Keeping your baby safe should be a priority. Unfortunately, a lot of the baby products readily available in the marketplace are not entirely safe for your baby. Many contain potentially harmful synthetic ingredients or chemicals that can negatively impact your baby’s long-term health. While the signs and symptoms are typically not immediately experienced or seen, many commercially available products can do real damage to your baby’s health.
Below, we will be going over why using natural baby products is important for your baby’s health.
Reasons To Use Natural Baby Products:
While some babies might have less sensitive skin than others, just about every baby has much more sensitive skin than adults. As a result, they are likely to experience noticeable and even severe reactions to even the safest approved synthetic ingredients or chemicals found in everyday lotions, body soap, shampoos, and more.
Because of these skin sensitivities, it is even more important to use natural products that are less likely to cause reactions or other kinds of negative skin issues.
This becomes exponentially more important if your baby already suffers from one of the various skin conditions resulting in inflammation in the skin as a lot of it will be triggered by these chemicals and synthetic ingredients.
Another reason you are going to want to use natural products is that they are likely to be certified organic which means that everything in the product is natural.
Instead of having to deal with synthetic ingredients and other chemicals that can cause reactions in your baby, you can rest easy knowing that all of the ingredients are natural and safe for your baby.
3. Free From Fragrances.
Fragrances are typically utilized in commercially available baby products that are not organically derived. They are typically added to mask the smell of chemicals that the commercially available products have.
Unfortunately, fragrances alone have proven to be irritants and they can even cause burning if they get into your baby’s eyes.
To avoid this, you can use natural products which do not contain the same potentially harmful fragrances or irritants. Therefore, you will be able to avoid risking causing a burning sensation in your baby’s eyes as you use shampoo on his/her hair.
4. Safe To Swallow Products.
Another reason is to avoid having to deal with potentially dangerous products. Baby’s tend to put things in their mouths. As much as we would like to stop them, it is simply impossible at times. Because of this, it is better knowing that the products you are using are safe if accidentally ingested.
While this is certainly not going to be the case for all organic products, if you are getting organic toothpaste for your baby, you will be able to find all kinds of options that are safe to swallow and that contain no fluoride for risk of poisoning.
Along with this, organic toothpaste typically does not contain any artificial colors or preservatives which are known to be harmful.
5. No Stripping Natural Oils.
Another good thing that you are going to get from using natural and organic products on your baby’s skin and hair is the ability to avoid stripping them of their natural oils on their skin, scalp, and hair. With commercially available products that contain a variety of synthetic ingredients and parabens, you will notice that the natural oils are completely stripped from your baby’s skin.
Instead, organic and natural products utilize natural oils for the same end result which effectively gets rid of dirt and grime without stripping your baby’s natural layers of protection found on their skin. This not only leaves their skin feeling soft and healthy, but it keeps inflammation away.
Overall, there are a variety of reasons you should stick to using natural products on and for your baby. While the big excuse used to be that natural products cost too much, that excuse is becoming less credible by the day.
Not only are natural baby products increasingly affordable by the day, but there are viable alternatives to just about any baby product on the market.
Your baby’s health should be a priority. Making the switch to all natural products is one of the best ways to prove that it is.