When I gave birth to my sweet princess, Haylee, I just wanted everything to be perfect for her. I wished she could stay in a soft, velvet-like womb forever. I wanted to protect her from everything, but that was not possible.
What is possible is that you can take some measures to keep your baby safer by using natural baby products. I always research before buying everyday products for Haylee, as well as products she is exposed to.
Why are organic baby products better?
They are better since they include fewer chemicals and toxic ingredients which are unsafe for your baby’s sensitive skin. Many companies such as Johnson & Johnson are using dangerous ingredients in their baby products and people are only aware of the dangers once a lawsuit is filed.
You can read more about one of these lawsuits here. Unfortunately, there are many more such instances in these big pharma companies.
Don’t wait until then! Keep your baby safe by buying natural and organic products now.
In this article, I will provide you with a list of 8 natural baby products that I use for Haylee. I highly recommend them since they are free from many unsafe chemicals. They are also cruelty free, which is very important.
8 natural baby products
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Since Haylee is at that age where she’s walking all over the place and putting everything in her mouth, it’s important that the floor is clean. Having 8 cats means we need to clean often!
The best floor detergent that I found is Attitude. It’s perfect for tiled and wooden floors and it has a mild citrus smell. I’m really sensitive to different chemical smells and this one is pretty good!
The best part is that it’s safe for babies and pets. You don’t need to worry about their feet or paws absorbing any toxic ingredients.
Toothpaste is something that goes directly into your baby’s mouth. Not only that, they’re too young to learn to spit it out so it needs to be really safe for them since they will swallow all of it!
The best toothpaste I found is Rain Flouride Free Toothpaste. An added plus is that it has a watermelon flavor, which babies love.
You always need to have a pack of sanitizing wipes in your diaper bag for those dirty moments. When you think of sanitizer, you probably think of alcohol.
How can you give alcohol to your baby?
Don’t worry, I’m not.
That’s where Ariul sanitizing wipes come to the rescue. They are perfectly safe for babies and they do not contain alcohol. Bonus: you get 5% off when you purchase it through my link!
When summer comes, the sun’s intense rays also come. You need to start thinking about your baby’s delicate skin.
We all hear conflicting opinions about sunscreen. Some say it causes cancer, others say not using sunscreen causes cancer. Who really knows?
What matters is that when you choose a sunscreen brand for your baby, you want it to be natural, organic, and gentle on their skin.
My choice of sunscreen is Thinkbaby. I tested a tiny drop on my baby’s leg before using it for real and she had no reaction. It’s perfect for those beach days, picnics in the park, or kiddy pool time.
In my article What is a Cruelty Free Diaper? I elaborate a lot on the dangerous ingredients in many diaper brands. Choosing a natural diaper brand isn’t too difficult and you always have the option of cloth diapering.
I chose to buy a natural and cruelty free diaper brand, The Honest Company. Although they are a bit more expensive than other brands, they are worth it.
Some things you don’t want to go cheap with. One of them is your baby’s gentle skin.
When you go natural with diapers, it’s a great way to prevent diaper rashes.
Made Of is another great diaper brand and they sell many natural baby products. They have a diaper and wipes bundles so you can save when buying in bulk!
All breastfed babies need to take vitamin D. Don’t they get it through breastmilk?
The answer is no.
According to Cleveland Clinic, it’s the only vitamin that isn’t passed through the milk. Therefore, you need to give your baby a vitamin D supplement when they are only a few days old.
Even formula-fed babies need this supplement in the first few months since they aren’t drinking enough formula. Although formula is fortified with vitamin D, they need to be drinking at least 32 ounces a day for it to be enough.
When Haylee was just born, I bought vitamin D from the local pharmacy. However, after a few weeks, I realized that vitamin D is not vegan. It contains lanolin which is made from sheep wool.
Since I already bought it, I continued using it but I searched online for vegan vitamin D alternatives, specifically for babies. I wanted a different brand for when I finished the one I had.
The vegan brand which I found is MaryRuth’s. I originally mentioned that Carlson’s vitamin D is vegan. However, after reaching out to the company, they clarified that it’s not vegan, only vegetarian.
Once your baby gets old enough to start walking around, you can’t keep her from exploring the outdoors. Haylee is 12 months old now and she loves walking around in the playground.
That also means that she touches the ground and gets her hands dirty. The next second, she sucks her thumb with that dirty finger. Eeeewwww!
How do you keep your baby’s hands clean?
Dapple baby hand soap to the rescue! Non-toxic, baby-friendly, plant-based, cruelty free. What can be better?
This hand soap is an excellent way to clean your baby’s hands from all that outside dirt, without introducing toxic ingredients.
How often do you bathe your baby?
Some people do it every day, every other day, once a week. Everyone chooses what works for them and their baby.
What about the body soap that you use on your baby’s newborn skin?
As mentioned above, Johnson & Johnson may not be the best choice for baby products, although they’re extremely popular.
I chose Puracy for its high recommendations on many websites including BabyCenter. Since you use this almost every day, if not every day, it’s important to buy something organic and free of unnecessary chemicals.
When Haylee was just born, I bathed her every other day since I didn’t want to dry her skin out.
After many months, I switched to bathing her daily. She was playing more on the floor and started eating solids, which is always messy!
For more products like this to add to your baby registry, check out this link.
Why did I choose Puracy?
Since it doesn’t contain any of those toxic ingredients commonly found in baby shampoo. Read my article on natural baby shampoos and what to look out for when shopping for your little one!
To wrap up
Look at labels on baby items and try to buy organic and natural baby products as much as you can. The more natural you buy, the fewer chemicals you’re putting on your baby’s soft, gentle skin, and the more sustainable you are living.
Which natural products do you use for your baby? I would love to get more ideas! Let me know in the comments.
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