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Clean Start: Detoxifying Your Home for Newborns & Kids – Podcast Ep 143

In this episode, we're chatting with Sophia Ruan Gushée about detoxifying your home for your family, why it is important, and how to do it.

Updated July 14, 2024

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick®: Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Expert
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Everything changes the moment you find out you’re pregnant. Priorities change, lifestyle choices change, and your whole world changes. You realize you are no longer just taking care of yourself. Caring for your baby becomes the priority. You may become protective and think about what you’re exposing yourself to, including harsh chemicals and toxins. It’s normal during pregnancy for women to rethink the products they’re bringing into their homes and how they may affect their growing baby. Our guest, Sophia Ruan Gushée, can absolutely relate. After her pregnancy with her firstborn, her passion for a nontoxic life was ignited. Since then, she has created an empire to help others detox their lives. Today, she’s answering our questions and sharing her expert tips on detoxifying your home for your newborns, kids, and family.

Who is Sophia Ruan Gushée?

Clean Start: Detoxifying Your Home for Newborns & Kids – Podcast Ep 143

Sophia is a nontoxic lifestyle expert and author of A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures and several detox workbooks. She is praised by experts in both medical and wellness fields for her practical approach to avoiding toxins and cultivating a healthier home environment. A graduate of Brown University and Columbia Business School, Sophia has helped thousands of people enjoy healthier lives by simplifying nontoxic living while protecting the ease and convenience of modern life.

What Did We Discuss?

In this episode, we chat with Sophia about detoxifying your home for your family, why it is important, and how to do it. Here are several of the questions that we covered in our conversation:

  • Why is it important for us to consider detoxifying our homes, specifically for newborns and young children?
  • What are some common toxins or pollutants found in homes that parents may not be aware of?
  • Can you share some practical tips for identifying and removing toxins from our homes?
  • What are the top areas or aspects of a home that parents should focus on when detoxifying for their children’s health?
  • Are there any specific household products or materials that parents should be especially cautious of?
  • What are some of the long-term benefits of maintaining a detoxified home environment for children’s health and well-being?
  • How can parents effectively communicate the importance of home detoxification to other family members or caregivers coming into their home?
  • What resources or tools do you recommend for parents who want to learn more about and get started in detoxifying their homes for their children’s and family’s health?

It was an enlightening conversation that really got me interested in how I can create a healthier space for myself and my family. Tune in to learn more!

Sophia’s Resources

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Thank you for listening to this episode! Follow us on our podcast Instagram page @thebabychickchat, and let us know what you think and if there are any other topics you’d like us to cover. Cheers to detoxing your home for you and your growing family!

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