The Importance of organic clothing for newborns and premature babies

by Team Conscious Carma

The material we choose for our babies’ clothing has long-term repercussions on their health and wellbeing. And so, new parents should carefully pick up clothing for their little ones after checking what goes into the making of baby clothes. The market is flooded with baby clothes that are made of synthetic or blended fabrics which are laden with hazardous chemicals. As parents who want the safest and most comfortable clothing options for their precious little ones, organic cotton is a great choice. Apart from having a buttery soft feel, it is grown without the use of fertilisers or pesticides which makes it all-natural and the safest option for children across ages. If you are shopping for premature babies, keep in mind that newborn sizes do not equal to preemie sizes. In fact, a small difference of a few centimeters often makes all the difference. Many kids clothing brands cater specifically to premature babies, so make sure to check the label before making a purchase. Also, study the size chart, and look out for criteria such as height, weight, and gestation age.

If you’re in the process of filling your baby shopping cart, the first thing you need to think about is the safety and comfort of your baby and convenience for yourself.

Safety First

Premature babies have incredibly sensitive skin that can easily absorb substances that it comes in contact with thereby making them vulnerable to health concerns. And so, the clothes they wear matter! Organic cotton clothing is the perfect safe harbour for your delicate darling. It is soft, light, breathable, and free of toxins which makes it 100% safe for your little one. Look for a credible certification like GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) which guarantees the authenticity of an organic garment.  After all, when babies are safe, moms are truly satisfied.

Comfort Counts

The most important factor when it comes to comfort is the softness of the material. All baby clothes should feel soft, comfortable, and breathable against the delicate skin of your little bundle of joy. Organic cotton is also the perfect choice for Indian weather conditions.

Easy Peasy Styles

Baby clothes should be designed for the comfort of babies and the convenience of moms. Practical and functional styles that not only look cute but also solve for easy diaper changes and growth spurts in babies should be a must-have for new parents. While choosing clothes for babies, always opt for silhouettes that offer ease of wear.

Durable & Longlasting

Babies need multiple outfit changes in a day. Baby clothes that are easy to maintain are a must-have for all moms.  Opt for garments that are machine washable and look as good as new wash after wash. Long lasting clothes are a more sustainable option since they can be passed on to others for repeat wear.

In addition to the above benefits, choosing certified organic cotton is great for the environment too. It is 100% natural, biodegradable, and has a positive impact on people and the planet. Always buy less, choose the best quality, and make it last by leaving nothing except pure goodness on your baby’s gentle skin.

Meghna Kishore & Barkha Bhatnagar Das, Founders, Greendigo. A female-founded, female-led company, Greendigo creates beautiful, practical products for kids that are manufactured sustainably and ethically.

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