Before we had our son, we never really gave it much thought about buying eco-friendly or natural products. A few months before I had our little guy, I started to ask myself: are organic or natural products like hand soaps and lotions worth the extra money? Are they as effective as what we have been using all these years before baby? My parents didn’t use natural products on me when I was a baby so what’s the harm?
After researching on blogs, EWG’s website (Environmental Working Group), baby forums and getting advice from friends, we decided it was worth it for the whole family (even our dogs) to switch to more natural products. The first and foremost reason was because of our baby. We wanted to avoid dyes, artificial fragrances and chemicals whenever we could. We have a lot of friends that don’t use natural products and their children have had allergies or rashes. I’m not saying it’s a direct correlation between the products and the skin issues they’ve developed but Baby C has never had a problem since we started with natural products from day 1.
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