As an educator, I focus on products, materials, and services that help children learn from the time they are born until the time they go off to college. But I also feel it's important to provide parents with the knowledge they need to keep their kids growing safe and strong. So many of you are raising more than one child. And some of you have babies. For these reasons, I wanted to be sure and share with you something you can feel good about!
When my daughter was born, I was amazed at the surge of protectiveness I felt for her. I wanted her to grow up strong, health, happy, and free to follow her own interests and passions without any health problems. And I still do. I was careful about which foods she ate, avoided chemical-filled products as best as I could, and looked for those that were made with natural ingredients. All these feelings were strengthened with the birth of my son. It's part of the reason why we choose to live in the country, away from the smog and toxins that come with living in a large city. But we were lucky to have that option. Not everyone does. While we may not all have a choice in where we live, we do have a choice when it comes to what we give, put on, and feed our kids.
I really love when brands and companies take the time to listen to their customers - especially when it comes to improving their products and making us feel safer about using them. So I was really moved by the video below and the knowledge that JOHNSON’S® Baby is improving their baby products by removing formaldehyde-releasing preservatives and reduce traces of 1,4 dioxane from all of their baby products, everywhere around the world. Their change in formulas also includes the removal of parabens. Research has shown that 99% of breast cancer tumors show traces of parabens. So I really have to applaud Johnson's for listening to moms like us and removing it and other controversial ingredients from their products for babies. The upgraded products include:
- JOHNSON’S® Baby HEAD-TO-TOE® Wash
- JOHNSON’S® Baby Lotion
- JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo
- JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo & Conditioner for Thick and Curly Hair
- JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo & Conditioner for Thin and Straight Hair
- JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo with Calming Lavender
- JOHNSON’S® Baby Soothing Vapor Baby Bath
This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the Motherhood. However, all opinions expressed are my own.