No, don’t burn candles around babies. It is generally advised not to burn scented candles around babies. If you want to light them up so badly, get candles made of soy wax or beeswax.
Who doesn’t want their baby’s nursery to smell like lavenders? Such fragrances are so pleasant for us, are they pleasant for your baby too?
Scented candles are made of a variety of materials. Is the fragrance harmful to your baby for some reason? Is your baby irked by such fragrances?
What kind of candles should you use around your babies? How long should you keep them in your baby’s room? You’ll find all the answers in this article, read on!
What kind of candles is safe for babies?
Candles that are made from organic substances, from wax to the wick are safe to be burned around babies.
Make sure the candle wick is made of unbleached cotton. You want to use candles that are made from soy wax, beeswax, or palm oil.
Natural wax candles tend to burn longer and cleaner. Paraffin candles have harmful contaminants and often produce soot.
You could also try electric candles, they don’t have an open flame, thus safer. Some electric candles come with a subtle fragrance.
Are Soy Candles safe for babies?
Yes, Soy candles are considered safe for babies. They are made naturally from soy and don’t emit any kind of harmful substances.
Soy candles are usually non-toxic and non-allergenic. Soy candles tend to burn longer and cleaner than paraffin candles.
Even if Soy candles are natural don’t burn them all day, every day. Light up candles for a couple of hours every night if you want.
Bath and Body Works candles around babies
No, don’t use Bath and Body Works candles around babies. You can put them in the nursery for an hour or two, but that’s it.
Bath and Body Works candles are generally considered safe but don’t put them near your baby for too long.
Are Beeswax candles safe for babies?
Yes, Beeswax candles are safe for babies. Beeswax candles emit a natural fragrance. Don’t put these candles in the nursery for too long.
Beeswax candles burn longer and cleaner. Beeswax candles are non-toxic and non-allergenic. Beeswax candles contain pure essential oils.
Quality Beeswax candles usually come with unbleached cotton wicks. These don’t release any kind of soot.
Are Yankee candles safe for babies?
No, Yankee candles aren’t safe for babies. Yankee candles are made of paraffin wax, and they aren’t even transparent about the ingredients in the candles.
Babies’ lungs are still developing and you don’t want to fill them with soot and other harmful contaminants from Yankee candles.
Are Wax Melts safe for babies?
Yes, most wax melts are considered safe for babies.
Sure, companies market themselves as organic fragrances. I don’t think a company can produce natural fragrances at such a scale.
I don’t think it’s worth the risk. Just use some natural fragrance to make the nursery a better place.
Are Scentsy Wax Melts safe for babies?
No, Scentsy wax melts aren’t safe for babies. Overwhelming scents mask the natural scent of the mother.
This could prove to be a problem in the future. The baby will associate the stomach pain or some uneasiness with the particular scent.
The little, developing lungs would be irritated by the strong scents of the wax melts. It’s better not to keep wax melts in the nursery.
Is it safe to burn Candles around Toddlers?
No, it is not safe to burn candles around toddlers. Toddlers love to roam around their nursery. Candles are obviously not safe for them.
Of course, you might argue that you’d put them on an elevated surface. Is the soot good for them? Is the fragrance natural? Can they handle the strong scent?
Candle waste might also be harmful to them. Toddlers love to put everything in their mouths. So, this should be a concern too.
If you want, you can put wax melt burners in the nursery. Do this only for a couple of hours. Don’t put candles in the nursery all day.
Happy Molding 🙂