In our last post we introduced you to options that can help you keep your little one safe and free from the harsh chemicals and toxins. This is the concluding part of the post and we acquaint you with more options that can help you move into the journey of green living easily.
Life with a new baby is unlike anything you have been faced with. It is a world of changes, challenges, choices and concerns. There is so much to research, learn and experience but so little time (make that NO time.) On hindsight doesn’t it feel like our parents had it easier?
4. ORGANIC BATH LINEN
After a warm bath a baby’s pores are open and will inhale whatever is touching it. Traditional cotton fancy print towels are treated with harsh chemicals that not only will be absorbed into your baby’s skin and into the bloodstream, causing irritation, and health risks but also has serious implications for the environment.
Omved super absorbent Bamboo baby towel and soft face wipes are undeniably made from the 100% purest organic cotton and natural bamboo yarns and guarantee chemical-free usage. Naturally hypo-allergenic and anti-bacterial they are a dream come true perhaps for baby’s sensitive tender skin No chemicals, bleach or synthetic dyes have ever came close to these organic fibers.
5. ORGANIC SWADDLES AND CARRIERS
Swaddling or wrapping your baby is the age old practise to provide comfort, containment and security – all vital elements for unfolding confident and compassionate little people. They ease the transition from the womb by providing similar warmth and a slight resistance to movement. This keeps the new-born from being disturbed by hypnagogic startles (those perfectly normal, alarming jerks of the body).
Omved Ayurganic Botanical Bamboo Swaddles are perfectly sized and have no zips, velcro or fastenings, thus can be comfortably wrapped directly next to your baby’s delicate skin. Our Omved Baby Jholi is a baby carrier made with the purest most natural organic cotton fibres combining function with fashion, enabling you to parent in your own way while allowing your child to be an active part of the world around him.
6. ORGANIC SKINCARE
It is estimated that the skin absorbs 60% of the substances it comes into contact with. (Your baby’s skin is almost 30% thinner than yours, thus it absorbs even more!) Further more knowing that children are exposed to an average of 61 different chemical ingredients every day through their skincare products (EWG 2007), choosing natural safe skincare becomes every parents responsibility.
That is why at Omved we make each of our 100% natural baby products from only the most pure organic ingredients. Completely free of harsh chemicals (e.g. parabens, sulfates, silicones, petrochemicals, glycols, phthalates etc) synthetic colours or perfumes.
7. ORGANIC TOYS
The sad truth about commercial baby toys is most of them are made of plastic/PVC and even when they are not, they are all painted with paints containing high VOC levels and/or lead. Since babies tend to put everything you give them into their mouths, it makes sense then doesn’t it for it to be made of natural non-toxic materials?
We have worked with a village in Southern India – Channapatna fondly known as Gombegala Ooru (toy-town) to develop a range of wooden toys using sustainably harvested wood and coloured using organic dyes extracted from plants and/ trees. (Another reason to feel good – The beautiful finish is 100% cruelty-free as it is obtained by using plant waxes and not shellac (the scarlet resinous secretion of an insect called the lac bug). You can stimulate your baby’s senses while he/she can build a bond with nature.
At the end of it all, what is most important is to read labels, do your research on the company you are buying from and keep yourself abreast on new research on toxic and chemical exposure. The well-being of your children is in your hands.
Be conscious. Be aware. Be safe.
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