It seems that baby wipes are necessity for every single parent in this modern era. They can be very useful in many situations. They work, for everything!
They can be used for face, toys, and dirty hands. However, we have believed that they are entirely safe to be used, but studies prove otherwise. Many parents must consider the possibility that the baby wipes that are using are not safe at all.
Doctors are recommending that we have to stop using the baby wipes on our kids. We actually expose them to certain risks by doing so and perhaps endangering their skin.
In a special report, the NBC News noted that they are not safe to be used due to the existence of one component (methylisothiazolinone). Therefore, kids upon which baby wipes were used have irritated their skin and triggered them rashes and red flaky skin.
A professor at the University of Connecticut– Department of dermatology and pediatrics (Medicine), Dr. Mary Wu Chang investigating many children, and was fascinated by the results.
An 8-year-old girl had rashes on her buttocks and around her mouth. The area of the rashes was indicating to the use 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 serious chemical and allergic reaction to a chemical preservative called methylisothiazolinone– Dr. Chang linked this preservative to the exact baby wipe reaction as the little girl.
She did the tests herself in order to examine the validity of the allergy and it showed to be positive. So, she informed the mother to stop using them which helped the rashes to disappear.
Then, in the following year, Dr. Chang did discover these allergic reactions in other kids that were using baby wipes, when they stopped, the rashes were gone.
Methylisothiazolinone is present in brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Cottonelle, and Huggies. So, you must consider replacing these chemicals with a natural solution.
Another dermatologist, Dr. Ellen Frankel who agrees with the opinion of Dr. Chang says:
“I always tell parents do not under any circumstances use diaper wipes. They have a great deal of chemicals in there, and can aggravate skin that’s already damaged sitting in urine, or feces, or being 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 exists, stop using the wipes, and you will prevent any undesirable rashes and other skin diseases.
We advise you to make your own DIY wipes at home with natural products.