Be exposing your newborn or toddler to chemicals like formaldehyde and not even know it. The one mother in Chesapeake is hoping to change all that. But, unfortunately, the new option for parents is Hampton Roads. Mari, lousy explanation.
Speaker 2: Misty Young of Chesapeake stays busy managing her five daughters, Tracy, Christina, Katie, Abigail, and baby Adriana. But Young says she became obsessed with alternative healthy options for her children. After her first four daughters developed a learning disability at a young age,
Speaker 3: they all just have been harmed by chemicals. Metals that are in our environment, in our clothing, in our food,
Speaker 2: but baby Adriana is as healthy as can be.Something young. Credits to Adriana’s clothing. It’s organic.
Speaker 3: It’s essential to wear organic when your brain is] developing.
Speaker 4: Now, parents in Hampton Roads don’t have to travel far for alternative options. Inspired by her experiences, Young has opened an organic clothing store for little ones in Chesapeake Le Chic Boutique.
Speaker 2: Young’s Store is the only brick-and-mortar store in Hampton Roads and specializes in carrying organic options for parents Clothing made from natural fibers, free of harmful dyes or chemicals. Dr. Erica Steele, a Natural-pathic doctor in Virginia Beach, studies environmental toxins. She says toxic dyes can cause a lot of development. Steel says patients are usually shocked to discover how chemical-filled most of our lives are.
Dr. Steele: Formald Hiat is found in just about everything.
Speaker 2: Air fresheners, flame retardants, sprays, even that new car smell, according to Steel. It’s all toxic. And when it comes to your baby, Steel says she sees more parents taking action to protect their baby from harmful chemicals.
Dr. Steele: We don’t wanna always walk around in a bubble. That’s not the case, and even if we did, it’d have to be PBA and fate free. So we really want to build our immune systems to be susceptible.
Speaker 2: according to Steel. The first seven years of childhood are when children are most likely to be harmed by powerful. At 20 to $35 for an outfit, Young works hard to keep her prices competitive with big-name stores like Target Sale by Sale; youngYoung Hopes to help transform her community into a more environmentally conscious one. One of her five children can live to see in Chesapeake. Mari Babcock News three.