Baby soap

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New parents have so much to be concerned with about their new born including baby soap. Most soap’s are created equally and contain harsh chemicals in them. You want to be sure to choose the right products for your infant by carefully reading what is in them.

Initially bath time for babies can take some getting used to for most parents. You want to make sure water temperature is warm, but not hot. You baby should be held securely and not get overwhelmed in the bath and that the baby bath products you use meet these four things: gentle, hypoallergenic, non toxic and SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulfate) free.

• Gentle

As you know a baby’s skin is highly sensitive. To keep your baby’s skin soft and protected you want to use a baby soap that is free from chemicals and is very gentle.

• Hypoallergenic

Babies are very susceptible to allergies. Use something that is also hypoallergenic. There are many hypoallergenic baby soaps to choose from. All you have to do is check the label for information or ask your baby’s doctor for a recommendation.

• Non-toxic

The right baby soap should also be non-toxic. This is very important since babies tend to suck their thumbs. And of course, you want to be sure that your baby is safe when they accidentally swallow some of the baby soap during bath time.

• SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulfate) Free

SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulfate) is a harmful chemical used in soaps. It’s used as a foaming agent that can harm the immune system. Besides, it can cause inflammation as well as damage to the skin layers. This is not something you want to happen to your baby.

To be sure that your baby soap is safe you can do this by making soap at home using only the most natural ingredients. It’s not unusual if your infant develops small spots and skin rashes during the first few months of using an organic soap. These rashes may come and go as your baby’s skin becomes used to the soap that you are using. If you have questions contact your pediatrician.


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