Babies and young children are much more sensitive to chlorine in tap water than adults.
What Are the Health Risks of Chlorine for Babies?
Chlorine exposure can tighten airways and cause breathing difficulties.
Bathing babies and young children in tap water can cause skin irritation: dryness, red skin, and itchy skin with bumps.
Chlorine exposure can also cause heart problems in infants and young children.
According to a new study, babies born in areas where drinking water is heavily disinfected with chlorine are at double the risk of heart problems, cleft palate or major brain defects.
How Can We Protect Our Baby’s Skin From Chlorine?
Use a shower filter when bathing your baby (or yourself!). These can purify your bath water and remove residual chlorine.
For more information about chlorine effects: The Hidden Danger Of Chlorine In Our Bath Water