Baby Lotions contain phthalatesEvery mom loves the smell of those baby shampoos and lotions. However, just because they smell good and look good, that doesn't mean they're healthy. Here is an article about how these lotions can contain hormone altering ingredients:
From the article:
In the study, doctors tested the urine of 163 children between the ages of 2 months and 28 months born in Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Columbia, Mo., between 2000 and 2005. All had detectable amounts of at least one type of phthalate, and more than 80% had seven or more types.
In the study, babies exposed to baby lotion, shampoo and powder had more than four times the level of phthalates in their urine than babies whose parents had not used the products. The highest levels were reported in babies under 8 months old, and those exposed to lotions.