It’s hard to sort through all the different brands of products and know which ones are best. That’s why I made this resource page to help.
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Medications and supplements
Child-safe pill organizer
This is the exact one I have and nope, kids can’t get into it. Heck, it took me a while to figure out how to open it. Use it yourself or buy one for the grandparents for when they come visit!
This is the form your body will actually absorb. The cheaper version, magnesium oxide, will do you little to no good!
Some people prefer magnesium oil over an oral supplement. Both will work well.
The powdered form is cheaper per unit, and it’s easier to take a larger amount without having to take a whole bunch of pills (also, this large tub shown here is cheaper per ounce that you can get it at Target).
If you want the more convenient form, you may want to go for collagen capsules, but you’ll need to take multiple pills a day.
If you don’t want to make your own, this is a good brand.
Elderberry gummies are a good option if that’s easier for you and your kids.
Natural kid’s cough syrup
This all-natural cough syrup is safe for kids and actually tastes good. Our kids love it!
Fluoride-free kid’s toothpaste
My kids love this brand.
Around the home
Disinfectant approved by both the EPA and the EWG
Windex Multi-Surface Disinfectant uses L-Lysine as its disinfectant and is safer than bleach.
Lead paint test swabs
Check the paint (especially around your windowsills!) if you’re in a home built before the early 1980’s. Get lead tests here.
Raised garden bed
If you’re in an urban setting or in an older industrial area and wanting to grow your own veggies, you will need a raised garden bed to protect yourself from lead or other heavy metals.