Kath + Belle Guide to Toxic Chemicals to Avoid During Pregnancy

Kath + Belle Guide To Toxic Chemicals To Avoid During Pregnancy

At Kath + Belle, we celebrate every good news including pregnancy. A child is a blessing and it’s the beginning of your exciting journey as a happy family. However, pregnancy is not an easy task, we know that. Mothers need to make a lot of adjustments in order to keep the baby in her tummy healthy and happy. To do this, mothers need to change their lifestyle from their diet to parenting products.

Alcoholic beverages and cigarettes are not the only things you need to give up during pregnancy. In fact, toxic chemicals from parenting products including lotion and shampoo can be as dangerous to your developing babies. Therefore, you need to rely on parenting tools and parenting products from the safest brand. It is also important to know the most common household toxins to avoid during pregnancy. Kath + Belle listed down the toxic chemicals that mothers need to avoid during pregnancy.

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You need to pick the brand that values your baby’s health. Kath + Belle is certain and true to its promise.

Kath + Belle: Toxic Chemicals You Need to Watch Out For During Pregnancy

  1. Phthalates

Phthalates are chemical compounds primarily used to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and to soften plastics. It also makes body lotion spreadable. Research stated that there’s a link between prenatal exposure to phthalates and ADHD in kids. To avoid phthalates, parents must skip air fresheners with synthetic fragrances. Kath + Belle provides also phthalate-free shampoo and lotion for you and your baby.

  1. Aluminum & Metals

Heavy metals used in cosmetics including lead, arsenic, and mercury is just as harmful because it can cause organ damage, hormonal imbalances, and organ toxicity. It’s best that you check for any heavy metals and aluminum listed on the labels of the products.

  1. Parabens

Parabens are chemicals that are often used as a preservative for longer shelf life. Parabens can cause hormone systems disruption which can affect birth outcomes. Kath + Belle knows that there are so many wonderful products out there that do not include this type of ingredient. It’s a matter of wise parenting because you need to be meticulous in choosing the best products. You can always choose Kath + Belle for safe and true-to-its-purpose products.

  1. Formaldehyde

We know that a product containing formaldehyde is a big no-no. Formaldehyde is a colorless, strong-smelling gas used in building materials and many household products. You need to be aware of the dish detergent, body wash, and baby skincare products that you use; it might contain formaldehyde which will put your baby at risk of perinatal diseases.

  1. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

One of the many concerns of pregnant women is skin irritation. SLS acts as a foaming agent in soaps and shampoos. This chemical can trigger skin irritation because the level of concentration is too irritating. What’s worse is that prolonged exposure can cause nervous system and kidney function issues. Choose Kath + Belle soaps and shampoos because we always assure through thorough research that our products are toxic-free.

  1. Triclosan

Triclosan is an antibacterial ingredient that inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi. It negatively impacts the formation of your baby’s reproductive system and can reduce fetal growth during pregnancy and smaller head circumference. 

  1. Mineral Oil

Although some users swear by the beauty benefits of mineral oils, it is important to note that applying it to your skin repeatedly can cause various negative hormonal effects including miscarriage. You can always go for brands that offer natural products like Kath + Belle. It contains ingredients that provide the same beauty benefits as mineral oils. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the side effects!

Now that you’ve learned about some of the toxic chemicals that can affect your pregnancy, you might want to consider all the beauty and cleaning products you buy. Be meticulous in choosing products and always check the labels. 

With that being said, you need to pick the brand that values your baby’s health. Kath + Belle is certain and true to its promise. We spent years on research so we can produce safe baby skincare products— like baby lotion and parenting products— yet effective in helping your little one grow. Kath + Belle also offers products that cater to eczema-prone skin. Check out Kath + Belle for more details and parenting tips.

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