Why use organic cotton for your baby?
So why use organic cotton for your baby? When you buy organic cotton, you are buying the cotton in a form that has not been touched with toxic chemicals during the growth or manufacturing process.
In the normal cotton growing process, pesticides and poisonous fertilizers are used, which is not only harmful to the soil, but to the farmers who grow it, the workers who pick it and to the end consumer.
In non-organic cotton, these chemicals will actually stay and be present in the finished cotton fabric. These chemicals and pesticides are then transferred to your baby through the respiratory system and also through the skin, which is the largest and most absorbent organ in the body.
Infants and children are at a greater risk to the effects of pesticide and synthetic chemical exposure. Pesticide and synthetic chemical exposure has been linked to developmental issues in babies and toddlers and a wide range of other negative effects. There are also studies being conducted on the link between synthetic materials in crib mattresses and SIDS deaths in the UK as I write this.
On the other hand, when you purchase organic cotton products, none of these chemicals are used and natural methods of repelling pests and nourishing the plants are used instead. Choosing organic cotton not only protects your own family, but also the farmer's and the field workers and the ground it's grown on.
Organic Cotton Benefits
Why use organic cotton for your baby? Using organic cotton keeps baby's environment safe and non-toxic during their most crucial developmental years. Organic cotton is a fantastic material to have around your baby!
Organic cotton is comfortable, warm, breathable and very rarely the cause of allergies. It also protects your baby against all of the harmful effects of synthetic materials or chemically treated cotton.
To limit baby's exposure to these harmful chemicals, make sure that your baby's clothing, bedding, play/sleep surfaces, and also skin care products are organic. Organic cotton makes a fantastic material for these items.
Using organic cotton with your baby is safe and creates a healthy environment for baby! Choose wisely!