I’m seven months pregnant and I’ve been super careful about what products I use - no hair dye or chemical nail polish, only natural lotions and soaps, etc. Now I’m worried about what to use on my baby in a few months. There are so many awful products out there. Any recommendations of brands you trust with your baby?
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Kelly posted July 29, 2019Avoid any products that have ingredients like mineral oil, parabens or talc which is found in some baby powders. Look for good natural options like California Baby. But read the ingredients - lots of brands that market as natural are anything but. In truth, pretty much any baby powder can be dangerous too because the particles can be harmful to a baby’s lungs. 0 Likes
Erica posted July 29, 2019One of my daycare moms raves about a diaper balm from a brand called Earth Mama. 0 Likes
Mantha posted July 29, 2019It’s a good call to go as natural as possible but a better rule is to avoid dyes, fragrances and chemicals across the board. I know essential oils are really big right now and moms are opting to use them instead of everything from aspirin to diaper cream, but this could be a big mistake. Some of these are very fragrant and can be irritating to your baby’s skin. Plus, not all are created equal and lots of essential oils have other added ingredients that aren’t safe for babies. Since you don’t know what your baby may have an allergy to, avoid altogether, at least until they’re a bit older. Even then - do some research. 0 Likes
Trinity posted August 1, 2019There are so many great alternatives these days, I'm so glad we have more options. Initially I started off using all baby products that my parents used when I was but a child. The following are some products that I hope you find helpful in your search: