Baby Wipes

Baby Wipes

So I’ve just got back from the doctors with my little one after yet another issue.  He’s been suffering with spots around his mouth and on his face for weeks.  Turns out that baby wipes have been the culprit.  You know those soft, gentle, baby soft wipes that we all use and love?  Gentle my eye.  They are as gentle to babies as a pack of wild dogs are to their prey.  And some.  Have you ever looked at the ingredients for these baby wipes?  Some actually contain Formaldehyde… Cue a lot of panic and confusion.  How on earth can these companies get away with marketing their products as soft and gentle when in fact they are in my eyes dangerous?  Don’t get me wrong, I’m no ‘Earth mother’ but what I am is a mother who wants to provide the best care that she can for her baby.  How can we do this if we are being led astray by big market leaders?

Last week I was scared off ever using sugar, now this week I’ve been scared off using any form of product for my baby.  It is one lesson learning how to bring up a baby, it is another massive lesson learning how to do the best by them.   So for now, I will be sticking to water, camomile and flannels.  I’m not sure how this will go down at the local play park but only time will tell…..