Baby Care Products Mount Pleasant SC

If you choose your products wisely, you can get your baby into a toxin-free lather. So how can you tell if your skincare has phthalates? The FDA doesn’t regulate the toxin’s use in bodycare, nor does it require manufacturers to disclose it as an ingredient.

Baby Bloomers
(843) 856-9277
1313 Theatre Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
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7220 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC
 
Babies R Us
7250 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC
 
Babies 'R Us Baby Superstore
(843) 824-9493
7250 Rivers Ave Unit 900
North Charleston, SC
 
Limited Too
(843) 572-7276
2150 Northwoods Blvd Unit E12
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Sprout
(843) 766-7773
916 Savannah Hwy
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Toys R Us
7800 Rivers Ave.
Charleston, SC
 
Lowcountry Lactation Station
(843) 532-6310
2076 Church Creek Drive
Charleston, SC
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Gymboree Store
(843) 764-0780
2150 Northwoods Blvd Unit C3
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(843) 744-3152
4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd Unit 711
North Charleston, SC
 

Toxin Baby Care Products

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By Elizabeth Marglin

A recent study garnered a mother lode of attention by suggesting that babies absorb phthalates from bodycare products such as shampoo, powder, and lotion. Phthalates are synthetic chemicals commonly used to stabilize fragrances and make plastic more pliable. These known endocrine disruptors mimic hormones and may alter genital development. Although adults also risk exposure from skincare products—some studies link phthalates to cancer—babies in utero and infants are particularly susceptible because of their immature metabolisms and developing reproductive systems.

The study underscored just how widespread exposure is—every baby tested (163) had at least one phthalate at measurable levels, while more than 80 percent had seven or more in considerable amounts. The worst culprits: baby shampoo, lotion, and powder. Finally, infants less than 8 months old may be the most vulnerable, perhaps—as the researchers suggest—because their tiny bodies allow for more concentrated phthalate absorption.

While this could be enough to scare concerned parents away from using any product whatsoever, there’s no need for a total babycott. If you choose your products wisely, you can get your baby into a toxin-free lather. So how can you tell if your skincare has phthalates? The FDA doesn’t regulate the toxin’s use in bodycare, nor does it require manufacturers to disclose it as an ingredient. Nonetheless, manufacturers hide their use of phthalates and other noxious chemicals behind trade secret-protected terms such as fragrance or parfum. As a good rule of thumb, avoid products that list fragrance as an ingredient unless the label states that it’s derived from essentials oils. But because of the complexities of labeling, there are companies that make phthalate-free babycare that do list fragrance. In that case, look for that claim on the label. We found some phthalate-free skincare you can trust: California Baby, Burt’s Bees, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Weleda, and Nature’s Paradise Baby Organic.

Author: Elizabeth Marglin

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