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how important are organic fabric, clothing and linens for baby?

Today we live in a world where we are becoming more aware of our own wellness and longevity is thus increasing. Organic clothing is not only a healthier choice for little babies, but it also insures safety and health to our environment.

Organic clothes are manufactured from toxic-free materials. They are free from petrochemicals, flame retardants, heavy metals, and some other toxins that may be dangerous to the baby. Skin allergic reactions, asthma, poisoning, and cancer could be the health problems that are connected to conventionally grown plants such as cotton. Organic treatment to cotton plants including the use of manure fertilizers and crop rotation.

Areas within the near vicinity of conventionally sprayed production facilities get the worst of the environmental impacts but the residues of some of these chemicals may be rubbing off on your baby. Thinner baby's skin absorbs toxins more easily and they are at a greater risk for pesticide-related health problems than adults.

Children in the U.S. receive up to 35 percent of their estimated lifetime dose of some carcinogenic pesticides by age five through food, contaminated drinking water, household use, and pesticide drift.

Conventionally produced cotton material lasts 10-20 washes before it starts to break down, but organic cotton material lasts for 100 washes or more before it begins to wear down. Conventionally produced cotton is put through the wringer during its production through scouring, bleaching, dying, softening, formaldehyde spray, and flame and soil retardants before it is even shipped to be cut for patterns.

via Scientific American

Try some of these alternatives for organic cotton for your little ones.

Cloud 9 Fabrics

Loop Fabrics

Birch Fabrics

Photo via Feather Baby

or search here for organic cotton children's clothing options.

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