1. No Pesticides or Chemicals
Cotton has a lot of benefits and is one of the most popular fabrics in the world. However, it is commonly sprayed with pesticides. These bug sprays are intended to get your cotton items made as cheaply and quickly as possible, but the EPA considers many of the pesticides to be carcinogens. Synthetic fabrics are also a popular choice when it comes to baby clothes but these fabrics also contain plastics or petrochemicals. Organic baby clothes are free of pesticides and harmful substances found in synthetic materials. This can provide you more peace of mind and reduce the chances of your child’s skin becoming irritated. This is also great for children with eczema.
Babies are more sensitive to toxic chemicals than adults. There is greater exposure relative to body size and infants have more permeable skin to absorb more of the environment than adults. They are also more vulnerable to the impacts of chemicals because their brains and bodies are still developing and can’t naturally break down the chemicals that are absorbed into the body.
Your little one is going to grow fast and buying baby clothes can really add up. Organic cotton is just as strong as regular cotton so you don’t have to worry about the clothes lasting. Organic cotton is farmed with more care so you may get even better quality than choosing regular cotton clothes. You can wash baby clothes again and again without having to worry about them looking too shabby or falling apart. Instead of having to replace clothing because it’s falling apart after too many washes, you just have to replace it when your little one grows out of the size.
Organic cotton is also great for hats, beanies, and gloves, which are exposed to outdoor elements. If you are purchasing an accessory that can fit your child for more than one age group then you get a lot of use out of it. You may be able to use your organic baby hats for two seasons.
3. Less Environmental Impact
If you want to do what you can to reduce your carbon footprint then choosing organic baby clothing is the way to go. Organic farming puts less stress on the environment and nature because farmers need to detoxify the land that they grow the crops on, use beneficial practices such as crop rotation, and don’t treat any of the seeds with fungicides. Since the farmers aren’t using harmful chemicals, they aren’t killing the existing animals and bugs around the field. They also aren’t using any GMOs. When you buy organic clothing, not only are you protecting your baby but you are also protecting Mother Earth and helping your community.
4. Better Comfort for Your Baby
Your child’s skin is less likely to break out when wearing organic cotton so your child will feel more comfortable while playing. It doesn’t matter if you live in a chilly climate or a warmer one because the material can adapt to the condition and help make sure your child maintains a healthy temperature. Organic cotton ventilates cool air and wicks away moisture to make sure your baby doesn’t get too hot. The wave can help your child retain warm in the winter. The small gaps circulate a breeze to also help with thermal insulation. The special properties of cotton can make it convenient to buy organic baby clothing for every season since you won’t have to worry about purchasing two different types of material.
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