Why Natural Baby Care Matters
Natural Is The Only Way
Parents want their babies to be happy, loved, nurtured, and pampered. But above all, parents want their baby to be safe.
Today the market is flooded with thousands of baby products claiming to be the “right" one for your pride and joy.
The problem is...
all baby products are not created equal.
In fact, many baby products with chemicals and artificial ingredients cause your baby harm.
In this blog we talk about the importance of natural baby care, and why artificial chemicals and ingredients are so dangerous.
First off, it’s important to note that natural is always better than artificial. But this is even more important when discussing baby care.
A baby's skin is more reactive to both chemicals and harsh ingredients than adult skin. (1)
Their immune system is still developing, and in this state, it’s important to stay as far away from chemicals as possible. (2)
QUICK TIP: Babies don't break down chemicals like adults do. These chemicals can linger and affect a baby's development for years! (3)
Not only are babies' immune systems still developing, but babies' endocrine and neurological systems are developing too, and their bodies are extra-sensitive to EDC's (endocrine disrupting chemicals). (4)
In fact, even a low level of chemicals when babies are developing can lead to cancer, learning disabilities, and hormone deficiencies. (5)
Going natural is imperative to maintaining a baby's overall health.
Now let's go into why.
CHEMICALS AND BABIES
Chemicals and artificial ingredients can lead to the obvious – skin irritation and rashes for your baby – but they can also lead to far more dangerous problems like hormone deficiencies and even cancer.
What many people don't realize is the debate between natural vs. artificial in baby care is nothing new.
In fact, the EPA has been conducting research on this issue for years, and found that infants up to the age of two are 10-65 times more vulnerable to carcinogens than adults. (6)
Let's repeat that.
Babies are 10-65 times more vulnerable to cancer-causing chemicals than adults.
This statistic should be enough to tell you to drop the parabens, sulfates, preservatives, phthalates, and names of ingredients you can’t pronounce, and to reach for something natural instead.
NATURAL MEANS HEALTHY
The first two years of a baby's life are the most important for the development of the brain. (7)
Natural baby products are the answer because natural ingredients are just that – natural.
And all-natural means healthy. (8)
With natural ingredients, you’re skipping the danger and giving your baby access to vital nutrients and vitamins they need. (5)
And your baby needs a lot of them.
Vitamins A, B, C, and E are some of the most important vitamins for babies to have in early development, and natural baby products (CHECK OUT OUR'S HERE) can give your baby these essential nutrients. (9)
There are also micronutrients and phytochemicals (NATURAL INGREDIENTS!) in all-natural products that offer your baby immune system support, which is essential for a growing newborn.
These special nutrients allow your baby's immune system to have increased adaptability, offering quicker responses and faster healing. (9)
Sleep is incredibly important for everyone, especially babies. This is because a growing baby is constantly in the process of building and repairing. (10)
Without enough sleep, babies don't produce enough cytokines - essential proteins that soothe inflammation and fight off dangerous bacteria. (11)
QUICK TIP: Until the age of two, babies actually spend more time asleep than they do awake! Make it restful with natural baby care products! (12)
Adequate sleep can be hindered by chemicals, which lead to high blood pressure, depression, and worse health problems down the line. (13)
Additionally, babies have a hard enough time settling down for sleep at night as is, and harsh chemicals can cause your baby to stay awake even longer.
Lack of sleep can lead to your baby becoming overtired, which only makes it more difficult for your baby to finally get their much-needed sleep. (4)
A baby’s skin is less oily than an adult’s. This means your baby is absorbing more of what’s applied to it - all the more important to use products that are natural!
They also have less of a lipid barrier than adults, meaning babies are more prone to allergens and environmental triggers. (15)
QUICK TIP: Babies are more prone to sun damage than adults. Go natural without chemical sunscreen to provide the protection your baby needs! (16)
All-natural products usually contain essential oils, which calm your baby’s muscles and soothe your baby’s mind, enabling better sleep and overall healthier brain function. (17)
Going natural is even more important because babies lack strong elasticity and sweat glands in their skin, which makes it softer and thinner than adult skin.
This means your baby needs the most delicate of products - all-natural products to ensure their safety. (18)
So Where Can You Find The Safest All-Natural Products Your Baby Needs?
GARNER'S GARDEN HAS ONLY THE BEST, ALL-NATURAL PRODUCTS YOUR BABY NEEDS:
All-Natural Shea Baby Body Butter : deeply moisture and condition your baby's skin with this non-sticky baby butter
All-Natural Moisturizing Baby Oil : containing jojoba and sweet almond, our baby oil protects your baby's skin and hydrates naturally
All-Natural Baby Powder : antibacterial and anti-inflammatory; made talc-free with gentle bentonite and kaolin clay
All-Natural Baby Organic Body Wash : cleans and nourishes your baby's skin; non-irritating and safe for all skin types
All-Natural Baby Bum Balm Stick : helps prevent rashes from developing; locks in moisture and reduces itchiness and irritation
All-Natural Baby Eczema Prewash : alleviate symptoms of eczema with the natural strength of organic neem oil; penetrates your baby's skin and restores your baby's protective barrier
And for the ultimate in baby care, try Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Baby Care Package, which includes our All-Natural Baby Organic Body Wash, All-Natural Shea Baby Body Butter, All-Natural Moisturizing Baby Oil, All-Natural Baby Eczema Prewash, and All-Natural Baby Powder.
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