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Better Body Care for Babies

Choosing products carefully is important to your baby’s health. Learn about the wonderful products and stringent standards for body care in our stores. Whole Foods Market’s Senior Global Whole Body Coordinator, Jeremiah McElwee, has been working in the natural and organics products industry since 1994 and has been a devoted father since 2005.

According to Jeremiah McElwee, Senior Global Whole Body Coordinator, it is important to a baby’s health to choose products carefully:
  • Baby skin is the most sensitive and helps regulate body temperature, hydrate, and protect internal organs.
  • The skin is the largest detoxification organ in the body.
  • Artificial colors, preservatives, and scents can cause irritation, especially for babies.
Premium body care is a standard developed by Whole Foods Market for our vendor partners:
  • The premium body care standards make it easier to choose products like baby lotions, oils, powders, wipes and washes.
  • Quality standards team evaluates every product to ensure it meets the premium body care standards.
  • Criteria for evaluation include quality of source, environmental impact and safety.
There are many benefits to shopping at Whole Foods Market for your family:
  • Whole Foods Market carefully monitors all the products and ingredients we select.
  • Our team members are thoroughly trained and educated about the products we offer to help guide customers in making the most informed decisions.

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Alice C. says …

Thank you for the wonderful podcast! Organic is definitely the way to go with babies.

Erica C. says …

I've always had skin irritation from products with heavy scents so it's been a little easier to shop for baby too.

Michele Hunter says …

Thank you for defining homeopathy. I think this is ideal for babies and young children.

Amber says …

I never really understood the importance of skincare until I was in my teens and dealing with acne. It starts at birth though and natural is the only way to go for my babies!

brian e. says …

Which natural / organic products are recommended for diaper rash ?

Parent Plant says …

Bathing your baby with the best products (organic) is a great investment because in the long run your baby maintains healthier with out him/her absorbing all of the chemicals that non organic creams and shampoos have. Lets face it, babies have the newest most softest skin than any adult out there, lets not let anything go into there small beautiful pores.

Cheryl Harris says …


all natural katie says …

I love going to Whole Foods' Body Department. There is always a new natural product to discover. I especially love smelling the essential oils.

Peter R. says …

We have a wonderful line of natural Neem body lotions. Several of our customers have used them successfully to treat diaper rash. Currently these lotions are available at Whole Foods Markets in the South Region only. We are working on making them available in other regions as well. In the meantime you can order at JustNeem.com. Peter Radtke

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Elaine B. Jones says …

I am interested in findidng a suitable organic talcum powder for my own personal use. Do you have any recommendations?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@ELAINE - Our exact product options differ between stores. Check with your local store to find out what they have in stock and recommend.