Why you shouldn't use fragranced products for your baby

Why you shouldn't use fragranced products for your baby

Navigating Fragrances in Baby Products

As parents, the health and safety of our children are paramount. Understanding the impact of fragranced products on our little ones is crucial, especially given the sensitive nature of their skin and overall health.

The Risks Associated with Fragranced Products

One out of three people in the United States have health, respiratory problems and migraines after exposure to fragranced products. Fragrances are also one of the most common causes of contact dermatitis and many fragranced skincare products contain chemicals that can cause discomfort, rashes, eczema, dryness, and more severe health issues in babies, such as respiratory problems and endocrine disruptions. Babies with eczema or sensitive skin are particularly vulnerable to these irritants.

Volatile Organic Compounds and Health Risks

Research indicates that many fragrances in products such as lotions, shampoos, and wipes contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and allergens which can lead to respiratory irritation, skin allergies, and other potential health issues in young children. Babies and children are particularly susceptible to these effects due to their developing immune systems and greater skin absorption rates. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises against using scented products on children to avoid exposure to these unnecessary chemicals

Choosing Safe Products for Your Baby

To ensure the safety and health of your baby, opt for skincare products that are phthalate-free and made with baby-safe ingredients. Baya offers products that are gentle and safe, designed with babies' delicate skin in mind. Our Fragrance Free laundry detergent sheets are taking care of babies sensitive skin, caring for their health.