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Yes! It's OK To Use Fragrance On Your Little One, Say Docs!

Tue, September 7, 2010 7:14pm EDT by Add first Comment

Spritzing your kids with your perfume?  Probably not the best idea, but it turns out fragrance isn’t really a child’s enemy.

Besides being celeb moms, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, J. Lo and Halle Berry all have another success story in common – they each have their own fragrances.  While these leading ladies may know a thing or two about mixing up an intoxicating blend (competition is fierce!), they needed to learn about the rights and wrongs of fragrance and children and so do you!“Unless your child or baby has very sensitive skin or allergies, it’s perfectly safe to use scented products on them,” advises NYC dermatologist, Dr. Amy Wechsler.  A good way to find out if your little one has sensitive skin or allergies without testing them is to think about yourself. If you do, chances are they do too.”

If your toddler wants to start smelling like mommy, try starting off with some of these lightly fragrant body care finds.  Made with organic botanicals, Thymes Sweetleaf Body Lotion is paraben-free so it’s great for sensitive skin, feels rich and smells lightly of rose and jasmine.  For really little ones, Sweet Grass FarmBaby Wash with Aloe Vera & Lavender Oil is made with essential oils and the makers claim it will have a calming affect on your baby – hmm, we’ll see about that!  Lather Spa Sunflower Calming Baby Creme is scented with natural orange oil and let’s hope the people who concocted the name, aren’t kidding.  As for bubble bath time- might as well make the bubbles smell good to you !  Try Little Twig Bubble Bath Happy Tangerine, whose citrusy rosemary scent should indeed make YOU happy! Will your kid REALLY notice?

— Jeannine Morris