A new baby is cause for celebration and joy. We welcome new life into the world and reflect on all that entails. At the same time, we must provide the care and shelter that this precious new life needs to survive. As one of the necessities of life, newborn baby clothes are not as important as mother’s milk and warmth, but it is still in this day and age one of our infants’ needs.
As an article of clothing to be worn by a newborn, these clothes are both smaller and simpler than adult clothes. They will usually be made with soft materials and have feature cute designs that accentuate the cuteness of our offspring. Yet we must be far more careful when we select clothes to adorn and protect our newborns. Conventionally produced clothing, like conventionally produced food, unfortunately takes profits into account more than what’s good for people.
This means that cotton is usually heavily sprayed with pesticides and bleached and dyed with chemicals that are too often toxic and even carcinogenic in some cases. Knowing this, and knowing that natural materials are the best for our bodies, organic cottons are the best choice for newborn baby clothes. Whether it’s newborn baby boy clothes or newborn baby girl clothes you are after, take eco-friendliess and non-toxicity as the main criteria for what you will clothe your child with. Although organic cottons are more expensive, you can offset this cost by either buying less and reusing more or buying used; with the high cost of baby clothes and the cost consciousness of consumers, many second-hand baby goods stores have popped up and you can save a great deal by shopping at such establishments. Also remember that friends and family love to give gifts for their new relative/ friend- you can let them know the importance of using products which are as natural as possible for baby. If you really can’t find or afford organic cotton, then try getting or making your own clothing from older cotton. Not only is such material usually softer, harmful dyes and pesticide residue will also have had plenty of time to wash off.
Besides getting good natural newborn baby clothes, also keep in mind that detergents should be eco-friendly as well. Big brands contain known carcinogens and should be avoided. It’s not too hard to find detergents that are not harmful to the body and environment. By purchasing environmentally conscious products, including baby clothing, you help protect not only baby, but also the world baby will live in.