Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Baby Skincare Products: Less is Better

There is so much marketing about baby skincare products...it is overwhelming. We think keeping it to the basics is the best way to go. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • For the first six months minimize the use of skin care products. Choose single-ingredient organic baby skin treatments such as organic olive oil or shea butter to moisturize.
  • Gradually increase your baby's toilette after the first six months, making sure your baby is not allergic. Always do a patch test when trying new products on your baby's skin. Read all labels with discernment.
  • Take care not to bathe your baby excessively.
  • To further protect your baby's skin you'll want to minimize your baby's sun exposure and use organic baby sunscreen.
  • Minimize chemicals used in diapering products.
  • Find out what chemicals were used to treat your baby's bedding and layette.
  • Cut your baby's nails regularly, to prevent cuts and scratches. You may find yourself cutting them every other day. Also you may find that safety scissors result in a much smoother and closer cut than baby clippers.
  • Use certified organic baby shampoo for your baby's hair and wash it sparingly. Take a sniff, you'll know when it's dirty.
  • Avoid powder, it can be quite toxic.
Source: Organic Baby Resource

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