Spring has officially sprung! It’s the time of year when we literally dust off the old and bring in the new. But a good dusting isn’t all our homes need. It’s also the time of year that we let go of old ways of thinking and start to pay more attention to our health. I’ve partnered with Anneliese Wells, mom, health advocate, and clean beauty ambassador for this four part series on how to spring clean the products you use to make your house a more non-toxic space for you and your kids.
Before I had kids I never thought too much about the products I used. But after getting pregnant and more so after my baby arrived I knew I wanted to clean up the products I use. I still have a long way to go which is why I regularly consult Anneliese when I need a recommendation. If you’re interested in clean living be sure to follow her on Instagram @yourcorewellness
We’re kicking off this four-part series with non toxic products for babies. We’ll be covering Cleaning Products, Beauty, and Eco-Friendly Products just in time for Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd. Be sure you subscribe to my email list to get all four parts of the series. Follow us on Instagram @yourcorewellness and @diaryofasocalmama where we’ll be cross-posting extra videos to go along with the series.
Spring Cleaning your kid products
These little mess makers get their own category. Throw out the old idea that baths have to be daily and filled with bubbles to get the grime off. Yes, it’s fun but it’s also drying and irritating to their tender skin. Plus, some of the ingredients in those scented bubbles can slowly build up in organs and cause troubles down the road.
In the Bath:
In the Sun:
Fragrance and preservatives are things you want to eliminate from this category. As great as they can smell they can also irritate the skin, especially sensitive baby skin, the exact opposite of what you’re going for here.
A great choice is a lightweight oil like Shea Moisture. It will provide gently moisture to the skin and smells nice…due to natural fragrance, not harsh chemicals. Moms on Amazon love it if the reviews are anything to go by! Another option is Honest Company lotion, they have lightly, naturally scented lotions as well as a fragrance free version. Try all four to see which you like best!
We hope you’ll be adding some of these non toxic products for babies to your cupboards. They also make great additions to baby registries so tell any mamas to be about them as well. Just as you need to consider what you put on your kids you also need to consider what you use around your kids. Want more great non toxic replacements? Check out part two of the series, where we talk about detoxifying your cleaning products.