Discovering the best materials for your baby’s needs means ensuring maximum comfort and well-being throughout each stage of learning and growing. By choosing fabrics and textiles that are safely and consciously made, parents can create a nontoxic and healthy environment for children.
What is organic cotton, and why should parents bother?
Organic cotton is non-GMO, or grown from natural organisms which have not been genetically modified. This method of agriculture has benefits for whole health, as well as environmental sustainability. Cotton grown and harvested without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides can be made into fabrics for clothing, bedding, towels, and plush toys which are soft, lightweight, and hypoallergenic.
Among the many textiles introduced to your baby, her clothing is constantly in contact with her skin. Many companies integrate the use of synthetic chemicals, such as formaldehyde, for colorfastness and wrinkle resistance. These methods can cause allergic reactions including redness, swelling, blistering, itching, and burning. Providing soft, breathable, and chemical free fabrics for your baby protects her sensitive skin from irritations and discomfort.
Organic cotton is grown with concern for natural processes, promoting ecofriendly agriculture and environmental awareness. For parents already avoiding the use of BPA and PVC in plastic feeding items and toys, organic cotton is a safe fabric for blankets, towels, underwear, sleepwear, and any clothing coming in frequent contact with your baby’s skin. This unconventionally soft cotton is comforting, breathable, and said to protect against chemically-provoked respiratory problems.
To avoid health risks such as skin and respiratory irritations, always wash materials before using them. Although there are many formaldehyde-free fabrics, organic cotton is committed to the vision of restoring natural agriculture and environmental safety. Choosing organic cotton supports natural sustainability while protecting your child from dangerous synthetic chemicals.