Switch to Natural Laundry Detergent

Many parents believe that by washing their infant’s clothing with a commercial laundry detergent, that they are actually helping to protect the baby’s health. If you’re using an off-the-shelf laundry detergent, you may be surprised to know that the chemicals contained in it can actually be harmful, not only to your baby’s health, but to that of other family members as well. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, you should switch to a product that is organic, eco-friendly and natural instead.

A few of the chemicals that could be lurking in your favorite laundry detergent includes:

  • Phenols, which can cause damage to the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys
  • Bleach, which is an eye irritant that can cause breathing disorders
  • Surfectants, substances derived from petroleum that actually pollute ground water when they come into contact with it
  • Chemical fragrances that produce allergy-like symptoms and make asthma conditions worse
  • Nonplyphenol Ethoxylate (NPE), a substance that imitates estrogen and causes hormone imbalances that could lead to infertility or impede fetal development. They are especially harmful to infants and very young children.

In addition to these chemicals, many detergents also contain what are known as optical brighteners. Optical brighteners serve no other purpose than to trick your eyes into thinking that your clothes are actually whiter and brighter than they really are. They also leave behind molecules that stick to your skin, and can increase your sensitivity to ultraviolet light, thereby increasing your risk of developing skin cancer.

By switching to a natural laundry detergent , you can eliminate toxins from coming into contact with your infant’s skin. As many of these chemicals are absorbed through the skin, you will also be doing your part to prevent organ damage and respiratory disorders. Better yet, an eco-friendly detergent will be better for the environment, and will help prevent protect our water supply from the harmful chemicals that many commercial laundry detergents contain. In the end, we think you’ll find organic laundry detergent is better for your baby for a number of reasons.

For more information on organic baby food, call (855) 797-BABY. Also visit www.smile2baby.com to browse their selection of earth-friendly baby products including baby wipes, diaper cream and bath/body shampoo while consulting their knowledgeable staff.


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