Dec 5, 2017

Natural Care Products for New Mums


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After giving birth, taking care of yourself and your body is of the utmost importance. Not only will proper self-care speed up your recovery, but it will also ensure the safety and health of your baby. If you decide to breastfeed your little one, you need to be mindful of the products you use because they can affect your baby, as well. From your diet to the hygiene products you use, you need to make sure to get rid of everything that might expose you and your child to chemicals and toxins. Therefore, it’s advisable that you switch to natural hygiene products to ensure your and your baby’s well-being.

Be fragrance-free


Babies’ sense of smell is quite sensitive, which is why you need to avoid products with strong fragrances. While gentle aromas may not be unpleasant to your baby, they may contain chemical substances that can cause numerous health problems, ranging from skin irritation to serious damage to your and your baby’s immune systems. Even if you choose products with natural scents, you can never be sure that they are completely free of chemicals. Therefore, choosing fragrance-free products is the safest option for a breastfeeding mom. In addition, products with strong scents can hinder your breastfeeding relationship with your baby. By switching to fragrance-free products, you will allow your baby to sense your natural scent that they will simply adore.

Go with natural makeup



While the fact that your makeup can have an impact on your baby can sound a bit bizarre, it’s actually really important that you go with natural products. Everything you put on your skin will enter your bloodstream and can be transferred to your baby through breastfeeding. Considering that makeup can be fraught with toxic chemicals, such as lead, parabens and phthalates, the importance of switching to natural, organic makeup becomes rather obvious. When purchasing natural makeup and other products, make sure to check the label and buy products from a certified supplier.

Hydrate with healthy body lotions


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Keeping your skin hydrated and healthy is of the utmost importance for your and your baby’s health. By properly taking care of your skin, you will boost your skin immunity, preventing toxins and chemicals from entering your bloodstream. Even if you use just a hand cream with chemicals, you risk transferring them to your baby accidently because their skin is significantly thinner than yours, which makes it more susceptible to irritations and allergies. You should use water-based body lotions and oils with essential fatty acids that will provide your skin with necessary nutrients. In addition, a lotion based on cocoa butter can help you reduce your stretch marks, but don’t forget to read the label before you buy one. On the other hand, make sure to steer clear of essential oils containing cinnamon, basil and rosemary because they can have a negative effect on you and your baby.

Use a deodorant instead of an antiperspirant


Although being slightly unpleasant, sweating is an important process that enables you to get rid of all the toxins from your body. By using an antiperspirant, you’re actually preventing your body from sweating and, therefore, detoxing. Without the possibility to sweat, your body will start detoxing through your breast milk, which will pose a threat to your baby’s health. Instead of using a harsh antiperspirant, you should switch to a safe, aluminium-free deodorant with a gentle fresh scent or completely fragrance-free.

Switch to natural personal hygiene products


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How soon after giving birth you will start menstruating again greatly depends on how long and how much you’re breastfeeding. While this can vary from one woman to another, generally, breastfeeding can delay your period for six months. However, even if you’re breastfeeding your baby often and don’t expect to start menstruating soon, you should still get some safe organic feminine hygiene products to have just in case. Since your period can be quite irregular after childbirth and with a heavy menstrual flow, you should have your personal supply prepared beforehand. From pads and tampons to wipes and menstrual cups, the products you choose should be based on natural materials and ingredients.
By taking care of yourself properly and using toxin-free, natural hygiene products, you will ensure that your baby stays healthy and protected during the breastfeeding process.