I know only too well the horrors of an eczema ridden baby, a red rash from head to toe and the frustration of feeling helpless. With little advice and little help from medicines and creams I struggled to find a solution. I only wish the natural organic options available today were around back then. Today, we have many options when it comes to natural organic products and with the push for more sustainable and environmentally friendly products it is becoming a preferred choice by parents.
So why are 100% natural and organic products best for your child? Let’s start with what is organic cotton? Organic Cotton fabrics and materials are produced from Cotton grown without the use of synthetic chemicals and grown using seeds that are not genetically modified. Organic cotton always keeps its natural state, it makes it mould resistant and antimicrobial.
BENEFITS OF ORGANIC COTTON
Due to its soft texture and free from chemicals there is less chance of your child developing skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and skin allergies. It is gentle on babies’ skin giving a quality feel that's more breathable than regular cotton.
1. FREE OF HARSH CHEMICALS
Organic cotton is made using natural chemicals so is free from nasty fertilisers and pesticides. The skin of a newborn is at its most delicate, so their skin absorbs all the harmful substances that hover around their environment. The skin is the bodies largest organ so a large portion of substances are absorbed through the skin. Therefore, by dressing your child in organic cotton clothes, all they are absorbing is organic goodness.
A newborn baby is prone to breakouts as their skin is up to 5 times thinner than an adults. By using natural chemicals during the growing process and farming, the fabric is non-allergenic. The benefit of this is that it reduces the risk of breakouts of rashes and eczema. Another added benefit is that the fabric doesn’t release small particles into the air so is perfect for those who have asthmatic children.
3. MORE ABSORBENT
Being an absorbent material, it keeps the skin cool by absorbing moisture and sweat. It’s perfect to keep the body temperature more regulated.
With no chemical to weaken the fibres, organic cotton is widely known for being super soft and comfortable. Also because of this, organic cotton clothes hold their shape longer and are more durable.
5. EASY TO WASH AND QUICK TO DRY
We all know how much washing comes with a newborn – and it doesn’t slow down until they move out! Organic cotton is a durable material and is easy to wash. It can be washed in hot water without disforming or discolouring so you can be confident that those food-stained, mud-stained and who-knows-what-else-stained clothes are sterile. And it is quick to dry which is another huge benefit.
6. KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Certified Organic Cotton has a notably lower carbon footprint, using less fuel, water and energy to produce and promotes a sustainable supply chain. 100% organic cotton is completely biodegradable.
With reduced exposure to allergens and other dermatological issues you can worry less, be more at ease knowing your baby is comfortable and worry less about skin issues and irritations. Trust me, one less thing to worry about when it comes to baby is a god sent!
Explore one of my personal favourite 100% GOTS certified Organic Clothing ranges - Aster & Oak.