In 2005 my spouse Melanie gave beginning to our lovely twins Jack and Lilly. Like most mother and father we wished to do all we may to insure our children would develop up as wholesome as attainable. This led us to start out researching natural child merchandise. These are merchandise made with all pure supplies. They’re freed from harmful and probably harmful chemical substances present in most different child and kids’s merchandise. A number of the natural merchandise we’ve used are listed beneath:
1) Garments, blankets, and towels made with natural cotton or Bamboo.
2) Toys manufactured from wooden which can be both painted with a pure dye or not painted in any respect.
3) Plush natural cotton toys.
4) Child lotion freed from poisonous chemical substances comparable to Phthalates, which can trigger developmental issues, and irritate a child’s pores and skin.
5) BPA (bisphenol A) free child bottles.
6) Shampoo freed from any poisonous chemical substances.
7) Natural child meals.
8) Pure cotton fabric diapers.
As Melanie and I began discovering out about lots of the risks that may be present in standard child merchandise, we determined to make use of pure child merchandise every time attainable. We had been alarmed at a few of the issues we found.
Any product made with non-organic cotton will seemingly be laced with residual chemical substances from the manufacturing course of and from the pesticides used to develop the cotton. Garments, towels, bedding and different merchandise can nonetheless comprise harmful ranges of those poisonous chemical substances even after repeated washings.
Standard child lotions and shampoos can comprise many chemical substances that may irritate a child’s pores and skin, trigger rashes, and be harmful for his or her well being. Most of the elements in non-organic child lotions and shampoos have by no means been examined by the FDA or every other authorities company. A number of the harmful chemical substances that could be current are 1,4-dioxane, a identified most cancers inflicting agent, and Phthalates that will trigger reproductive and developmental issues. The producers are sometimes not required to record all these chemical substances on the bottle.
We had been shocked to study that traces of pesticides and different chemical substances, utilized by farmers to develop massive crops, are present in most non-organic child meals that comprise fruit or greens. The FDA permits this and states protected ranges are permissible. We imagine the one permissible degree is zero. We additionally discovered it alarming that cows are often given antibiotics and development hormones, traces of which make their manner into the milk infants drink. We switched to natural milk to insure that these harmful chemical substances didn’t make their manner into the milk our twins had been ingesting.
Moreover the well being advantages of natural child merchandise there have been extra causes we determined they had been the fitting selection for our twins. Garments comprised of natural cotton and bamboo are a lot softer than standard cotton and subsequently way more snug to put on. Our daughter, Lilly, has very delicate pores and skin. Earlier than we switched to all natural clothes, she was at all times getting rashes. After switching to all natural clothes her rashes went away and she or he was way more snug. Many individuals imagine that natural toys are higher for a kid’s creativeness and subsequently studying. Most of these toys are less complicated than many standard toys with out a number of the transferring elements and noises. This results in fewer distractions for the infant.
Another excuse we determined to make use of natural merchandise is that they’re good for the earth. The chemical substances used to develop non-organic crops and manufacture non-organic merchandise ultimately discover their manner into soil, water, and air. These chemical substances typically kill wildlife and vegetation and poison the water provide. Natural child merchandise current no such risks to the earth.
Utilizing natural child merchandise has given my spouse and I peace of thoughts. We all know we’re defending are treasured youngsters from the numerous risks current in some standard child merchandise.