“Soft, like a baby’s bottom”… This saying only tells part of the story about babies’ skin. Of course baby skin is soft — it is the best!!! — but it is also delicate, fragile and needs to be protected from chemicals in our environment.
Skin is a very important multifunctional organ that provides our bodies with a barrier function, mechanical protection, thermoregulation, immune surveillance and it prevents the loss of body fluids. Healthy skin plays a role in keeping babies alive. It was previously thought that the skin barrier function reached its maturity at about 34 weeks gestation (still in the womb). However, recent data shows that newborn skin goes through a gradual process of maturity in its environment and continues to develop until 12 months after birth —that is all the way until their first birthday!!! Skin care is important during a baby’s first years of life as studies show that baby’s (6-13 months old) and toddler’s (17-24 months old) skin has higher skin reactivity and absorption than adults.
The newborn’s skin is very naturally sensitive, thin and fragile. The skin of the premature newborn is even thinner, therefore highly permeable. This increases the risk of toxicity from the absorption of chemicals. This skin is also more easily attacked mechanically. For example, a baby’s bottom is in constant contact with diapers and being wiped with baby wipes which can cause repeated removal of top layer of skin cells. This increases the permeability of the skin and chance of skin rashes and infections. The health of a newborn’s skin is so important to the overall health of the child.
Norwex’s Global Mission is to: “Improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes.” This mission does not only apply to how we care for our homes but how we care for our bodies. The shelves at the supermarkets and drug stores are lined with chemical-filled baby products. Even with the knowledge of cancer-causing agents, these can still be found in some of the most “trusted” companies baby products. Isn’t it wonderful that Norwex provides alternative skin care products. Here are a few chemical-free products that will keep your babies clean and safe.
Baby Hooded Towel Set: It is the perfect size for babies and toddlers; it is super absorbent, super soft and super cozy, just what their sensitive skin needs. It is constructed with microfiber and has Norwex’s exclusive Baclock™ agent to inhibit odors from bacteria. It also comes with a matching face cloth.
Baby Body Pack: It comes with three baby-sized face or body cloths. They are super soft and gentle on your baby’s skin. They are constructed with microfiber and has Norwex’s exclusive Baclock™ agent to inhibit odors from bacteria growth.
Bubble Bath: All kids love bubbles at bath time!!! Norwex’s bubble bath is made from 3 natural ingredients — water, caprylyl/capryl glucoside (a natural foamer) & natural wild cherry fruit extract. It is non-allergenic, biodegradable and a gentle cleansing agent. Plus, it is FUN!!!
Body Lotion: This chemical-free lotion is good for the whole family and is certified by BDIH and NaTrue for its organic and natural properties. It smells wonderful and is loaded with a variety of natural botanicals like coconut oil, grape seed oil, aloe vera, sweet almond oil shea butter and vitamin E.
Take the time with your sweet baby to massage this wonderful lotion into their skin… they will feel loved & comforted, their circulatory system will be stimulated and you will be at ease knowing that there are no chemicals being absorbed into their perfect skin.
Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.