As any new parent will tell you, the feelings of love you have for your newborn are beyond anything that you could possibly imagine, and they bring with the fierce urge to protect them. For many parents to be, these feelings can begin to emerge even before their baby is born and play a huge part in the decisions that they make when shopping for their unborn child.
Babies have incredibly delicate skin. It is much thinner and porous than adults’ skin, and this means that you will want to select only the softest kindest fabrics to dress them in. This is why buying organic clothing is becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst new parents, not just for their newborns, but also as they grow.
Here are just some of the reasons you might want to consider buying organic clothing.
100% Natural Fibres
Organic clothing is made using 100% natural fibres. The process is completely safe and even the dyes that are used are organic.
Sensitive Skin and Allergies
Organic cotton has no chemical retention, so for those people who suffer with allergies or those with sensitive skin like babies, this means that it can be much better for the skin. Organic cotton feels softer which also makes it much nicer against the skin and therefore much better for those who suffer with skin allergies as it is less likely to irritate. It is, unfortunately, very easy for babies’ skin to be irritated by things around then, especially in the early days when they are getting used to life outside the protective bubble of their amniotic sack. By choosing organic cotton not only do you ensure that there is less to irritate their skin, but you also avoid the need to use creams on delicate skin which can in itself sometimes be an irritant.
The safety standards that organic clothing products are required to adhere to are much stricter and more rigid than those for non-organic garments. Not only does this mean that the negative impact on the environment is minimised but also ensures that the customer is getting better value due the higher ethical standards that help to promote organic cotton.
As people become more aware of the impact that we are having on the environment and some of the steps that we can take to reduce that impact it seems only natural that we should seek out more environmentally friendly products. The productions methods used for organic cotton use lower carbon as a result of less fuel and energy consumption being required. In addition to this, the chemical free production process means that there are no harsh chemical entering the water system which can lead to contamination. There is no excessive use of pesticides and fertilisers, both of which can be harmful to the environment.
Studies indicate that organic cotton lasts better than cotton grown using pesticides. Whilst babies may not stay in one size for long, this does mean that organic cotton garments will stand up to the rigours of frequent washing and look better for longer.
Now you know more about the benefits of organic clothing for your child, why not take a look at our selection of sleepwear that is 100% organic.