Monday, August 13, 2007

Not Even Pretending to Have Related Topics

1) What soap or body wash do you recommend for toddlers?

Now that our standby, Johnson and Johnson's Baby Wash, has been called out as having cancer-causing petrochemicals (indignation and worry best expressed by Jenny here), I'm looking for a new soap. I know that just about everything can be linked to toxic substances in some way, but baby soap is definitely one item I want to replace with something safer.

2) The live tour of "So You Think You Can Dance" hits the Bay Area on November 25. Who's with me?

Unfortunately, that's Thanksgiving weekend, so we're going to have to figure out holiday plans first.

3) Happy preschool update!

Nanny J and I dropped Q off at preschool today. Big tears when we left, but we waited out of sight for a while, and another mom who came outside ten minutes later said that he was already playing.

At pickup time, I wish I'd thought of snapping a picture of all the parents peeking in the window, trying not to get caught and seeing the little folks dancing happily to music. They bring the children to the door one at a time so that the classroom doesn't become a madhouse. Eight or nine children trotted out and hugged their parents before Q made his appearance. He treated us to a kung fu routine complete with push-up, and then grabbed our hands to head for home.

Sniff. I'm so proud . . . his first day at school solo. He did great. And I didn't melt down either. That was probably the more risky part.


Mir said...

Congrats to Q on doing great at school! :)

My kids have very sensitive skin, so even though they're no longer toddlers, we use Aveeno baby wash for them. I bought a bunch of it on sale and the kind we have has been discontinued (of course) but they're all very similar in terms of naturalness/gentleness.

I also lurve all Burt's Bees stuff, but that's pricier.

mayberry said...

1) not sure of this myself, now!
2) ooh, I so wish
3) exciting milestone! Love the push-up. Nice touch, Q.

Bob said...

Wow, first big growing up milestone.

kittenpie said...

Gad. Am so freaked all of a sudden. Am off to check the list... I may need to find a new one, though what it could be, I can't even imagine right now.

Lara said...

congrats on the first day! i'm glad you both did so well. :)

Mamacita Tina said...

Your post caused me to look up the info about the petrochemicals in bath care products, come to find out our Grins and Giggles is also listed and my Herbal Essence shampoo. Sigh. May have to try the Aveeno Baby Wash.

Glad Q had an easy transition to preschool. Love how he greeted you afterwards, very cute!

Christina said...

California Baby or Burt's Bees. A little pricey, but worth it!

Lady M said...

Mir, Christina - thanks for the suggestions!

And everyone, thanks for the good wishes. :)

fourthbreakfast said...
according to the new In Style has "safe" soap. Plus it's paraben free, which apparenly is a thing to look for too....