As parents, caring for our baby in today’s world can often seem like navigating through a series of questions that we often ask ourselves – is this food safe for my baby? Are these baby products natural? Are we making the right choices for our baby?
And if you find yourself asking these questions too, then you are just being a parent, trying to give your baby nothing but the safest, gentlest care. Misleading labels, use of harmful chemicals and toxic ingredients found in baby products are reasons enough for you to be extra cautious especially while choosing baby skin care products.
Thankfully, there are ways to protect and care for your baby’s skin, overall health and safety. By familiarizing yourselves with ingredients that are known to cause harm and by knowing what you should look for in babycare products, you can steer clear of harmful products and choose natural alternatives that are much safer and equally effective.
Here are a few tips to help you pick the right natural baby products for your little one.
Identify the ingredients that you should avoid
Many conventional baby soaps, lotions and shampoo contain harmful chemicals and toxins, some of them being – artificial fragrance, parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, synthetic colors, talc and formaldehyde to name a few. Your baby’s skin is delicate and quickly absorbs all that is put on it, which is all the more reason why you should check the ingredients in your baby’s skincare products.
Exposure to these toxins can also lead to allergies and cause serious illness in babies. They can also harm and irritate the baby’s skin and cause rashes to appear. It’s best to choose products that are certified toxin-free and free from harmful chemicals for your baby’s care.
Look for natural and safe ingredients
It goes without saying that choosing natural baby care products with gentle, mild and baby-safe ingredients is the best way to keep your baby’s skin clean, soft and nourished.
There are plenty of natural alternatives to toxic and harmful chemicals that are found in various baby products. Each of these organic ingredients is mild, safe, and effective, so you can cleanse your baby’s skin and keep them out of harm’s way. Here are some ingredients you should look for in baby wash, lotions and shampoos.
Coconut Based Cleansers – Baby wash and shampoos typically contain Sulphates as foaming agents. However Sulphates can strip the moisture off the skin and cause irritation. Sulphates can also irritate your baby’s delicate eyes. Made from Coconut extracts, Coconut-based cleansers are mild and gentle and do not leave the skin dry or irritated.
Avocado Oil – It is an extremely rich source of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins. While it keeps your baby’s skin well hydrated and aids in healing, it also provides a protective layer to prevent any damage from occurring.
Organic Chamomile Oil – Known for its skin soothing and healing abilities, Chamomile oil is an ideal ingredient to have in baby lotion as it helps reduce inflammations and calms the sensitive skin.
Aloe Vera Gel – It is known for its medicinal and skin care properties. Aloe Vera is rich in Vitamins A & E, Zinc & Magnesium and helps keep your baby’s skin hydrated and supple.
Organic Olive Oil – When used as part of a hair oil, it helps improve blood circulation in the scalp. It’s high content of antioxidants improves scalp and hair health and makes hair follicles stronger.
Argan Oil- It is a rich source of vitamins A and E, and is packed with antioxidants and Omega-6 fatty acids. These excellent properties make Argan Oil one of the most useful oils for healthy baby hair and skin.
When used as a part of natural baby care products, these oils strengthen, moisturize and protect your baby’s skin and hair without any side effects.
Choose soap and tear-free cleaning alternatives for newborns
Because your newborn baby’s skin is delicate and sensitive, it’s best to choose mild and gentle soap and shampoo that is made without harmful chemicals and toxins. Following a simple bathing and cleaning routine with natural and baby safe ingredients will safeguard your baby from any skin irritant or chemical exposure.
Ingredients such as artificial fragrance, sulphates and parabens can trigger allergies, rashes, dryness and skin sensitivity. To avoid irritating your baby’s sensitive eyes, it’s best to use tear-free shampoo that gently cleans and makes bath times a time to bond with your baby.
The Moms Co.’s range of baby personal care products are made with the safest natural ingredients keeping in mind your baby’s delicate skin and hair. Their Natural Baby Wash is a clinically tested tear-free wash which has Coconut based cleanser infused with the goodness of natural oils like Avocado, Chamomile and Calendula Oil along with Aloe Vera gel. Together these ingredients gently clean your baby’s skin and leave it feeling soft and moisturized.
The Natural Tear-Free Cleaning Bundle For Baby by The Moms Co.,a combination of Natural Baby wash and Natural Baby Shampoo are clinically-tested tear-free, dermatologically-tested, hypoallergenic and safe to use on your baby from Day 1.
This duo comes packed with highly effective and organic ingredients beneficial for baby hair and skin. The baby shampoo is a soap and tear-free shampoo that’s made with Coconut-based cleansers that gently clean, along with Organic Moringa & Argan oil that help nourish and strengthen your baby’s soft hair. These antioxidant-packed ingredients also act as natural supplements to strengthen and nourish the scalp and promote hair growth.
Chemical free Diapering and Diaper Rash Cream
Every time you change your baby’s diaper, make sure to clean the area gently with a wet washcloth or soap and water, since baby wipes may contain alcohol, artificial fragrances, phthalates and more that can irritate your baby’s skin. Once clean, pat the skin dry and apply a layer of diaper rash cream to soothe the skin and prevent any contact with irritants in baby’s urine and stool.
A good baby rash cream must have ingredients like Zinc Oxide which forms a barrier on the skin and protects it from wetness. Natural oils like Calendula Oil and Chamomile Oil can help heal and soothe the sensitive rash prone area. Other ingredients to look for in a skin rash cream are Jojoba Oil and the natural Shea Butter that keeps the skin moisturized and reduces chances of getting any skin rashes.
The Moms Co.’s Natural Diaper Rash Cream comes packed with all these ingredients that help prevent, treat and soothe diaper rashes and skin inflammation in babies. The Natural Diaper Rash Cream is dermatologically-tested, hypoallergenic and safe to use on babies from Day 1.
Read the label and Certifications
Your baby’s skin readily absorbs anything that is put on it. As such, it’s important to be mindful of the ingredients that are used in baby products to ensure your baby doesn’t develop rashes or allergies. While there are many baby care products that claim to be natural and toxin free but they aren’t always transparent about the ingredients that they use. It is imperative to look for brands that use products that are reviewed and certified by trusted agencies.
The Moms Co.’s range of baby products are hypoallergenic, dermatologically-tested and Australia certified toxin-free to ensure your baby gets nothing but the safest, gentlest care. The Moms Co. takes ingredient safety very seriously. Every ingredient that is used in their products is first checked against top 5 international ingredient safety databases including Paula’s Choice, EWG, Whole Foods and Safe Cosmetics Australia. If an ingredient has the slightest potential to be harmful then it is not used in the formulations. Working with experts from across India, Australia and Switzerland, The Moms Co. has created a range of products that moms can use for their babies without a worry.
Choose the safest baby products
Keeping our children safe can seem like a difficult task when confronted with the constantly challenging task of avoiding the hazardous ingredients that we are unknowingly exposed to every day. But taking a few simple steps can safeguard your baby’s health and give you some peace of mind.
When you know which ingredients to avoid and which to seek out, you’re empowered to better care for your baby’s skin. By choosing natural products from The Moms Co. you can rest assured that your baby’s skin will stay healthy, nourished, and happy for years to come.