Don't you think its an issue of concern that $40% of children in developed countries suffer with allergies and in the last 20 years it has been increased by 20%?
While research still argues what are the triggers of the allergic reactions among babies and young children, they all agree that the main ones are environmental pollution and increased amount of chemicals added in baby's/children products, including skincare.
So, what is an allergy?
An allergy is a reaction of a body to a certain substance when it recognises it is a dangerous and overreacts to it.
The easiest way to protect your children from allergies is to avoid the products that contain allergens. How do we do it?
The easiest way is to READ THE LABELS!
If you read very carefully the list of ingredients in baby cosmetics, you'll have a nasty surprise on how bad it is as it has no differences with standard cosmetics for women and contains irritating components like Sorbitan Laurate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate - which can be toxic and very allergenic for human skin (remember, that baby's skin, immune and nerve systems are not fully developed and very sensitive to irritants, plus, skin is the biggest organ of your child!).
Cosmetics companies put preservatives into baby cosmetics that have been associated with allergic reactions and have a score of 7 out of 10 in the skin deep database which means restriction for use.
No wonder, that in third world countries, the problem of children's allergies is almost non-existent. In those countries people don’t have money for baby cosmetics so they use natural soap or, more often, don’t use cleansers at all.
So, avoid baby cosmetics if it is not organic as it can be a cause of allergy.
O thou whose face hath felt the Winter’s wind,
Whose eye has seen the snow-clouds hung in mist,
And the black elm tops ‘mong the freezing stars!
To thee the spring will be a harvest time.
O thou whose only book has been the light
Of supreme darkness, which thou feddest on
Night after night, when Phœbus was away!
To thee the spring shall be a triple morn.
O fret not after knowledge. I have none,
And yet my song comes native with the warmth.
O fret not after knowledge! I have none.
And yet the evening listens. He who saddens
At thought of idleness cannot be idle,
And he’s awake who thinks himself asleep.
– John Keats