At Natures Children, we think that children should not be exposed to too many manmade chemicals found in the toiletries of today. Rather, caring parents should use and buy products as near to nature as possible. This means more products with their basis in vegetable oils, essential oils, natural waxes, and ferments.
Natures Children is specifically designed for immature skin which is very different to adult skin. Infant and children’s skin is always developing and lacks many of the defence and other systems found in adults. It needs more moisture. Infant skin is found to have higher water content and is able to absorb more water and lose excess water faster than adult skin. Drying detergents and cleansing products should be avoided which is why Natures Children is so very different in its cleansing products.
According to the World Health Organisation due to their dynamic developmental physiology children are often subjected to higher exposures to pollutants found in air, water and food. These exposures may be handled quite differently by an immature set of systems to the way they are dealt with in adults. Furthermore, the developmental component of a child’s physiology is changing: maturing, differentiating and growing in phases known as "developmental windows". These "critical windows of vulnerability" have no parallel in adult physiology and create unique risks for children exposed to hazards that can alter normal function and structure.
When it comes to pollution even just being little can present unexpected hazards. Measurements inside homes following pesticide or disinfectant applications find that concentrations are always highest closest to the floor, where children live. Because children breathe more air, and the air is more heavily contaminated in their living zone due to patterns of evaporation (re-volatilization) after applications to flooring, they are exposed to more contaminant than are adults.
Children breathe more air per kilogram of body weight than adults at rest. An infant has three times the minute ventilation of an adult and a 6-year-old has double. Children also tend to be more physically active than adults. It is clear therefore, that environmental toxicants found in the air, both indoors and outdoors, will be delivered to children at higher internal doses than to adults. Hence more sniffles and blocked noses.