My husband always tell me to tell it like it is so hear goes....We have 4 young children and as they are developing I realize more and more how important our choices are for them. Not that we are always making the right ones but at least trying to get it right is better then just not doing anything.
When our first child Luke was born we were like any other parent so conscious of everything. Is he breathing? Is he to hot/cold? Wanting him to hit every milestone 2 months ahead of time and on and on. But by our 4th child Henry life is relaxed and we are happy when he is sleeping and ready to enjoy every moment of his life no hurry.
Last night we were out to eat and Kelly (our 3rd) had a dirty face and I pulled out a baby wipe and handed it over to my niece to wipe off Kelly's face....stating to my brother and Jason go ahead put some formaldhyde on her. At the time my brother just laughed and shrugged like no big deal but the pit of my stomach was saying "You idiot think what you are doing to her....why would you intentionally put a known carcinogen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formaldehyde) on your childs skin? Especially when you know there are better alternatives." We laughed it off and I felt like I had to somehow try to make it ok....so I blurted out that it is easier then making wipes (which I did with my first). Like most things in life these days.....easy wins over right! We have become guinea pigs for the government. They are knowingly allowing things that are "know carcinogens" in everyday products......and we because they are "easy" are using them. My quest in the next 3 months is to get away from the "easy" and do what is right for my family. Many of you have already chosen to do what is right and I applaud you.....but if you have chosen the "easy" way we encourage you to take this journey with us. Here is some information to just give you some good sight into what is going on watch this clip and then let me know what you think. Also there are several other things that contain formaldhyde do you know what they are? I believe in being educated and being able to choose.
Here is a great wipes recipe
3 qt. Round food storage canister
1 roll thick paper towels (I use Brawny). Cut in half horizontally with an electric knife to make two short rolls.
2 cups water
1/2 Tbsp. Basic H2
1/2 Tbsp. Shakleebaby Massage Oil
Put one of the cut rolls into the canister and pour mixture over the top. Wait five minutes, then pull out the cardboard center. Pull first wipe from the inside roll.
These are very economical and are not cold on baby’s bottom.
Other uses: Handy wipes around the house, in the car, personal hygiene for women, the elderly, or those with sensitive skin.