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.
Suns out, sundresses out. That’s the rule of the weekend, mama! What better way to kick off everyone’s favorite season than a set of matching organic cotton short-sleeve dresses?! We for one are OBSESSED with the coordinating prints. (Good luck picking just one set, there’s oodles to choose from.) If you happen to have twins or two girls around the same age, then they’ll be able to coordinate for a fun photo op. The material is 100% organic cotton so it won’t harm or irritate your LO’s skin. Raves this Amazon customer, “I am very impressed by these dresses! I have ordered from this brand before (the same outfit with a dragon fly on it in two different sizes) so already knew their quality was very good, but I’d say these dresses even beat those outfits. In my opinion, these are even better than the Burt’s Bees all-natural cotton (which I love as well). These dresses are surprisingly thick, but not too thick, and soft! I did not expect them to be so soft! They are the perfect play-around-the-house in dresses or take-baby-out in dresses. I just absolutely love them!”
Okay, first question: Do they make this adorable sunshine yellow bikini in adult sizes? ‘Cuz we want “in” on this cuteness for a little mommy and me action on the beach. From the smocking to the ruffles and shoulder tie straps, this two-piece swimsuit from Bebe Organic hits the mark. Throw in some baby-approved Birkies and a bucket hat for a splash-worthy lewk. If your little one is looking for moderate coverage, then she’ll certainly appreciate the high-waisted bikini bottoms that aren’t overly skimpy. The suit itself is made from a linen/cotton blend and comes in sizes that’ll fit 2-6-year-olds (sorry, moms, that means not you). If you’re new to Bebe Organic, then you’ll be pleased to know that they use only the highest quality organic materials with a keen attention to detail.
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!”
Keep calm and stay foxy! We are HERE for Touched by Nature’s eco-friendly clothing line made from 100% organic cotton. Imagine how comfortable and snug your baby will be in these matching union suits and coveralls. The snap closures make getting dressed as easy as 1-2-3! From playtime to tummy time to naptime, around-the-clock comfort is guaranteed. The price point is just right with a variety of sizes in stock. We know that buying baby clothes online can be tricky (in regards to sizing and quality), but that’s where Amazon’s all-star reviews come in clutch. Richard A. weighs in, “My son suffers from eczema and has chubby arms and thighs. This was perfectly loose enough for his arms and legs to breath and the fit is perfect for his torso. The fabric is really soft even after many washes and perfect thickness for at home fall/winter comfort. It’s not too thick but not too thin.”
When it comes to soft baby clothes, we’ll be embracing a hygge mentality. (Err, our babe will be anyway.) This unisex baby kimono bodysuit from L’ovedbaby is GOTS-certified organic, meaning that it’s ethically and sustainably sourced without any icky chemicals and dyes. Thanks to foldover sleeves and a clean design, you can count on your youngin’ being snug as a bug. A simple front-snap closure makes it simple to dress your baby in a snap (hellooo, diaper changes). Available in an assortment of colors—from eggplant to seafoam—no judgement whatsoever if you snag one for every day of the week. Rach W. raves, “Love this soft onesie and love that you don’t have to put it over babies head. Our little guy hates that and this was a lifesaver. It’s soft and high-quality.”
Damn straight. Who else is a sucker for a little self-empowerment?? Best believe this statement-making short-sleeve graphic bodysuit from Pact Apparel will be front and center for a spring Insta-shoot. It’s made from breathable 100% organic cotton (12.5 gallons of water was saved in the process) and exudes next-to-skin softness. Bonus: The tagless back label eliminates discomfort and irritation that traditional tags cause. To all the haters who think organic baby clothes has to be $$$, allow Pact Apparel to prove you wrong. Their simple mission to combine style and sustainability gets this happy customer’s vote: “Bought these for my friend’s baby shower and I almost didn’t give them away! They are so so so soft, and the designs are so cute! We’re expecting our 2nd child in November and he’ll be head to toe Pact! Love that they’re organic and everything the company stands for.” Your cutie patootie could be next!
Hanna Andersson — an OG organic baby outfitter — now offers an Amazon-exclusive label that’s perfect for Prime addicts. The collection is packed with basics like sleepers, onesies, undies and leggings, including this sweet set of joggers available in a range of shades and prints. This parent raves, “These Moon and Back by Hanna Andersson joggers are so versatile for 3 seasons of comfort. They are perfect just as they are for spring/fall in cooler climates and would be great under another pair of pants for winter wear or for indoor only. The cuffs are extra long for longer wear as you can easily roll them in half and unroll as child grows. The cuffs are also a softer cotton than the rest of of the pant leg. The elastic waistband is completely encased for extra comfort. All seams are smooth flat lock and surged.”
If you’re seeking a set of instant heirlooms, this is it. Greet your new arrival (or surprise a mama-to-be girlfriend) with an adorable bundle that features all the essentials: a coordinating onesie, socks, blanket, hat and bunny toy. So cuddly, so cute — just like that new little bb. (Pssst: Storq also offers amazing essentials for mamas, and we’re currently obsessing over the new 3-piece lounge sets — so you can match your bebé in cozy cuteness.)
Crafted from a quick-drying fouta towel weave, these precious ponchos were created for beach days and bathtime — but we also love the idea of layering over leggings or jeans for a baby bohemian vibe. Additionally, they’re crafted from GOTS certified organic cotton (making it sustainable and biodegradable). The whisper pink hue is quite lovely, especially when worn in the summer months with a colorful swimsuit or white shorts.
This is one sweet steal at just $11 for two extremely soft organic cotton pieces. And if you don’t love the berry print? Click through anyway — this precious dress is available in 18 more prints and patterns over on Amazon. Moms can’t get enough of it either: “This is by far one of my favorite brands of organic clothing that’s reasonably priced. Organic cotton cardigans are hard to find, but this one comes with a cute little dress. The dress is even comfortable enough to wear as a night gown to sleep in, but also nice enough to wear out to a nice family dinner. I wouldn’t say it’s fancy, but it’s really nice. I bought for it my daughter’s birthday. It fits her perfectly, however she does need to wear something underneath. I would say it doesn’t quiet go to the knees but long enough to keep her covered for the most part (around mid thigh). My daughter is about 44/45inches and 44lbs.”
Is it a cozy pair of PJs? Is it a durable daytime outfit perf for playtime? Get you a one-piece that can do both. Reviews like this one will make you want to #AddToCart. Says this mama, “OKAY, this thing is adorable!!! It is my favorite little bodysuit to put on my daughter. I got her the 6-9 month size and she is 8 months old. It fits perfectly! I’m definitely going to buy her a larger one when she grows out of this, I love it that much! It is my third Burt’s Bees bodysuit I have gotten for her and they have gone through tons of washes and have held up great. The fabric feels great and it fits snugly so when she crawls her legs don’t come out of the legs of the body suit! It is so cute on her, not to mention the ruffle detail on the bottom is so sweet as well as the matching hat. The option to cover her feet is great too for when it is cooler out! LOVE!”
Now that you’ve got your kiddo’s organic clothes covered, start shopping for the best bottle warmers and other baby gear.