Unfortunately, most mothers are unaware that they are actually putting their children at a health risk by using some common baby cosmetic products. To be more specific, Johnson & Johnson, one of the most popular and largest manufacturers of baby care products in the world uses a long list of ingredients in their products that can do more harm than good to gentle baby skin and immune system.
The Tender Immune System of Children
Babies and toddlers have a very delicate immune system that requires utmost care in order to function properly. So, if you continually expose your child to toxins by bathing them in Johnson & Johnson baby bath every night, you expose their body to the harmful effects of toxic ingredients that can trigger chronic illnesses, autoimmune diseases and poor health in the long run.
The worst part of all is that these baby care products test your child’s immune system in the worst possible way. Apart from irritating gentle baby skin, these products lead to intense immune responses, leaving the immune system weakened and susceptible to other pathogens and diseases.
Ingredients Found in Johnson & Johnson Products
If you through the list of ingredients on any Johnson & Johnson product, you’ll be surprised at how few of these ring a bell.
The main ingredient found in these products is 1,4-dioxane, which the Environmental Protection Agency links to skin irritation, headaches, drowsiness, vertigo and liver damage.
Quaternium-15, an ingredient found in Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo, is one of the main carcinogens. The thing is this chemical emits formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen that can trigger reactions on your baby’s skin over time.
Johnson & Johnson came out with a statement that they have started a process of removing these toxic chemicals from their American products, but in reality there’s no guarantee of how long this will take. Even more importantly, why support a company that has uncaringly exposed your family to serious health risks?
On the other hand, toxin-free Johnson & Johnson products can be found in other countries including Sweden, Japan, Norway, South Africa, Finland and Denmark. So, you come to wonder, why should the US wait for year for this to happen?
In the meantime, the best option you have is find safer alternatives for your child’s body care. Burt’s Bees is one manufacturer that offers healthy products to their consumers, even though some find the smell of their products a bit disagreeable.
Other companies that produce healthy baby care products include Aveeno, Baby Ganics, California Baby, and Little Twig. Ideally, you can test their samples and decide which one works best for your baby.
Keeping informed is a great advantage, especially when your or your family’s health is at stake.