It isn’t exactly new information that most types of shelf bought baby products contain a multitude of synthetic ingredients that can have mild to severe health consequences for infants and babies.
From perfumes to preservatives, artificial colors, and even flavors, any of these materials can cause anything from a skin rash to long-term health problems such as respiratory illness.Comotomo Organic Baby Bottle
In fact, some of these long-term health consequences may only present much later in life. Take BPA, for example, which was used largely in the manufacture of baby bottles, car seats, carriers and so many more items in the past.
Health consequences, such as early puberty and severe mood swing in children as young as 8 years have been directly related to BPA. Organic baby products are much safer for use on both infants and babies.
Children and adults can also benefit from the use of these products. But what is the difference and why is organic so much better?
Firstly, in accordance with FDA regulations, organic baby products may NOT contain any synthetic or man-made ingredients whatsoever. This immediately eliminates the risk associated with these ingredients.
Puracy Natural Baby Shampoo & Body WashHowever, it is important for parents to be aware that some products claim to be organic when they do contain one or more man-made ingredients. Read the label carefully and ensure that the product has been certified as organic before use.
The ingredients that are contained in organic products for babies are also strictly regulated. Each ingredient must be grown or produced under the guidelines for organic produce or sourced from a registered organic producer.
Ingredients must be 100% natural plant or animal based and produced without being contaminated by synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.
Contamination from man-made materials through water run off and in areas where synthetic products have been used in the past is also regulated. The seeds and plants may also NOT be genetically modified in any way (GMO).
Genetically modified natural plants may have health risks that are yet to be identified for human beings. Burt’s Bees – 5 Pack Burp Cloths 100% Organic Cotton
But it isn’t just the elimination of synthetic ingredients and contaminants that may affect the end product that matters. Organic products for babies are simply better. They contain more vitamins, minerals and other properties that promote better health rather than detract from it.
For example, anti-oxidants eliminate free radicals in the body which contributes to detoxification of cells and organs as well as slowing oxidation in the body, delaying ageing.
Baby products that contain only organic ingredients can be tailor-made to target specific conditions.
For example, certain plant based products contain naturally occurring anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial properties are ideal for treating nappy rash or other skin disorders such as eczema in babies.
It is essential to stress, once again, the importance of ensuring that an organic product is truly organic. To be really certain, it is possible to grow organic ingredients and manufacture baby products at home.
However, looking for the 100% organic certification or trademark should provide peace of mind that baby is getting all the good and none of the bad in his or her baby products.