Moms Clean Air Force Baby Power Campaign To Help Babies Breathe Joyfully
This is a sponsored post for Moms Clean Air Force. All opinions expressed herein are my own.
A few weeks ago I dreamed that I had the baby but instead of a peaceful first few hours in the hospital maternity ward things got crazy. The hospital was under attack and myself along with ‘LL Cool J and the agents from NCIS LA engaged in a shootout to protect my baby.
LOL, crazy right? While the dream was crazy I woke up really clear about the meaning:
- I am already concerned with keeping my baby, my son, safe from the dangers of the world.
- I am willing to do whatever I have to to keep him safe even join forces with a fictional gun toating investigative team.
In reality, I can only do so much to make this world a safer and better place for my son. That’s why when the opportunity presented itself I quickly signed up to join Moms Clean Air Force Little Lungs Baby Power campaign to improve air quality for my little guy. The Baby Power campaign’s mission is to inspire, inform, and educate mothers to protect their baby’s every breath.
Right now, at 33 weeks pregnant my little guys lungs are perfect and unscathed by the world. Baby’s lungs are full of fluid until birth. During labor, hormonal changes and the pressure of contractions begin to push fluid out of baby’s lungs. I am so looking forward to the moment when I hear my son’s first cries. This will mean he is breathing on his own. Unfortunately that will also be the moment when he is first exposed to the the imperfections in our air.
Here are a few things that I’ll be focusing on to do my part in improving air quality for my son.
- Remove and reduce allergens like pet dander and dust mites.
- Increase air flow by opening windows and doors.
- Install and check alarms regularly specifically smoke, carbon monoxide, and radon alarms.
- Not idling my car engine. If I’ll be sitting still for more than 10 seconds I’ll turn the engine off.
- Avoid exercising outdoors when pollution levels are high and limiting the amount of time Baby Joy Chaser spends playing outdoors if the air quality is unhealthy.
These are just a few things that I’ll be doing. You can find more suggestions on how to protect little lungs on the Moms Clean Air Force Little Lungs Baby Power page.
I was very blessed to not grow up with asthma or any major allergies considering I lived with a smoker. It was God’s grace. I know better and want to do better to give my son the best chance at good lung health. If you feel the same way about wanting to improve air quality for your children and also for yourself here is what you can do.
- Join me in making some of the changes I mentioned above.
- Click this link >> to easily email the EPA and demand a plan that will reduce harmful pollution and protect future generations. Send the email and be entered to win a copy of Every Breath We Take and a child’s t-shirt. Simply email me a screenshot of the confirmation page that says “Thanks for Taking Action” at ArlettRHartie@Chasing-Joy.com . *note – no donation is required to be considered for the giveaway.
- Attend a MommyCon Conference in your area – https://mommycon.com/events. MommyCon is a nationwide series dedicated to creating and nurturing parents and parents-to-be in celebration of natural parenting. It will be in Philly in July.
- Watch and share the below video so other’s can be inspired to clean our air.
Air quality is impacting our and our children’s health yet we rarely think about it. Being able to breathe easily is the very basics of self-care. I hope the Baby Power campaign makes you more aware and inspires you to makes some changes. If you are really inspired click here >> to make a donation to the Moms Clean Air Force Advocacy campaign.
I’m always learning something new when I read your posts. Congrats on your upcoming bundle of joy. I know you’ll do everything within your control to ensure he has a blessed life.
Stacey Ferguson says
Great post! and LOL @ the NCIS team. It’s so true – that feeling of protectiveness of your little one will never subside. Thanks for the reminder about car idling – I need to be better about this when I’m waiting for track practice pickup or taking conference calls in my driveway!
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
These are really great points and awesome tips. It’s important that we do what we can to help clean the air we breathe.
Wow I had no idea that contractions pushes out the fluid in a baby chest. I legit didnt know that really the more you know.
I didn’t know that about the lungs. I’m not surprised though, everything about the birth process is miraculous.
Carol Cassara says
That’s really important. A clean air for the kids to breathe. It’s something that we haven’t focused on much and I’m glad you’re raising awareness on it.
Ora Lee Gurr says
This post has so many reminders of what each of us can do to make air quality better for our children (and ourselves!). I’ve intensified my efforts to recycle plastic bags rather than see them go to a location where the harmful particles and toxins are released during burning.
I imagine this is such a priority concern for a lot of parents. More needs to be done to provide clean air for our future generations.
This is so important. Every day, our EPA protections are more and more compromised, and that makes me afraid for my kids.