This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.
When welcoming a new member to the family, you think about all the things a new baby is going to need – like a place to sleep, warm clothing, diapers, etc. You take every precaution needed to ensure their health and safety. Sometimes it isn’t until after your baby is born that you start to think about other details like the chemicals and harmful ingredients most baby products contain.
After my first child was born, I know I didn’t think about the products I purchased for him. I simply saw what others (friends and family) have always used and did the same. Now that I’m on my fourth child, I have had plenty of time and experience to realize that not all baby products are created the same – or are even safe for that matter! I’ve even owned products in the past that were subject to recall. Luckily my ‘mom instinct’ had told me something was not right about those products and I didn’t use them, but there are other products that aren’t so cut and dry.
Let my experience save you time! With two babies still in diapers (an almost 2yr old and a new baby) I want to use products that are chemical free and a safe, natural product this time around. Just look at that cute little face – of course I want to give him the best start!
Here are some things you can do to give baby a chemical free start in life:
- Use WaterWipes – WaterWipes, a premium European brand, is a chemical free baby wipe that contains only two ingredients, 99.9% purified water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract.
- Use Glass bottles – You avoid the whole BPA debate and the possibility of any leaching chemicals if you just rid yourself of plastic completely. They are not any harder than a plastic bottle to use and clean up very easily.
- Use Cloth Diapers – I love my cloth diapers. Not only do I avoid those little chemical filled beads in disposable diapers from going on baby’s skin, they save me money over time. Especially with two babies using them!
- Make your own baby food – Making your own baby food is as simple as having a pot of water and either a food processor or blender. Either steam or boil veggies until tender, and process until smooth. It is so simple to do, you save money by making your own, and avoid any preservatives that may be in store bought baby food.
There are plenty of other things you can do as well, but these four things are some super simple ways to ease yourself into being chemical-free in your home – especially when it comes to baby. I particularily love the WaterWipes because I still get the convenience, durability, and effectiveness of a packaged wet-wipe without any harmful chemicals.
We get our WaterWipes at Copps, which is great because we can grocery shop and grab our wipes – one stop shopping!
What are some things you do to limit the chemicals you and your family are exposed to?