Jessica Alba on her mommy 'moment of terror'
In 2010, actress Jessica Alba took her daughter Honor Warren to "Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!" in Los Angeles, California.
August 17th, 2012
04:27 PM ET

Jessica Alba on her mommy 'moment of terror'

Even when she’s on set, Jessica Alba is focused on being a good mom – and not just for her own kids’ sakes.

The actress told Self magazine she founded The Honest Company, which makes and sells safe baby and household products, after “I found my daughter Honor sitting in her crib, eating these tiny beads from the inside of her diaper.”

“They were all over her face,” the mother of two added. “It was a moment of terror.”

Luckily, Honor, now 4, was OK, but Alba said she couldn’t help feeling guilty.

“I worried that I'd poisoned my daughter - and these were eco-diapers! … The more research I did, the more irritated I got. Most parents don't have time to do all this research - they need a company with products they can trust. I wanted to create that.”

Alba said it took her more than three years to launch The Honest Company, which donates a portion of its proceeds to families in need.

“When things didn’t go smoothly, I’d get really upset,” she told the magazine. “I worried that I was wasting so much time and money! But my husband, Cash, would tell me, ‘You didn’t waste anything. Look how much you’ve learned.’ His perspective kept me going.”

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  1. Verna Schaberg

    GABA is taken by mouth for relieving anxiety, improving mood, reducing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and treating attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also used for promoting lean muscle growth, burning fat, stabilizing blood pressure, and relieving pain."*....

    See you real soon

    June 21, 2013 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. the person is employed at cnn.


    May 2, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Yong Meinders

    Environmentally friendly (also eco-friendly, nature friendly, and green) are ambiguous terms used to refer to goods and services, laws, guidelines and policies claimed to inflict reduced, minimal, or no harm at all, upon ecosystems or the environment.,,

    Most current article provided by our personal homepage

    May 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. machow

    Honor looks like she was fathered by George Bush.

    August 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. May

    you rock Jessica – as a mom to be you are a true inspiration !

    August 20, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. Meh

    she has kids? I hadnt noticed since she's one of the hottest broads alive.

    August 20, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. pia

    who r u?

    August 20, 2012 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. mark

    jess don't worry because your the best mom so far and I am glad her daughter is ok and great idea for a company

    August 20, 2012 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  9. jane

    I glad her daughter is ok great idea for a company

    August 20, 2012 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  10. Esther

    Jess u dnt ve 2 be worried cz u r d best mom so far, i think ur daughter waz ok n it waz gr8t idea 4 d company

    August 20, 2012 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. Brooke

    drinks guys?

    August 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. elena dunn

    I glad her daughter is ok great idea for a company

    August 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. No Way

    Jess has solid marriage.

    August 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. wideass

    does he cheat on her

    August 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. fanofherbody

    she is so hot i would like to eat her beads too!!!!

    August 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jess...

    its none of our business who she is married to and who the h cares...

    August 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Davis T

    its seems like its the same 3 people blogging we are aware.

    August 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  18. is this Sokman?

    go away..leave the blogging to fun people.

    August 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  19. salleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    There seems to be a need among people with no CLASS, no INTELLIGENCE, and no KINDNESS to write in with
    comments that are not only mean, but incredibly stupid. Why bother? Go somewhere and get yourselves away from
    normal people. You are definitely Republicans.

    August 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jessica

    she's with a great guy also so that helps.

    August 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jess

    i hope she's a good cousin is an excellent mother and great with her kids. juggles a career, twins, husband no housekeeper and she's got the whole thing in control

    August 19, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Es

    Its cool Jessica created The Honest Company..what a great idea:). On the other hand I do think the childs diaper couldve been checked more often. That diaper had to be kinda full for all those (beads) to develope.

    August 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |

    you people ruined blogging all summer and hopefully you'll off the sight and let the fun people continue blogging.

    August 19, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  24. Low Class

    who are you people ... low class

    August 19, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  25. to jessica alba

    Oh my dark angel how you were so spunky and then you blossomed to the hottest ever into the blue. my heart was destroyed when you got married for I picked you over Biel. Ive had hundreds of solo moments with you on pause. But you played it with class and didnt give in. I wish you well and you make a great mom. I will always love you.

    August 19, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  26. Facts

    Happy her daughter is okay,but she really not cute...sorry just my oponion.Kind of fall in the same catergeory of Kortuney Kardashain son.

    August 19, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  27. Susie Cream Cheese

    thats a new one. lol

    August 18, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  28. i fought the law and the law won

    Looking at this little one...I bet one needs the Spartan Thank you sweet "J€$*$" for pets. Just kidding people. Kids are cool as long as I can give them

    August 18, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Susie cream cheese


    August 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  30. guestp

    i agree prime rate needs to raise now. when does this all go into effect.

    August 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Algernon Luman

    Obama must do what Lee Evan Tabas is suggesting have the FEd raise the Prime Rate.

    August 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Lee Evan Tabas

    We need to raise the Prime Rate now.

    BAC should fail.

    August 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Ward Pennock

    We need a real president and now.

    August 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Leon Peris

    OBAMA is a weak and terrible President.

    August 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  35. go jess!

    daughter is adorable ... i do agree she needs to get rolling if she wants to remain in the business.

    August 18, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Career

    she needs to devote some time to her career...she's not picking great scripts.

    August 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  37. william puckett

    🙂 you are what's up 🙂

    August 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |

    "You didn’t waste anything. Look how much you’ve learned.’ His perspective kept me going.” – love it. Sometimes its tough to realize that for ourselves.

    August 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  39. warren

    stay amazing jessica. U bloggers are idiots!

    August 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  40. taylor

    all disposable diapers have polymer beads in them for absorption of liquid.

    August 18, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  41. Marie

    I'm glad her baby is ok, but what kind of diapers was she using that had BEADS in them?

    August 18, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  42. paschal uchenna

    thats sound like a fairy tales.

    August 18, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  43. gaga's body

    do not find this woman attractive at all–i like big t-ts– ..this one is flat with no a-s. not my style.

    August 18, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • The Lord of Excess

      Seriously?? What an idiot. Get a life. Focus on women you can attain ... oh ... maybe that isn't an option for you. SO back to internet pron for ya I guess.

      August 18, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  44. fanofherbody

    she doesnt work because she wont do any nude scenes. i want to see her naked! everyone does.

    August 18, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  45. Hey Adolf

    did you call her yet? can't do the butt through the screen.

    August 18, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  46. Adolf

    I'd like to give her another kid, but first I'd like to do her in the butt.

    August 18, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  47. jess

    she is a really decent actress..why isn't she working

    August 18, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  48. Troll Dating..women in their 20's or over 40

    25 yr old
    like what tshirt do i wear tonight.

    over 40
    that biatch wants may shirt ironed.


    August 18, 2012 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  49. Family System

    my friend does it all without a housekeeper...i'm telling you they have perfect system together. its hard but it works.

    August 18, 2012 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  50. Career

    my friends juggles motherhood and career perfectly...they are on a family system. i have a friend who received her master degree with small children and married. so it can be done

    August 18, 2012 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  51. Troll Moves

    gotta iron my shirt for that over 40 biatch. gotta get a pre nup, she's got a big mouth, too much pressure man

    August 18, 2012 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  52. fd


    August 18, 2012 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  53. abbyinillinois

    I dont comment on things often, but i have to say two things.
    1: ok, yes, thank you to Jessica Alba for founding this company. If they are all as organic and eco friendly products and foods as you say (awesome!). I truly mean that!
    2: one very common "celebrity" thing that bothers me is when people go on about how wonderful it is to be a mother, how rewarding, etc...but (if jessica has mentioned this, good for you, i never heard it!) Most of these people have help in the form of baby nurse or nanny and also a housekeeper.
    I dont begrudge anyone who has just annoys me that credit isnt given. Kelly Ripa, glen close, julia roberts, tori spelling and grace hightower (and a few others) are the only people i have heard mention and thank the people who help them.
    It just annoys me to give the impression that you do it all alone because you don't. It's not "Honest".

    August 17, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Jess

    is messing up...get her off the system...

    August 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Jack

    Hello. Everyone is cordially invited to visit...

    August 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Troy

    Talk about taking a dump in your pants...

    August 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Troy

    Talk about taking a dump in you pants...

    August 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Dr. Margaret Stack

    is on cnn..i'll give her a call on monday to find out if she's blogging.

    August 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  59. margaret stack

    Hi Jessica sorry for your scarey monents I thank God you and your baby are alright just a fan peggy

    August 17, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Tracy

    I always thought little beads in diapers was poooop. POOOOOOOP. 🙂

    August 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |

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