Our Children’s Non Toxic Bath Time Routine And Their Favorite Sustainable Bath Products
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Creating a non-toxic bath time routine for kids is essential for their health and safety. It’s also a great way to instill good habits that they can carry into adulthood.
In my home, non-toxic bathroom habits did not start over night. It was a gradual transition, and every once in a while I would swap out what my kids had been using for something all-natural and environmentally friendly.
Many children’s bath products, such as soaps, shampoos, and bubble baths, often contain a variety of chemicals that can range from fragrances and dyes to preservatives and other additives. These not only irritate delicate skin, but can also disrupt your child’s hormones.
Hence, even though these little swaps took time (and we still have some more swaps to make), spending an extra buck or two on non-toxic products is worth it, and puts you at ease.
The Benefits Of A Non-Toxic Bath Time Routine For Kids
Making your children’s bath time routine non-toxic can provide several benefits for both their health and the environment:
- Non-toxic bath products are free of harsh chemicals and toxins, making them safer for your child’s sensitive skin which easily absorbs what you put on it.
- Many non-toxic bath products are environmentally friendly because they are biodegradable and won’t harm our water ways.
- Non-toxic bath products are also typically free from synthetic fragrances, which can be irritating and cause allergies.
- Most non-toxic bath products are also zero-waste or sold in recyclable or compostable packaging which reduces landfill pollution.
With that said, below is my kids’ non-toxic bath time routine, and a breakdown of our favorite sustainable products that are safe to use and kind to the planet.
Our Non-Toxic Bath Time Routine
My children’s bath time routine begins in the evenings around 6pm. We start with a bath and then move to the sink for their skincare routine and teeth cleaning.
On days when our kids aren’t that dirty, we skip the bath portion and just work on their faces and teeth. It’s ok not to bathe your kids on a daily basis, especially during the winter when skin gets real dry, and they don’t sweat as much.
We also enjoy trying new products, and we alternate between zero waste and recyclable products. For example, we might try a kids shampoo bar one month and a bottled shampoo another because sometimes my kids just don’t like shampoo bars. Kids can be weird and picky and I choose my battles wisely.
It’s ok not to be completely zero waste all the time. In fact, sometimes it’s impossible to be completely zero waste with kids.
In the evenings, my youngest has a bath and my oldest typically prefers to have a shower. They both use the hypoallergenic Hello Bello shampoo and body wash in one, along with a hair conditioner bar (currently we are using the brand HiBar).
They both have dry and itchy scalps during the winter season, so an all-natural conditioner bar helps soothe their scalp. The HiBAR solid conditioner bar has a lovely citrus scent and the cone-like shape makes it easy to grasp.
Body Wash & Wash Cloths
Next, my kids use their body wash with bamboo wash cloths by the brand Kea Babies. I don’t know if you’ve ever used a bamboo washcloth, but the difference in quality and feel is quite dramatic compared to cotton.
The Kea Babies bamboo washcloths have a little bit more weight to them (in a good way), they’re buttery soft, and come in a pack of six. They’re affordable yet luxurious, and they add a little bit of a “fancy” vibe to my bathroom. These are totally worth the buy (under $15!).
Lastly, my kids dry themselves with bamboo towels, and my youngest uses her adorable hooded bamboo towel from Kea Babies, which contains adorable little ears. Not only do we use this towel for bath time, it’s been great to use at the beach as well (especially since it has natural UV protection).
We started our children on a skincare routine and are using all-natural facial cleansers and facial moisturizers by The Natural Organic Family. Starting your kids on a skincare routine while they are young will build good habits and help build resistance against teen acne.
When it comes to oral hygiene, our children use bamboo toothbrushes, and currently we are using a wild strawberry vegan children’s toothpaste by the brand Hello. My children enjoy the flavor, and it’s easy for them to open on their own.
Bamboo toothbrushes can be hard to find in the store, but sometimes we get lucky and are able to find some at places like TJ Maxx, which is where we found our Mable bamboo toothbrushes for a great price.
Kids deserve a bath routine that is free from harsh chemicals and toxins. Bath time should be a fun and safe experience for children, and parents should be aware of the ingredients in the products that their kids are using.
Natural and organic products are a great way to ensure that your child is not exposed to any harsh chemicals or toxins, and it’s ok to make slow and steady swaps until you reach your goal.
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