Most of us don’t give much thought to saving the earth before we have children. We are too busy living for the now to think about the future of our planet. For most of us, it isn’t until we become parents that we start thinking about the world our children will inherit.
This is when you start to worry about the damage we are doing to planet earth and become much more environmentally aware. This is the time when you start thinking about what you can do to preserve our environment for you child to enjoy.
Natural Organic Baby Products
Cotton is the fabric we prefer to wear and buy for our babies. It is cool in summer, comfortable to wear and we think of it as a good natural fabric.
Despite what you have always thought or been led to believe, natural does not mean a product is organic. Just because you buy clothing for baby that is made of cotton does not mean that the cotton has been organically grown.
You may not have given much thought to how the cotton was grown or what chemicals have been used on it when it was growing, most of us haven’t, but we should. Cotton is one of the most widely grown crops in the world and when grown in a conventional way is also the most chemical-intensive.
The chemicals used in growing cotton have a huge impact on the environment, polluting the air, soil, and water. These toxic chemicals are also detrimental to the health of the people living in the areas where cotton is grown. People directly involved in growing cotton are a high-risk group ell8xhw.
The adverse affect conventional cotton growing has on people and the environment is an excellent reason for making sure your baby’s clothes are both natural and organic. This will put your mind at rest and you will be protecting the environment that your baby will grow up in.
It Begins With A Seed
Growing organic cotton starts with the seed and natural, untreated GMO-free seed(Genetically Modified Organism) must be used for it to be certified as organic
By using crop rotations the health of the soil is maintained eliminating the need for fertilizer.
Farmers plant trap crops that attract the insects and eliminate the use of pesticides. They prefer trap crops that cause infertility in the insects so they cannot reproduce.
Using organic cotton is just one step you can take to protect the environment your child will grow up in but there are others. Sometimes it only takes a small step to make a big difference and cloth nappies and natural organic skin care are two small steps that can make a huge impact over time.
Make The Change
At first, it might seem difficult to swap from using strong chemicals for washing and cleaning but over time it becomes easier and it will give you peace of mind knowing you are doing the best you can for your baby.
The important thing to remember is natural is not necessarily organic. Cotton and Bamboo are wonderful fabrics for your baby. They breathe and are comfortable to wear. Organic is the best choice you can make for your entire family.
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