A growing number of people are now questioning the practice of putting petroleum jelly on a baby’s bottom. This byproduct of the petroleum industry has been found to speed the healing of wounds, which is why it’s been used for generations as a remedy for diaper rash. However, there are new concerns raised that this might not be a good practice.
A few years ago, the Huffington Post ran an article on the potential dangers of petroleum jelly. Especially, if you aren’t using a well-known brand, it’s possible that all of the potentially carcinogenic agents, present in raw petroleum, were not properly filtered out.
Burts Bees For Diaper Rash
In any event, there’s a growing awareness that it’s far more preferable to use natural, plant-based skin conditioners, including shea butter, lavender oil and jojoba oil. Burt’s Bees Baby Bee is petroleum free. It also has no parabens, phthalates or sodium lauryl sulfate.
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