Babies and toddlers can’t defend themselves against chemicals, toxins and other dangers like adults can. They can’t make judgments about whether things are safe for them or whether they should avoid them. Because of that, as an adult, you have to be the one to decide what’s safe and what isn’t safe for your little one. There are so many baby products on the market that it can be hard to choose which ones are best and which ones might be dangerous. If your baby has an allergy to something you obviously want to avoid things with that chemical or compound in it.
Even without allergies, though, babies are very sensitive. Don’t buy something that contains a lot of harsh chemicals when something that’s much more natural will do the same thing. There are plenty of green products available, and that helps out a lot when it comes to making choices about whether or not you should buy something for your baby. If you want to stay away from some of the more obvious chemical compounds, purchase green products and items. Then you aren’t putting chemicals into your baby’s system and you’re using only natural compounds that your baby would be exposed to normally.
When you shop, read the labels. That’s true for clothing and toys as well as food and skin products. Scratchy fabrics or toys made with dangerous chemicals can certainly cause your child to be uncomfortable and unhappy. It is much safer and preferable for them to have comfortable, soft, warm fabrics and toys that you don’t have to worry about. Remember that babies will put almost anything in their mouths, so you don’t want to have toys around that could potentially make them sick if they chew on them. There are great ways to protect your baby and still give them plenty to play with.