How to Choose Bath Products for Children
When it comes to our children, we try to make healthy choices regarding what they eat, what they play with, and where they play. The same is true when it comes to bathing them. Selecting bath products for children sounds easy enough, but choosing the wrong product can have nasty consequences.
Shampoos and Conditioners
When selecting shampoos, look for one that is tear-free. No matter how careful parents are when washing, there will be times when the soap drips into the eyes, and the crying ensues. Tear-free products are far gentler, making any drips far less upsetting. As for conditioners, babies don’t need it. At a few years of age, if your child’s hair is frequently tangled or snarled, introduce a mild conditioner specifically for children.
When it comes to body washes, heavy soaps or those containing harsh chemicals must be avoided. A child’s skin is tender, and chemicals can easily irritate it. Instead, choose something hypo-allergenic and moisturizing. Creamy body washes are gentle on the skin while leaving babies soft skin moisturized.
There are quite a few 2-in-1 products to combine shampoo and body wash or 3-in-1 products that combine shampoo, conditioner, and body wash into one. There are also bubble bath/body wash combinations to make bath time more fun. Try to select a product that is tear-free, and that does not contain perfumes. Be wary of combination products for children with skin issues as the combined product does not address specific skincare needs and may even aggravate the condition.
Look for a bubble bath that is hypo-allergenic and free of ingredients like parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Moisturizing ingredients like jojoba, aloe Vera, or coconut oil are fine. The bubble bath can be lightly scented but avoid any heavily scented products. Consider a product with lavender scents to help soothe and calm children before bedtime.
Immediately following the bath, many parents apply baby lotion to their children’s skin to seal in moisture. Be certain to choose a product free of fragrances, dyes, and parabens. Baby lotions need to be mild.
Wash Cloths or Bathing Sponges
Be mindful of using washcloths or bathing sponges in the bath. These items need to be thoroughly rinsed and dry completely between baths. If they remain soaked or dirty, they become breeding grounds for bacteria and mildew.
Ingredients to Avoid
Do not use products intended for adult usage. Some products have anti-aging ingredients, perfumes, or harsh chemicals in them that work well on adults, but can harm children. Baby products are made milder to be gentle on children and baby’s delicate skin.
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