We are all well aware of the hype around organic food, organic meat, organic produce, organic clothing – the list continues to grow. Chemicals and other foreign substances are added to such items and studies are suggesting after continual use, levels of these toxins become apparent in our body and the long-term effects are still up in the air. Adults are aware of buying organic however, what about babies? They unknowingly rely on their caregivers to provide them with the basic staples they need for existence: food, clothing, and a clean diaper.
When parents are expecting and they begin the daunting task of figuring out what they will need for baby (especially first time parents) it is needless to say, a BIT overwhelming. And much of the baby products which are most easily found and are the most popular in stores, do not support sustainable lifestyles. A little bit of research is needed to figure out the specific items to purchase and where to do so; luckily, there are plenty of organic baby stores in the Philadelphia area! Plus, there are tons of websites which offer quality organic baby items, which will not break the bank, as some of them can be quite pricey.
Here is my own top 10 list of items which should be purchased organically for baby:
10. Baby sling
It makes perfect sense then that babies, with immune systems not yet developed fully, would be more susceptible to inorganic, chemical barren items. As for clothing, bedding, and anything else their sensitive skin will come in contact with, it is important that harmful chemicals are not included in their manufacturing process. Think of buying these organic items for baby as an investment in their health and a reconfirmation of your commitment to helping reduce your footprint on the environment. These items are just as well manufactured and designed as other inorganic items and can be passed along to others once your little one has grown out of them.