Organic Baby Clothes Why Bother?

Organic Baby Clothes Why Bother? How Worried Should You Be About Chemicals In Your Babies Clothes? Here is a short list of what can be found in all Infant and Newborn Clothing sold today.

Sit down you will be shocked.

This is on example of the results of exposure to Chemically Treated Clothing. American Airlines had a huge debacle in which more than 3,500 employees linked their allergic reactions, headaches, and breathing problems to the company’s new uniforms.

What Chemicals are in your Babies Clothing? This is the short list.

Azo dyes

These dyes have been found to be carcinogenic in high enough levels, and governments like Australia have considered banning them altogether. Why azo dyes are banned?

Banned Amines in Textile and Leather. Introduction: … Such a compound is called an amine. Some amines are carcinogenic in nature i.e. they can cause cancer and hence there is a ban on usage of dyes and pigments that can release such amines

  1. NPEs.

Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) are a class of organic compounds found in the majority of our clothing. The impact of NP on human health is hotly debated in the literature — while it is generally agreed that this chemical is toxic, there are widespread views about the level of exposure needed to induce toxicity and ill health.  It is unclear whether studies have incorporated the effects of persistence and bioaccumulation into their analysis of human exposure to NP.

  1. Formaldehyde and phthalates.

This compound is also present in clothes since it is used to prevent wrinkles and mildew. It may be quite useful in preserving clothing materials since it can also increase stain resistance and colorfastness. Unfortunately, the presence of formaldehyde in clothes can cause problems for people.

  1. Cotton Chemically Grown and Processed.

Conventional cotton is grown with genetically modified seeds and sprayed heavily with Roundup (in which the primary ingredient is glyphosate, linked to cancer) and other toxic pesticides—and these persist in the fabric even after manufacturing. Many textiles also contain chlorine bleach, formaldehyde, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), PFCs (perfluorinated chemicals), ammonia, and/or other harmful chemicals. Add to that heavy metals, PVC, and resins, which are involved in dyeing and printing processes.

How to find same chemical free clothing, blankets and everything else your baby will be exposed to.

Today in-line is a trend for what is called Ethical Fashion, Organic, Natural and Sustainable products. These are trends that have little if any monitoring, transparency and or rules.

Before you buy ask a lot of questions about where the Cotton for example is grown. In the US you can bet the cotton has been sprayed, treated and processed with some if not all of the chemicals I have listed above.

The old way of parenting works

The old way of parenting works. Every couple of years another book or article arrives talking about parents with spinelessness or lack of understanding how to raise a child in 2018.  Raising a child today is far more complicated than in the past years. Seeing a 3 year old spending hours on a smartphone has become a known trend or thinking of some Parents.

Saying NO is not the answer.

I feel I am a good Father having raised two amazing Daughters. From day one my wife and I took the advice of others about raising and carrying for our Daughters. What we found worked in those early months was what I call Acclimation to our new lives together.

Our Daughters went everywhere with us. Shopping, plane trips, restaurants and road trips.  Our Daughters were never those screaming children in a Restaurant, we all learned together. Or that child grabbing and demanding something cute at a checkout.

Children are gifts, in our fast paced world we live in today we need to take time in the first months of changing our habits and the speed we live in.

Spending real quality time with your Baby will reward all involved with a quality of life we can never go back to change or replace.  When you’re Daughters Graduate from College and the first thing they do is WhatsApp pictures to friends. Before us as Parents we have the Graduation hug.

Parenting or child rearing is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. Parenting refers to the intricacies of raising a child aside from the biological relationship.

Described by Baumrind as the “just right” style, it combines a medium level demands on the child and a medium level responsiveness from the parents. Authoritative parents rely on positive reinforcement and infrequent use of punishment. Parents are more aware of a child’s feelings and capabilities and support the development of a child’s autonomy within reasonable limits.

Parenting skills are the guiding forces of a “good parent” to lead a child into a healthy adult, they influence on development, maintenance, and cessation of children’s negative and positive behaviors. Parenting takes a lot of skill and patience and is constant work and growth. The cognitive potential, social skills, and behavioral functioning a child acquires during the early years are fundamentally dependent on the quality of their interactions with their parents.