What's touching your babies Bum?
What's in baby wipes will surprise you!
Many childrenn suffer from ectopic dermatitis, better known as eczema, which can be exacerbated by fragrance filled wipes. Fragrance is not just the pretty smell but is a synthetic formulation used to increase the shelf life of products. Babies with latex sensitivities or allergies will have an increased response to these fragrance wipes. As babies it's hard to know what their allergies are, so it's better to be safe than sorry. Natural wipes don't have these harsh chemical ingredients. Look for fragrance-free & hypoallergenic, but always flip the wipes over and make sure the word parfum (fragrance) is not included. They are the closest thing to a wet washcloth.
Alcohol is another component found in traditional wipes. This property can actually dry out a babies skin and could cause burning on their most sensitive areas. Wipe companies like using it because it is a cheap way to "wet" the wipes. Natural wipes use natural essential oils like aloe vera to keep in the moisture and can actually act as a barrier against diaper rash. Chose to wipe their bum with those that are better than the rest, because natural is always best!