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Taking Care of Your Precious Baby: Which Baby Products are Safe to Use?

bathing a babyAs a parent, knowing which ingredients to avoid in baby products doesn’t exactly come with the user’s manual, but it’s something that you should be aware of as a doting mother or father. And when it comes to skincare, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, especially when it comes to babies.

With so many products on the market, it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what is best for your little one. The good news is that there are a few things to keep in mind and help narrow down your choices.

In this blog, we help you find out which skincare products are good for your baby’s skin, and which ingredients to avoid when shopping for your little one’s skincare routine.

Choosing the Right Skincare Products for Your Baby

First, consider what type of product you need. Are you looking for a cleansing solution, a moisturizer, or something to treat a specific condition? Once you know what type of product you need, you can then be more particular with what to look for in the baby care section.

Here are the typical products you might need:

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Moisturizer
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Therapy oil

Bath Time Products for Your Baby

When it comes to bath time, look for products that are designed specifically for babies. A baby’s skin, after all, is different. It is thinner, even when compared to older kids, which warrants a product that is delicate on the skin. These bath time products will be gentle on your baby’s skin and will not strip away the natural oils that protect them from the elements.

For soaps, look for products that are hypoallergenic and free of fragrances, dyes, and other harsh chemicals.

Here at Moringa-O2, we have a range of gentle and safe products perfect for your baby’s bath time routine. Our herbal moisturizing soap, for instance, provides multiple antioxidant properties as it gently cleanses dry and sensitive skin – which makes it just right for your precious one.

Herbal Moisturizing Soap

Made with natural ingredients, our herbal soap serves to nourish and protect your baby’s skin.

Meanwhile, when looking for a shampoo for your baby, it’s recommended that you use a product that is tear-free. While your baby may not have that much hair yet, it’s still important to use a gentle shampoo to avoid irritating their scalp or their eyes.

After Bath Skincare for Your Baby

As for moisturizers, keeping your baby’s skin hydrated is key to preventing dryness, eczema, and other skin conditions. Look for products that are designed for sensitive skin and free of harsh chemicals.

Lotions, on the other hand, can also help lock in moisture and protect your baby’s skin from the elements. An herbal lotion, for example, can provide your baby’s skin with the nourishing benefits of ingredients like moringa oil and shea butter.

Choose a lotion that is safe and gentle on the skin, like our herbal hypoallergenic lotion. Enriched with nature’s most powerful formulation of oils like moringa, olive, and sunflower, it provides a natural way to lighten the skin.

herbal moisturizing lotion

What makes it an effective lotion for your baby? Our moringa lotion is also dermatologist-tested, proving that it sits well in all skin types while also offering UVA/UVB protection. It doesn’t contain any of the ingredients to avoid in baby lotion, like fragrances and parabens.

And lastly, you can also apply sunscreen unto your baby’s skin, whether you’re going out or not.

For babies under six months old, it’s best to use a physical sunscreen that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. For babies over six months old, you can use either a physical or chemical sunscreen. Just be sure to avoid products that contain oxybenzone, as this ingredient has been linked to health problems in children.

Keeping Your Baby’s Delicate Skin Protected from Bungang Araw

In the Philippines, where the temperatures can get really high, it’s also good to have an herbal therapy oil for bungang araw on hand.

The Herbal Therapy Oil is made with natural ingredients like moringa oil and herbal actives, which are known for their healing properties. As our recommended product for bungang araw or prickly heat, it can provide immediate relief and help keep your baby’s skin protected.

moringa therapy oil

This gives your dear baby’s skin the nourishing benefits it needs while also providing a layer of protection against the sun’s harmful rays.

Specific Ingredients to Avoid in Baby Products

When you already know which baby products you need and which specific baby care items to choose, look at the ingredients list.

Avoid products that contain harmful ingredients like sulfates and parabens. These ingredients can be drying and irritating to sensitive skin. Instead, look for products that are made with natural and gentle ingredients like those found in Moringa-O2’s line of herbal skincare products that are safe for your baby.

Here’s a list of common ingredients in baby skincare products to avoid:

  • Sulfates
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Fragrances
  • Oxybenzone
  • Dyes
  • Harsh chemicals

These commercial ingredients are known to be harsh and irritating to sensitive skin, so it’s best to avoid them altogether.

Sulfates, for instance, are known to strip away the natural oils that protect your skin. Parabens, on the other hand, are preservatives that can cause irritation and dryness. Phthalates, meanwhile, are used to make fragrances last longer. But they can also be disruptive to hormones and cause reproductive problems.

Why are they still being used in most commercial skincare products? It’s because, for the most part, using these ingredients influences manufacturing costs and makes production more affordable. So, when you see these ingredients in a product, put it back on the shelf and consider something else for your baby’s sake.

Moringa-O2 is the Safe and Gentle Herbal Skincare Brand for Your Baby

That being said, when choosing skincare products for your tot, don’t forget to factor in your budget.

You don’t need to spend a fortune on skincare products for your baby. Some of the best products are actually quite affordable. Our Moringa-O2 herbal skincare line is reasonably priced and gentle enough for even the most delicate baby skin.

So, if you’re looking for the right skincare solution for your baby, remember to consider these factors. And, if you’re looking for safe and gentle products that won’t break the bank, be sure to check out what we have to offer.

Feel free to send us a message for any questions and shop today!

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