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.