When I started searching for baby care products, I naturally flipped the containers over, as I always do. I was only a little surprised to find all sorts of ingredients I didn’t want to put in my baby’s bath or on his skin or on his backside.
My mother brought me a little sample pack of Baby Bee, the line for babies by Burt’s Bees. It used to be you could only find Burt’s Bees products in a health food store. But now he’s everywhere – including some grocery stores. And of course, any of the products can be found online.
What I really appreciate about the products is, first, I can pronounce all the ingredients on the list. Secondly, there aren’t any parabens, petrols, alcohols, citric acid, or DHEA; these are the items I scan for first.
Another great benefit is they smell absolutely wonderful. For instance, the apricot oil that I put in my baby’s bath smells so fresh, I could just gobble up my squeaky clean baby. And the diaper ointment has a nice rosemary smell – nothing mediciny.
I have the baby shampoo bar, and although it has a nice smell and rinses clean, I have found it to leave my baby’s scalp a little dry. But I love the idea that it’s in a bar, preventing spillage. I still use it on my son’s wigglier days when I know adding a bottle of shampoo to the scenario could get messy!
There are several other companies that produce chemical-free baby products as well. I’ll be looking into those shortly, so look for the up-and-coming lowdown!