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Pregnancy is a time for many disruptions, in the mother-to-come body as well as in her daily life habits. This deals also with cosmetic ritual. What precautions are needed? What are the peculiar needs of the skin that shall be answered? Some reminders and advice by the CosmeticOBS-L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques experts to live safely this precious period. [Read more ]

January 4, 2016
On the changing table
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April 29, 2011 All about babies
The seven first steps needed to choose accurately a cosmetic product for Baby

For our babies, we want only the best. Further, as never before, we are ready to compromise with the principle of precaution. One is sure to do his best: nevertheless, choosing a suitable cosmetic product is not that easy. What are the data available to help us decide of its suitability, of its... [Read more ]

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November 11, 2010 All about babies
The right baby care program

Good cosmetics, spotless formulae, suitable for Baby’s needs… The equipment (a small bathtub, a changing table or as our South African readers say, a changing station, cotton wool, nappies/diapers… etc!) are absolute requirements… There is only one... [Read more ]

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October 4, 2010 All about babies
Organic cosmetics for babies: a good idea?

For him, only the best is acceptable. For more and more mothers, using organic products seems to be the best way. Nevertheless, does an organic product give all the guarantees that a cosmetic shall deliver? Is it, always, the best for him? [Read more ]

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September 3, 2010 All about babies
Endocrine disruptors: danger for our babies!

Endocrine disruptors are substances that may modify the hormonal system. Some of them duplicate the effect of an hormone or block its receptor. Other hinder transport, production or degradation of the hormones in the body. Their action is detrimental, especially on the embryo, and on young... [Read more ]

May 15, 2010 All about babies
Safety of cosmetics for babies: Rcommendations of the French Afssaps

This is the second part of the answer given by the French Agency for sanitary safety of health products (Afssaps; also responsible for the control and the safety of cosmetics) to the topic initiated in 2008 by the Committee for a sustainable development of health products (C2DS, as per its... [Read more ]

October 27, 2009 All about babies
Cosmetics for Babies: The Response of Afssaps to the C2DS

The ‘anti-kit’ campaign, started by the C2DS (Committee for Sustainable Development in Health) in autumn 2008, made a lot of noise and alerted the public. This group of doctors, chemists, oncologists, directors of health care institutes and maternity clinics, then claimed that the... [Read more ]

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October 12, 2009 All about babies
Do we wash our babies too much?

It is customary to wash babies in the first moments of their life in the maternity ward, then to repeat the process at least once per day afterwards. But what if our desire for hygiene and cleanliness is going too far? This question, which might seem to go against what we might consider to be... [Read more ]

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January 27, 2009 All about babies
Nappy (diaper) rash: what to do?

Diaper rash affects about one baby out of two, between seven and twelve months. It is an acute dermatitis, with rash, inflammation and discomfort, even pains more or less acute for the baby. It appears less on the bottom itself than on the convex surfaces, such as the rolls of fat on the top of... [Read more ]