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Natural Organic Baby Products : Why We Should Use Organic Baby Products

Updated on January 31, 2015

Natural and Organic Baby Products

We have heard it a long time ago and it is becoming more popular ---- the use of natural and organic baby products to safekeep the baby's skin, scalp and hair. The concern for the degradation of the environment is gaining importance after the "global warming phenomenon" has been discovered and exposed, thus the emergence of using environmentally friendly personal products.

Natural organic baby products was borne by the concerns for this one plus the overall health of babies. It is like shooting two birds in one time -- taking care of environment and safekeeping health of our babies.

Preventing damaging chemicals from further destroying baby's soft and beautiful skin is paramount concern of every parent. Even adults are into organic products as well these days for the same reasons. It is best if we start to take care of our body even when we are still a baby so that we can grow up with the habit of it as it is really beneficial to us in the short and long run.


Organic baby skin and hair products that can be found in the market.

  • Baby shampoos
  • Baby body wash
  • Baby shampoo cum baby body wash
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby powder

Natural and organic baby product -- organic baby shampoo and body wash

Organic Baby Shampoo and Body Wash by Organic Blessings (photo is credited to amazon.com)
Organic Baby Shampoo and Body Wash by Organic Blessings (photo is credited to amazon.com)

What do we mean by organic baby products? --

Organic baby products are natural baby products which doesn't use materials which are artificial and in some ways damaging to the natural course of life. In terms of baby products, organic or natural baby products are products which doesn't use potentially damaging surfactants and damaging chemicals. Usually organic products come from natural sources like animal oils and plant oils.

Parents always want the best care for their babies and that include the baby products which are used for babies gentle bodies.

  • One best way to care for your babies is making sure that they use safe baby products for their bodies, skin and hair. Organic baby products are proven safe and effective for baby's skins from head to toes. Organic or natural baby products like shampoos and body wash should contain none of the chemical agents that can damage baby's hair and skin.


The use of organic or natural baby products for baby's skin and hair care

Organic, natural, green, biodegradable skin and hair care personal products are in nowadays, and organic baby products are generally endorsed by many organizations that do care for the safety of the environment and at the same time caring for babies. Here in the United States the government regulates the production of such products and they monitor it closely. Other competing manufacturing entities also questioned the credibility of other claims by other manufacturers, i.e., some companies will market other shampoos as protecting your hair form ultraviolet rays of the sun when in fact it is found out that amount in shampoos cant possibly do this.

Choosing Organic or Natural Baby Products

Why Use Natural Organic Baby Products?

  • The "no more tears" is another thing to consider when we think about organic shampoos and body wash that we use for our babies. Their eyes can easily be irritated and stronger chemicals may cause harm to the baby's eyes. The surfactants which may irritate the eyes are not present in organic and natural body wash and shampoos.
  • The chemicals used are natural thus they are not artificial and not damaging to the overall skin and scalp of the baby
  • Organic baby shampoos and body wash are environmentally friendly, so why not, in our own little ways we can support and become "green"
  • they are good for your skin if you have allergies

What chemical ingredients to look for when buying organic or natural products for babies

There are lots of shampoos which advertised that their products are organics but almost all of them contains SLS -- sodium lauryl sulfate

  • Choose organic shampoos with less concentration of SLS or none at all (but since it is impossible to make shampoos without this), choose the lesser concentrated one. SLS or the more less concentrated one sodium laureth sulfate is preferred
  • It should contain essential oils
  • It should not contain Pthlalates -- chemical compunds and are used in plastics -- and is used in baby shampoos and body wash, powder and lotions as well

Important Note About Using Organic or Natural Baby Products

Always ask your health care provider's opinion when embarking on anything about your baby's health. You (the primary caregiver) and your health care provider are the best persons to know what is good for the overall health of your baby.

Summary/Conclusion

The use of natural organic baby products are beneficial to the overall personal care of our babies. Organic baby personal products can be in the forms of shampoos, lotions, body wash and powder. What we are looking for in organic baby products are the ones with minimal damaging chemicals like the ones ending with eth -- i. e., sodium laureth sulfate. Baby products like shampoo should contain essential oils which are good for baby's skins. Pthlalates, a chemical compound use in plastics should be avoided. There are lots of advantages if we use organic baby products.

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    • Mike Lickteig profile image

      Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      The use of organic products can be extremely important to the health and well-being of a child. When I was a baby, I was allergic to everything!!!!! Really. I was allergic to eggs, milk, nuts, beans, any animal with fur, many trees (including Christmas trees), dust, grass, every mold and pollen ever cataloged, and more. My parents had to get rid of my brother's pet rabbit (I'm not sure he ever forgave me), and they had to tear out the living room carpet. I was allergic to something in the carpet--or maybe just the dust.

      Organic products was virtually the only choice for me, and practically the only way I could live a healthy life as a child.

      I mention all this to emphasize the importance organic products can have toward the health and well-being of a child. It can really make a difference. Thanks so much for your helpful and informative article.

      Mike

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      Charles Fox 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Natural and Organic does it for me.

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      L M Reid 6 years ago from Ireland

      Very interesting subject in this hub. What is natural and are there any hidden chemicals?

      Yes I do aggree we all have to be careful what we are buying especially for our children

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      I agree completely with your article. We really can't be too careful these days, especially with our children.

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hi Mike, do you still use organic baby products until now? just kidding .. I know I know hehe. Must be tough for you with all those allergies, good thing there are organic baby products. Did you outgrow all your allergies?

      Thanks for your incites, Take care and I know how difficult must be for you with all those allergies, as I have allergies to changing weathers etc.

      Organic baby products are the best. Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hi Breakfastpop, thanks and have a good day!, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hi viking, natural are the ones which we are derived from nature, animal oil and plant oil (vegetable fat).

      Have a great weekend! Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      oh that's good humagaia, thanks, maita

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      DaisyChain 6 years ago from France

      I have just read Anti Cancer - a new way of life by Dr David Servan-Schreiber and the research shows how important it is to eat good food. How much more important it must be when feeding babies.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your absolute perfectly written hub. I would only choose organic for a baby.

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      yes daisyChain, organic is the way to go these days includign food, Thanks, my dear, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thanks hello, am glad you like the hub, and for your beautiful compliment! Maita

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      India Arnold 6 years ago from Northern, California

      PDH, this is a very good hub. What lucky babies who's mommy's only choose Natural Organic Baby Products and know Why We Should Use Organic Baby Products! You are a baby's bff with this hub!

      K9

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      Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

      When it comes to protecting our kids, we should only use organic products. Awesome hub.

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      kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Organic is definitely the way to go when it comes to babies. Thanks for the info.

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      thanks kaltopsyd!

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thanks wendykrick!

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Thanks key and I am glad you too appreciate it, Maita

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate Maita: I agree that organic foods, could be beneficial to baby's health as well as our own. I just have a difficult time believing that some of today's products are "Organic" I saw a box of Organic Cornflakes, Uh Uh! I don't think so.

      KUYA Dave.

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      TheListLady 6 years ago from New York City

      I agree a thousand percent. And what I have to do is go through all your baby hubs again because I am expecting a new grandchild in a few months - and we really have to be soooo vigilant. So many toxins are sold in baby products.

      Many thanks for the hub!

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      Tony 6 years ago from At the Gemba

      Organic every time, why do the supermarkets insist on stocking over processed products full of preservatives and other chemicals?

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hi Kuya Dave, you make me smile hehe, yes there are lots of natural products now which are organic baby products. Thank you Kuya, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      Hi Tony, you are dodging my question to you, when is the next baby? smile, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      I am sure you will be the coolest nana ListLady, Maita

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      Cassandra Mantis 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Organic products for babies are good, cos they are sme as us but more delicate. I am glad my Gran used natural products when I was a baby! It's very important! This is a wonderful Hub, ,Maita! Well done here! You are on a roll! :)

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      bogerk 6 years ago from Midwest

      My wife and I only feed our daughter organic food, but we hadn't really looked into shampoo or soap yet.

      Thank you for the insight!

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      Organic Baby Jolijn 5 years ago

      What a realy good blog. I use organic baby products too, I think it's a way of living. And it helps me to live better.

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      babyorganicjoy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      We totally support organic products for babies. We believe that the future of some baby products will be pure organic. One day the Government will eventually ban all the products that are made from harmful subtances or chemicals. Organic is the future.

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      SweetiePie 17 months ago from Southern California, USA

      I think organic products are important, even for adults.

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