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The Truth About Baby Wipes
There has been news on television and on the Web about certain types of baby wipes causing rashes in babies. This unfortunate incident has alarmed millions of parents worldwide whose nurseries are stocked full of baby wipes.

The itchy, scaly rashes were attributed to ingredients that caused an allergic reaction. One of the culprits is an ingredient that is also found in some lotions and shampoos. Pediatric dermatologists have repeatedly warned parents of the possible danger of using baby wet wipes that have harmful ingredients. Fortunately, there are many different types of wipes and there are products out there which are legitimately hypoallergenic, safe to use, and some are even eco-friendly.

Babies have different types of skin. Some are more sensitive than others. The general consensus of doctors is to wait until the baby is a month old before using wipes on newborns. This is the safest approach, giving time for the baby's skin to mature and thicken a bit before commercially available wipes are used for cleaning during diaper change. In the meantime, parents can make use of warm water and clean soft cloth.

After this critical period, use of high quality wipes is generally recommended by health specialists. The best wipes to use are the all-natural unscented ones which are alcohol-free, and super-thick. Don't settle for a thin wipe that's too wet and slippery. These wipes may be more affordable but your baby's bottom might end up red and itchy. Parents might be attracted to the available scents that are offered at specialty shops, but they have to prioritize the baby's needs first before satisfying their need for variety. Watch out for the ones with very strong smell. They probably contain strong chemicals which are not good for your baby.

When using baby wipes for the first time, parents must watch out for signs of an allergic reaction. If there is a hint of redness, the best thing to do is to stop using the product. However, if you see no adverse reaction, you might as well buy in bulk. You might not realize how many packs of baby wipes you will need in the first few months alone. The truth is you will need a lot. If you buy in bulk or get jumbo boxes from warehouse stores, you can save a lot of money. Just remember not to buy loads of one type of baby wipes before your baby arrives. Despite your efforts at ensuring that you get the highest quality, all-natural baby wipes, you have to make sure first that baby's skin will not end up sore and irritated. When you are sure that you have the perfect product that is the only time that you start stocking up.

You might also want to know that there are specialty wipes available in the market. Some wipes are flushable, while others contain additional ingredients that offer extra protection from diaper rash. Others are guaranteed to degrade or break down more rapidly so that parents who want the best for their baby (and the best for the planet as well) will have something to use. These baby wipes may be more costly than others, but they might be the ones you are looking for.

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