What Mom Never Told You About Baby Clothes
Did you know that a baby’s skin is more porous and thinner than an adult’s skin? That means that their skin absorbs things very easily. A baby’s skin is thinner, more fragile and less oily than an adult’s. It’s less resistant to bacteria and harmful substances in the environment, especially if it’s irritated. This means that children are at greater risk for pesticide-related health problems than adults.
When it comes to outfitting your baby, cotton sounds like a safe, natural option. But cotton is one of the most heavily chemically treated crops in the world, so if you’re not buying organic-cotton baby clothes, you can’t be sure those togs are pesticide-free. Since a baby’s thin, tender skin easily absorbs chemicals, it’s worth it to splurge on clothing that you know is nothing but natural for your green baby.
Think how much choosing organic baby clothing for your children cuts down on their exposure to toxins. Organic clothing uses cotton that is not farmed in the conventional ways. Pesticides are not used; rather, other safer methods are used to produce the crops, such as crop rotation, physical removal of weeds instead of use of herbicides, hand hoeing, using beneficial insects to counteract the bad and many more. Therefore, workers have better working conditions, water quality is not compromised by run-off, and strong healthy soil is built. The end product is a cotton fabric that is toxin free.
Choosing clothing made of sustainable fibers with non-toxic dyes are the safest and will keep harmful chemicals and toxins away from your baby’s skin. Look for clothing that is made out of organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, wool, cashmere, or silk and check the label for no chemical finishes, non-toxic dyes and inks, and fair labor practices. You can also check the label for The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) organic label. GOTS is the world’s leading textile processing standard for organic fibers and requires that the clothing is 95 percent organic and has no toxic dyes or finishes.
At Jazzy Organics, we are committed to using only organic cotton, with mindful considerations of our world and the world of our children's future.
- Penguin Organics