You’re a responsible parent. You try to use hypoallergenic shampoo and washing detergent. You use all-natural diapers.
You’re trying to do as much as you can to protect your little ones, but there is so much noise about what is healthy, what has chemicals in it, and how much the healthy and organic versions cost, that you’re not sure what to think.
Your baby or young child has extremely sensitive and permeable skin, and he or she is very sensitive to chemicals and allergens at this age. They’re prone to irritation, rashes, and allergic reactions. If you are trying to protect your baby, and are trying to go the organic route, allow us to introduce you to organic bamboo clothes for your kids.
“Babies are constantly absorbing everything like a sponge, whether it be from background conversation, their toys, or the chemicals in their clothes,” says Janel Anderson of Nohi Kids, a kids clothes company that uses organic bamboo. “They can easily absorb those highly toxic chemicals that are in the synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides in the cotton that goes into making typical kids clothes that aren’t organic.”
In addition, quite often kids clothes manufacturers will add further chemicals to make the clothes flame-retardant, including formaldehyde. These chemicals never fully wash out, no matter how many times they are “pre-washed” by the manufacturer. Unfortunately, all those chemicals will be sticking to your children’s skin. These strong, carcinogenic and toxic chemicals can cause allergic reactions in adults – just imagine what they may do to your little one’s skin!
Your baby doesn’t just wear her clothes, blankets, and sleep sacks; she chews, sucks on, and plays with them.
They are Baby-Soft
Organic material tends to be a lot softer than non-organic material, and bamboo is by far the softest material on the market. You go through the trouble of having soft diapers, soft wipes, and soft blankets for your babies, and organic bamboo just feels right for babies and kids. It also breathes a lot easier.
Organic bamboo clothes don’t wrinkle, and don’t need fabric softeners – they’re already super soft!
Organic bamboo is antifungal and antibacterial, and is a great option for babies with existing allergies and rashes, especially skin eczema.
Babies and children are sensitive to chemicals, and can have allergic reactions to them early in life. If you’re switching to hypoallergenic shampoos and detergents, but still using non-organic clothes, your little ones are still getting exposed to the allergens you’re trying to protect them from. If you want to really go the whole 9 yards, and protect your kids from chemicals and allergens, buying organic cotton and bamboo clothes just makes sense!
Organic Bamboo is odor, mold, fungal, mildew and bacteria resistant. An organic bamboo shirt or romper really protects your little one in more ways than one.
It Lasts Longer
Organic clothes last longer. Organic bamboo clothes that have not been treated with bleaches, dyes, pesticides, etc do not break down as quickly or as easily as non-organic clothes.
Organic Bamboo is Sustainable and Protects the Environment
Organic cotton and bamboo farmers do not use pesticides, fungicides or fertilizers. No bleaches or dyes are washed out or released into the environment when your clothes are disposed. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth, and bamboo is sustainable and renewable. The bamboo plants are trimmed for their precious fibers and left to grow naturally. It takes just a fraction of the water to make a bamboo shirt than it does a cotton one. It takes about 5 ounces of chemicals and well over 100 gallons of water just to make one (non-organic) cotton t-shirt!
By purchasing organic clothes, you are helping support organic cotton and bamboo growers and organic clothing manufacturers, and helping create a market demand for organic clothes and organic farming. More organic farming means less harmful chemicals, pesticides, and carcinogens in the air, water, soil, and environment.