When my toddler awoke in the middle of the night gasping for air, we had a rescue inhaler nearby, for which I'm forever grateful. Our family's hopeful that she's outgrown the period of coughing and breathing difficulties that challenged her for several months. The pediatrician admitted that the RSV infection at eight-months-old could potentially set her up for breathing challenges. The part our family felt we had to figure out for ourselves was what was "triggering" the reactions she had.
Through a nervous time of trial and error, we discovered that the common denominators seemed to be household bleach and disinfectant wipes that were acting as triggers, things I was using because I thought I was being conscientious about cleaning. As I read more about everything from mattresses to paint to carpet in a baby's room containing potential health hazards, I realize that even more of our family's good intentions could have been contributing to unhealthy air.
I'm looking forward to tuning in to the Green Momma Party Premier
that helps moms create a non-toxic home. I realize some moms want to tune out to this sort of information because it either seems unbelievable or overwhelming. It doesn't have to be. I've enjoyed saving money while learning to make many of my own household cleaners. It's a good feeling to be able to scrub the bathroom now without worrying if my child is playing too close to the fumes. I hope you'll tune in for the Green Momma Party
live at 4 pm Eastern, 1 pm Pacific and consider hosting one of your own!