Organic Clothes

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Tessa - posted on 11/09/2009

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Quoting Ashley:
 I just bought his crib and matress, and the organic mattress was $105...comparied to the mattress filled with chemicals that was $70. TOTALLY worth the extra few bucks for him to be on an organic mattress!


Where do you live? What type of material is the mattress you bought?



I want to get an organic cot mattress and can only find an organic wool futon from the other side of australia which is almost $1000 before shipping.



I too believe that where baby sleeps is very imortant to be chemical free as they spend so much time in bed sleeping for the first few years.



We'll be painting with VOC free paints all through our newly built house and have Banana trees in pots inside to suck any VOCs out of the atmosphere.

Ashley - posted on 11/09/2009

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I use as much organic clothing as I can, but we are on a TIGHT budget, so 90% of Brody's clothes are hand me downs from friends!

More important to me than organic clothes is organic bedding! I went out and bought organic sheets for my bed when Brody was less than a week old, and his irritated skin cleared up immediatly! (Yes, ofcourse my baby sleeps in my bed!) I just bought his crib and matress, and the organic mattress was $105...comparied to the mattress filled with chemicals that was $70. TOTALLY worth the extra few bucks for him to be on an organic mattress!

Tessa - posted on 08/10/2009

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Organic clothing is important to us. If we can't afford it we buy second hands that have had a lot of the chemicals already partly washed out. We also get a few hand me downs. I mostly buy organic underwear such as singlets etc for my daughter as they go directly onto her skin. I try to encourage my MIL to buy organic when she does her shopping sprees for Hannah, but unfortunately she doesn't see the importance or sense in it. I also make clothes for our daughter using cotton rather than synthetics. Unfortunately we have hardly enough money to support our family, let alone the organic farmers.

Colette - posted on 01/25/2009

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Yes!!!  But sadly, I haven't got to purchase any.  I get so many hand me downs and gifts that I've never had to buy clothes for my two kids unless I feel like I want to.  My journey down towards the organic life only begun several months ago.   So, I've only recently learned the importance and need for organic clothing.  I hope to transition to that eventually.  I need ideas for buying organic but inexpensive... does it exist even?  As anyone, we are on a budget.  I do feel good that at least we are not contributing to the extra production of non orgaincs by purchasing BRAND NEW clothing.  Hand me downs are such a blessing!

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