I love my babies. I don't want to put harmful substances on their little bodies. So I make most of the organic baby product that I put on them.
Many brands of wet wipes contain propylene glycol. Propylene glycol is not a safe ingredient. It can cause kidney and liver damage.
Most baby oils are mainly mineral oil and synthetic fragrance. Mineral oil is useless to the body. It goes through the body pulling with it minerals and vitamins and is then removed from the body as waste. It takes with it valuable nutrients like vitamins A and D. Mineral oil has been linked to cancer, allergies and immunotoxicity.
To find great safe products or to research which ingredients are safe you can visit the EWG.org/skindeep database. This is a great resource to find the safest most gentle products for your baby or you can make your own which I frequently do.
Do your have children have eczema? Mine do! It can be very frustrating and difficult to figure out what is wrong. One most important elements for me for figuring out what was causing the rash. It has mainly been detergents, wheat/gluten, dairy and foods like tomato sauce. There are many things that can help with baby eczema. It has been a pretty steady struggle for me with my young children but I have found a lot of things that really help.
Also, I have recently discovered some skin care products formulated by a dermatologist and are specifically for eczema and atopic dermatitis.
Do you struggle like I do keeping your kids teeth healthy? Find out what I like to use for kids toothpaste and some great ways to keep your children's teeth white and clean without using chemicals in their little absorbent mouths.
Have you considered natural childbirth? Do you wonder if you are tough enough? I had those same questions about before the birth of my children. Read more about my experiences with natural childbirth.