Friday, March 19, 2010
Baby's Chaffed Bum....
Check the ingredients in the rash ointments. Here are a couple to avoid:
- Parabens: it has an estrogen-like effect and disrupt hormones. The common forms are methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl.
- Sodium Borate and Ceteareth 5 and 20: both have been found unsafe for infant skin.
Also, get rid of talc powder, it's been linked to skin irritation and respiratory problems.
The best prevention for diaper rash is fresh air, allowing your baby a few minutes to dry. Or, use certified Organic Diaper Rash Cream.
The gels, fragrance, and chlorine in conventional diapers can irritate the skin and cause a diaper rash too. Explore your options in chlorine free disposables and organic diapers to prevent further irritation. And don't forget to change your baby's diapers every couple of hours!
Lastly, watch those wipes! Depending on the chemicals, they can cause irritation.
Source: organic baby resource