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Did you know over 60% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body? 60%! And have you ever read the ingredients on your shampoo or lotion bottles? I mean half of the words are like 14 syllables and completely unpronounceable. What the heck are we putting on our bodies? And more importantly, what the heck are we putting on our baby’s bodies?
The one very important reason I only use natural baby products is to avoid unnecessary exposure to icky chemicals!
Most of the products we put on our skin every day are filled with toxic chemicals. Toxic chemicals that are known to be carcinogens and affect the reproductive, endocrine, and immune systems. If that sounds scary, it’s because it is.
I realize we live in a very toxic world. There are chemicals in the air we breathe and the water that comes through our faucets. We cannot escape it. And trying to could quite possibly drive you insane. However, there are some things we can do to limit our exposure to these toxins as much as possible. One of those things is to use organic, natural products that are free of toxic chemicals.
As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I became concerned with every little thing I ate or put on my body. I’m sure every other mother can relate to this instant protective instinct. But did you know that unborn babies are exposed to hundreds of chemicals before they are even born? That’s really scary. When it came time to decide on what baby products I wanted to use, I was hell-bent on going as natural as possible.
In a perfect world, I would use cloth diapers and make my own soaps and all that jazz. But I know for me and my lifestyle that is not realistic. And that’s okay!
Choosing natural products doesn’t have to mean sacrificing convenience.
There are so many great baby products on the market that are natural and chemical-free. Just don’t be fooled by the word “natural” or “organic”. Companies are just trying to sell products with trendy words. The only thing you can trust is the ingredient lists. So do your research before choosing the best product for your baby.