As a new mom, the last thing you want to worry about is the hazards posed by the ingredients in the products you use to care for your newborn. Many young moms believe that the baby products we see on store shelves should be safe, or they wouldn’t be there, would they? In an ideal world that would be true, but we do not live in an ideal world. It is our responsibility as mothers to ensure that the baby care products we use are safe for our little ones.
As you probably know, the skin of a newborn baby is extremely sensitive. During the first few months of life, your baby’s immune system continues to develop and adapt to life outside the womb. Exposure to chemicals and other potential allergens during the first few months of life can cause lifelong allergy-related health complications. Harsh chemicals and fragrances commonly found in baby skin care products can cause skin irritation, dryness and redness. The old adage “less is more” certainly holds true when it comes to skincare for your little one. The following are three of my favorite organic baby skin care products:
Erbaviva Baby Shampoo is absolutely amazing! It is extremely gentle on your newborn’s skin, cleans and protects without the use of harsh chemicals and detergents. Absolutely free of harsh, irritating chemicals. Its main ingredients include olivoyl glutinate (an olive oil derivative), wheat proteins and quilaja bark extract, and it’s more lightly scented than ever with organic lavender and chamomile.
The Weleda Baby Starter Set is the perfect introduction to the Calendula doll collection. Weleda is a reputable company from Germany known for producing some of the highest quality organic skin care products in the world. The starter kit includes Calendula Baby Cream, Diaper Care, Shampoo / Body Wash, Baby Lotion and Baby Oil. This awesome pee collection is great for travel and also stores well in a diaper bag.
Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby Soap is a must-have for your newborn’s skincare needs. It is free of perfumes, dyes, chemicals and any synthetic ingredients and consists of 100% biodegradable, plant-based ingredients. It is USDA certified organic and fair trade certified. Key ingredients include organic olive, coconut, hemp and jojoba oils. Dr. You’ll both feel great after using this amazing baby skin care product from Bronner.