Does Organic Baby Clothing Really Make a Difference?
When a baby is born, they are instantly bombarded with environmental
chemicals. Formaldehydes, classified as a probable human carcinogen,
are used in building materials to textiles. Volatile organic compounds
(VOCs) are present in wood and laminated furniture, shelving, most
paints (that are not low VOC) and wall covers. Heck, just bringing
a baby home from the hospital exposes them to air pollutants. So,
the question is, is Organic Baby Clothing really worth it? We answer
with a resounding, Yes.
Organic clothing is particularly important for infants and children,
as their bodies are more sensitive to the health risks posed from
chemicals and pesticides. Premature babies are even more sensitive,
as their lungs may not be at full capacity yet.
Also, by purchasing your organic tot organic cotton baby clothes,
you are reducing the environmental impact of cotton growing. Non-organic
cotton crops use 25% of all insecticides globally. Yuck!
Not only are your protecting your little one, but you're protecting
cotton workers as well. The EPA rates 7 of the top 15 pesticides
used on U.S. cotton crops as potential or known human carcinogens.
Any cotton lover knows how durable it is as well. So, when your
baby outgrows their organic clothes, why not pass it on to another
new mom? She will be sure to appreciate it, and you're reusing
is the best way to conserve
Are Organic Baby Clothes expensive?
has researched some popular online Organic Baby clothes websites,
and we were pleasantly surprised to find that
organic clothing options are just affordable as their non-organic
counterparts. And, there are some super cute designs out there,
which of course is also important to a new Mom.
So, if you're
shopping for your own baby, or looking for a cool baby gift,
here is a
sampling of our favs that are thoughtful, yet won't break the
and Sprout -
My Tricycle is a Hybrid. $16 15%
off using code HH2008
cool is this shirt. Made of 100% organic-cotton.
American-made and sweatshop free.
the World One Ride at a Time!
Land - Organic
Bodysuit & Cap Gift Set - Panda
Certified Organic Cotton & Fair Trade
15% storewide, use code HAPPY15 at checkout.
Cotton Summer Short John Pajamas
Lettuce & Fruit print on SALE - Grab these summer
jammies before they sell out.
+ FREE shipping
offer. Save 5% with code HH5!
formaldehyde-free, dyed using low-impact inks.
sling comes equipped with a pocket, toy loop, & leg
padding for baby's comfort without the bulk. $49
Organic & Fairtrade Short Sleeve Tees on sale
Washable, 100% Organic 24-Rib Cotton, Agreco Certified
Dyes, Fair Trade
available 0-1 years and 1-2 years. Grab them before they
Organics - Little
Red Riding Hood has nothing on this Kee-Ka Red Organic
Poncho ! Super cute and great for cool evenings. Was
$38 and is on sale for only $20!
100% certified organic cotton fleece
low impact dyes, wood toggle closure
machine washable and dryable
Stay tuned for more great deals - we are always scoping the eco-bargains!
~ Happy Hippie Staff