Your children need the best care that is available in the market to keep them clean and fresh. While choosing products for kids, it is important to check the ingredients and make sure that there are no harmful chemicals in the products. A kid’s skin is very sensitive and harmful chemicals like parabens, phthalates, triclosan and others can get absorbed through it, causing long-term damage to the child’s health. Therefore, it is best that while choosing personal care products for children, you choose the natural or organic ones.
While natural products are made from materials available in nature, organic products are made from plants grown without using chemicals and pesticides. It is best to go through the various available options in the market and then select the right product for you child. Here is a list of a few important personal care products that your kids need before they are ten years old.
Soap and body wash – A skin of a child does not need strong chemicals or antibacterial agents for cleaning it. Soaps containing essential oils, neem, honey and citrus has the right natural antibacterial properties that will cause no irritation to a child’s skin and help it to remain soft.
Shampoo and conditioner – This is an important product that is necessary for every kid for daily use. It is important to know that natural and organic products may not produce the same amount of foam like the chemical products. Still, they are no less effective and special elements like Aloe Vera or Lavender can soothe the skin of your little one very effectively.
Toothpaste – Most children have a love or hate relationship with a toothpaste but there are naturally made toothpastes with fruity flavours, which they may like. These are also free from fluorides, sugar or preservatives. Bacterial inhibitors like neem and xylitol can help to keep the mouth clean, without causing any gum irritation.
Sunscreen – This is a very important product that you need to use and apply liberally, to protect the skin of your little one from the harmful sunrays when you are going outdoors. Mineral based sunscreens with both UVA and UVB protection are available in the market and they are designed for the soft skin of kids.
Skin lotion – The sensitive skin of kids is prone to dryness and infections so a non-toxic moisturizing cream is an important product that they need. Products made from natural ingredients like coconut oil, olive oil or shea butter works best for the skin of children.
Deodorant – Some children may need a deodorant even at the age of eight or nine and the need may vary for each individual. Antiperspirants and deodorants with chemicals like parabens can be harmful for kids so we highly recommend only natural ones, which are safe for use.
Even when you use natural products, it is possible for your child to have an inherent allergy towards one component. Therefore, it is best that you test the product over one small area of the child’s skin before applying in large scale.