While various toxic chemicals have been banned in recent years from body and baby care items due to understanding more of the dangers from use of them such as cancer, allergic rections, endocrine malfunction etc (Scary stuff isn't it!), there are still many that are included that are cause for much concern, and honestly NOT worth the risk to our child's undeveloped immune system, lack of blood-brain barrier and super thin ultra absorbent skin.
Body care products are classified as "medical devices" and hence their long term effects from use on the body are often untested or accurately tested, and unknown, and companies are able to use loopholes to include chemicals in their products that may not be optimal for health.
So, I encourage us all to do more research into every single product used on or around our little ones and ourselves, as I can assure you, there are many products we should be concerned about using.
The safest option for Body & Baby Cleaning Products and one that I follow:
-cut out what you can
-DIY using plant-food grade materials where possible
-research ethical organic plant based brands that are grass-roots and hands-on in the production of their products
-choose vegan-friendly not-tested-on-animals products
-reevaluate the lifestyle you wish to live and raise your little one within.