Why Organic Products for My Baby?

Posted on 27 November 2009

As parents we simply want the best for our children.  We want the best of everything we can possibly give them.   A happy, safe and healthy life for our kids is on every parent’s wish list for their new bundle of joy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The best childhood, the best education, the best parenting is what we strive for.  Out of all the things we want for our children, the most important thing of all would be their health.  With good health all things are possible and so this would be number one on our list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a world, where cancer runs rampant and new viruses cause us new stress every day, we fear for our children’s health and want to do every thing possible to fight back and protect them. Perhaps that is why organic products are so appealing and many parents are searching and asking, “are organic products really better for my baby?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The answer is an astounding “Yes”!  Organic baby care is the best baby care you can give!  And the kicker is…it’s better and safer for the environment at the same time! It’s a no-brainer one might say!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many ways organic products can be incorporated into baby’s lifestyle. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Baby Clothing

     

  • Baby Diapers

     

  • Baby Food

     

  • Baby Bedding

     

  • Baby Skincare

     

  • Baby Toys

     

  • Baby Medicines

     

  • Organic Air Fresheners/Repellants/Disinfectants/Scents

     

 

 

 

Just what makes organic products better for baby verses conventional products?  The answer to that question is “Everything”!  Organically grown food and organically produced clothing are done so without harsh chemicals and pesticides and produced in a manner that has both safety and the environment in mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Organic Cotton for Baby?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organic

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Seed Preparation: Natural untreated GMO free seeds.

     

  • Soil Preparation: Healthy soil through crop rotation.  Retains moisture in soil from increased organic matter.

     

  • Wee Control: Healthy soil creates natural balance.  Beneficial insects and trap crops used.

     

  • Harvesting: Natural defoliation from freezing temperatures or through the use of water management.

     

  • Production: Warp fibers stabilized using double plying or non-toxic cornstarch.

     

  • Whitening: Safe peroxide is used.

     

  • Finishing: Soft Scour in warm water with aoda ash for a PH of 7.5-8.

     

  • Softening: Natural soybean softening.

     

  • Dyeing: Low-impact fiber-reactive or natural dyes with low metal and sulfur content.

     

  • Printing: Lo-impact or natural pigments with no heavy metals.

     

 

 

 

Conventional

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Seed Preparation: Typically treated with fungicides or insecticides.  Possible GMOs.

     

  • Soil Preparation: Synthetic fertilizers, loss of soil due to mono-crop culture, intensive irrigation.

     

  • Weed Control:  Aerial spraying of insecticides and pesticides.  9 of the most commonly used pesticides are known cancer-causing agents.

     

  • Harvesting: Defoliation induced with toxic chemicals.

     

  • Production:  Warp fibers stabilized using toxic waxes.

     

  • Whitening:  Chlorine bleaching creates toxic bi-products which are released into the environment.

     

  • Finishing:  Hot water, synthetic surfactants, additional chemicals (sometime formaldehyde).

     

  • Softening:  Petroleum-based softening.

     

  • Dyeing:  High temperature with heavy metals and sulfur content.

     

  • Printing:  Heavy metals in pigments run off into waterways polluting streams.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

A single downside to organic cotton is that the initial cost is more expensive but the long term advantages are priceless!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For organic baby gift ideas visit Stork Baby Gift Baskets  We offer beautiful organic baby baskets containing organic baby blankets, baby bibs, onesies and more!

 

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