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Do you use natural body care products for your kids? If not, do you know about parabens, SLS and phtlates?

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Asked by roxanneong at 8:32 PM on Jun. 24, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • no and no

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:10 AM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • no and no and don't care. :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:55 AM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • Thanks for your answers! I am doing some research and this is helpful. So following up - Would you care if you knew that majority of baby/child soaps, mositurizers, shampoos etc contain toxic chemicals that have been known to cause cancer?

    Answer by roxanneong at 9:34 AM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • I care about what goes into my girl's body just as much as what goes on it:) We used to use 'natural' body care products, but now we are just using apple cider vinegar & baking soda when needed.

    Answer by DreaKevAiyana at 10:28 AM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • Natural is a meaningless word. It is unregulated. Uraniium is natural!

    Before buying or selling any skin care products, it is important to check the safety of the ingredients. I like the Skin Deep database maintained by the Environmental Working Group (the folks who publish the guide to pesticides in produce).

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:37 AM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • yes and yes, I use Baby Hugo baby care prooducts with no chemicals and no crap in it, plus it smells great.

    Answer by prettymama0607 at 11:56 AM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • Formaldehyde is used frequently in both cleaning and personal care products because it is a cheap preservative. The MSDS (Material Safety Date Sheet) which, by law, must be suplied to anyone who uses any chemical products in the workplace, warns that formaldehyde is a "Suspected carcinogen; May be fatal if swallowed or ABSORBED through skin; Causes burns; Inhalation can cause spasms, edema (fluid buildup) of the larynx and bronchi, and chemical pneumonitis; Extremely destructive to tissue of the mucous membrane.

    All of these symptoms and more are caused by formaldehyde. Yet manufacturers can put formaldehyde in shampoo and not list it as an ingredient! Formaldehyde is a common ingredient in baby shampoo, bubble bath, deodorants, perfume, cologne, hair dye, mouthwash, toothpaste, hair spray, and many other personal care items.

    For more info:

    Answer by MommaTof123 at 12:06 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

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