Purest Organic Baby Clothes for Babies’ Allergies or Sensitive Skin
by Jane Sheppard
Skin allergies are becoming quite common in babies, and all babies have sensitive skin. Your baby’s skin is very delicate. Babies’ skin loses moisture faster than adult skin, making it more vulnerable to dryness. It is three times thinner, making it more susceptible to harmful irritants and bacteria that can lead to infection and possible long-term ailments. It is also very porous and absorbs chemicals more easily. So it’s important to ensure that whatever touches your baby’s sensitive skin is organic and hypoallergenic. Specifically your baby clothes should be organic and allergy-free.
Baby clothes should be made of 100% organic cotton. Organic cotton baby clothes allow moisture to evaporate away from your baby’s sensitive skin, whereas synthetic clothes are not breathable. This means they can trap moisture and cause irritation. Synthetic clothing is made from various chemically produced fibers with added chemical dyes, formaldehyde resins, perfumes, and other chemical treatments.
The reason why it’s so important for your baby clothes to be organic is because conventional cotton crops are heavily sprayed with pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. Conventional cotton fabrics are usually bleached, dyed and treated with softeners, formaldehydes, fire retardants, wrinkle and soil guard chemicals. These can all be harmful to a small developing baby. Even clothing advertised as 100% organic can contain dyes, bleaches and resins so be careful to thoroughly check into how the organic fabrics are processed. You want your baby clothing to be as pure as possible.
Organic baby clothes may cost more than conventional baby clothes when you first buy them, but you definitely save money over the long term. Conventional clothing starts to break down after frequent washing a lot sooner because these fibers go through so much abuse with dying, bleaching, scouring and all the chemical treatments. Organic cotton fabric has a longer life span since these fibers haven’t been damaged and weakened by all the processing. Organic cotton is a much stronger, yet softer fabric that lasts much longer.