Holding a baby in your hands for the very first time is one of the most beautiful and unmatched experiences one can ever have. But, what comes along is a responsibility. A responsibility to love, care, nourish and protect your little one! And mind you, this isn’t a one-day affair. It’s a full-time job especially when your munchkins are so tender, soft, and delicate. Their body, mind, and skin are still developing making them even more vulnerable. Seems scary? Haha, worry no more. We are here to reduce your burden by helping you select the most used skin cleansers, baby soap.
However, with a quick run down in the market, you would come across n number of options selling you varied ideas and their versions of ‘what’s good for your baby?’. But, how much of it is true? How many actually educate about the toxins and their effects on your baby? Probably, none. So, to solve this problem and raise a generation of informed parents, we took it upon us to curate a list of chemicals that are a Big No for your baby. So that the next time, you stuff in your Baby kits, make sure to check for these ingredients on the labels to AVOID completely.
Ingredients to avoid in baby products
Heard the saying, “Mothers are no less than FBI agents when it comes to their babies”. Yes yes, we understand that looking out only the best for your babies can be overwhelming sometimes. And especially when 60% of these products are absorbed by our skin, there is a scanty chance of mistakes. But, it isn’t impossible. It’s very much in your hands to give your kiddo a heartfelt touch by simply avoiding these toxins:
Accept it or not, we all are big fans of fragrances. But, are these safe for your baby? Nope, not most of them. A lot of these fragranced products contain ‘phthalates which are scientifically proven and mentioned by ‘Made safe’ to cause endocrine and reproductive malformations. They are identified by Project TENDR (Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks) as “a prime example of chemicals for emerging concern to brain development.” Some might even cause allergic reactions, including rashes and breathing problems.
Parabens are one of the most common ingredients in “wash off” products such as soaps and shampoos. However, for many, they have been a common source of irritation. Further, some recent researches have claimed that using it for the long term may affect metabolism and hormone regulation. Thus, it is generally advised to be avoided for babies and young children.
Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives are one of the of the popular ingredients in varying categories of cosmetic products. However, recent studies have linked it to cancer and are considered a known human carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Most cosmetic companies have voluntarily removed formaldehyde from their products, but it is still used in some products for babies, so be sure to check the ingredients list.
- Propylene glycol and sulfates
These are the type of ingredients commonly used in moisturizers and sunscreens, body washes, and shampoos. They might not be necessarily harmful but may cause temporary irritation at times.
- Not ‘Cruelty-free’
Did you know that most of the wash-off products were tested on animals before 2020 that caused serious harm to their life? We couldn’t be inhumane enough to nourish our babies by harming other lives. Thus, it is good and very thoughtful of you to check the product label for ‘PETA certified’ or ‘Cruelty free’ labels.
Woof! That was an informative list after all. And, we exactly know what you are thinking next. Yes, stating the problem is just one half of the story. But, giving an apt solution to it too will bring us to the climax of the thriller movie that we have together stepped into. So, without any beating around the bush let us jump straight into introducing you to a completely natural, soft, and safe baby soap for you cutie-pies by Mamaearth.
Mamaearth is India’s leading skincare brand and the very first brand in Asia 1st certified by ‘Made safe’. Their product range is finely crafted to ingrain the goodness, nourishment, safety, and delicacy of mother nature. Every product is 100% organic, toxin-free and PETA certified that ensures not even the slightest harm to any form of life.
Baby soap by Mamaearth
This moisturizing bar from Mamaearth is laden with the nourishment of goat milk, oatmeal, and shea butter is the most essential thing for your baby. Just hold it in your hand and soak in the softness and delicacy that we affectionately serve. Already, loving it? Let’s get you head over heels by counting these worthwhile features-
- Perfect pH of 5.5
Exactly fine pH to gently cleanse your baby while also protecting the natural oils for soft, supple, and healthy skin.
Mamaearth ensures all their products are manufactured organically free of synthetic and harmful chemicals like silicone, parabens, sulfate, etc.
- Goat milk
Goat milk constitutes priceless minerals like selenium, vitamin, and lactic acid for healthy skin.
- Shea Butter
The ultimate nourishment with vitamins A, E, and F also used in improving skin conditions like eczema, and dermatitis.
Oatmeal, an antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory are one of the best natural skin exfoliators.
So, what are you waiting for? Order in love and nourishment for your baby and pamper him with nothing less than the best!