When I talk about going back to roots, many of my friends feel odd and raise eyebrows.
Read what doctors are suggesting. Focus on Red highlighted part.:
“Reduce baby’s skin exposure to the food allergens by washing your hands before handling the baby,” Cook-Mills said. “Limit use of infant wipes that leave soap on the skin. Rinse soap off with water like we used to do years ago. “
Water and cotton cloth : Two best tools to take care babycare! We really damn don’t need fancy chemicals loaded solutions!!
Wipes were introduced to us by hospital when my son was admitted at age 7 days. I found it odd and unusual. Ever since I realize what this wipes are, we stopped using it. Very early in my son’s infant age. May be within few weeks.
Some parents feel pride in using it! I see it as sign of laziness! Laziness in parenting????
Some of us, being adult, travelling in air, dining in luxury hotel, have develop habit of using it!
Remember one thing: Smoking and tobbaco chewing causing cancer is old thing! There are more chemicals silently developing havoc in our body! Only breaking our obsession with western life and modernism will save us! Be wise, pause, think twice before adapting any new habit blindly!
I wrote and warned infant parents, not to use them! 5 years down the lines, studies are emerging with links with allergy and inflammation.
Old Post from 2013
Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate(IPBC) is a water-based preservative agent originally used in the wood and paint industries. Initially used as a water-based paint and wood preservative and then in metalworking fluids, its role has expanded into the more recent uses in cosmetic products.
It is contact allergen as well as causes inhalation toxicity.
Would you mind your beloved child to inhale toxins after defecation and urination?
IPBC is a suspected gastrointestinal and liver toxin, and is thought to present risks to human reproduction and development, having been linked to the potential for reduced fertility and increased risk of pregnancy problems. It’s a suspected teratogen, which means that it may increase the risk of birth defects.
IPBC based baby-wipes are banned in New zealand
Ingredient Watch List: Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, the Toxic Preservative
Food allergy is linked to skin exposure and genetics
The factors contributing to food allergy include the genetics that alter skin absorbency, use of infant cleansing wipes that leave soap on the skin, skin exposure to allergens in dust and skin exposure to food from those providing infant care. Food allergy is triggered when these factors occur together.
So what are better alternatives for people who still want to use the toilet paper in their homes and baby wipes for their children or selves after bowel movements or even to freshen up? When choosing toilet paper, aim to purchase chlorine free, dye free, recycled and fragrance free. Often these companies are a fair trade company that vows to help the earth through recycling and conscious production and manufacturing of their paper products. Using a little warm water on the tissue before wiping or using a small squirt water bottle (mimicking a bidet) is a great alternative as well. As far as baby wipes go, try not to use them. If convenient, rinse your baby’s bottom in the bath/sink with warm water. If you must use a baby wipe, choose hypoallergenic, fragrance, alcohol, and dye free. Remember that our skin is the largest organ of the body and “drinks” whatever you smear, wipe, spray and rub into it.