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Why You Need Baby Safe Shampoo and Body Wash Made from Natural Products

Do you know what ingredients you're putting on your baby's skin?

When you buy a baby wash, you might not always be thinking of checking the ingredients list. It's a body wash, after all, not something they're going to be eating!

But, the substances you're applying to your baby's skin are much more important than you think. That's why lots of people opt for natural, baby-safe shampoo, body washes, and lotions when taking care of their new babies.

If you're not sure why you should be too, take a look at the benefits of natural skincare in this guide,

Reduce Sensitivity

When your baby is still little, their skin is far more sensitive than older children and adults. It's brand new, so it hasn't built up those defenses that it needs yet! So, when something is too harsh on their skin it can flare up, causing problems like eczema, dryness, and redness, none of which will be fun for you or your baby. 

Non-natural products are full of these harsh ingredients. From alcohol to perfume and SLS, they contain tons of drying, sensitizing ingredients that can irritate baby skin like nothing else! Luckily, these aren't in natural baby shampoo and body washes, which means your baby's skin will be much calmer and less prone to irritation.

Thoughtful Ingredients to Nourish Skin

Unfortunately, a lot of non-natural products for both babies and adults focus on short-term results rather than long-term benefits. As long as the product feels good, that's all that matters! For example, sodium Laureth sulfate creates that lather and squeaky-clean feeling by stripping away dirt, but it's too harsh and also strips away natural oils that are essential to keeping skin happy, healthy, and hydrated. 

Natural products, on the other hand, have more thoughtful ingredients. We only put ingredients into our products that are going to help your baby's skin and create a gentle cleanser. We also avoid any ingredients that are going to do more harm than good, so our natural shampoo and body wash for babies is free of:

  • Sulfates
  • Triclosan
  • Formaldehyde
  • PEGs
  • Parabens

And many more harmful chemicals that are common in non-natural products. Instead, it's full of skin-boosting ingredients, like:

  • Vitamin E
  • Aloe vera
  • Coconut oil
  • Cucumber
  • Chamomile

All of these ingredients are known to be great for skin, nourishing and soothing it.

Your Baby's Skin Absorbs Ingredients

Did you know that the products you put on your skin can enter your body? They can end up in your bloodstream, breast tissue, and pretty much anywhere else; and babies are no different! In fact, baby skin is more permeable than adult skin, so the chances of ingredients you apply on their tiny arms, legs, and heads getting into their bodies is higher. 

When you take a look at that list above of harmful ingredients in a lot of non-natural products, that becomes a scary thought! Nobody wants synthetic chemicals entering their bloodstream, and you definitely don't want it happening to your baby. 

With natural products, there won't be anything to worry about. The ingredients we use in our baby safe body wash and shampoo aren't harmful to the body, so even if they do penetrate the skin nothing bad is going to happen. That's a big relief!

Natural Products Are Hormone-Friendly

It might sound strange to say that our natural, baby-safe shampoo is hormone-friendly because it implies that other products aren't. Is that really true?

Unfortunately, yes. A lot of non-natural skincare contains ingredients that are endocrine disruptors (EDCs). These are man-made chemicals that can interact with and even mimic natural hormones in the body, messing with the body's normal function. To think of that happening to your baby is just shocking!

These EDCs can lead to a whole range of problems, including affecting the immune system, the nervous system, and even causing certain types of cancers. Who would want to put products like that on their baby?

Luckily, you don't have to. natural baby products are free of EDCs, helping your baby grow just as they should.

Help the Planet By Going Natural

By switching to natural products, you're not just helping your baby, but the planet too! If we want to protect the Earth for our children, and even for our children's children, we all need to think about how our lifestyles are having an impact. By switching to natural products, you'll be taking a step in the right direction.

Natural products are much less harmful to the planet. When you wash them off in the water that leads to the oceans, you can be happy knowing that none of the ingredients are going to be toxic to the marine life living there. When using non-natural products, you can't be so sure that that's the case. 

Cruelty-Free Production!

Okay, so not every natural product will be, but our natural baby safe body wash and shampoo is 100% cruelty-free! We don't use any animal-derived products and we never test on animals. Doing either of those things is totally unnecessary in skincare, and as a company that cares for the planet and the animals on it, it's a no-brainer to us that our products should be cruelty-free. 

If you want to make sure you have a cruelty-free household, we highly recommend checking out which big brands in the US still do test on animals. That way, you know who to steer clear of in the future. 

Learn More About Our Baby-Safe Shampoo and Body Wash

Our baby-safe shampoo and body wash is natural, with absolutely no synthetic ingredients. It's been designed to be super gentle to your baby's skin, just like every product we stock. If you're interested in taking the natural route with your little one, learn more about Hand Over Heart natural skincare.

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