Don't Put Harsh Chemicals on Your Baby's Skin: Why All-Natural is Better for Newborns

More and more people are saying bye-bye to harsh chemicals in their personal care products and making the switch to all-natural body care products. But did you know that some baby products may contain harsh chemicals and preservatives? We all want the best for our babies, and making the switch to all-natural products will offer the safest and best care for their new skin.

A Newborn's Skin is More Sensitive than an Adult's 

Being fresh and new, a newborn's skin is more likely to experience adverse effects from products containing harsh chemicals. Many of these chemicals can be absorbed through our biological shields, causing unknown and potentially harmful consequences. At Green Goo, we prefer to keep it simple. We avoid ingredients that might affect the development of your newest family member. You want to choose natural products that are gentle and keep your baby's skin hydrated.  

Protect Your Baby's Largest Organ with Simple Products

Our skin is the largest organ and its exposed to environmental elements daily, so protection is key. Baby skin is about 30% thinner than your adult skin so protecting your baby's skin is even more important. Using products containing simple, natural

What To Avoid

Proper skin care is vital when caring for your newborn. While Green Goo uses plant-based ingredients, not every brand can say the same. Here is a list of some active ingredients to avoid:

  • Parabens - Look for on label: ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, other ingredients ending in –paraben
  • Phenoxyethanol - A preservative
  • Sodium lauryl (ether) sulfate - Synthetic substance used for it’s foaming abilities. It is a known skin irritant that can be absorbed through the epidermis.

Reduce the Cause of an Allergic Reaction

We always say the fewer the ingredients, the better. Fragrances and dyes commonly found lotions and bath products can cause extreme irritation to a baby's skin. Therefore, it is essential to choose products that are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic for your newborn. Sometimes, newborns can have reactions to natural ingredients too, but when there are fewer ingredients it is easier to pinpoint what caused the reaction.

From bath time to diaper changes, using all-natural products will provide the best and safest care for your baby's skin. Our Mama + Baby line is formulated with your newborn's sensitive skin in mind. Each product is gentle and soothing to provide relief for a broad array of skin concerns. Being a new parent is stressful, and finding natural body care you can count on shouldn't have to be. Trust Green Goo's natural, plant-based products for safe body care for you and your family. 

 

Sources: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/newborn-skin-101

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