Kisses not conventional cotton should rest on your baby’s skin.
The epidermis is our largest organ; it’s our protection again the harsh elements we encounter every day. Did you know that a baby’s skin is paper thin? It’s especially sensitive during the first year.
In an article by Maria Livingstone in Parenting.com (http://www.parenting.com/article/5-common-infant-skin-conditions) she cites Bernard Cohen, M.D., Director of Pediatric Dermatology at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. He says, “A baby’s skin starts out thinner, has less pigment, and doesn’t regulate temperature as well as the skin of bigger kids and adults…it takes about a year for that epidermis to get up to speed and function effectively.”
Here are some of the top enemies of your baby’s skin during the first year while their skin gets used to this new world.
Considering how many chemicals that are used in the production of cotton around the world, the best option for baby’s skin is GOTS certified organic cotton because the cotton hasn’t been raised with toxic chemicals.
Did you know that seven of the 15 most carcinogenic chemicals known to humans are used on the conventional cotton crop?
The Huffington Post noted conventional cotton is a highly chemical-intensive crop. “It uses 3% of the world’s arable land, 10% of all agricultural chemicals, and 25% of all insecticides. This is significant because cotton makes up 50% of the world’s fiber needs. With 29 million tons produced annually around the world; traditional cotton consumes more chemical pesticides than any other crop.” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mattias-wallander/organic-cotton-threading-_b_4784430.html)
In fact, it took about a pound of chemicals to produce that cute cotton romper your baby is wearing.
Do you want your baby’s sensitive skin against that residue?
GOTS certified organic cotton is the best option. According to the Organic Trade Association, “Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, expand biologically diverse agriculture, and prohibit the use of synthetic toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, as well as genetically engineered seed. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic producers meet strict federal regulations addressing methods and materials allowed in organic production.” https://www.ota.com/advocacy/fiber-and-textiles/get-facts-about-organic-cotton
Carefully consider what clothing you choose for your baby, especially during the first year, due to the sensitivity. Choose organic cotton vs. conventional cotton for peace of mind.
Fun is defined as something that provides mirth or amusement. Ubiquitous idioms include the word fun. We had a barrel of fun at the party. He is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. It was fun while it lasted. AWHFY?!
We may think of fun as trivial; something to do after we work. However, it’s important for our survival; when we are having fun, we are happy.
Dads are an integral part of a child’s life.
Research shows that confident dads who embrace parenting have children who show fewer behavioral problems prior to the teen years.
An article in The Guardian, highlights a study that came out in 2016. “A man’s attitudes towards fatherhood soon after his child’s birth, as well as his feelings of security as a father and partner, are more important than his involvement in childcare and household chores when it came to influencing a child’s later behavior.”
I launched Simply Chickie baby and toddler clothing to make people laugh, spread the idea of world peace, and make people aware of what they put on their body.
If you can make someone laugh, that person will pay attention to you.
My most popular romper and the one that truly launched the company, Inside me I’ve got, had a sweet beginning.