Sometimes, a product that claims to sanitize as it cleans sounds like a good idea – but that's not always the case. When it comes to the health of your family, especially baby hygiene, you need to understand when sanitizing is a necessity and when it can lead to further problems.
Some confusion may arise from the ubiquity of anti-microbial soap in the bathroom. For years, soaps that claim to eliminate 99.99 percent of germs have been a mainstay of American bathrooms. However, in 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration actually banned many types of antibacterial hand soaps, reported The New York Times.
Health and environmental risks simply outweigh the benefits. Likewise, sanitizing wipes aren't always your best option, such as in these cases:
On your baby's sensitive skin
Skin is the body's largest organ, and it requires lots of pampering and care to look its best. Anyone who has been a teenager understands how difficult this job can actually be.
When it comes to newborns and toddlers, skin sensitivity must be a top concern. It helps to remember that the word antibiotic literally means "against life." Sanitizing wipes can eliminate many microorganisms that are actually beneficial to your child's health.
Consider probiotic foods. According to The Wall Street Journal, these foods are rich in beneficial microorganisms that create a balanced environment within our bodies. That balance is often reflected in our skin. When you have the right amount of "good" germs, your body thrives. Killing those germs disrupts that balance, providing an opening for "bad" germs to ruin your day.
When cleaning your child, only use wet wipes made with pure, gentle ingredients such as EDI purified water and aloe vera.
During your outdoor trip
As you hike through the woods or set up your pup tent under the stars, you may begin to truly realize that we are not alone in the universe. There are plenty of bugs here, too.
But not all of the creatures we find outdoors are as annoying as mosquitos. In fact, many of the critters you encounter on a hiking trip aren't visible to the human eye. That's what makes our planet so special – everywhere you look, from the top of a mountain to the depths of the ocean, there is life.
And there's no need to sanitize that abundance of vitality as long as you keep your food clean and drinking water pure. Cleaning your hands and using recyclable wet toilet paper should be enough to stay healthy outdoors.
Of course, it's always best to check with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before heading into unknown territory!
You are a living, breathing person who inhabits a living, breathing world. Outside of a few sanitary locations, there's little need to eradicate every microorganism you encounter – many actually help you stay healthy!
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