One should never ever slather a baby up with anything petroleum based

One should never ever slather a baby up with anything petroleum based. It's fine for cars and engines, but not babies as it messes with the endocrine system.

Use coconut oil instead. It is natural and has antiseptic properties and creates a barrier on baby's delicate bottom.

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Mar 19, 2018
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Petroleum based baby products safety
by: Lezel

I have to admit when I started reading your comment about the use of petroleum-based baby products use on baby's skin I didn't agree with you, but the more I carried on reading, the more I became convinced that you have a good point.
I used Elizabeth Ann petroleum jelly on my little girl's bottom for the duration of her nappy wearing stage, and while I never experienced any adverse effects from the use thereof, I know not all mommies will agree since every baby will respond differently to products.

I felt petroleum jelly works well since it provides a waterproof barrier and it moisturizes a lot better than most baby lotions on the market, that is until I saw you mention coconut oil as an alternative.

I use coconut oil for anything and everything these days for the antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties especially. |It's so versatile, I even give to my cat in her food and rub it on her coat.

I always thought I'd continue the petroleum route with baby 2 when the time comes, but you've awakened a curiosity in me with your comment, and might have just convinced me otherwise. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, I felt like it was written just for me. I will be doing a lot of research before I use petroleum-based products in future. Prevention is better than cure!

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