Organically Grown Baby Clothes.
Only the best.
Like I’ve mentioned plenty of times, as a mother I only want the best for my children.
Which mother doesn’t?
So, the choices I make aren’t because they are the trendy or the “in” thing to do it’s because I have my kid’s health and overall well-being in mind as top priority.
This means opting to breastfeed, buying organic food, making my own baby food, using green diapers and using organic and natural products to name a few. As we all know, doing all of this doesn’t come cheap nor does it come with any more convenience.
Regardless, it’s a personal parenting choice and I’m more than happy to do them when and if I can. I am also fully aware that you can raise a baby just fine without using any of the aforementioned things but, it’s something I choose to do.
So, when it comes to dressing my 9 month-old Mimi, I do prefer to buy her clothes that are made out of organic cotton. This goes to say that not all her clothes are organic. There are a few reasons to be honest, one is that they aren’t always cost-effective (I do for go the price most times) and quite frankly, some of them if not most aren’t very aesthetically pleasing.
To be blunt, they’re kinda ugly.
Maybe it’s because I like colors and designs, not just plain designs.
While I do try to scope out for the cutest organic baby clothes, I will occasionally buy non-organic (it pains me sometimes, LOL! But it’s adorb & price is right) and the clothes she is gifted aren’t organic either.
I appreciate and don’t discriminate.
Well, some of you may be wondering why I choose organic.
Babies skin is thinner, less oily and more porous than that of an adult. Therefore, it absorbs more. Babies also don’t sweat like adults and are more likely to absorb harmful toxins.
It’s estimated that 456 million pounds of pesticides are applied to conventional cotton each year. Pesticides in essence, are probable carcinogens that have been linked to many cancers. Not only are they harmful to us they are harmful to the environment as well. They can affect us in the workforce (farmers working with toxins daily), destroy our water quality and wreak havoc on our already ravaged farmlands.
Did you know that it takes about 500 years to form/replenish one inch of soil?
Well, when the awesome people of Organically Grown contacted me and asked me to try out one of their organic products, I was more than enthused and excited to try out their products.
Organically Grown produces their merchandise with organic cotton that has been grown without being genetically modified and without the use of pesticides. Not only do they practice green and ethical practices, they educate consumers about living green.
That to me, already had me interested. I decided to check out their line of baby clothes and I was pleased to find gorgeous clothes for my Mimi cakes. There are cute pastels, adorable designs and RUFFLES. I adore ruffles and even more so on baby’s bum.
I was sent the Penguins and Ruffles 3 Piece-set. It came with a pink long-sleeved onesie that ruffles at the neck, a striped matching hat and matching pants that have ruffles on the back. It is super adorb and oh-so-soft! It came just as shown, just a little wrinkly from packaging but gorgeous! Beautiful stitching.
So, how did it hold up?
I put it through the wash and let Mimi model it for us. She loved it and believe me, she lets us know when she’s not comfy in her clothes by tugging them off and we had no complaints. We’re super happy with her outfit and Organically Grown, even Hubby pointed out how delicate and beautiful the outfit was (he pointed out the cute hanger it came on too) in comparison to the otherwise plain organic clothes we’re used to here in our little city.
Here’s our little lady.
If you’re thinking about going “green” even in the smallest way, this is a great way to start. Organically Grown is very reasonably priced in comparison to other companies, if price is an issue (designs sure aren’t an issue with Organically Grown). I tend to bypass cost most times simply because I’ve noticed that organic clothing seems to last longer than conventional cotton. Conventional cotton gets a beating during the production stage because of scouring, bleaching, dying, softeners, formaldehyde spray, flame and soil retardants.
All this before they are even cut for design.
I notice that the organic clothes I do have can be washed and washed without losing quality in comparison to some of her regular clothes. It is a lot more durable and really gets my money’s worth. I had some clothes saved from my eldest and a few articles were organic, this is 6 years ago folks and they are still in remarkably great condition. Only the color has faded a bit but the cotton has not lost its integrity. Perfect for wearing around the house on lazy days!
All in all, I’m very happy with the outfit and I will be buying more outfits from Organically Grown. Simply because I love their designs, cost and ethics. The outfit was super cute and comfy, the only thing I can say that didn’t work for me was the hat. It is super adorb, mind you, but it was a bit big for Mimi’s head. A strap would have worked perfectly and would allow her to keep it on her head without her snatching it or ripping it off.
So, if you’re thinking about taking baby steps towards living a greener life and you have a baby or toddler, check Organically Grown out.
Have you ever tried organic? What was your experience with it?
Let me know!
Til then, cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.