Welcome along today, good to see you here with me. Whether it’s your first baby or not, I have compiled some details of why using organic baby products is best and also some of the best organic baby products on the market. Walking into a supermarket or pharmacy can be an overwhelming experience. The choices that are available is so vast that it can be so hard to decide what to buy and why! So, I will try to break down and help you with some of the decision making process for you.
Why organic for my baby?
Baby’s skin is particularly delicate and sensitive to anything. We want our skin to be soft and comfortable, so why not our babies? Ever had a reaction to something, even if it was small, irritating or a rash? Your baby’s skin is much more susceptible to this problem. The amount of chemicals in day to day items is staggering. Keeping out products as natural, organic as possible is important for anyone of any age. Over the last decade, the mind set of a lot of people is shifting over to more eco-friendly way of living and thinking. New and older companies are getting more eco-conscious thankfully too! This has resulted in more and more products being available which are natural and effective for a broad range of skin types. Even cotton clothing if not organic, the impact on the environment too is staggering.
What is the environmental impact?
Cotton is one of the most sprayed crops with pesticides in the across the globe. Cotton only makes up 3% of the total farmed land area, this accounts up to 25% of the insecticides and 10% of the pesticides used across the globe! This makes it one of the most treated crops across the globe. When people have been looking into these statistics, it has had a great impact on their choices to go organic. Only about 10% of the pesticides used on cotton crops are thought to actually accomplish their job and the rest ends up in the air and water supply. The EPA estimates that up to 2 million birds may be killed annually from just one of the insecticides used on cotton.
Thankfully, most pesticide residue is removed from cotton during processing, but small amounts remain and the environmental impact is still tremendous. Cotton also goes through a bleaching process when turning it from a raw product into fiber as well as other chemicals being used too.
Organic cotton clothing & products
It is becoming more popular for farmers to go organic when it comes to producing cotton. The more people that switch to organic, the more reason farmers to grow organic too! There is so much more on offer from Muslin squares, blankets to bubble bath and laundry liquids. All free from nasties and organic to boot. You can find a very good range of products here.
The bottom line is…
It’s so hard to get away from the disposable products. Throwing a dirty nappy in the bin, out of sight = out of mind. For a lot of people, that mentality is still there. For me, my waste that leaves our home is never out of mind. This is why this website was born. I am hoping with a little research, knowledge and changes I can help others too. You can see the impact of cotton alone in this blog, let alone disposable nappies and everyday products. In a perfect world, plastic would be gone and we would all be choosing organic.
Think before you buy, that is all I ask. If you think about the impact the products you are buying, you may well start to make small but positive changes to you, your family and the environment. Reusable nappies, organic cotton items, second hand clothing can all make a huge impact with such as small change!
Have you had any experience using these products? I would love to hear from you in the comments below 🙂