I traveled a lot during pregnancy and always opted out of the full body X-ray to protect Tommy from unnecessary radiation in the womb. One TSA employee, who was not pleased to see I requested a pat down said, “Your cell phone gives off more radiation than this thing.” Was this true? Was cell phone radiation bad for babies? Moving forward, I tried to keep my phone away from my belly regardless of the merit to his comment.
Once Tommy was born, I quickly realized how often I would be relying on my cell phone for work and how regular it was to have him breastfeeding or sleeping on my chest and emailing with my free hand. I was constantly thinking of the TSA agent’s comment and my sweet newborn’s health.
Then I got an email from a company named Belly Armor. They make apparel and accessories that shield everyday radiation with a specific emphasis towards pregnant moms and babies. Their product line includes blankets, nursing covers, baby hats, maternity t-shirts and more, including boxers for men to protect even sperm!
They sent Tommy a hat and me a nursing cover for when I’m nursing and need to do a little work and we love them both. Tommy was not happy about this photo being staged… he wanted the real deal but mamma didn’t want her boobs on the internet.
Today, March 1st, Belly Armor is launching a campaign to encourage parents to turn their handheld devices #onairplanemode to #reduceradiation. For every tweet, blog, and Instagram shout out that includes these two hastags, Belly Armor will donate $1 to Healthy Child Healthy World, a subsidiary of Environmental Working Group (EWG) whose purpose is to create education resources so parents can make informed decisions to protect the health and develop of children. EWG is wildly addicting if you haven’t visited their site before. I use it to find safer makeup, household products and more.
This post isn’t sponsored but I was sent the two items mentioned above.