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Belli Baby: Talc-Free Baby Powder

Belli Baby: Talc-Free Baby Powder

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Question: What Products Are Safe For My Baby?

Remember a few months ago when it came out that a ton of kids bubble baths and stuff had cancer causing ingredients? I remember it had a lot of big name companies and included the Hello Kitty bubble bath that we had. Can you recommend "proven" safe products?

Answer:

Hey Mama, it's good to know that you're doing a little digging when it comes to what you put on your baby's skin. And you're right! It seems we are getting new news on possible carcinogens in everything from skin care to baby bottles. But don't swear off all baby products just yet. Here are a couple good choices and a little tip to boot.

I've had the joy of testing and reviewing the Belli Baby skin care line. These products not only smell and feel amazing, they are extremely safe for mom and baby as well. These products go through an intensive screening to ensure their safety. "We search through over 16 million medical research articles in over 5000 international journals, excluding ingredients linked to birth defects or other problems with pregnancy. Belli Baby is screened for xenoestrogens—chemicals which can act like hormones that interfere with normal development of the reproductive system."

Another sweet smelling, yet safe skin care line for babies and adults alike is Earth Mama Angel Baby. A 100% natural skin care line that is "cruelty-free, certified vegan, kosher, and 100% toxin-free - that means no phthalates, parabens, SLS, artificial preservatives, fragrances or dyes.

Check out Terressentials Organic line of baby care products. You'll not only be able to pronounce and understand every last ingredient, you'll also notice the list of ingredients they show you that you won't find in their products.

One last place to bookmark is Etsy.com. One search for natural skin care products will get you more than you bargained for. You almost always get to see an ingredient list, and are always able to have an email conversation with the person/company who made the products you are inquiring about.

And before you toss what you have now, here is a link you should check out: Skin Deep. This website breaks down ingredient lists and gives each product a ranking in safety. You're able to search what you have on hand, or those that you're thinking of purchasing. You can even just randomly see rankings and their breakdowns and possibly find a skin care line you've never heard of.

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