If you’ve read the labels of some large brand baby products, it reads like a science project. With the alarmingly high level of toxins in our environment (air, dirt, water, furniture, toys, food), do you really want to be putting these Frankenstein chemicals on your child?
The Organic Consumers Organization reports that children are at greater risk of cancers and fertility problems in later life because of the growing use of their cosmetics and toiletries, health experts are warning. The ingredients of greatest concern include chemicals called parabens which can affect the hormone estrogen and were recently found in breast cancer tissues. They are routinely used as preservatives in body lotions such Johnson’s “baby softwash” and Kandoo toilet wipes.
Happyhippie.com has put together a list of natural baby products that are gentle on children, and earth-friendly. These products also make a very thoughtful gift for a new mother.
Greenridge Herbals created this line of products specially for mommy and baby. Handcrafted by a Certified Herbalist and mommy herself, this selection includes Baby Petals Cleanser, Baby Petals Lotion, Baby Petals Powder, Earth Goddess Belly Oil, and Lullaby Mist. All 100% natural, paraben-free, talc-free, and chemical-free for soothing the extra gentle skin of your new precious little one.
Baby Naturopathics offers a carefully selected range of natural baby skin care products from Neal’s Yard Remedies of Covent Garden.
Pictured on the right, Baby Balm. Especially good for moisturizing chapped skin. This rich treatment is made of organic shea nut butter, beeswax and coconut and olive oils.
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TushiesWipes(TM) POP-UPS are thick, strong, washcloths premoistened with a natural formula containing Aloe & Vitamin E that gently clean, soothe and soften your baby`s skin. The pop-up cover is designed to keep wipes continuously moist. Only $4.99 for a big ol’ box.Audrey’s also has all natural kid toothpaste!