When you hold your baby in your arms, it's hard to think of anything in the world as pure as that child. Many parents decide to try and focus on only using natural baby products with their children in order to limit their exposure to chemicals.
Here are some tips on simple baby care products that you can make yourself at home.
Many parents find that it is important to powder their babies in between nappy changes to avoid rashes, but talcum powder has been linked to a range of health issues, including cancer. The simple substitution is to use cornstarch, which is a common product you can pick up from the grocery store. Not only is it food safe, but it's also very affordable. If you like to some scent, you can add some essential oils to the powder to create a pleasant odour.
Another common baby product is baby wipes, which help to remove muck after a nappy change. However, many commercial brands include alcohol, which can be very drying and irritating, as well as preservatives that help to limit the growth of bacteria in the damp wipes. These preservatives can includechemicals such as parabens, which are concerning to many people with a natural lifestyle focus. A common recipe that you can use is to create a solution of water with a tablespoon of liquid castille soap and a tablespoon of soft oils such as almond or olive oil. You can then soak a roll of paper towel into the solution and use it as normal.
Even if you are careful with frequent changes and wiping, you may still find that your baby gets a rash. Putting a barrier cream in place can be a good way to allow the irritated skin to heal. You can make butt pastes that address a number of concerns. The best option for a base is to use a paste of delicate oil and cornstarch along with some of the following ingredients:
- Beeswax for dry skin
- Zinc oxide for a bacterial-based rash
- Bentonite clay (available in most pharmacies) for a yeasty rash
If you love the idea of natural baby care products but don´t have the time or energy to make your own, there are a growing number of baby care brands that make products with natural ingredients, so you can be sure your baby is getting the best possible care and is not exposed to potentially harmful chemicals.Share
18 August 2017
Last year I finally did what I had been planning to do for years - I got fit and lost my excess weight. Of course, after losing all that weight I've had to buy a whole new wardrobe. It's a weird experience for me to go shopping for clothes these days as I don't know what clothes will look like on my body and I have a hard time working out what might suit me sometimes as I still have excess skin in funny places. This blog has some tips from personal stylist and fashionistas to help people work out the best fashion for someone who is shopping post significant weight loss.