I've read several articles like this one from CBS News questioning the safety of phthalates in baby shampoos, lotions, powders, etc. Most of these we don't use and never really did, with the exception of the baby shampoo. That one we still use. The Little Man has very sensitive skin, eczema, and with his multiple allergies I'm reluctant to try new products. Plus we like the "no tears" part of the baby shampoos. We generally stick with one or two brands. But after reading these articles I'm questioning the safety of some of these products. I've always questioned the safety of the products I use. I can't pronounce almost all of the ingredients in the shampoo that I use. But that's for me and it's not that I don't care about myself, it's just that I'm too lazy to do anything about it (and I'm cheap too). But it's different with my children. I wouldn't knowingly let them play with hazardous material so am I going to bath them in it? I don't think so.
So I've been thinking of looking for a new product, but where to start?
Today I took the Little Man to a new hair cut place. It's one of those ones that's a "children's salon" and they let the kids sit in a race car to cut their hair. I've been taking him to a low priced walk in shop but they've butchered him the last couple of times so even though it's cheap, a $12.00 hair cut is only worth it if it looks good. While at the new place, I decided to check out their products and I discovered that they carry this line: California Baby. It's all natural and organic and the best part is that on the label it says: NO NUT OILS, GLUTEN, SOY, OAT, OR DAIRY. How cool is that? It also contains no sodium lauryl sulfate, no DEA, no parabens, no sodium benzoate, no benzolc acid, no benzyl alcohol, or phenoxyethanol. I have no idea what that stuff is, but I'm glad it's not in there.
The products are pricey but can you put a price on allergy friendly safety? And the coolest thing is that I bought bubble bath. The Little Man has never had bubble bath because of his sensitive skin. I can't wait to give him a bath tonight and let him play in the bubbles.
California Baby has a full line of products including shampoo/body wash, bubble bath, sunscreen, bug repellent, diaper care and more. I'm not affiliated with them in any way. I just wanted to share my all natural, organic, allergy friendly, phthalate free find.