A few days ago, a friend and I got to talking about how we can make more natural choices, especially when it comes to our babies. We ended up having a long and interesting conversation on what we are currently doing to make our households more wholesome, including what we can improve on and how far we are willing to go to be all-natural. We tackled breastfeeding, buying organic fruits and vegetables, choosing free-range chicken and/or grass-fed beef, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, using all-natural personal care and baby products, and switching to wooden toys.
I have to admit, I never really thought about these things when I got pregnant. I thought I knew everything there was to know based on the books I read and how I was raised. Then, I gave birth to Tristan, and nothing seemed good enough for my baby. I started reading the labels of his baby products and got acquainted with the names of harmful ingredients that surprisingly manage to make its way into our everyday products. I could not believe it, and I could not imagine using them on my clean and pure baby. I watched out for ingredients like SLS, sulfates, sodium tallowate, tetrasodium, etidronate, EDTA parabens, phthalates, DEA, triclosan, synthetic preservatives, paraffin, petrochemicals and common allergens, which are so common and are actually harmful, especially when used everyday.
I switched from product to product, until I found a baby line that is completely all-natural and contains awesome ingredients like Cocoa Butter (to protect skin from the outside by strengthening and moisturizing it), Shea Butter (to protect, nourish and moisturize skin and heals common skin conditions like eczema and diaper rash), and Sweet Almond Oil (to exfoliate skin and lock in moisture). This is, of course, Belo Baby products. I’ve been raving about their line of products for a couple of months now (read about my review on their Hair and Body Wash, Bar Soap and Face and Body Lotion HERE) and I’ve been recommending it to all my pregnant and mom friends ever since I started using it.
Having a baby changed me so much, and all for the better. I now strive to be healthier, and I try to make wholesome, organic and all-natural choices everyday. What about you, mommies and daddies? What changes have you made when you became parents? Share your stories in the comments section! ❤
Photos by Zeus Martinez of Life by Ohana