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#1 of 9 Old 07-02-2007, 01:06 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I just came across this list of 'toxic' ingredients used in body products... I checked my bottle of Aveeno baby wash, and it has some of the ingredients on this list (as do my shampoo and conditioner!):
http://myweb.westnet.com.au/ctarr/pa...dictionary.htm

I have been using Dr. Bronner's baby soap, but I have the aveeno around, and use it occasionally. It is scary that a company that markets their products as 'natural' has such yucky stuff in it!

sarah, mama to e & j 8/08, and big brother 8/06
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Aveeno is pretty much just Johnson's and Johnson's in different packaging. Mothering had this website listed as a resource in an article in the past few years about safe skincare products: http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ You might check it out.

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Even the all natural/organic products can have nasty stuff in them. I buy most of my stuff from Whole Foods, and still have to be really careful to read the labels. I like Burts Bees- they seem to have good ingredients, and have a nice baby line. I wanted to throw away almost everything in my house after I went on that cosmetic data base!!

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Yes, most all baby care, and adult lotions, shampoos, soaps, makeup are very toxic. I love this website: http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/bro...incat=babycare

main page: www.ewg.org

It's a fantastic resource!!
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yup...aveeno is part of johnson and johnson...check out the skin deep 2 report, you can see baby and mommy products that aren't very nice. i threw out almost every product i got at my baby shower.
http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/index.php?nothanks=1
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wow....we use burts for everything other than the soap, which we use the aveeno creamy wash....i guess i will use the remaining bottles that i stocked up on at a sale in my wipe solution only and grab a bottle of the burts bath soap to use from now on. amelia has just recently started trying to drink the bath water so i have been analy scouring the baby bath with a vinegar solution i use to clean. i feel like such an idiot that i did that and then washed her with the aveeno wash....

i guess you live and learn....thanks for the intel!

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Yep, I too was an avid Aveeno user (I loooooved the smell!!) but when I started getting conscious about product's ingredients, well I realized Aveeno was no better than regular Johnson's. Sucks really cause I thought the Aveeno line was "good for baby" and I felt duped.

I now use a bit of Burt's wash on dd (on smelly neck areas), mostly water for ds. Even Burt's isn't all natural, "fragrance" is listed on their ingredient list, which is toxic as well.
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The Aveeno Baby sunblock actually scores well on the cosemetic database scale (link already posted); it has the lowest on the 'hazard' index among sunscreens that are not mineral-based and gets a 2 = recommended rating overall.

The Aveeno daily baby lotions also score really well.

http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/prod...baby+lotion%26
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wow! i'd never heard of this site. i like it.

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