Advantages of Using Natural Baby Wipes - You Should Know
It’s normal to double-check everything when it comes to your little ones. With so many products and tips, it is always important to verify facts and details to ensure that your baby is exposed to the right and safe products. The use of baby wipes has increased over time, and currently, they are as much a part of your baby’s life as diapers are.
Controversies and questions have surfaced when it comes to baby wipes as well. Do baby wipes cause rash? Are natural baby wipes safer and better for your little ones? Do baby wipes have an expiration date? These are a few common questions we will be addressing in this article. We understand that parenthood brings forth a new set of responsibilities with it that can feel overwhelming. There are no wrong questions when it comes to the health and safety of your baby. We intend to give you clarity on the advantages of using natural wipes with a focus on our own Clear+Pure™ Natural Baby Wipes.
Can Baby Wipes Cause Rash?
The correct answer to this question depends on what ingredients your baby wipes contain. A variety of products are available on the market, and all of them are not made using conscientious ingredients and can contain harsh chemicals known to cause irritated skin.
Understanding what ingredients make up the baby products you’re buying can help you avoid stressful situations for your baby. The list of ingredients given below isolates the harsh chemicals that you should look out for when buying baby wipes or any other baby product.
They are used as a chemical preservative in many baby products to keep them fresh and bacteria-free for long periods. Parabens are known to be carcinogenic and are found in baby products under different names, such as butylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben.
Used as a preservative as well, there is some debate in the scientific world about the inherent harmful effects of sulfates. Regardless of the controversies, in some instances, people can have an allergic reaction to sulfates which can cause severe dermatitis or even anaphylactic reactions.
They are used as product softeners and lubricants to make the product smoother. Phthalates have been known to affect hormones and damage internal organs in some instances.
They are used as aromatic perfumes that have been known to cause skin irritation or worsen already existing skin conditions. Synthetic fragrances are known to be toxic as well.
It’s also essential to avoid dyes, chlorine, and alcohol in baby products, as they can also cause skin irritations.
While this can be frustrating for parents, it is necessary to understand that babies have extremely sensitive skin, and in certain cases, their immune systems make them prone to rash and outbreaks. One must consult their pediatrician. Understanding the effects of chemicals on your baby’s skin can help safeguard your child.
Here is a breakdown of the reasons why your little one is experiencing rash and outbreaks
Chemicals ingredients like parabens, sulfates, phthalates, fragrances, dyes, chlorine, and alcohol are generally the most common causes of any kind of allergic reaction.
Allergies are also caused by sensitivity. It might be that your baby is developing allergies due to their sensitive skin or allergy to certain ingredients in wipes and even food for that matter.
Exposure to dampness or humidity can also cause rashes. This happens when diapers are not changed timely causing the baby’s skin to come in contact with feces or urine. Also, overwiping your baby’s skin can make it raw and prone to rash and outbreaks.
In certain cases, it's not the ingredients of the wipes at all but the texture of the wipes that can cause irritations. Coming in contact with coarse nonwoven fabrics can sometimes cause your baby to break out or have allergic reactions. This is the same logic that applies to rough clothes and diapers.
How are you wiping your baby? Is your pressure causing your baby to break out? Yes, this is another reason your baby develops a rash and allergic reactions. Understanding the proper pressure can take some time. Most parents understand the pressure required when wiping their little ones.
Why Are Parasol Clear+Pure™ Natural Baby Wipes Ideal for your Baby?
Being a parent herself, the founder of Parasolco Jessica Hung has traveled the globe and carried out extensive research to identify the ingredients that can be deemed safe for your baby. Not only is Parasol safe for your baby, but also safe for the environment. Before we talk about the benefits of using Parasol diapers, here are what some of our customers have to say,
“I love these wipes, no fragrance, clean, thick enough that they will not tear during wiping.”
Favorite wipes hands down
“I like that the ingredients are almost nothing and the texture makes them much more effective than other natural wipes.”
Let’s get started.
Besides being unscented and hypoallergenic, Parasol baby wipes are made using a pure plant-based formula and contain 99% pure reverse osmosis water along with aloe leaf extracts that help nourish your baby’s skin and restore its pH balance. Parasol wipes have also received third-party approval from Dermatest® Research Institute. Here are a list of ingredients that Parasol wipes contain.
- Potassium sorbate
- Aloe barbadensis leaf extract
- Citric acid
- Alkyl polyglucoside
3D Embossed Texture
Parasol wipes offer a faster and gentler cleanup due to their 3D embossed structure. Using 60 GSM thick fabric, you will only require two wipes for number two, making them budget friendly and better for the environment.
Keeping in mind the safety of the planet, the packaging for Parasol baby wipes has been engineered keeping wastage in mind. It is a common occurrence that parents are prone to pulling out multiple wipes by accident when they are changing them while holding them at the same time. Understanding this issue, Parasol wipes have been made to dispense only one wipe at a time. Thus, keeping wastage to a minimum. The smart flip top design of the case also ensures that the wipes are well protected locking in the moisture when they are not in use.
Do Baby Wipes Expire?
The short answer is no. However, this does not mean that they come without a shelf life. Clear signs will tell you that it is time to get new wipes. Here are some tips to know that you need to buy new wipes.
- Considering the fact that baby wipes uses 95% water, they should be changed whenever they start drying or begin losing their effectiveness.
- The emergence of black and grey spots on your wipes is a clear sign of mold infestation.
- Any sign of allergic reactions like rash build-up, redness, swelling of the skin, Peeling skin, Bumps on the baby's skin, etc is a clear indication that you need to change your baby wipes.
Having all the information about what constitutes to your baby’s safety allows you to make more informed choices. Visit our website to know more about Clear+Pure™ Natural Baby Wipes and other Parasol Natural Baby Products today and find out about our affordable diaper subscription system.