Bath Bombs for Kids - Are they Safe to Use?
During the first few months, all mothers bathe their children with a mild soap and hot water. As they grow up a bit, they enjoy bath times with all the splashing involved! But sooner or later, your once bath-loving kid will become astonishingly allergic to soap and hot water and refuse to bathe. This is when bath bombs for kids can come to your rescue, and make the experience fun for them once again.
What is a bath bomb?
These are colourful, hard-packed mixtures of dry ingredients that generate a fizzing sound when you dump them into water. They come in various shapes and sizes and in different hues and colours too.
They are guaranteed to renew interest in bath time, making it a joyful activity indeed! In general they have a soothing and wonderful effect.
What are they made of?
Bath bombs are usually created with a mix of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), citric acid, and some other ingredients. The latter is for the scent, while dyes are used for the colour. Generally they are considered safe for ages two and above, but parents should rinse the kids’ skin under clear water after the bath to remove remnants.
Are bath bombs safe for kids?
Children's Bath bombs make the experience all the more thrilling for kids. They will find the fizz, colours, and scent extremely appealing. A common misconception is that because many of these products are made for grown-ups, they aren’t suitable for children. It is assuredly not true.
Kid friendly Bath bombs can be safe for little ones, but it depends on the ingredients used to make the product. You should always opt for natural, vegan, and cruelty-free bath bombs, to ensure it is 100% safe.
Moreover, a patch test is always recommended before use. If there is any irritation or adverse reaction, don’t use the product. Talk to a doctor if your kid is using any medicated cream or lotion.
Children have more sensitive skin than adults, as the outer layer of skin is less thick. Skin cells are tight, sweat glands aren’t as active and natural oils and fats that protect skin later in life aren’t present yet.
That is the reason children are more susceptible to rashes, allergies, and eczema caused by harsh chemicals. A bath product made with natural ingredients is completely safe even for the sensitive skin of a child. They moisturise and hydrate the skin.
Parents should read the list of ingredients carefully before purchasing a bath bomb. Even if the product is advertised to be safe and natural, it is best to be overly cautious rather than repent later on.
Bath bombs often include an ingredient called sodium lauryl sulphate or SLS. Many companies use SLS in their products, even those touted to be natural because it adds extra foaming action. SLS tends to irritate the skin, which means bad news for people with eczema and psoriasis. You can imagine the damage it can cause to the soft skin of kids.
Are Bella Forever bath bombs safe for kids?
When it comes to your children, there should be no compromise when it comes to quality and safety. At Bella Forever, we aim to make the safest and best of products that are free from toxic ingredients and harsh chemicals.
Since we use natural, organic, vegan and cruelty-free ingredients in our products, bath bombs in our store are totally safe for children to use. Since they are 100% natural, you don’t need to worry about chemicals or staining your tub during bath time. They are free from SLSA, fragrances, perfume, colorants and dyes. Made with 5 ingredients.
Can toddlers use bath bombs?
As mentioned before, bath bombs are generally safe for children aged two years and above. If your child is younger than that, it is recommended to talk to your paediatrician.
It is said that babies under 3 months shouldn’t use essential oils. If your toddler is bathing with you in a large tub, consider using only a small piece of your bath bomb, and ensure none it goes into their mouths.
Or maybe opt for Coffee Fizz which is essential oil free.
So what are you waiting for? Browse the Bella Forever store to pick some wonderful child friendly bath bombs. We guarantee an awesome experience for your little ones!
They are lovely when they fizz and dissolve!
Have you ever thought what causes the “fizz” when the bath bombs are put in water? It is the reaction between baking soda and citric acid that is responsible for the fizzing action.
When the bomb comes into contact with water, the sodium bicarbonate reacts with citric acid to produce carbon dioxide gas. It is released gradually, as the bath bomb begins to break apart. Other pigments, essential oils, and skin-conditioning plant oils are released too.
They can be a replacement for bubble baths
You can make bath time more exciting by adding bubbles. Traditional bubble baths are often made using lathering agents, artificial fragrances, and other chemical ingredients, but that won’t work for kids.
Bubble baths, especially those made with harsh soaps and fragrances, often cause urinary tract infections in children. It is difficult to rinse off soapy residue, and remnants can irritate sensitive areas. But bath bombs made from natural ingredients can be safely used as a replacement for bubble bath solution. Kids will love them as they are colourful and fizzy!
Let them relax and unwind
If adults like to soak in a bathtub after a long, hectic day to feel more relaxed, children should experience it as well. Put the bath bombs in the water; let them fizz out and work their magic.
Put your kid’s toys in the tub too, so they can make a game out of it as well. Give them a spa-like experience, and they will fall asleep immediately afterwards, which might give you an opportunity to complete some chores or even catch up on some well-deserved sleep.
They are different from bath salts and bubble bath
Bath bombs are made using sodium bicarbonate, as mentioned above, which provides a naturally high alkaline substance that helps to remove toxins, dirt, dust, etc. The high natural sodium content and alkalinity give the bathwater a silky and luxurious feel. The plant oils and baking soda soothes and adds moisture to the skin.
On the other hand, bubble bath is made with soap for cleansing the surface of skin, by loosening dirt and oil. They create bubbles for a short time and dissolve while softening the water.
Bath salts are packed with minerals that help to remove toxins, depending on what bath salts are being used.
Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) relaxes tired muscles by relieving the lactic acid build-up caused from muscle exertion. That is why, they are usually recommended for adults suffering from back pain, arthritis, muscle tension or spasms, and minor work and sports injuries. It is best not to use bath salts for kids, as it might be a tad too harsh for their delicate skin.