Natural Baby Oral Care
It's a momentous occasion when your baby's first teeth arrive - and you want to keep them healthy. Toothpastes made with natural ingredients may help keep your baby's teeth clean and sparkly without artificial flavorings, colorings and harsh chemicals. Start preventing tooth decay early! Read the label to make sure a product is appropriate for the age of your baby.
Natural Baby Skin Care
Protecting your baby's skin from the environment is another priority. Keep it smooth and soft with baby-friendly lotions made with non-toxic, plant-based ingredients like essential oils, vitamin E and aloe vera. Choose from skin-softening lotions without ingredients like parabens, phenoxyethanol and other synthetic preservatives. Some contain added ingredients that help protect your baby against bug bites.
Natural Bug Repellants
Speaking of bugs, your baby needs protection from insects and other crawling critters when they're outdoors. Make sure they get it with natural bug repellents formulated with ingredients like lemongrass and Citronella. These DEET-free repellents are generally considered safe for babies of all ages and protect your baby's skin with ingredients that are non-irritating. Always follow the directions on the label.
Natural Baby Bath
What baby doesn't enjoy a bubble bath? Treat them to one with plant-based bubbling agents and soothing herbs that help cleanse and nourish without sulfates, artificial fragrances and other harsh ingredients. Some are made with certified organic ingredients and are free of animal products. Concerned about the environment? Choose bubble baths for baby made with sustainably grown ingredients and packaged in BPA-free, recyclable bottles.
Natural Teething Solutions
Many babies become fussy when their first teeth start to come in. Teething relief liquids made of homeopathic ingredients are formulated for teething pain and are free of medications. These products are made in accordance with U.S. Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia guidelines. Speak to your child’s pediatrician before using any natural teething product.
Homeopathic Remedies for Children
Homeopathic remedies for a variety of health issues babies and kids face are available. These products are made with all-natural ingredients and are formulated for common problems like fever, muscle soreness, cough and runny nose. Herbal formulas with herbs like Echinacea and goldenseal that may support a healthy immune system are another drug-free approach to getting your child through cold season. More research is needed to confirm that these products are effective. Be sure to consult a pediatrician before giving homeopathic remedies to a child.
Herbal Teas for Children
When a child has a cold, a cup of hot tea is warm and comforting. Herbal tea formulations made just for children contain smaller amounts of herbs like elderberry, peppermint and chamomile - just enough to comfort them and help them feel better quickly. When it's bath time, help fussy kids and babies unwind with special aromatherapy blends. Add these blends to their bath water or massage into their skin. You can also use them with a diffuser, vaporizer or humidifier. Alcohol-free herbal supplements are also available. Always read the directions carefully and use the recommended amount based on your baby or child's age. Talk to your child's doctor if you're unsure which products are right for your baby or child.
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