Think about your child’s clothing and then think about the fact that most baby clothes are made from cotton. You will probably be surprised to know that they are made from mass produced cotton, which happens to be the most pesticide ridden crop there is. Organic cotton is pure and grown by using low impact methods. Also, organic cotton will not harm the environment or the soil it is grown in. Another great thing to know when choosing to buy organic baby clothing is that you and your baby can still get many nice colors, patterns and designs.
As a great parent, you feel it is important to care for your children. One of the most important ways to care for them is to be green and organic. The reason why you don’t want your child having anything made with chemicals touching them is because their skin is five times thinner than our skin. Anything that you place near or on their skin can be quickly absorbed into their immature immune systems. These chemicals can possibly cause medical problems for them as they grow older. However, organic materials are totally free of the pesticides and chemicals that can cause harm to your child. Another important fact about organic products is that they will last longer than traditional products. Almost all non-organic items are of little or no benefit at all to your baby.
Because babies tend to sleep most of the time when they are little, you should consider buying an organic mattress. Organic mattresses are made from only the highest quality, all natural materials, such as lamb’s wool, latex, mohair, coconut fiber and horse tail hair. Natural products can be more expensive but they do not contain any harmful chemicals such as the flame retardants used in traditional mattresses. You will also want to buy an organic mattress pad and sheets for your baby’s crib.
Unfinished organic cribs and baby furniture are made from sustainable forests and do not have any chemical wood finishes. Traditional baby furniture can sometimes be coated with formaldehyde. Research has shown that formaldehyde can be the cause of asthma, allergies and even cancer. No good parent would what to expose their child to any type of chemical that would cause such serious harm.
Organic rugs made from natural fibers along with hardwood floors are ecofriendly and green for your child’s nursery. You do not want to have your child crawling around and playing on a traditional rug because it contains many contaminants that cause allergies. They also are made with chemicals like flame retardants, stain protectors, adhesives, pesticides and other types of coatings to deter dust mites.
Now you are aware that being a great parent also means being green and ecofriendly by using organic products. You always want to make your home a safe and happy place for your family. Finding organic products for your home is no longer as difficult as it once was. You can find these types of products at baby stores and online sources.