Your child will be exposed to thousands of chemicals throughout their lifetime, so why give them a head start?

Do babies need cosmetics? asks Lorraine Dallmeier

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After all, your child is going to be exposed to thousands of chemicals throughout their lifetime, so why give them a head start? asks Lorraine Dallmeier

” The infant cosmetics industry seems to be growing all the time, churning out new products that are “essential” for your children. Or are they? As anyone who has held a baby or toddler will know, babies and infants generally have beautiful unblemished skin. Babies’ skin is less oily than adults and their sweat glands are not yet fully developed. There is a reason that people use the expression “smooth as a baby’s bottom”! Although infant eczema is a common occurrence – it occurs in 10-15% of babies – it is often treatable (depending on various factors) and may sometimes even be caused by those skincare products that we are told our children should use, such as soaps, bath foams and body lotions…”

Continue reading Do babies need cosmetics?, herbhedgerow, 2013.

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