When you create a baby registry or simply buy baby products, which products do you enjoy choosing the most? As for me, I loved buying tiny outfits for my baby boy. I was told though not to buy too many because our friends would give us lots of baby clothes. So if you are interested in organic baby clothing, make sure to communicate that to your friends. The great news is organic baby clothing can be even cheaper than non-organic counterparts.
Why Organic Baby Clothing?
Before we delve deeper into where to buy affordable organic baby clothing, let me emphasize the importance of buying organic baby clothing.
Have you seen images of cotton portraying it as a natural and pure fiber? They look nice, and are meant to convey feelings of health and safety. However, cotton is one of the major environmental pollutants, and here is why.
Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other single crop. Nearly $2.6 billion worth of pesticides are sprayed on cotton fields each year — accounting for more than 10% of total pesticide use and nearly 25% of insecticide use worldwide. In the United States, 1/3 pound of agricultural chemicals are typically used in the production of a single cotton T-shirt. (Source) Does this sound terrifying?
And lots of those toxic agricultural chemicals are sprayed in the United States because the United States is the second largest producer of cotton after China. When chemicals are sprayed, they pollute our groundwater, surface water, and drinking water. Fish, bird, and other wildlife are affected as these chemicals stay in the environment.
And lots of those agricultural chemicals are linked with cancer such cyanazine, dicofol, propargite, etc. You also might have heard that glyphosate, an active ingredient in one of the most popular herbicides, Monsanto’s own Roundup, has been recently classified as a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization.
Where to Buy Affordable Organic Baby Clothing?
Enough of the scary stuff. What can we do? Buy organic cotton clothes as much as it is possible. I agree that buying adult organic clothing is a challenging proposition. Once my son grew into a toddler, organic clothing was harder and harder to find. But the good news is that there are plenty of choices for babies.
My philosophy is that we do what we can and do not stress out about things that are beyond our control. But as long as there are organic choices available to us, we should take advantage and buy them. This creates demand, which ideally someday manufacturers will rush to fulfill.
To save you time, in my Amazon store I created a category called Affordable Organic Baby Clothing where you can find practical and inexpensive baby items you will appreciate. Some of the items we used when my son was a baby. If I did not use that particular piece of clothing, I read numerous Amazon reviews to make sure that most people liked it. You should read them too as they can help you gain insights into which items you will like the most.
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