Thursday, May 21, 2009

baby wipes or chemical wipes?

Baby wipes...ideal for 101 cleaning purposes. And they are definitely handy whilst traveling. But are they ideal after all especially for diaper changing? We have to agree that baby wipes have the great abilities to help us to clean and germ free, but the problem is many of them in the markets contain chemicals, preservatives and synthetic ingredients that aren't all together good for your little ones and you too!

What is lurking inside the solution that keeps baby wipes nice and moist? Notice any of these mouthful of chemical cocktaill like propylene glycol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben on the label ingredient? Propylene glycol is used to prevent the drying of the wipes, and is commonly found in industrial antifreeze. It is known to cause skin irritations, deafness, kidney damage and liver problems. If your baby is suffering from eczema, this chemical ingredient can further aggravate the issue. Parabens like methylparaben and butylparaben, on the other hand, can mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers. These are preservatives used in cosmetics to increase products shelf-life.

On top of that, most of baby wipes are not environmentally friendly as they are made from polyester, which is not biodegradable and clog landfills. If they are flushed, then toxic chemicals leach into the waterways. Bab
y wipe packaging is predominantly plastic. The plastic tub used for baby wipes packaging is also not biodegradable.

There is always an alternative to these chemical baby wipes. You may consider using our economical and handy non-stinging boo-boo spray California Baby Non-Burning and Calming Diaper Area Wash. Just spray it to moisten a cotton pad to gently clean your baby's delicate skin with each diaper change or spray directly onto skin.

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