Organic Baby Gear: Necessary?

I didn’t even know this stuff existed until I went to register for baby stuff. Organic slings, organic pajamas, organic cloth, organic sheets, organic diapers, organic shampoo, organic play mats, organic blankets, organic baby towels, organic room decorations?? The list goes on… there are more and more products being sold as ” natural” or ” organic.” Does this stuff really matter? Will your child be healthier if he/she is raised with natural products, organic toys, organic socks?

I mean, really?
I question this myself because I guess I haven’t decided how I feel about it. I’m using cloth diapers because they are ” greener” and ” healthier” and have less chemicals in them (and saving me money, but that’s another issue.) I will feed my children organic and natural foods because I believe it is healthier. I even registered for a baby play mat that has the least amount of chemicals in it. Now that I think about it, I’m even  hoping to get the natural/organic baby wash because it has less chemicals in it. 
Gosh, I didn’t realize I was trying to be so “green” with my little one! 
Infants and toddlers are much more susceptible to dangerous chemicals and toxins than adults are, so it would make sense that if you are going to buy natural prodcuts- you use them for your youngest. 
I don’t believe there have been any studies done that prove that going organic or natural with your little one makes them much healthier.
What do you think? Is it worth the money to buy organic products for your child(ren)?

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

3 thoughts on “Organic Baby Gear: Necessary?

  1. Hi Samantha–Thanks for the great blog. This is an interesting topic–I hope you will write more about it as you learn more. I’ve been reading about how toxic the home can be–i.e., carpet pads, even furniture and granite counters with radon. I would think all of that could be very unhealthy for an infant and possibly more important than having an organic stroller?

  2. I think for those of us with not a whole lot of money you have to decide what are the most important things you want your baby to have organically, and what’s okay to buy “normal.” You get the point. 🙂It’s amazing how much you can worry bringing little ones into the world…especially your own!!!

  3. I feel very much the same – it seems like having a baby has made me so much more aware of possible toxic or unhealthy items and I am becoming more and more “green” every day. I also cloth diaper and plan to try for mostly organic food with my baby, but agree that some of the stuff, like room decorations, doesn't really make a difference for the baby's health. BUT if you are concerned about the general environmental effects of the products you buy (like, were pesticides used on the cotton, affecting the area it was grown), then it makes sense. I too struggle with the question of whether the labels “natural” and “green” really mean anything when choosing products. Natural compared to what, right?

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