Avoiding Toxins in Your Baby’s Clothing

Avoiding Toxins in Your Baby’s Clothing

Eric Woo

It’s frightening to think that something as common as clothing could do harm to the child wearing it, but this is a reality of the modern world.  From farming to production, mainstream apparel practices rely heavily on pesticides, synthetic substances, and other materials that can have a negative impact on babies and toddlers. 

A baby’s skin is very delicate and easily absorbs what it is around and exposed to. Naturally, many parents have shifted to cleaners, lotions, and other personal-care products for their homes and their babies which are organic and naturally occurring. Just as important are the clothing and fabrics that come into contact with a baby’s skin 24/7.

Traditional baby clothing, made of synthetic and non-organic fibers, can contain any number of toxic substances that have been linked to a variety of health problems as well as learning, developmental, and behavioral issues.  These ingredients can include: fire retardant chemicals, dyes, plastics, pesticides, and more.

Fortunately for today’s parents, affordable and stylish organic baby clothes are becoming more available.  When shopping for your own children, or the babies of friends, it is important to seek out natural and organic fibers including cotton, wool, and bamboo.  These breathable, untreated fabrics play a huge part in reducing possible irritation, allergies, and myriad other health problems for newborns.  The smart (and stylish) choice in today’s baby clothing is organic all the way, and this is what Eotton prides itself on.