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Do You Use Organic Skin Care for Your Baby?

Aug 17, 2007
Do you find that your child constantly suffers from nappy rash and other skin conditions? If they do have you ever thought it could be because of the products which you are using? Many shop bought products which are marketed towards parents with babies and small children, often contain chemicals which can irritate the skin. Many parents who have babies which have never suffered from nappy rash or any other skin complaint, claim that it is because they use only organic products on their child. So could organic baby products work for you?

Organic Baby Products

Some experts say that an overwhelming number of babies born each year, suffer from skin conditions within the first few months of life. They suspect that this is down to potentially harmful chemicals which are found in a growing number of products, which are specially designed to soften the childs skin.

It is thought that most parents wash their babies four times a week and they shampoo their newborn babys hair three times a week. They do not realize that a babys skin does not need much washing as it takes quite a while to mature and the outer layer of the skin is sensitive to chemicals. Ideally you should only really wash your baby occasionally in a little warm water.

Ordinary products such as talc can contain particles which actually irritate the babys skin instead of softening it, and all bubble baths should not be used. So what should you use instead? Luckily there are some excellent organic skin care products available, and not all of them cost a fortune!

If your child does have a skin condition already, there are organic products out there which can cure the condition. You can buy specialized organic body wash which is mild on the babys skin, but tough on irritable skin conditions.

You can tell which products are organic as most do not have any aroma. You can however buy natural products which contain essential oils that provide a nice, strong fragrance, and these are perfectly safe. Also, all organic baby products are alcohol free. You may find it hard to believe, but alcohol is actually found in quite a lot of baby skin care products and it can be extremely irritating to the skin. Actually, it is one of the leading causes of dry skin conditions in babies as it strips the skin of essential moisture.

When looking at ordinary baby skin care products you may notice some vegetable oil ingredients in them. The misconception is that vegetable oils are great for the skin, and they often are in certain circumstances. However in these kinds of products they are generally solvent extracted and an example of an oil to avoid is Peanut Oil.

The best thing about organic products is that they are free from all pesticides and insecticides which unfortunately some shop bought products are not. Some products contain an ingredient which has been taken from sheeps wool and some sheep have been exposed to pesticides, and often there are some pesticides present in the products. This can potentially be harmful to a babys skin so always be careful!

Generally organic skin care products are definitely better to go for and you should be able to find them in quite a few heath stores and if you cannot find them there, you can find a massive selection online. A babys skin is extremely sensitive and whilst some products are especially designed with their skin type in mind, they still do not remove any chemicals from their products. You can never be 100% certain if chemicals will irritate your baby so why take the risk?
About the Author
Louise Forrest has created the ultimate FREE Health & Beauty guide. Find out how you can gain access to FREE skin care articles, tips and techniques at http://www.NaturalElements.co.uk
Make sure you are giving your baby the best skin care protection with these organic baby skin care products at www.NaturalElements.co.uk
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