Doctor’s Warning: Never Clean Your Child With Baby Wipes No Matter What
It seems that Baby wipes are necessity for every parent in this modern era. They can be extremely handy in numerous situations. They are effective, for everything!
They can be used for face, toys, and dirty hands. However, we have thought that they are completely safe to be used, but studies prove otherwise. A lot of parents should consider the possibility that their baby wipes that are using are not safe at all.
Doctors are suggesting that we need to stop using the baby wipes on our children. We actually expose them to certain risks by doing so and possibly endangering their skin.
In a special report, the NBC News noted that they are not safe to be used due to the presence of one ingredient (methylisothiazolinone). Therefore, children upon which baby wipes were used have irritated their skin and caused them rashes and red scaly skin.
A professor at the University of Connecticut – Department of dermatology and pediatrics (Medicine), Dr. Mary Wu Chang experimented on various children, and was intrigued by the results.
One girl that had eight years had rashes on her buttocks and around her mouth. The location of the rashes was indicating to the usage of baby wipes. Because when she consulted the mother, the mother said that she had been treating those places with baby wipes.
Remembering a previous report Dr. Chang stumbled upon during her research, another case where a Belgian man had a severe chemical and allergic reaction to a chemical preservativecalled methylisothiazolinone – Dr. Chang linked this preservative to the exact baby wipe reaction as the little girl.
She did the tests herself in order to check the validity of the allergy and it proved to be positive. So she told the mother to stop using them which helped the rashes to disappear.
Then, in the following year, Dr. Chang did find these allergic reactions in other kids that were using baby wipes, and when they stopped, the rashes were gone.
Methylisothiazolinone is present in brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Cottonelle, and Huggies. So you should consider replacing these chemicals with a natural solution
Another dermatologist, Dr. Ellen Frankel who agrees with the opinion of Dr. Chang states:
“I always tell parents do not under any circumstances use diaper wipes. They have a lot of chemicals in there, and can irritate skin that’s already damaged sitting in urine, or feces, or sitting in a diaper that’s just got an inclusive surface on it.”
Always check for the ingredients on the baby wipe box. If you spot that methylisothiazolinone is present, stop using the wipes, and you will prevent any unwanted rashes and other skin diseases.
We recommend you to create your own DIY wipes at home with natural products.