Monday, October 1, 2007

Natural Baby Skincare

In today's world it is hard to know what skincare products are safe for your baby's delicate skin. Skincare products contain harsh chemicals, additives, preservatives, and fragrances that can damage your baby's skin and cause severe skin problems.

More parents are choosing to use natural skin care products on their baby's skin. But how do you know what is safe to use on your little bundle of joy?

Do your research on what is safe to use on your baby's skin before trying any products. Read product labels. If a skincare product contains more than 10 ingredients you probably don't want to use it. Just because a product is labeled natural doesn't mean it is safe to use (products only have to contain 1 natural ingredient for them to be labeled natural). Avoid products that contain fragrances, artificial colors, and preservatives. Use skincare products in small amounts for the first couple of months to make sure your baby's skin has no sensitivities to the ingredients.

There are lots of natural alternatives to use on your baby's skin, some of them right in your kitchen cabinet.

Olive oil makes a great moisturizer for your baby's delicate skin. If your baby develops diaper rash wash the area with warm water and leave baby without a diaper for as long as possible. Exposing baby's bottom to fresh air helps it heal quicker. Use 100% pure cornstarch to keep baby's bottom dry. Avoid using petroleum jelly which traps moisture against the skin and increases bacteria growth. You can also try an oatmeal bath for diaper rash and dry skin. Grind 1 cup of plain oatmeal until it is a powder. Add to running bath water and stir to dissolve.

You can find more information and tips for natural baby skin care here.

A little research and some common sense will help you choose the right natural skincare products for your precious baby.

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