeled toxic chemicals in their products for years. For example, Unilever only gets fragrance disclosure from their suppliers at quantities greater than… Read more »

Safer Cosmetics by Beautycounter

Safer Cosmetics with Beautycounter

Ever since I started Sprout, I’ve been concerned about toxins, not just in baby products, but in products for adults as well. Soon after we opened our first store, I watched The Story of Cosmetics and hoped that it would change consumer purchasing behavior. Everything it says is still true today, so watch it if… Read more »

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

Get Your Hospital Go-Bag filled with almost everything you’ll need! When I had my first child, I headed to the hospital with a huge duffel bag full of stuff that I was told I would need during and after labor. I went through checklists given to me, in books, and from pre-birth classes. I ran… Read more »

Sprout San Francisco Baby Registry

Learn About the Sprout San Francisco Baby Registry

Looking for a Friend’s Sprout San Francisco Baby Registry? Search All Registries. Sprout San Francisco Baby Registry Getting ready to welcome a new baby into your home is exciting, but it might be just a little overwhelming too. Don’t worry, we are here to help! Whether you prefer one-to-one personal assistance, a DIY experience, or… Read more »

What You Really Need When You First Bring Your Baby Home

At Sprout, we try to provide everything a family needs for a new baby in the healthiest and most natural way possible. We offer a gift registry so people can let their friends know what to buy them, an app to register on your iPhone, and a registry checklist so that parents can make sure they… Read more »

Information is Scary, but Don’t Run! Just Do What You Can.

In a recent Sprout newsletter (which you can read here) we advised pregnant women about some of the risks for their babies that can be found in our environment. We got an email response from one of our customers expressing how terrifying some of this information is. This is something I commonly worry about, the… Read more »

I am Pregnant! Now What Should I Change?

In a report by the American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians in October of 2013, doctors declared that “Reducing exposure to toxic environmental agents is a critical area of intervention for obstetricians, gynecologists, and other reproductive health care professionals. …The evidence that links exposure to toxic environmental agents and adverse reproductive and developmental health outcomes… Read more »

Our Secret Club: Learn What We Know Now

We recently hosted a fascinating discussion at our SF store with representatives from the Breast Cancer Fund, a San Francisco- based non-profit that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease, and Beautycounter, a company that creates safe and effective skin care and cosmetics for… Read more »

Cell Phone Safety

According to our friends at the San Francisco Department of the Environment, we should not be keeping our cell phones next to us all of the time. This is especially true for pregnant women. Also, how many of us have handed a cell phone to a one year old to play with or put a… Read more »