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10 Safe and Effective Natural Alternatives For Kids - The Snap Mom

10 Safe and Effective Natural Alternatives For Kids

Keeping a happy and healthy home is tough enough without having to worry about ingredients you can’t pronounce, medication side effects, and chemicals you didn’t know you were using! Unfortunately many of the over-the-counter medicines and baby products we are often directed to contain all sorts of yucky things that don’t belong in or on those little bodies! That is why we have highlighted 10 common baby/child products that are loaded with chemicals and dyes, and provided natural alternatives you can feel good about giving your little one! Don’t have time to make your own home remedies? Don’t worry! All the products listed below can be found in stores and online!

10 Safe and Effective Natural Alternative For Kids 

1. Tylenol: Acetaminophen (the main ingredient) is a strong and powerful drug that can cause irreversible liver damage, a 46% increased risk of asthma, and a 35% risk of eczema (source link). It is also the leading cause for calls to Poison Control Centers (>100,000/year) and accounts for more than 56,000 emergency room visits, 2,600 hospitalizations, and an estimated 458 deaths due to acute liver failure each year (source link). Fevers are the body’s way of fighting infection; fever suppressors kill the body’s ability to fight. Do not fear the fever!

Click {HERE} to read how to treat them naturally.

If you have to use acetaminophen, here’s a dye-free, alcohol, saccharin & gluten-free option:

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2. Oral Gel/Liquids: And similar numbing agents contain benzocaine. The FDA does not recommend using benzocaine-containing oral numbing medications in children aged 2 years and younger except under the supervision of a healthcare professional, because the anesthetic can cause a rare and even fatal condition called Methemoglobinemia. These products have had numerous safety alerts and recalls.

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Here is a completely safe & extremely effective alternative:

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3. Vicks Vapor Rub: Vicks is petroleum based and has been under fire for triggering respiratory distress in children younger than 2. Petroleum and products made from petroleum, such as petroleum jelly, are considered to be dangerous because they contain known cancer-causing agents. Petroleum jelly itself is listed as a known carcinogen in some countries. Petroleum blocks pores, disrupts the body’s ability to eliminate toxins and does nothing to hydrate or heal skin.

Here is a completely safe & extremely effective alternative:

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4. Baby Oil: Baby oil is made of mineral oil. I’m about to blow your mind: It is a synthetic oil which is a byproduct of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil. If that doesn’t deter you, similar to petroleum it clogs pores and disrupts the body’s ability to eliminate toxins. A 2002 study released from the Cancer Prevention Coalition stated “mainstream cosmetics and personal hygiene products including lotions, soaps and shampoos, pose the highest risk exposures to the general public. This risk is higher than smoking.”

Here is a completely safe & extremely effective alternative:

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5. Fluoride Toothpaste: Using fluoride increases the risk of fluorosis, a condition that discolors tooth enamel. Fluorosis appears in permanent teeth when a child ingests too much fluoride while these teeth are forming in the gums. It also is true that some people are allergic to fluoride

Here is a completely safe & extremely effective alternative:

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6. Infant Rice Cereal: While still strangely suggested by pediatricians, rice cereal has NO NUTRITIONAL value, is full of sugar and sets children up for a taste for starchy foods.

Click {HERE} to read why to skip the RC and use the “Baby Led Weaning” approach to solids We will not suggest a link as there is no better alternative to REAL FOOD.


7. A&D/Destin Diaper Cream: Along with many (if not most) other non-organic brands, these diaper creams include: phthalates, talc, mineral oils,benzyl alcohol paraffin & microcrystalines waxes, excessive fragrances, zinc & petroleum.  You do not want these chemicals routinely applied directly to your children’s sensitive areas.

Here is a completely safe & extremely effective alternative:

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8. NEOSPORIN: Neosporin is a first-aid ointment that contains three antibiotic ingredients in a petroleum jelly base. Besides the effects of petroleum (mentioned above ^) side effects include mild to severe allergic reactions.

 Here is a completely safe & extremely effective alternative:










9. Diapers: While wearing a diaper, your baby’s skin absorbs approximately 50 different chemicals. This can be solved by using cloth diapers or natural baby products. Here is a completely safe & extremely effective alternative:

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10: Baby Wipes: Harmful ingredients: composite wood products, formaldehyde, glue, paint, plastic. Let’s cut all of that crap out!

Here is a completely safe & extremely effective alternative:

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