Hospital Says NO to Toxic Baby Baths, YES to Earth Mama

November 2, 2011 — Clackamas, OR — UPDATE: As news spreads about toxins and the ongoing concerns about formaldehyde-releasing ingredients in baby products, Earth Mama wants to spread the good news that some hospitals are making safer choices for their newborns. Earth Mama Angel Baby® products were chosen by Miami Valley Hospital, in Dayton, Ohio, as the first step in their “greening process” following a year of research on the subject of environmental toxicants and the health risks they pose to newborns and mothers.

MVH delivers nearly 5000 births a year, and wanted to assure mothers of the safety and efficacy of the products they offer. Earth Mama’s Natural Non-Scents Hand to Toe Wash and Angel Baby Oil are being used on all newborns including the babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Replacing the many different products previously offered to new mothers, Earth Mama’s organic castile soap and 100% natural baby oil offer a pure, safe, simple alternative to the myriad wipes, lotions and soaps that are often laden with chemicals, including artificial fragrance, preservatives and dyes.

Nurses from MVH strove to find products that rated a 0 for toxins by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), while also meeting MVH’s own rigorous standards. Earth Mama Angel Baby was a natural choice, since the entire product line was formulated by a nurse and herbalist and it was the first company to rate all zeros on EWG’s Skin Deep database.

While taking part in a nurse leadership program it became clear to Ann Brower BA, RN, IBCLC, ICCE, CD, Birth & Family Education/Lactation Coordinator, that MVH could lead the way by using the best products for their patients. "As nurses we are challenged to be leaders in the community and to help the community do the right thing. We hope our children’s children won’t have to suffer with illness, allergies, reproductive disruption and cancer. We need to set back the clock to a simpler way of doing things. This IS the right thing. This is best practice. As healthcare providers, we need to be leaders not only in safety, but also in education. We want them to learn to read labels, and realize if you have a choice, choose the one that’s least toxic."

Earth Mama founder Melinda Olson encouraged broad product testing and provided numerous rounds of samples for approval by different MVH groups. “I am delighted MVH required extensive product review; Earth Mama is all about pure ingredients and consumer education,” Olson said. She sees this growing trend in hospitals as a good sign. “It’s no surprise that hospitals are taking ‘healthcare without harm’ to a green level. Nurses are on the cutting edge of more natural patient care, and when they get involved, things change for the better. Since more parents are aware of avoiding toxins in pregnancy and baby products and strive to keep their babies free from as many worrisome chemicals as possible, it’s natural that they would choose hospitals that are on board with a safer philosophy.”

Regarding the most recent Toxic Tub news story (Baby’s Tub is Still Toxic ) , Earth Mama Angel Baby thinks it’s simple; a mama should be able to know what she is putting on her baby, and her whole family, without having to have a degree in chemistry. “With all this news about formaldehyde-releasing Quaternium 15 and 1, 4 Dioxane in babies’ tubs, we want to make it clear that Earth Mama Angel Baby has never contained those ingredients, or ANY toxins ever.” says Olson. Every Earth Mama product rates a ZERO for toxins on the Skin Deep database, and Mama’s Promise® is to offer only safe, pure, natural products that work. If it doesn’t measure up to Mama’s standards, it doesn’t leave the building.

Natural Non-Scents Hand to Toe Wash is a pure, organic body wash that’s perfect for safe, toxin-free hand washing too. Naturally antibacterial without artificial preservatives or foaming agents, it is naturally unscented, not masked, and is USDA Certified Made With Organic ingredients. Angel Baby Oil is a gently absorbable grape seed oil blend infused with calming organic Chamomile and moisturizing organic Calendula, which has virtually no scent, no nut oils and zero toxins.

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Earth Mama Angel Baby founder Melinda Olson is a nurse, herbalist, and, by necessity, expert on pure, safe options in the “natural” product industry.

About Earth Mama Angel Baby®:
Earth Mama Angel Baby® was founded by nurse, herbalist, and concerned mother, Melinda Olson. The company’s mission is to safely ease the common discomforts of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and baby care with pure, safe herbal remedies. Olson’s knowledge of traditional herb medicine is combined with evidence-based research to help soothe and comfort mamas and babies naturally. Proudly pure, Earth Mama Angel Baby products are made only with worry-free ingredients: no artificial ingredients or toxins of any kind. That’s Mama’s Promise®. Earth Mama Angel Baby’s products are certified by Quality Assurance International.

Contact: PRMama@earthmamaangelbaby.com, for interviews, photos or samples.

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