The Myth: Natural, organic products will be too expensive

The Evidence:

Brower, A., Trefz, L., Burns, C. (2015). Implementing the Use of Chemical-Free Products in a Perinatal Unit. Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. 44 (5), 644-653.

Other Resources:

Healthcare Without Harm
www.noharm.orgPredeveloped tool kits, audit checklists, educational modules, and purchasing recommendations
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses Neonatal Skin Care 4thEdition recommendations regarding neonatal skincare
Environmental Work Group
www.ewg.orgLearn more about chemical exposure, human health, and the environment. Also, check the toxicity level of many of the topical product you may be using in your NICU