Outrage over baby shampoo chemicals

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Outrage over baby shampoo chemicals

Post by JD's Mum » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:48 pm

Anyone else find this wrong?


http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/lifest ... chemicals/


Shame on you J & J

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Post by Andypandy » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:52 pm

*Andypandy confesses that she still does not use shampoo on her 2 1/2 year old.*
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Post by JennyD » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:56 pm

Andypandy wrote:*Andypandy confesses that she still does not use shampoo on her 2 1/2 year old.*
Yep, didn't use shampoo on any of the kids until they were 3. Then I just used mine :)

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Post by mummysairsair » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:18 pm

:shock:
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Post by Feebes » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:25 pm

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Post by Zzoe » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:29 am

I don't mean to offend anyone who does... but why use shampoo on a baby's hair?

It's so fine that mess just deflects off it! I'm with Andy Pandy, we didn't use any shampoo on DS1 until he was three. Then we bought a holier-than-thou-does-not-contain-anything-really product and two years later we still have a couple of washes left in the bottle. Granted, DS1 has fine hair and I know there are some kids who don't. But we've also never used a bath product of any description on DS2, who is 16 months. There are frightening things in most cosmetics. I say... if you wouldn't eat it then you shouldn't put it on your skin!

Edited to remove capital letters on the word 'why', and replace with italics ( :oops: )
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Post by aelfgiua » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:32 am

I haven't read the original article yet, but wanted to say that I do wash their hair after swimming in a pool.
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Post by surfingyogini » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:10 am

I don't use any products containing petrochemicals on myself so I simply wouldn't ever use them on my kids. Not good for them, not good for me.
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Post by s squirrel » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:13 am

Maybe I just have messy kids :lol:
But yeah I have used shampoo on both of their hair.
Not all the time as they don't need it, but when they've got mud and god only knows what :shock: in their hair after helping us outside!
I know for fact that DD has ended up covered head to foot in sheep poo/ mud more than once - she loves helping with the lambs :-D but lambs don't always stand still when you want them too, and she's gone for a six in the sheep yards.
That being said, the shampoo/ soap that gets used is a very very gentle tree hugging/ save the whales friendly sort, I use it sometimes.
DH doesnt like it, as it won't remove all his grot!!
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Post by JC » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:01 am

We use my products on DD and DS about once a week, sometimes once a fortnight. I love the way their hair looks after shampoo and conditioner.
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Post by innej » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:09 am

my DS only washes in water... and the occasional bubble bath. No J&J in this house! And no shampoo either
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Post by JC » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:18 am

Zzoe wrote:I don't mean to offend anyone who does... but why... WHY use shampoo on a baby's hair?
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I say... if you wouldn't eat it then you shouldn't put it on your skin!
I wouldn't like to restrict myself in that way. For example, lanolin is a traditional skin softener but I wouldn't eat it. Why not take advantage of its skin softening properties, such as for cracked nipples?

Please avoid the all-capital letters in your posts, as it's considered the internet equivalent of shouting.

As to your question, I gave our family's reasons but I guess it depends on what you were thinking of as shampoo, and what age of baby. I find it hard to think of using an anti-dandruff shampoo on a newborn, that's for sure. On the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised to hear of someone using shampoo occasionally on a one-year-old.
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Post by Zzoe » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:57 am

Oh dear, I'm sorry if I offended. Looking at my post again I can see I wrote too hurriedly and without much thought. And I'm sorry for using capital letters, I'm more familiar with them as a means of emphasising a word than a verbal connotation.

Just to qualify, I mean that I avoid putting things on my skin which cannot be eaten. Lanolin- although it wouldn't be appealing to eat- isn't toxic.[/i]

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Post by dakotakdq » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:03 am

I have used shampoo on my sons hair from an early age (maybe 6mths?) as he had soooo much hair and still does! He also has a hair cut every 4-6 weeks as his hair grows so fast and is really thick
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Post by -Natalie- » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:32 am

:shock: Scary.

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