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    Read the label before buying products for your little one to ensure that they are free of harmful chemicals and have been tested and deemed safe to use for newborns. 

    A newborn’s skin is 20% thinner than that of an adult, making them vulnerable to allergies, infections, and irritants. In choosing the right skincare products for your baby, it’s important to buy tried and tested products, known for their quality and safety standards.  It is recommended to buy products that are mild, effective, and free of toxins.

    Here’s a quick guide to choosing the best skincare products for your little one:

    Choose the right ingredients 

    The natural composition of baby care products should be a major deciding factor while making a buying decision. Look out for the brands like Mamaearth baby skincare products and Baby Sebamed products that are specifically formulated for the baby’s delicate skin. Both of these brands use natural ingredients to formulate baby care products that are mild on the baby’s sensitive skin. Here are some of the ingredients that go a long way in protecting your child’s skin and health. 

    Murumuru butter prevents dryness by sealing moisture in the skin. It’s also anti-inflammatory in its nature, making it the perfect ingredient that needs to find a place in your baby’s skincare routine.

    Shea butter works as an emollient that softens and hydrates the skin. Rich in Vitamin A, E, and F, it also protects and nourishes the skin. Several studies have proven that using emollients can help retain optimal moisture levels in the baby’s skin. Emollients that contain ingredients such as Apple, Oat Milk, and Shea Butter can help in skin hydration, keeping the skin soft and healthy.

    Organic oatmeal isan excellent exfoliator & skin protectant that helps in fighting dry, itchy, and irritated skin by maintaining the skin’s moisture. Mamaearth Dusting Powder with Organic Oatmeal and Arrowroot Powder is popular amongst parents as it can be used as an alternative to talcum powders that contain carcinogens.

    Cocoa butter helps hydrate and nourish the skin while also improving its elasticity. It works well for healing dry skin and addresses common concerns in babies like eczema.

    Organic bamboo: Bamboo fiber is a breathable fabric, much lighter than cotton fiber. Also, known for its great absorbency, it has become a preferred ingredient for many. If you are also looking for an alternative for the chemical-processed wipes, try Mamaearth Organic Bamboo Based Wipes, India’s 1st polyester-free and unbleached wipes certified by MadeSafe. 

    Free of chemicals

    Use of toxins and harsh chemicals in baby skincare products can harm the baby’s sensitive skin. Some of the chemicals to steer clear of when choosing baby care products are:

    Parabens: Used to extend the shelf life of the product, parabens are known to irritate the skin and disrupt the hormonal balance and negatively impact metabolism.

    SLS: A common form of sulfate, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) is an abrasive surfactant that can strip the skin of its natural moisture, causing irritation, erythema, and itching in babies.

    Phthalates: Phthalates have been linked to childhood obesity, asthma, cardiovascular difficulties, and cancer.

    Artificial fragrance: A common irritant for babies, synthetic fragrances can cause discomfort, redness, rashes, dryness, and itching.

    Proven to se safe 

    To ensure the safety of infants, the baby products industry and non-profit organizations worldwide have collaborated to develop benchmarks for health, safety, and toxicity. These are some of the labels that ensure that products are suitable for babies:

    Dermatologically Tested: QACS (Quality Assurance and Quality Control Systems) labs in Europe, for example, test products for allergens, preservatives, UV filters, and other hazardous components to verify their safety.

    Made Safe Certified: This is one of the most stringent certifications for non-toxic products, issued by Made Safe, a US-based non-profit organization. The label is only awarded after screening products for carcinogens, heavy metals, endocrine disruptors, and a variety of other contaminants. Mamaearth is Asia’s first Made Safe Certified brand, and Mamaearth newborn and baby care products come with the trust of being completely toxin-free. 

    FDA Approved: The Food and Drug Administration is a US federal agency tasked with safeguarding and promoting public health by regulating and supervising hazardous substances and safety precautions.

    The key takeaway

    The most effective way to keep the baby’s delicate skin healthy and protected is to choose skincare products that are free from toxins and harmful chemicals. So, make sure to check the labels to ensure the use of safe and natural ingredients, before making a purchase.