When I had my first baby, me being the first time new mom didn’t know that shampoos meant for babies and young kids may contain harsh chemicals that may be toxic. I bought a very well known brand of baby shampoo and thought that it was the best since my mother bathed me with this brand of shampoo too. In fact, many mothers still use this brand of baby products as it has grown to be a household name for baby bath products. And like how many mothers used to bathe their babies in the 1970s and 80s by putting a few drops of baby body shampoo into a tub of water and then washing the baby inside the tub of soap water without rinsing afterwards, I naturally did the same with my first born. She developed bad rashes on her skin, especially on her cheeks and scalp.
Two babies later, I was a smarter and more well-informed mother. I found out later that the brand of baby bath products that I had been using on my girls contains sulfates and paraben.
Studies have shown that some parabens can mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen in the body’s cells, and while estrogenic activity is associated with certain forms of breast cancer, parabens have been found present in breast tumors. Sulfates are concerning because they were found to break down proteins, which can lead to a degenerative effect on the cell membranes. Sulfates were also found to leave residue in the heart, lungs, and brain.
With my third baby, I bought only baby bath products that are free from sulfates and paraben.
Many beauty companies have swapped out sulfates for other chemicals, which can sometimes even be worse. To ensure that sulfate-free products won’t further damage your skin and hair, look for products that use fruit or vegetable-based cleansing ingredients.
One such brand of baby toiletries that uses natural and organic ingredients is Baby Mantra.
Baby Mantra is a natural, organic, gluten-free, vegan, PETA, EWG verified and NPA certified skincare line for moms, babies, kids and sensitive adults!
Every Baby Mantra product is:
- EWG VERIFIED TM
- Rated “1” on EWG’s Skin Deep
- Certified by the Natural Products Association
- PETA Certified – Cruelty Free
- NO Sulfates
- NO Parabens
- NO Phthalates
- NO Parabens
- NO Dyes
- NO Artificial Fragrances
- Gluten Free
- Allergy Tested
Baby Mantra natural baby body wash has such natural ingredients as lavender and coconut oil. The calming lotion has shea butter and soothing lavender and the baby rash ointment has nourishing sunflower seed oil.
Made in the U.S.A from only top quality all-natural and organic ingredients, www.babymantra.com hosts an entire product line of baby lotions, baby oils, Mommy Body butter, shampoo & body wash all tested and approved by the founder and her beautiful baby girls. Do check them out and I am sure you will fall in love with Baby Mantra’s range of soothing and natural toiletries.