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Aug 26, 2016
Updated: 8/19/2016
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Why Parents Are Flipping for Jessica Alba's New Baby Products

Why Parents Are Flipping for Jessica Alba's New Baby Products

Parents want the absolute best for their newborn, so they do everything they can to keep their baby safe. Or, so they think.

Childhood diseases have changed dramatically in the past few decades. Worries used to center on measles and mumps, but there’s now a growing concern about asthma and cancer, as well as developmental disabilities like autism and ADHD, all of which have skyrocketed in recent years. Clearly, there’s an outside factor causing these now commonplace disorders, and new research has shown significant links between chemicals found in seemingly harmless home products and childhood diseases.

That's why actress and mother, Jessica Alba, co-founded Honest. The company produces a complete line of non-toxic and eco-friendly family essentials. Everything from diapers and wipes, to bath and body care, to household cleaners can be found on this Certified B Corporation website.

Why does this matter?

Pound for pound, children have greater exposure to risky chemicals and are much more sensitive to them than adults. That's because their bodies are still developing rapidly, and their immune and detoxification systems aren’t fully developed. In fact, experts say the average child is exposed to 61 different chemical ingredients every day from home care products alone. And, according to the Environmental Working Group, an average 27 of these ingredients have not been found safe for children by the government, or the cosmetic industry’s expert safety panel.

While these revelations have resulted in many parents using natural cleaning products around their homes — items that help keep the home germ-free without filling their space with harmful chemicals — they don't necessarily consider what's in their baby's diapers.

Modern diapers are generally bleached with chlorine and may include hundreds of chemicals in their fragrances, lotions, and dyes. Most parents don't even know what those chemicals really are or how they may negatively impact their baby long-term. That's where Alba and Honest come in.

Honest's diapers are printed with lead-free inks, and made mostly from plant-based and sustainable materials. But, these are NOT boring burlap bags you'll struggle to fit on your child. Honest diapers feature cute, colorful, and stylish designs that comfortably fit your baby and cannot be found anywhere else.

Since cost is always a concern, parents can either purchase individual items or use the company's convenient and affordable subscription service. Select "Bundle & Save" to save up to 35% and get the best deal on family essentials and diapers.

Bundles can be customized to fit your baby's changing needs, and you can even move a delivery date up or extend it back a few days. This flexibility is part of what makes the service so popular with parents, because nothing is predictable when it comes to newborns.

Better still, Honest is so confident you'll love their diapers, wipes, and cleaning supplies that they're offering a free 7-day trial kit. Just complete a quick survey about your baby, set up your online "nursery," and pay for the shipping and handling. That's it!

Honest was created by parents for parents, and they offer a complete satisfaction guarantee. There’s no risk in starting a subscription, and you can cancel at any time with no penalty. If you’re ready to get honest about using non-toxic products around your children and home, this is the place to start.

Click here to check out Honest's products and begin your risk-free membership.

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