Organic baby clothes?

Amber - posted on 03/06/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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How far have you gone with organics? I plan to use Seventh Generation diapers (I wouldn't be able to keep up with cloth), organic personal/beauty products, and use all-natural cleaning products. I want to buy an organic cotton outfit to take my newborn home in, and thus have run into sort of a moral battle. Do I continue to buy only organic clothing for my baby? Why do I think it's so important to have organics touch my newborn's skin but then don't care in bigger sizes? Plus, I don't wear organic clothing.

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Tamara - posted on 03/12/2009

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I think the dilemma lies in the fact that we are becoming more educated about what is in the make-up of the products that we consume vs. what we've grown up doing; and the more we know the more we want the benefits of organic living for our children and us.  We are learning more and more about how much healthier our children can be by choosing certain products over others.  Not to mention the benefit to our depleting resources.  



For me:  I own an organic children's apparel company and put my four year old son in a lot of organic clothing (much of it my own) as much as I can; however, he's not all organic.  Neither am I.  But I do what I can.  The more I learn about how our products are made the more I choose organic and many times over cost.   



I think you know the answer to your own moral battle:  you know that organic is better and you want only the best for your newborn baby. That includes reducing the amount of environmental hazards as much as possible. 



There are a lot of PVC and toxic chemicals in children's apparel specifically with embellishments, plastisol screen printing and certain types of dyes.  The fact is that these chemicals can and are a danger to children -- everyone really. 



I think the best answer is to just be smart. If you cannot purchase all organic then be sure to educate yourself on on what goes into the clothing you put on your childs back.  Learn about where and how the clothing was manufactured. You can get all of that information from the producers of the clothing.  Then you can do the best you can in making the best choices for you and your family.



Congratulations also on the little one!

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Tiffany - posted on 04/19/2009

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putting your child in organic cotton, is the safest way to go. Pesticides leave residue on clothes that can cause major health problems. More chemicals are put on the cotton during processing and the dye for coloring on regular cotton is a no, no. Start small buy a t-shirt for you, you don't have to throw out your whole wardrobe yet. Try to be as natural and organic as you can with the new bambino, and remember to baby step you way to organic!!!

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