As we say goodbye to 2018, we welcome a New Year full of hopes for a prosperous 2019. When it comes to creating resolutions, as you have kids, a personal list gets traded in for family goals. In writing your family New Year resolutions, consider resolving for a healthier year.
Health Is The Top New Year Resolution
Did you know that health is the top resolution for most people? Better health tends to include food choices that entail a better diet and more exercise. However, statistically, only 9.2 percent of individuals end up actually achieving their goals. Primarily because lists tend to be overwhelmingly long and the pressure one puts on themselves to achieve success is often inflated. You can still put better health for your family as a new priority without grandiose expectations that might set you up to fail.
Baby Steps Towards SuccessNo one learns to run before they can walk. Most moms and dads recall the very first time their toddler took his or her first steps. Your little one might have started off a little wobbly, but learning to walk merely took putting one foot in front of the other. The same can be said about goals, your vision for a healthier life should not only consider rigid dieting and an unrealistic fitness regimen. Setting too high of a goal and creating too long of a list are just some of the reasons why experts reason why goals such a small number of people actually achieve what they set out to do.
A step towards a healthier year is to trade in dieting fads and replace it with a lifestyle change. A lifestyle change not only encompasses what your body consumes to sustain energy for peak performance, but it also requires discipline and an understanding that the body ingests things in a variety of ways.
The skin quickly absorbs what touches it. In fact, it takes 26 seconds for a chemical to enter the bloodstream! Not only is the skin the largest organ, but it's also the thinnest. Since babies tend to have 40 to 60 percent thinner skin than adults, they're more susceptible to absorbing stuff that is harmful to their underdeveloped immune system. This is why we’re told to always wash our hands before touching a newborn. They’re much more prone to get rashes or get sick in general.
What's Your Baby's Disposable Diaper Made Of?
Did you know that the FDA doesn't regulate baby diapers? In fact, disposable baby diapers are one of the very few items worn by our little humans that does not require a content label disclosing ingredients. Unless otherwise refuted directly on the box, it's largely unknown whether a major diaper company doesn't have harmful ingredients and chemicals in their diapers.
Conventional disposable diapers may contain dioxins, plus volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene, and dipentene. Other harmful ingredients are pesticide residue, lotions, latex, fragrances, and GMOs. Some of the backsheet design print can even contain lead, heavy metals, and dyes. Most of these chemicals can cause more than skin irritation. Our thinnest organ, the skin, readily absorbs toxins, which goes directly into the bloodstream. A baby's genital area is even more sensitive and vulnerable to everything the diaper contains, intended or unintended.
Go Natural, Baby!
If better health is on your family's New Year's resolution list for 2019, your first thought might be diet and exercise. But what touches the skin is just as important as what the body is fed. This is especially true for infants and toddlers still in diapers. Don't trust just any unnatural brand laden with a list of potentially harmful chemicals to enter your baby's bloodstream via their ultra-sensitive skin and affect vital organs.
With Happy Little Camper diapers + wipes, we only use natural ingredients. So, there isn't this guessing game and worry about what's touching your baby's most sensitive and vulnerable parts. Happy Little Camper's hypoallergenic diapers + wipes are not only skin-friendly, but contain no harmful chemicals, and most of all—made with love. Make the resolution to go natural and trust Happy Little Camper for all of your baby hygiene needs. So, your family can have a fresh new start into a happier and healthier New Year.