Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It's bath time: Let's wash the baby!

This is a second post that is bath time related: what do you put on your baby's skin (and yours too...)?
maybe some of you wonder if it really matters... well, here is something I find interesting: you know how some people who use patches of nicotine to stop smoking, and how those patches are put on your skin and the chemical goes into your blood stream just through your skin?
Well, why should it be different with your soap and shampoo? It's just the same, actually. Chemicals we put on our skin go into our bloodstream. And some of then stay there, or go into cells, and organs.
If you need another proof of that, I'll tell you story. It's not a very funny story since it involves my little Matt's big health issues. I will try to keep to the point. Matt, when he was 3 1/2 months old, was diagnosed with a type of epilepsy, called infantile spasms. For a while we tried to find a drug that would stop the seizures and let his little brain develop normally. We failed for a little while, and tried to put him on a diet called ketogenic diet which consists of eating mainly fats, so that the brain uses fat instead of sugar as a source of power and sometimes it helps a lot with intractable epilepsy. And so we had to weigh everything that went into Matt's body and make sure we fed him the right proportions, down to 0.1g.
And we also had to make sure the creams, lotions, shampoo and all we put on his skin was sugar free as well. Because it can go into his blood stream, and then to his brain.
So, here it is, your second proof.
Does that make you think?
Well, it makes ME think anyway. So I switched our whole family to organic chemical free skin care products. And for my little guy, that means using Earth Mama Angel Baby products.
We love them, and their smell is a bit different from typical baby products, which is nice.
Oh, and their line for mamas is awesome too!
Check them out here: http://www.earthmamaangelbaby.com

I'll post later about what to avoid in your skincare products.
For now, I have to get the baby out of the bath, he is starting to be all wrinkled!

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