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Category: On the Go

Travel with a baby or toddler in tow doesn’t have to be daunting. Whether traveling across town or around the world, our tips and tricks will make your trips terrific. Our products avoid harmful chemicals to keep you healthy home and away.

Chemical Sunscreen Exposure In Bloodstream

Chemical Sunscreen Can Enter the Bloodstream After One Day

Shop safe sunscreens now – no harmful chemicals here! A new study on chemical sunscreen exposure found that the chemicals enter the bloodstream after just one day of use. Alarmingly, in this study the concentrations of 3 common chemical sunscreen ingredients found in the blood continued to rise with daily use. The ingredients even remained… Read more »

sunscreen chemicals banned to protect coral reef in Hawaii

Sunscreen Chemicals Banned in Hawaii are also Bad for our Bodies

Sunscreen Chemicals Banned in Hawaii Hawaiian lawmakers recently banned the sale and distribution of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. These chemicals are believed to be harmful to the ocean’s coral reefs. It is reported that up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen end up in coral reefs every year and the ingredients in these chemicals increase… Read more »

Zinc Oxide: Is This Something We Should Worry About?

As summer approaches and people are concerned about sunscreens, we have been getting questions about zinc oxide. People seem to be concerned that it can contain nano particles, and I was not sure I understood the concern and if it's really about the zinc itself or the nano aspect. I decided to ask our most… Read more »

toddler travel

Traveling with a Toddler – Cross Country by Plane

UPDATE – Since originally writing this, we have stopped carrying the Orbit Baby (click to read why). Though I have not tried it now that my girls are older, I have seen posts from people who love flying with their Clek Foonf or Fllo. These can’t go on a stroller base, but I’ve seen them used… Read more »

Parents Travel Tips

Summer Travel Essentials for Parents

Andi, our Head Buyer, shares her tips for hitting the highways & skyways with your little ones this summer! In the above image, her daughter is holding her Pop Star Pink Babiator Sunglasses and wearing the Candy Stripe Mini Pack Backpack, and one of our Chewbeads Junior Necklaces. My little girl turns two next month and… Read more »

Find Safer Sunscreen

How to Find a Safer Sunscreen

The below article was originally written in 2012, but the facts about sunscreen remain accurate. For the most up-to-date details about safer sunscreen, read the EWG’s Sunscreen 101, or get the current list of EWG’s Best Scoring Sunscreens for Kids. The Environmental Working Group (EWG.org) is an organization that has made great strides towards improving… Read more »

Why We Stopped Carrying Orbit Car Seats

Check out all the Sprout Approved Car Seats here, including the newest, flame-retardant-free car seat! In January 2015, we decided to stop selling Orbit Baby car seats. I want to explain the sequence of events that led to this decision. First, I want to explain that all car seats legally must meet the flammability standards… Read more »

Foonf or Fllo – Which Clek Convertible Car Seat is Right for You?

Sprout independently tested the Foonf (the Fllo that we sell is made of the same materials) to ensure it is free from the most harmful flame retardants. Clek’s Foonf & Fllo are both best-in-class for safety, but they have small differences. Compare them here to decide which is best for your needs. The BaseFoonf features… Read more »

Protect Your Family from Toxic Flame Retardants

Protect Your Family from Toxic Flame Retardants

At first thought, the idea of having your baby’s products be flame retardant seems to make sense. Of course you want to protect your baby from the risk of being caught in a fire. However, as I began to learn that the rules for flame retardants in products like mattresses were created in the seventies… Read more »