Cotton has a dirty little secret.
Did you know cotton happens to be the dirtiest crop in the world due to its heavy use of pesticides? I’ll say that again to let it sink in: Cotton is the world’s dirtiest crop. Since cotton is grown next to our food supply and in our communities, the use of chemicals can potentially infiltrate our water supply and result in contamination.
Now picture a newborn. I don’t know about you, but I immediately think of a baby swaddled in a hospital cotton blanket, its doe eyes squinting and taking in the world around it. Fast forward a few months to a walking and babbling toddler, dragging her favorite lovey blanket behind her, a blanket that serves as her source of security. So what exactly are they cuddling and rubbing up on? Think about the chemicals that have been infused in the fabric. All these cozy and nostalgic associations are shielded from the grim truth of conventional cotton.
With the arrival of my daughter came many changes. Food choices were one and clothing another. Since skin is the largest organ on your body, I think it is essential to pay note to what goes on it! I wasn’t taking any chances with my baby. I made it my goal to make a conscious effort to ensure I clothe and comfort her with organic cotton.