29 Jan If Your Baby Could Choose Their Clothes …
It’s a no brainer that those chubby perfect arms would reach straight for the soft and safe option of organic clothing. Adri Grove, director of the Love Me Baby range explains why….
Parents are becoming increasingly more aware of the “healthier” options. Feeding one’s baby organic food is becoming the norm. Some are opting for glass baby bottles instead of BPA free plastic bottles. Organic and fabric nappies are readily available and we are choosing natural detergents, cosmetics and toys. But what are we dressing our babies in?
Johnson & Johnson states on its website that “a baby’s skin is thinner, more fragile and less oily than an adult’s” and is “less resistant to bacteria and harmful substances in the environment.” Therefore it is important that we take note of what we dress our little ones in. I have come across many blogs of mothers propagating the use of organic clothing for babies with eczema, and have seen the photos of test trials which will amaze you! It does make sense that organic cotton will give a baby’s skin a break from chemicals and irritants found in conventional cotton, never mind the substances found in synthetic materials such as polyester.
1. Organic cotton contains no harmful chemicals
Organic cotton clothing is farmed AND produced without using any harmful chemicals and therefore the final product does not contain any of this. In fact, conventional cotton (aka as ‘pure cotton’, 100% cotton) is considered to be one of the “dirtiest” crops, because it absorbs a lot of the herbicides and pesticides it is treated with whilst growing. This remains in the cotton even when it reaches garment stage, and can be absorbed through our skin.
On the other hand, organic cotton tends to have hypoallergenic properties. And is believed to give our skins a well-deserved break! LOVE ME BABY also uses nickel-free press-studs (nickel may cause an allergic reaction in some babies and children).
2. Organic cotton is a lot softer + stronger = luxurious quality
Organic cotton fibres are much longer, smoother and stronger due to the lack of harsh chemicals. (Think hair and bleach!) Organic fabrics are almost 10 times more durable. Some supporters of organic cotton, suggests that conventionally produced cotton material will last for 10 – 20 washes before it starts to break down, whereas organic cotton material can last for up to 100 washes or more, before it starts to break down. It truly stays soft, wash after wash! Organic cotton is undoubtedly an investment, and will save you money in the long run. It can definitely be used for multiple babies.
3. GOTS certified organic cotton is sustainable and people-friendly:
Our product carries the GOTS certification, which is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
Farming is sustainable and workers are treated fairly. You can rest assured that the goods are not produced by making use of ‘child labour’ nor is it produced in a ‘sweatshop’.
Personally, I just love the soft handle of organic cotton, and cannot imagine dressing my baby in anything more comfortable and soothing. Our clothing is perfect for sleepwear, which is what our babies spend most of their time in after all.
Healthy babies = happy babies
Love Your Baby!