When looking for natural baby skin care products, you want only the best for your baby.
The best way to care for a newborn’s skin is to use as few products as possible. Their skin is fresh and healthy. They haven’t been exposed to excessive sunlight, and most babies haven’t been exposed to extremely poor air quality laced with harmful chemicals. They’re soft to touch because their skin is just as innocent as their minds, and their skin receives everything it needs to remain healthy through their milk. They’re probably better hydrated and nourished than the majority of adults today.
One product that is needed for babies at this tender age is body wash or soap. You definitely want to use a product designed just for babies because even natural adult products may contain ingredients that are too harsh for delicate baby skin. Yet, many products marketed for babies still contain artificial ingredients, and some of them may have dangerous side effects when used consistently.
You want to select baby skincare products that are made from natural ingredients. You should recognize most of the ingredients on the label, and the main active ingredients should definitely sound familiar. This ensures that you stay away from products that use low-quality filler ingredients in order to reduce the cost of production for the manufacturer. This is exactly why it’s so important to shop for baby skincare products according to ingredients and integrity of brand rather than price.
Low prices are budget-friendly, but they aren’t friendly to your baby’s skin. The health of your little one is important, so look for products that are friendly to the environment, animals and your little one’s body.
As a baby grows, they will naturally start using moisturizing lotion, sunblock and other skincare products often used by adults. It’s still important to stick with products designed just for babies and brands known for using quality ingredients that aren’t toxic. You don’t want to put your growing child at risk of developing cancer or suffering reproduction dysfunction because you use harmful chemicals on their skin from a young age. Those are just a couple of the serious side effects now connected to some ingredients commonly used in skincare products for adults and babies.
There are some cases when you may need to use skincare products beyond body wash for a young baby. Many parents need to treat mild to moderate diaper rash at times, and in some cases, diaper rash becomes a more serious or chronic problem. Some babies may also develop skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema which need to be treated.
In this case, look for adult products that use gentle, natural ingredients without any harsh chemical additives. These products are often safe for use on babies to soothe the skin and help relieve some skin conditions. For instance, Seacret™ products are often used for these purposes.
Once you find a natural baby body wash or soap, you may feel the temptation to compare the ingredients, scent and quality to a product made by Johnson & Johnson or another major brand. What you may find is that many recognizable brands receive far more consumer trust than they actually deserve. They cut corners in terms of quality ingredients about as much as the cheap products from little-known brands.
The best natural baby skin care products are more concerned with the health of your baby than the final cost of their product, but that means you have to remain open to trying new brands that are willing to source the highest-quality ingredients on your behalf. This means remembering that quality isn’t always found in big names, even if you’ve used them for generations. Do your comparisons, research ingredients, and then make your final determination about the best product for your baby.
There’s nothing better than the delicious smell of your baby after being washed down with a lilac-scented baby wash. Even unscented natural baby skin care products tend to have a fresh smell that makes you want to stick your nose permanently to their fresh skin. The problem is that many baby washes get those scents from chemical ingredients that are potentially toxic to human skin. It’s always best to stick with natural extracts and oils for scent.