is no Gaia Baby Range
- for good reason - the utmost safety of the baby. Please do not
use ‘any’ products on a baby, outside of an unavoidable
emergency such as exposure to injurious insects or UV. There
is no such thing as a safe baby range other
than warm water, pure mineral oil and a non-talc absorbent powder.
Cleansers strip an infant’s protective barrier, increasing
already extreme vulnerability (undeveloped detoxification systems)
to all extraneous agents, including hype ‘natural’ baby
products. A ‘natural’ classification does not
equal safety. Gaia will not be tempted to engage in such criminally
irresponsible dangerous marketing practices. All Gaia Organics products
may be safely used as indicated after 2 years of age.
Please note that no mere ‘baby-safe’ indication renders
any product safe for babies, or young children. There is always
a trade-off with the use of any product other than water, always
some risk, irrespective of how ‘natural’ or ‘organic’
such product may be. Soap and all cleansers, without exception,
strip protective sebum; plant oils oxidise and rancidify; oxidation
products, essential oils and sunscreen chemicals enter the bloodstream.
The act of applying anything other than water to the human body
is, in the final analysis, an unnatural act, period.
Essential oils can cause subtle and/or serious
outcomes, even in adults. For example, Eucalyptus oil
applied to the skin can cause skin tumours, systemic toxicity,
muscle weakness, convulsions, toxic seizures, unconsciousness and
even coma in children at exceptionally low concentrations.
Please see our full special reports on these and related important
topics in our ‘Consumer
All Gaia Organics products may be safely used after
2 years of age, if supervised. All are safe during pregnancy.
We at Gaia Organics have indicated only Mosquito
Repellent & Bite Lotion (No. 27) and Extreme
UV-Sun-Defense Lotion (No. 21) as acceptable
for said unavoidable emergencies, where the benefit of use might
realistically exceed any possible risk. We do have a baby-safe Happy
Nappy Powder that can be used from birth.