Organic Baby Care Products – 4 Tips to Natural Care
“If I had known then what I know now…” is something I’ve found myself saying a LOT in the last couple of years since I decided to start living a more organic and healthy life. I especially was saying this after I learned how many harmful chemicals are in all our favorite commercial baby care products (just click here to find out what might be lurking in your favorite baby care ingredients). People need to remember that our skin is the largest organ on our body and it only takes around 25 seconds for any product and all it’s chemicals to absorb into our skin. When my husband and I found out I was pregnant back in 2011, I knew without a doubt this time around I was using all natural and organic baby care products on my baby. I wasn’t sure where to even start in the beginning, and so, for all the other moms and dads just getting started out there I’ve put together three of my top organic baby care products and tips that we use:
Organic Baby Care Products Tip #1: Use Natural Baby Lotion/Oil
I know you might miss that pretty scent of Baby Magic, I know in my family Baby Magic was huge… a baby didn’t smell like a baby if you didn’t have Baby Magic…well that pretty scent sure don’t smell good to me anymore, that exact scent you smell does your baby’s skin more harm than good. Instead start using Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is going to be so much better for your baby’s skin. Not only does it smell delicious, coconut oil is a natural antibiotic and a natural anti-viral as well. Other good options are: Almond oil, apricot Jojoba oil or Lafe’s Organic Baby Lotion.
Organic Baby Care Products Tip #2: Do Not Use Non-Organic Baby Powders
Most baby powders out there contain talc, which is closely related to asbestos and has been linked to different types of cancers. I urge you not to use it on your baby. Instead here is a good alternative recipe at is simple to make and you will be able to breath easy knowing there are no cancer side effects:
Organic Baby Care Products Tip #3: Recipe for Organic Baby Powder
Natural Baby Powder Recipe
- 1/2 C Arrowroot powder
- 1/2 C Organic Cornstarch
- Now you can put that in a little shaker as is, or if you want to boost up the protection you can grind up some dried chamomile flowers and mix it in. Use it just as you wood with any baby powder.
Organic Baby Care Products Tip #4: Baby Shampoo and Body Wash
Your baby has natural protective oils in their skin at are actually better not washed off to often as they protect your baby a great deal. If you need to use a baby wash or shampoo the only product I use for both is Dr. Bronner’s Organic Unscented Baby Mild and just a little bit goes a long way.
What are some of your favorite organic baby care products and/or tips?