Baby Skin Basics
Of course you want to keep your baby clean! But, many mainstream baby skin care products can actually make their skin dry, rough, cause rashes....Or worse.
Everything you put on your baby's skin is absorbed into their body. Some very popular products contain BPA, parabens and other chemicals we wouldn't choose to expose our children to.
Fortunately, the Environmental Working Group (a non-profit consumer advocacy organization) has made finding safe products completely effortless! Use their Skin Deep Database to instantly get a safety rating and list of hazardous chemicals. Their free app allows you to scan bar codes with your phone.
*Stick to the basics--the fewer the ingredients, the better!
*Also, double check your detergent....Like me, you might be shocked by Dreft's rating!! Fabric softener is unnecessary--skip it.
*Newborn skin is delicate--limit bathing to twice a week (or less).
*Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an great moisturizer and works wonders on cradle cap, too! (Apply generously to flaky parts of scalp. Allow to saturate for 10-20 mins. Then, brush gently with baby brush to remove debris or bathe them to remove.)
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Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Mother of Three.