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How Toxic Are Your Baby Products?

Do you know what is least toxic in this picture?

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:

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  • 1- How to keep score 1 of 7
    1- How to keep score
    Score Key to help you read and understand the score of each product.
  • 2- Johnson & Johnson’s Bedtime Bath 2 of 7
    2- Johnson & Johnson's Bedtime Bath
    Bedtime bath, advertised as a soothing soap for your baby to help them relax and sleep better rated a 4.
  • 3- Earth Mama Angel Baby Angel Baby Body Wash/Shampoo 3 of 7
    3- Earth Mama Angel Baby Angel Baby Body Wash/Shampoo
    Earth Mama Angel Baby was the only product I came across with a rating of 0!
  • 4- Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo 4 of 7
    4- Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo
    Aveeno Baby wash and shampoo scored a rating of 4.
  • 5- California Baby Shampoo and Calming Wash 5 of 7
    5- California Baby Shampoo and Calming Wash
    The California Baby Shampoo and calming body was was on the lower end of the popular washes as well with a score of 1.
  • 6- Johnson & Johnson Soothing Naturals Shampoo and Body Wash 6 of 7
    6- Johnson & Johnson Soothing Naturals Shampoo and Body Wash
    Surprisingly the Johnson and Johnson soothing naturals, which is their "all natural" or closest to organic line scored a 6! Even higher than their regular Johnson and Johnson products.
  • 7- Method Baby Squeaky Green Hair and Body Wash 7 of 7
    7- Method Baby Squeaky Green Hair and Body Wash
    The Method Baby shampoo surprising to me scored a 4 as well. Another company with an all natural standpoint, as well as safety in cleaning products.

Photo credit: Environmental Working Group stock photographs.
http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

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