I was never really too skeptical about what baby products I used on the kids skin. You would find the typical store brand name shampoo, or lotion in my bathroom, or their nurseries. Then I came across a blog post about the toxic ingredients in some of the most popular products on the shelves today.
I was shocked, not only as a consumer, but as a mother too… How could people not know better? Why wasn’t this information available for the general public, and the new parents all over the world blindly following what their friends and family buy for them at baby showers.
I mean, it is for sale on the shelves… it must be safe right? Not so much!
And that goes for a lot of products we use with our children today too!
I wasn’t aware of an actual website that documents the level of toxicity in the products, and actually publishes the results for parents, like all of us to read, and become educated. Because when it comes to the health and well being of our children, safety always comes first.
The Environmental Working Group, or EWG has a website dedicated to testing, and listing the toxicity levels of the vast majority of products, I don’t think there was one I looked up that wasn’t listed. It is called the Skin Deep Cosemetics Database.
I started looking through some of the most registered for, and used baby products, and that is what brought me to my post today. I wanted to help parents just like me make the best choice when it comes to lotions, shampoos, and anything else you are going to put on the skin of your children.
Check out some of the most popular products you very well may be using on your little one:
Photo credit: Environmental Working Group stock photographs.