If you weren’t aware of the toxic products lurking in your shower before you were expecting, chances are your research during pregnancy may have provided some shocking insights into ingredients you should be avoiding. For example, up until the end of 2013, Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo contained formaldehyde – a carcinogen that people of any age are cautioned to avoid. Bath time for baby should be a fun experience, not a fearful one. The best way to ensure your cleaning ritual isn’t a dirty one is by picking products you can be confident are both effective and free of harmful additives.
For Baby and Beyond
Developed by a licensed cosmetologist mommy, Simple Nature offers a trio of natural bath products that the whole family can use from baby to Mom and Dad, and everyone in between – available in both unscented and an orange smoothie scent that’s reminiscent of a delicious Creamsicle: Shampoo and body wash, hair conditioner, and face and body lotion. The line also has a non-toxic diaper rash cream.
Squeaky Clean Sans Soap
Charmingly packaged in a linen bag, Erbaviva Baby Washbags are single-use sachets filled with USDA-certified organic herbs, nonfat dry milk and soothing oatmeal for a calming cleanser that won’t parch your baby’s delicate skin. Since this product is preservative-free, you’ll want to use the pouches within six months of opening to ensure freshness. Rodales offers one-stop shopping for the Erbaviva line and other natural products for baby.
A pharmacist, herbalist and naturopath developed the Aleva Naturals vegan-friendly line of products for maternity and baby skincare. To combat cradle cap while cleansing, the brand’s 2 in 1 Hair & Body Wash has a blend of tea tree and olive oils, Shea butter and chamomile in a pump-top liquid to foam solution that softens as it rinses away dirt and flakes. After the bath, a dose of Daily Soothing Moisturizer will hydrate and protect your child’s skin from irritation with a calming combination of almond and olive oils, Shea butter and oatmeal.
From Skincare to Suncare
The Soothing Skin Gift Set from Dr. Robin for kids contains all three products offered by the brand, formulated by Dr. Robin Schaffran, M.D., a board-certified pediatric dermatologist who practices in Beverly Hills: Soothing Daily Moisture Cream, Body Wash & Shampoo and All-Natural Chemical-Free Sunscreen. The SF 30+ sun protectant is not an adult formula masked in kid-friendly packaging but a mineral-based cream that offers barrier protection from UVA and UVB rays with skin nourishing quinoa and oat proteins blended with anti-oxidant green tea that will shield your little one from the sun without irritation. Dr. Robin for kids is available online at Rodales.
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