8 Jun 2022 | 3 min Read
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Baby powders absorb moisture and keep your little one comfortable, especially when the diaper brushes against the skin of a baby. Baby powder is usually made from a clay mineral (talc), cornstarch, arrowroot or other powders.
Asbestos is an active ingredient that’s found in talcum powder and can be harmful if inhaled or swallowed by infants. If your baby inhales talc powder, it can be harmful as the fine particles present in it can clog the air sacs of their lungs. It can dry out the mucus membranes and result in respiratory diseases which include asthma, pneumonia, lung fibrosis, respiratory failure and pulmonary talcosis.
This begs the question, “Is it safe to use baby powder containing talc”?
Baby powders that are clinically proven and are made from certified organic ingredients are the only ones that are advisable to use on babies.
What are these certified organic ingredients? Here’s a list:
The four certified organic ingredients that should be present in your baby’s powder are:
Besides, lavender has a host of calming and sedative effects.
It helps to calm your baby, treat skin allergies and rashes, providing relief.
Your baby powder including chamomile oil will prevent rashes and bacterial growth.
Packed with anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and calming properties, it eases skin conditions like eczema or rashes.
Loaded with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, khus grass can reduce the inflammation on your little one’s skin. Being soothing and gentle, it prevents rashes and breakouts.
Hence, opting for a baby powder that has the goodness of khus grass can be beneficial.
It helps in wound healing and reduces rashes caused by dryness with its antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
It also aids in soothing redness and irritation in baby eczema and other skin rashes.
We hope that this list helps you to choose the right baby powder that will not only hydrate and moisturise your little one’s skin but also reinforce its natural barrier.
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