Organic Baby Gifts For Beloved Infant Foodie
We all know that organic living is healthier living. Shielding ourselves from harmful chemicals does not just extend to the foods we eat but also to the clothes we wear and the personal care and cleaning products we use. And when it comes to babies, it’s even more valuable to use organic products to ensure their tiny, growing bodies, which are so much more susceptible to toxins than ours, are nurtured and protected.
If you have a friend who’s a new mom and you're looking for some organic living essentials that both Mom and baby will love, here are a few ideas to get you started.
About Those “Magic” Baby Wash Products…
Everyone knows that a baby’s skin is super-sensitive and very delicate. According to WebMD, “Chemicals, fragrances, and dyes in clothing, detergents, and baby products can cause newborn skin irritation, dryness, chafing, and rashes.” Instead of purchasing the latest baby lotions and potions designed to make them smell good (they’re babies – they already smell good!), look for vegan and organic products that use simple ingredients. Baby oil that’s made with unrefined ingredients, talc-free baby powder, and mild baby wash with a coconut or sunflower oil base are all great ideas.
Clothing, Clothing Everywhere….
You can find a cute baby outfit in just about any store you step foot into these days, but what is the quality of the materials used? Again, with such delicate skin, you want to be careful about the clothing you purchase. Many of today’s synthetic clothes are processed with chemicals that can cause skin irritation, and even regular cotton crops are sprayed with pesticides. For this reason, look for clothing that is made of organic cotton. Organic cotton is grown sustainably, and follows strict guidelines for transport and processing, making it safer and less irritating for baby.
What About Organic Baby Food Delivery?
For the Mom who has everything, consider a gift set for organic baby food delivery. Though it might not sound like a conventional gift idea, organic baby food delivery is actually a genius maneuver. Not only does it take some of the pressure off of the new mom, it also helps give her a guide for feeding her baby the healthiest foods possible, right from the start. With meal plans that range from a 21-day starter plan to a plan for 9 months +, you’ll have plenty to choose from. As baby gets introduced to a wide variety of healthy vegetables and fruits, you can consider it a healthy gift that will keep on giving.