Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Tiny Buds: Baby Products With All-Natural and Safe Ingredients + Blog Giveaway (Winners Announced)

Safety is one of the top concerns of parents when it comes to taking care of babies. But, did you know that a lot of baby products in the market today actually contain harmful chemicals that may lead to health-related conditions? 

We take great care in preparing food for our little ones but we sometimes forget that our bodies also get nourishment through products we apply on our skin. Take note that babies and kids have 20-30% thinner skin than adults, which make them more vulnerable to unwanted toxins from products they are exposed to.

The thing is, we don't have to be chemists to choose safe and baby-friendly products! Here are some useful tips:

1. Know the NO-NO ingredients - Don't be fooled by hidden toxins behind cute and colorful labels. Always check the ingredients' list for these harmful chemicals: 

~ Parabens, used as a synthetic preservative to extend shelf life, are widely researched cancer-linked toxins that are found in baby lotions, shampoos, and body washes. 
~ Phtalates, used as stabilizer or base in personal care products, can affect the body's hormonal system and has been linked to autism, learning disabilities, breast cancer, infertility, and even childhood obesity according to a study by the Children's Environmental Health Center, NY.
~ Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS is a cheap foaming and cleaning ingredient found in soaps, shampoos, and cleaning products. The International Journal of Toxicology warns that SLS levels in many mainstream products are high enough to cause severe allergies and skin corrosion. 
~ Flouride is especially harmful for kids, says the Flouride Action Network, because young ones absorb four times more fluoride but are unable to excrete as much as adults. Flouride buildup inside the body may negatively affect bone structure and contribute to neurological impairment.
~ Talc (or Talcum Crystals) in baby powders are found by the American Cancer Society to contain asbestos-like particles that increase cancer risk for both mothers and babies by 30%.
~ Detergents may keep dishes sparkly and shiny, but the USA Environmental Protection Agency warns that dishwashing soaps with detergents are unfit for cleaning baby bottles and utensils due to toxic soap residue that may be accidentally ingested by kids.

2. Be a Smart Shopper - Educate yourself to shop carefully.

~ Choose products that are labeled "Paraben-free", "SLS-free", "Food-Safe", and "No Artificial Preservatives".
~ Before shopping, prepare a list of products you trust to be safe and non-toxic. This serves as a handy guide and cuts your shopping time in half.
~ Ignore store promotions! Don't compromise your kids' health and wellness by buying products just because they have special discounts.
~ Test new products on yourself first before using on your children. Apply a small amount of product on your inner arm and wait for several hours to check for any skin reactions.
~ Monitor kids carefully for negative reactions or any sign of discomfort when trying new products.
~ Go minimal. Less is definitely more. Instead of buying a large assortment of baby products, select a few that are safe and toxic-free.

3. Nurture the Natural Way - The good news is, there are natural products that can protect your family's health and wellness. A crowd favorite for discerning parents is Tiny Buds Natural Baby Products that promises "Real Natural Love": a commitment to making baby and mommy essentials from only the finest natural ingredients and extracts to safely nourish baby's health.

Many moms swear by Tiny Buds' internationally awarded Rice Baby Powder, made from 100% rice grains milled into a super-fine powder that repels sweat and leaves babies smelling fresh all day. There's also the best-selling Tiny Buds Bottle and Utensil Wash, made with a special food-safe formula mommies can use to effectively clean feeding utensils without the worry of leaving any toxic residue behind. 

As a thank you to this blogs' parent-readers, we are giving away two packs of Tiny Buds baby products to two winners! Each will receive a 500ml bottle of Tiny Buds Baby Bottle and Utensil Wash, a 60ml spray bottle of Tiny Buds Hand Sanitizer, and a 55g Tiny Fangs Kiddie Tooth Gel. Please enter via the Rafflecopter widget to earn entries. Take note that we can send prizes to Metro Manila addresses only. Thank you for understanding. This giveaway ends on July14, 12MN.

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Make smarter choices with innovative and trustworthy brands like Tiny Buds so you can provide a safe, healthy, and toxin-free environment for your family! For more information, visit, like or email

Edit - July 15: Congratulations to Emilie Udasco and Lolah MommyJoy Pineda for winning! Please check your emails and reply to me with your Metro Manila mailing addresses. 

Thank you dear readers for joining! Please stay tuned for another giveaway within the next few days :)

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