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September 15th, 2011

Organic Baby Products – Are they Really Better?

There are people out there that believe no matter what, organic is the best option. And others believe it doesn’t really matter and that you are just paying for the title of “organic”. So we wanted to clear the air and explain the benefits of organic to not. But first we want to just say, that whatever you feel comfortable with is the best for you!

Organic by definition means: noting or pertaining to a class of chemical compounds that formerly comprised only those existing in or derived from plants or animals, but that now includes all other compounds of carbon.

When speaking about organic food, it seems pretty easy that you would want food that has not been fertilized by chemicals but that it’s in it’s natural state of becoming ripe or eating food that is grown and not processed.When speaking of products such as clothes, jewelry and baby gear you may become a little fuzzy on how these products can be organic.

With organic baby products the manufacturers will focus on using natural dyes  to color the clothing, or natural fibers instead of something that has been processed with chemicals to make it soft, durable, lightweight, breathable, etc…

Some great organic products that we’d like to point out are Organic Belle Baby Carriers. They are made from 100% cotton and hemp blended fabrics. The inside liner of their organic carriers are 100% Organic cotton and hemp blended un-dyed, ultra-soft fleece in a natural off-white color. All the parts that rub against your baby’s skin is soft so its less likely to cause irritation after being worn for extended periods of time. The organic belle baby carrier option also makes the carrier more breathable for baby and parent. 

Sage Creek Organics clothing, bedding & sleepwear is made from organic materials. If you don’t want to worry about your new baby being cuddle up in a blanket that has been treated with pesticides and harsh chemicals then you would definitely want to go with an organic option like Sage Creek bedding. They offer pure comfort and softness in every one of their jersey organic cotton crib sheets and blankets.

Baby Shampoo by GAIA Skin Naturals provides a shampoo for babies that is soap and sulphate free.  An extremely mild gel that gently cleanses the hair and scalp without stripping baby’s natural protective oils. Certified Organic Chamomile Extract brings out natural highlights leaving baby’s hair soft and shiny. Additional moisturising properties are added to prevent a dry or flaky scalp. pH neutral, low foaming formula.

The last great organic product that we want to point out is the Under the Nile organic toys. These toys are made and stuffed with  the finest 100% organic Egyptian cotton. Safe for babies and kids to chew, suck on and play with.

Organic products definitely have their benefits and you know that when your new baby is chewing on a toy or your toddler has their favorite blanket in their mouth that they are not getting something unnatural. But this doesn’t mean that products that aren’t title organic are bad. They still can be made with 100% cotton, they just aren’t certified as organic.