What Does Hypoallergenic Mean & Why It Matters To Your Baby!

The word “hypoallergenic” is becoming an increasingly popular term, especially for people prone to allergic sensitivities. But, what does hypoallergenic really mean and why is it important in Happy Little Camper products?

Defining Hypoallergenic

Hypoallergenic is a term first coined in a 1953 cosmetic campaign as a claim that certain cosmetics, lotions, or products that come in contact with the skin caused fewer allergies. Currently, the U.S. government doesn’t have a specific standard as to what qualifies a product to be hypoallergenic nor does it require any testing to be done. In 1975, the USFDA attempted to place regulations on what would pass as hypoallergenic, but two well-known cosmetic companies fought back striking down the provision as invalid.

The Popularity of Natural Ingredients

The popularity of natural ingredients in products is on the rise. Despite hypoallergenic not having a strict definition and not being regulated by the U.S. government, many companies take ingredients in their products and skin allergies very seriously.

 

Natural cotton wipesSeeing as we’ve been speaking all things National Nutrition Month,we wanted to highlight that  being healthy doesn’t just include what we eat but also what touches our skin. Happy Little Camper believes in providing healthy and yet affordable products that are safe for baby’s skin. After all, it only takes 26 seconds for harmful chemicals to enter the bloodstream through the skin. A newborn’s skin is very sensitive; some babies are more sensitive than others, especially if they have a skin condition. Some of the more common skin conditions in babies are the following:

  • Miliaria
  • Diaper Rash
  • Eczema/Dermatitis
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Cradle Cap

Happy Little Camper Skin-Loving Ingredients

Baby in diapaers, smiling

Such skin conditions are some of the many reasons why parents should purchase baby hygiene products that are made with natural ingredients. It is an investment in their baby’s overall health. Even if your baby doesn't have any known allergies and does not have sensitive skin, chemicals in synthetic products accumulate in the body over time. Chemicals in synthetic diapers have been known to cause early maturation in baby girls. Other harmful substances in synthetically made diapers such as parabens have been known to be harmful to one's health in the following ways:

Happy Little Camper performs dermatological testing of all our products because we care about what touches your baby’s sensitive skin. Happy Little Camper secure-fit diapers are made with a sustainable bio-core blend for natural leak-proof protection. Plus added soothing aloe and Vitamin E to guard sensitive skin against rashes or irritation. All of our hypoallergenic diapers + wipes are made with natural, skin-loving ingredients, and contain NO: parabens, fragrances, or harmful chemicals. We take pride in being transparent about what our baby hygiene products are made of because what touches your baby’s skin should only be the best.


Medical Disclaimer: Articles are intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as the basis of patient treatment. Ask your medical professional if you have any health-related questions or concerns.