Three reasons why organic cotton is better for babies
We often get asked what the difference is between organic cotton vs con conventional aka normal cotton. The distinct difference comes from how both cottons are made – during the production process of conventional cotton, there is often a widespread use of harmful toxic chemicals in the washing, dyeing and printing stages which have known to cause allergies, rashes and, respiratory problems, particularly towards babies.
Organic cotton on the other hand is processed naturally without the use of any harsh chemicals. Everything from the organic seeds, to the chemical-free soil, toxin-free insect control to the final dying and printing process is much more delicate. The production system for organic cotton is complex, however this ensures that the final product is free from toxic chemicals and reduces the carbon footprint for the environment.
It is important to first get an overview of our top 3 reasons why organic cotton is better for babies.
1. Safe for baby’s skin
Did you know that baby skin is five times thinner, more absorbent and more sensitive than adult skin? Therefore, baby skin tends to absorb toxic chemicals much faster than adult skin and are more likely to develop skin irritations and allergies.
Organic cotton is gentle and kinder to a baby’s skin. As the material is soft and free from chemicals, there are less chances of your child developing skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and skin allergies.
2. Soft and comfortable
Organic cotton is naturally a very soft fibre and as it can retain its natural state, it is also mould resistant and antimicrobial. When drenched in chemicals such as through the production of conventional cotton, it loses its soft touch and becomes coarse and scratchy, which can cause discomfort.
Babies tend to become restless when they are in discomfort or when their clothes make them itchy. By switching to organic cotton clothes, you’re maximising your baby’s comfort and ensuring they stay cosy and itch-free. When taken care of properly, organic cotton clothes can get softer with every wash.
3. It lasts longer
Unlike conventional cotton, organic cotton lasts longer. Instead of having to buy a new set of baby clothes every month, a few good quality sets of clothes will last you for a very long time.
This is because organic cotton’s resilient fibres have not been damaged by chemicals during the growing and weaving process, making the quality superior. No matter how many times you wash it, or your baby wears it, it will age gracefully.
If you really want to make a difference in your baby’s life, then organic cotton baby clothing is the way to go. There’s really no better way to dress your baby than in soft, organic, comfortable, and toxin-free clothes!