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2 Methods Of Picking Baby Moisturizers For Your Little Angel

Extra care for your baby’s sensitive skin

Babies are the cutest and the most angelic beings to exist and it goes without saying that it’s largely because they are soft, tender with very sensitive skin.

The skin is the largest organ of your baby’s body; hence, it’s important to care of your little angel, both physically as well as emotionally.

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The application of baby moisturizers includes ensuring smoothness, hydration, nutrition, and prevention of rashes and other skin conditions.

While there are some babies with dry and sensitive skin with severe skin conditions such as eczema.

So you have to be very meticulous when it comes to applying any moisturizer to your baby’s skin by identifying and understanding the sensitivity of your little angel’s skin first.

Look for unexpected changes and figure out if your baby is having a skin reaction to the product.

Below are two ways which can help you pick the most suitable toxin-free baby moisturizers

Avoid moisturizers with fragrances:

Scented lotions or creams are usually sought after as the pleasant smell combines well with the smoothness of a baby’s skin to induce a satisfying and contagious fragrance in your child.

While your child will smell adorable if a scented lotion is applied, it is important to keep in mind that they contain alcohol.

It is not unusual for a baby with sensitive skin to react easily to external agents; therefore, even if it is the case for your baby it is best to be safe than sorry and avoid scented moisturizers completely.

Furthermore, if your child has any skin conditions like eczema, the alcohol in scented products can trigger rashes or allergies accompanied by severe irritation.

Hence, opt-for for skin-friendly alternatives over scented lotions and/or creams.

Check the labels to identify the ingredients:

Always be aware of the products you are buying for your child and try to avoid items that will cause irritation or harm your child.

Go through the full ingredient list given on the label of your product and pick the one which is devoid of any harmful chemicals.

Be aware of companies that don’t disclose the full list of ingredients or over-exaggerate claims about their product.

Some companies may label their product as paraben-free but may have more harmful ingredients in it. 

Some harmful ingredients to watch out for are:

  • phthalates
  • parabenscheck-label-bellynn-naturals
  • formaldehyde
  • phenoxyethanol
  • EDTA
  • Check for pH level

Phthalates are fragrances associated with a host of health problems starting from asthma and respiratory issues to even developmental problems.

Parabens are synthetic preservatives in baby products filled with toxins capable of causing skin irritation, endocrine disruption, and neurotoxicity to name a few.

Formaldehyde and phenoxyethanol are known carcinogens.

EDTA is a preservative made from formaldehyde, a known carcinogen and sodium cyanide made from the toxic gas hydrogen cyanide.

Conclusion:

It’s best to educate yourself about these common ingredients that are unfortunately found in many baby lotions and to thoroughly check for them before making a purchase.

Indeed, what is advertised as the best for your baby is not always the best for their health or your pocket.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) provides useful resources that educate consumers on the safety of ingredients used in cosmetic baby moisturizers.

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