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Baby Bath Products – Why Every Ingredient Matters!

Welcome to parenthood, where you get to make all the choices on behalf of a tiny, helpless human being who calls you Mama. Cots, teethers, first foods and baby bath products! The list is endless, and the responsibility can feel overwhelming.

Shopping for the perfect baby products to suit your family isn’t always easy. But taking the time to read labels can be so worth it. Take baby skin care. If it says “natural” somewhere on the bottle, that’s often enough to make a sleep deprived mum feel at peace. Scrutinising every ingredient can feel time-consuming and confusing. After all, most of us are not ingredient experts!

So let’s make it a little easier, mamas! Here is an easy to understand guide to some of the ingredients to look out for in your baby bath products. Natural is a great start but there are other ingredients that can really make the difference to the health of your little one’s skin. Let’s take a look!

Baby Bath Products Made Without Water

Water is a life-giving resource that is ideal for hydration – when you drink it! It’s quite another thing when applied to the skin. Think about when you hop out of the shower or if you’ve spent a lot of time swimming. It can leave your skin feeling uncomfortably dry. This is because when water evaporates off your skin, it can remove surface lipids. In short, the skin loses moisture.

Some baby bath products and skin care can contain as much as 70% water. It doesn’t matter if that water was harvested from the purest glacier in Switzerland, it doesn’t play an active role in your baby’s skin care. So what does this mean? Well, only 30% of the bottle you purchase has ingredients chosen to soften and soothe your little one’s delicate skin.

Water is the most common #1 ingredient in baby skin care because it’s cheap and it blends all the other ingredients together well. But is there an alternative? Yes! And it’s the next ingredient to look out for!

Soothing Aloe Vera

Aloe vera plant

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Brands who make premium baby bath products choose Aloe vera as their base ingredient. And it’s not hard to understand why. Aloe vera is:

– full of skin-loving antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins A and C
– anti-inflammatory
– helpful in reducing skin irritation and may speed up healing
– known to soothe and soften the skin.

Creamy Goats Milk for Baby Soft Skin

Baby in Sink Bath

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You’ve probably heard of goats milk skin care. But do you know why it’s so popular? Fresh goats milk boasts a naturally high fat content which is great news for dry skin. It’s like nature’s moisturiser and when applied to bubba’s skin, creates a barrier to keep moisture in.

In addition to its deep moisturising benefits, fresh goats milk is:

– packed with vitamins such as A, B1, B6, B12, C, D and E and minerals including zinc, iron and selenium.
– full of amino acids, antioxidants and enzymes all known for enhancing skin health
– rich in fatty acids which can soothe dry, itchy and eczema-prone skin

When choosing baby bath products for your little one, keep these ingredients in mind. Making sure every ingredient is safe, natural and working hard to care for your family’s skin is an investment worth making!

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