What paint is safe for babies skin?
As a parent, the decision to introduce painting in your child’s life is a great one. Painting can be an enjoyable experience, while also helping with development. However, making sure that the paints used are safe for use on a baby’s skin is an important consideration.
Good Quality Non-Toxic Paints
There are a few key features to look out for when searching for paints that are suitable for babies’ skin. Firstly, it is important that paints chosen are of a good quality and are non-toxic:
- Look for paints which don’t contain harmful chemicals such as lead, formaldehyde, and other toxins
- Ensure paints are free from any VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds).
- Check that the paints are labelled “non-toxic”.
Natural, Plant-Based Paints
Another option is to use natural, plant-based paints. These can be made with natural pigments and are often made from items such as berries, leaves, and vegetables. As these paints are less likely to cause skin irritation and reactions, they are a great option if you’re looking for paints that are to be used on babies’ skin.
As a parent, it is important to consider the safety of your child when choosing paints for them to use. It is important to look for good quality, non-toxic paints and for those who wish to avoid synthetic paints there are also natural, plant-based options available.
Whichever paint you choose, it is important to ensure that the area in which your baby is painting is ventilated and that any residue of the paints are washed off of skin immediately after use.