Babies have thin delicate skin, and are more susceptible to developing baby rashes, skin allergies or sores from skin irritants. The good news is that most of these irritants can be easily avoided, and it’s just a matter of being more careful and selective when choosing your baby skin care products.
Having a itchy skin rash is not a good feeling and your baby shouldn’t have to suffer such uncomfortable pain. Lets investigate 3 commonly used products for babies which if chosen correctly, will save your baby and yourself much pain and suffering.
– Baby bath Products
– Baby Shampoo Products
– Baby Powder Products
Baby Bath Products – I know as a parent, you would always like your child’s skin to be squeeky clean and smelling nice. But how much bathing does a baby actually need? Once a day, once a week? According to many experts, during the first year, you should only need to bath your baby occasionally while the skin is still maturing and adjusting to the environment. Frequent bathing with just strip away your baby’s natural protective layer and make the skin more prone to skin irritation.
Now it may come as a shock to most parents, but bubble baths is one of the leading cause of vaginitis and urinary tract infections for young children and infants. Many commercial baby bath cleansers and bubble wash are based on detergents that destroys the beneficial bacteria and harm the baby’s acid mantle. Ingredients such as petroleum and contaminated with formaldehyde, nitrosamines are all high irritating ingredients and found in the most of your baby’s shampoos and conditioners. Each bathing session should only be done by using products which are free from irritating harmful ingredients and chemicals.
Baby Shampoos – Similar to bathing, babies have thin delicate hair and scalp that don’t need to be shampooed too often during the first year. Regular shampooing will just strip away your babies natural oils and make it more susceptible to skin conditions like eczema and cradle caps. Only shampoo your child’s hair as needed determined by the hair’s thickness and oiliness. Do not use any shampoos that contain any of the following harmful irritating ingredients; petro-chemicals, artificial colour, artificial fragrance, animal ingredients, propylene glycol, parabens, sulphates, alcohol and talc, silicones (dimethicone and others). There are great natural organic baby skin care brands such as Bod For Bubs and Aromababy which offers safe certified organic shampoos for your child.
Baby Powder – Another big culprit for baby skin allergies are Talc-based powders which contain tiny particles that can irritate the skin and cause sensitive rash like conditions. Under all circumstances, avoid baby powders containing talc. If powder is to be used during nappy change to absorb excess moisture, only use one which is “TALC FREE”. Aromababy offers a great “TALC FREE BABY POWDER” product which contains only pure natural cornstarch powder and pure essential oil of French lavender to soothe your Baby’s skin and refresh the nappy area.
Babies don’t usually need special lotions and powders, and water alone or organic natural shampoo in very small amounts is generally enough to clean your baby. Be extra careful in choosing your baby care products as it may contain a cocktail of chemicals that might be potentially harmful and cause baby rashes for your infant.
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