Nowadays, many moms struggle with going organic and what is worth getting or not. It seems there’s options for everything, and it’s confusing to know what is worth buying, since it can definitely get expensive.
When I went to pick out my baby’s bedding, washcloths, towels and more, I wondered, is organic cotton worth spending the extra bucks for? And what is the difference between the two? I was overloaded, like all first time moms, with the millions of choices out there!
I did some research, and found that, apparently, 25 per cent of the world’s pesticides, that is about 84 billion pounds, are sprayed on cotton fields. Most of these chemicals are known to cause cancer in humans. Traditional cotton also includes almost 2 billion pounds of synthetic fertilizers, (these include formaldehyde, sodium lauryl sulphate, parabens and chemical dyes).
100% Organic cotton is farmed without pesticides or hazardous chemicals, especially no parabans or formaldehydes, which are both linked to cancer in many studies, including from the National Cancer Institute. Also it has no traces of nickel, which has been known to cause rashes in children.
I am not one of those women who only buy organic everything, but I do believe in all natural living and feel that anytime there is information on risks and exposure, I take them into consideration when purchasing important items for myself and my family. I also read that America and India are two of the largest organic cotton producers, and would love to support the true farming methods of both countries that mean so much to me!
I decided to buy the organic sheets and towels after all for our baby, especially since there are so many affordable brands out there now, and decided that I would do my best with her clothing as well, but of course, the cute dresses and accessories our friends and family indulge her with are hard to resist and I won’t turn away any of the cute tutu’s or bows It’s all about balance, I think.
Here are some of my favorite organic baby clothing brands I’ve been able to try out:
Baby Soy Organic: I love this line! I have this hoodie for Laila and it is so cute how it’s reversible. The clothing is also super soft. They have kimono onesies also so check them out!
Under the Nile Organic : Here’s a pic of my little one her side snap onesie. She looks really happy in it, because she is not a fan of putting on over the head onesies! These side snaps are perfect, and although the snaps at the bottom near the diaper area take a little bit to get used to, I’d rather that then her crying from the onesie going over her head! Plus it kind of looks like a kimono which I adore the look of. They quality is superior too, been through many washes so far and it’s lasting.
Hudson Baby Organic: This organic line is affordable and totally cute designs, (their artwork is embroidered!), and I like that they include environmental sayings on their clothes like “go green” or “touched by nature”, it’s never to early to teach your little ones to be environmentally conscious, right?
What brands of organic clothing do you moms use for your kiddies, would love to know so comment here:)