I know for a lot of us a better question would be “are your baby’s beauty products safe?” This is a great tool for those of us that are concerned about what we put on our bodies. The Skin Deep Safe cosmetics database has a toxic rating for just about every beauty product out there. They range from 0-10 with 10 being really toxic. It has products broke down into baby care, eye care, nail care, etc and then broken down further into subcategories.
I have only used this for baby items and was shocked and not so shocked by what I found so far. The Aveeno baby soap and shampoo that I have been using on Lily was rated a 3, I guess that’s not really so bad but I want better. I was not really surprised to find that just about all Johnson and Johnson products were over a 3 and most much higher. I didn’t see anything lower then a 3 but I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt.
I want to know why it is that products that are made specifically for our babies are harsh and toxic when they are labeled safe and gentle?
The nurse that facilitates my breastfeeding/mom support group gave us the web address last week and I wanted to share with you all. I hope you find it as interesting as I did.