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Beware: Your 'Gentle, Natural' Baby Products Could Be Filled With Toxins

Posted by on Jan. 22, 2014 at 9:24 AM
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Beware: Your 'Gentle, Natural' Baby Products Could Be Filled With Toxins

by Nicole Fabian-Weber

baby shampooNo more tears, parents. After pressure from consumers, a major brand has finally removed the formaldehyde from its baby shampoos. Yes, you read that right: They've removed formaldehyde

This week, Johnson & Johnson announced that it has finished reformulating its iconic yellow baby shampoo, and the new version will be available worldwide soon. The new and improved shampoo is without both formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, two potentially harmful chemicals. J & J have also come up with new formulas for roughly 100 other baby-care products in its lineup.

It's hard to believe that products that were developed for babies have such controversial, potentially dangerous ingredients in them. There are, ironically, plenty of baby care products on the market that contain questionable ingredients, despite (front) labels that scream "natural!" "gentle!" "sensitive!" It's both terrifying and maddening.

The bottom line, parents, we need to do our homework if we want to ensure our baby products don't contain things we're not comfortable with. Read labels, research them online (GoodGuide.com is a great site), ask questions. Many of our parents probably bathed us with formaldehyde while smoking in our faces, but we have way too many resources now to figure out what's good for our babies and what may be harmful.

Remember, just because you use something that you think is safe because it's formulated for babies doesn't mean it is. It's always smart to investigate before purchasing.

What kind of products do you use on your little one?

by on Jan. 22, 2014 at 9:24 AM
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JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 10:42 AM

I make my own products. 

-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 12:36 PM
We used all natural products or made them and used cloth diapers
JanuaryBaby06
by on Jan. 22, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Yeah I learned this when i was pregnant with my 2nd. there are sites that line all of these products up side by side and give you plenty of natural options though.... how ever most of them will have to be ordered since many are things you never heard of-lol.

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