Having children can make you a nervous wreck. You’re now responsible for this little human, to keep them happy and healthy. The happy part is pretty easy. Well, unless you’re child is like my youngest daughter, then it makes things a little more of challenge. However, for the most part, you play with them and give them attention and they are content. Keeping them healthy seems like it is a pretty easy job, but looking at labels anymore can make any heart race. So many preservatives, artificial who knows what and chemicals galore. Their little bodies and their super thin skin can be easily irritated by the smallest things. That’s why as parents we need to conscious of what we buy and use. To top it off, most of these chemicals are cancer causing. I know, I personally never want my child to ever have to go through something like that.
One thing to remember, just because the store sells it, doesn’t mean it’s safe. One large company years ago……*cough Johnson and Johnson *cough, finally removed formaldehyde from their ingredients and lately were sued for causing ovarian cancer with their talc (baby powder). It’s crazy to me. Just because they label products “soft” and “gentle”, could be anything but that. Or even better, using the words “natural”, when really only 1 ingredient is. Just be aware and read your labels. If you can’t pronounce it, google it or look the product up yourself on the Environmental Working Group page.
Luckily, there are so many great companies that offer alternatives to many of the products we buy for our children. Yes, they might cost a little more, but it’s worth it.
I’ve been researching a lot of these companies and thinking about all the categories needing to cover. Anything and everything that touches their skin.. Eating is a whole other post.. but this is what I came up with. Please look at the ingredients list closely as most links just get you to a main page of products. If you question a product, run it through the EWG. Overall I hope this helps raise awareness to safer products to use for your children.
Naty– Fragrance and Chlorine Free.
Andy Pandy– 100% Bamboo fiber and biodegradable.
Bambo Nature– Free of chlorine, perfume, brighteners and lotions.
Nurtured By Nature– Chlorine Free
Babyganics– No chlorine, latex, petroleum based lotions or fragrances
Broody Chick– 100% Natural and Compostable
Attitude– Free of carcinogens, mutagens & reproductive toxins
Baby Products- Baby Wash/Shampoo, Lotion, Diaper Cream
Tamalia Naturals– Natural and Organic
Daisy Blue Naturals- 100% Natural
Beaming Baby– Organic Lotion, Baby Wash and Bubble Bath.
Naty– Paraben and SLS Free.
Earth’s Best– At least 70% Organic, hypoallergenic.
Pure Haven Essentials– All natural and organic. Baby wash, lotion, powder and diaper cream.
Badger- USDA Organic
Babo Botanicals– No sulfates, parabens, pthalates, synthetic fragrances and dyes.
Lafes Natural Body Care– Over 70% Organic
Earth Mama Angel Baby– Certified Organic
Mom of 11 Kids– All Natural
Beaming Baby– Certified Organic
Naty– 100% Biodegradable.
Bambo Nature- Chlorine and perfume free, no brighteners, eco friendly and biodegradeable. However some ingredients depending on your beliefs can be questionable.
Babyganics– No alcohol, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial dyes or fragrances. However do contain sodium benzonate which can be questionable depending on your research.
Jackson Reece– no parabens, alcohol, phthalates, DMDM hydantoin, sodium benzoate or phenoxyethanol
Bum Boosa– Bamboo and plant based.
Water Wipes– Contain water and grapeseed oil…that’s it.
Broody Chick– Chemical and fragrance free.
Earth’s Best– Fluoride Free and Organic Teething Gel.
Pure Haven Essentials– All natural and made with organic ingredients. Orange
Dr Bronners– this is for older children and adults.
Poofy Organics- Cherry Organic Toothpaste for Toddlers
Jack & Jill– Natural Toothpaste, Fluoride free with organic ingredients.
The Best 26 Organic Clothing Brands of 2016. Credit- The Good Trade
Earth’s Best– All natural, fragrance free and water resistant.
Babyganics– SPF 50+
Badger– 98% Organic and Certified Natural
Raw Elements USA– Organic
California Baby– Top Marks from EWG.
Beachcomber– Organic, no parabens or pthalates.
Kabana Skincare– Organic. My review here.
Babyganics– Citronella, Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemongrass & Geranium
Badger– Certified Natural
Lafes Natural Body Care– Certified Organic