Babies are extremely sensitive to the outside world, and as parents, you would be conscious about using only the best products for your little ones. You need several products for babies to keep them safe, healthy, and thriving. However, not all products are made equal.
Some modern baby products have ingredients that can harm your child's health. You should be careful not to waste money on products that contain ingredients that put your baby at risk. Here we have some of the top ingredients you must ensure are not present in any products you use for your baby. Keep reading.
Polyester Acrylic And Nylon
Most of the clothes and bed sheets in the contemporary world contain polyester, Acrylic, and/or nylon. Polyester acrylic and nylon are synthetic fibers which are made by a combination of petroleum, coal and water. As these fabrics are made from petroleum additives, they are not safe to be worn, especially on such delicate, thin and ultra-sensitive skin as your baby’s. Polyester, acrylic and nylon are not breathable, and can lead to a range of allergies for sensitive skin. Along with skin allergies and irritation, these fabrics are also related to lung infections, breathing issues in kids and have been related to immune system issues, and cancer.
Rayon is commonly considered a safe and organic product because it is made from wood pulp. Since wood is a safe material, people also assume rayon to be suitable for children. However, rayon is not apt for use in baby clothes as the material undergoes a long chemical processing journey, rendering the resultant fabric unsafe and hazardous for kids. It can cause nausea, pain, stomach issues, and more.
Heavy metals are not directly used in fabrics, but they are a huge part of the textile industry. These include elements like lead, mercury, and cadmium. Heavy metals form the main component of dyes, pigments, and colors used for fabrics and clothing materials. If these metals get into the body and build up over time, they can lead to fatal diseases like nerve damage, cancer, and kidney damage.
Mercury and lead have been frequently labeled as some of the most toxic materials present in the water that harm aquatic life. Chromium VI is a part of the leather tanning industry and can be highly hazardous, even if used in small amounts.
My Baby’s Skin
The structure of your baby’s skin is not as compact as that of an adults. This allows the things that come in contact with your baby’s skin (such as the chemicals in their clothes, swaddles, sheets, etc.) to be easily passed through the different layers of their skin.
Your child’s skin is still developing and will take some time before their skin’s protective barrier is developed. This is one of the reasons why babies are so prone to skin irritations, eczema, rashes, bumpy skin, etc. compared to that of an adult.
Babies skin is 3x more sensitive than that of an adult, and so many of us do not realize this when putting them in, or wrapping them in materials that are unbreathable, non-organic, or simply chemically complex.
Choosing Eco-Friendly And Baby-Safe Products
The stuff you use for your baby in the early years will leave a lasting impact, and as such, you must ensure that you use only organic and eco-friendly products. Beba's entire range of products is curated to be safe and healthy for babies. Our products are eco-friendly and organic to provide only the best care for your little ones. There are various organic options to choose from, such as organic cotton, bamboo and muslin weaved thread. Visit our website for an affordable and safe range of true baby-safe products.