Originally Posted by CookAMH
What are parabens?
Also, where is the cosmetic database? Thanks!
A friend recommended water and cheap baby washcloths for wipes, so I will probably try that and perhaps get 7th Gen or 365 for the diaper bag.
The cosmetics database that I use is www.cosmeticsdatabase.com
. It's awesome.
To answer your question about parabens, they are preservatives found in lots of (if not most of) cosmetics and skin products. There has been lots of concern lately about their safety. Here is a link to info about them on the cosmetics database...http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ing...y%3Dparaben%26
And here's a link to an article I bookmarked a while ago that talks about parabens being found in cancerous tumors.http://www.health-report.co.uk/parabens.htm
Personally, I don't know how dangerous parabens are, but since simply switching to products without them is a option, I'd rather be safe than sorry. And, IMO, using a product with parabens once in a while is not a big deal - I'm all about moderation of most things - but, when you start reading the labels of shampoos, creams, etc., it's scary to realize most of us are using them everyday (without really knowing it).
BTW - I just looked up our Burt's Bees Baby Shampoo to see what the rating on that was and it's a 4, which I'm not totally satisfied with. I looked at the least toxic baby shampoos and the one I looked at more in depth scored a 0, but then when you read about it, it shows that one of their ingredients (soybean oil) has been linked to cancer - so who knows??! Even the least toxic one at a 0 is still questionable? I guess it's just a matter of what's the least risky.
Sometimes I don't know if having all this information is a blessing or a curse