Last Updated on 05/01/2020 by Mandy
Benefits of Organic Baby Clothing
It does come as a surprise to many people to know that a baby’s skin is much more porous and thinner than an adult’s skin. In addition to being thin and fragile, it is also less oily. Because of this, a baby’s skin normally absorbs things a lot quicker and easier. Also, a baby’s skin contains less melanin which is a substance that protects the skin from sunburn. Babies skin is also less resistant to bacteria and other harmful substances present in the environment. Another matter of concern about babies is that they usually sweat less efficiently than adults, making it harder for them to maintain their body temperature. All this goes to make babies and children more susceptible to pesticide-related health problems as compared to adults. I’m not sure if you have noticed it, but personally I am always witnessing babies with skin irritations, more so now then ever before.
Because our little babies have such sensitive skin as explained above, it is apparent that we need to take as many extra measures as we can in terms of protecting our babies and their delicate skin from all sorts of harmful and toxic substances. Since clothing is one item that a baby’s skin stays in maximum contact with, it should be a high priority item on the list of such protective measures to avoid skin irritations.
People who are not familiar with the organic lifestyle concepts may be shocked to learn that many of the conventional clothing materials we use routinely are toxic in nature and could cause severe, long-term harm to a baby’s delicate and vulnerable skin as well as overall health. Organic baby clothing, on the other hand, is a totally safe and sound option that will protect a baby from all the harmful effects associated with conventional clothing.
Organic clothing is made from cotton that is grown without any use of harmful pesticides, herbicides and other toxic material. Organic cotton is grown using methods that are safe health-wise, using a combination of techniques like crop-rotation, manual removal of weeds, hand-hoeing etc. In addition to providing health safety, organic crop cultivation methods are also environmentally safe. The cotton resulting from this is completely free of toxins.
Many people usually associate organic clothing with health and environment friendliness. While this does happen to be absolutely true, there is another major benefit of organic clothing that is not so commonly known which is that it is much more long-lasting as compared to conventional cotton. According to established facts, conventionally produced cotton begins to wear after about 10 or 20 washes. Organic cotton, on the other hand, only begins to show signs of wear after as many as 100 washes, YES you read right 100 washes!!! Therefore, even though organic clothing is generally more expensive than the conventional variety, the much higher durability of organic clothing makes it a cheaper alternative in the long run.
Some of the key benefits of organic baby clothing can be summarised as follows:
1. Protection of your babies and children
2. Sturdier material
3. Cost-saving (in the long run)
4. Protection of soil, water and the environment in general
Given all the facts as stated above, you should seriously consider organic clothing for your precious baby and give him/her the gift of better health for the life-time. Check out our Organic Cotton range of Clothes, toys & accessories from Hello Charlie and Biome.