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BB Needs The Best Of Everything— And Dressing Them In Organics Is No Exception.

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Burt's Bees Organic Baby Clothes

Your baby gourmand dines on locally grown veggie purees you spend hours meal prepping each week. You stocked her library with the best books to encourage infant development. You’d never skip her soothing nighttime routine (a bath and mini-massage with all-natural baby beauty products followed by a special lullaby). And she rides in the safest stroller you spent months researching.

Yep, it’s very clear that only the BEST will do for your bb. So when it comes to all that cute clothing you spend hours laundering (with fragrance-free detergent, obvi) only the softest and safest option will suffice. Enter organic cotton baby clothes.

Whether you opt for a wardrobe that’s exclusively organic or invest in a few key pieces that your L.O. will wear often (like PJs!), going organic has loads of benefits for your babe and beyond.

First and foremost, choosing organic cotton baby clothes means your kiddo will have less exposure to chemicals that are used to treat many textiles — which is particularly important for babies. “An infant’s thin skin more easily absorbs substances,” explains Samridhi Ganeriwalla, founder of organic clothing brand Little West Street, “and their bodies are less able to break down or eliminate toxins that enter the body.” When you opt for organic cotton, you can be sure it’s free of the toxins that can be extremely irritating to babies’ sensitive skin (which is why organic cotton clothing is often recommended by pediatricians for newborns with eczema).

When you’re looking at a label, keep an eye out for GOTS certification, which means it meets the gold standard set by the Global Organic Textile Standard – covering every aspect from the harvesting of the crops to the labor conditions of the workers. You’ll also see lots of “Standard 100 by OEKO-TEK” certifications, too, which ensures the cotton is free from 100 harmful chemicals. “Both certifications are a great step in making fabrics less harmful,” says Samridhi. “Just keep in mind that OEKO-TEK can apply to both organic and non-organic fabrics.”

From booties and bibs to joggers and jammies, we’ve found the best organic baby clothes ideas that are sweet, soft and safe for your little one.

i play. by green sprouts Baby Girls' Sun Hat

What toddler doesn’t love a little fun in the sun? (This is NOT a trick question). Before you take BB to the beach to build some sand castles, she’s going to need a cute AF sun hat to keep her peepers out of harm’s way. Not only does this playful hat come in 10 punchy boardwalk-approved colors (you heard it first!) but it’s UPF50+ rated. It also has a stay-put tie strap so that your cutie patootie is free to roam about without it falling off. Most importantly, we appreciate i play. by green sprouts’ commitment to only using natural materials (formaldehyde-free and AZP-free dyes). This happy mama reports back, “My one year old decided, just as the warm weather started, that she doesn’t like to wear hats. She also hates sunglasses, but this stubborn mother was not going to let her baby roam around without eye/head protection! We bought this without having high hopes since she pulled the velcro off other hats also–we’ve had a chance to try it twice and are pleased to report success! She has a large head so I ordered a larger size for her–there’s a twist tie that I can tighten as soon as we get it on her, and it serves as barrier one to her removing it. Barrier two is the strap that we tie underneath her skin. It definitely feels waterproof, though we haven’t tested that part yet, and she’s comfortable and happy in it, which means she wears it, which means mom’s happy. Definitely recommend it, and will likely order more in other colors!” 

$12

Now that you’ve got your kiddo’s organic clothes covered, start shopping for the best bottle warmers and other baby gear.

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i play. by green sprouts Baby Girls' Sun Hat

What toddler doesn’t love a little fun in the sun? (This is NOT a trick question). Before you take BB to the beach to build some sand castles, she’s going to need a cute AF sun hat to keep her peepers out of harm’s way. Not only does this playful hat come in 10 punchy boardwalk-approved colors (you heard it first!) but it’s UPF50+ rated. It also has a stay-put tie strap so that your cutie patootie is free to roam about without it falling off. Most importantly, we appreciate i play. by green sprouts’ commitment to only using natural materials (formaldehyde-free and AZP-free dyes).  This happy mama reports back, “My one year old decided, just as the warm weather started, that she doesn’t like to wear hats. She also hates sunglasses, but this stubborn mother was not going to let her baby roam around without eye/head protection! We bought this without having high hopes since she pulled the velcro off other hats also–we’ve had a chance to try it twice and are pleased to report success! She has a large head so I ordered a larger size for her–there’s a twist tie that I can tighten as soon as we get it on her, and it serves as barrier one to her removing it. Barrier two is the strap that we tie underneath her skin. It definitely feels waterproof, though we haven’t tested that part yet, and she’s comfortable and happy in it, which means she wears it, which means mom’s happy. Definitely recommend it, and will likely order more in other colors!” 

$12

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