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When there is a new baby on the way, you are completely immersed in ensuring you are making the right choices to give your child the very best life. Of course, you want the best products that will contribute to the healthiest environment for your baby. But even though you are doing as much research as possible to keep your baby healthy, some things can sneak past you; it's incredible how many toxins can be found in every day baby products, including disposable diapers.
Disposable diapers contain many different types of chemicals that can unknowingly contribute to various health concerns for babies. Most disposables contain Dioxins, TBT, Sodium Polyacrylate, dyes and fragrances, among other things.
We want to make sure you are completely informed about what you are putting on your baby's skin, so we are happy to bring you our series Go Toxin Free with Cloth Diapers to let you know what you'll find in disposables and why you don't want that anywhere near your baby.
Today we’re talking why it’s time to say goodbye to Sodium Polyacrylate
Disposable diapers consist of several layers that work together to pull moisture away from your baby’s skin, absorb liquid and keep mess contained with a waterproof layer. Sodium Polyacrylate is a powder inserted into the inner compartment of disposable diapers that allows these diapers to hold up to seven pounds of liquid. When the powder gets wet, it turns into a gel; if you have ever seen a gel-like substance ooze out of a wet disposable diaper, you have seen Sodium Polyacrylate.