Many of us start our journey into parenthood thinking that organic baby products are just a ploy and an easy way to spend money unnecessarily. After all, surely all baby products are safe and kind to our baby’s skin, right?
Unfortunately, they're not.
We’re not here to make you feel bad about using non-organic products. We get it! They’re more accessible, more affordable, and created by big brands with popular names that we’ve known, trusted, and loved since our own childhoods!
On our quest to create the kindest products for your baby’s bottom, we discovered many hidden toxins and nasty chemicals in some of the most popular baby products.
In this post, we’re going to talk about why organic products matter for your baby’s health and how you can start making the switch today.
Why organic matters for your baby
With beautiful packaging, lists of friendly ingredients, and advertisements featuring happy families, it’s no wonder that we trust all of the baby products on the shelves of the supermarket.
But what’s really hidden inside them? And why has it never been more important to opt for organic baby products?
Although organic products tend to be a little pricier than their non-organic alternatives, they also contain significantly less pesticides, toxins, hormones, and harmful chemicals.
Those harmful chemicals in non-organic products come into contact with your baby’s skin and digestive system and, following long-term exposure, can cause long-term health issues.
Let's not forget as well that babies skin is very thin and fragile and absorbs absolutely any component of the products is that is applied on it.
Although officially, the toxins and chemicals in non-organic baby products don’t exceed government safety thresholds, we certainly don’t want to be putting any of those nasties anywhere near our brand new babies.
The best way to avoid this is to buy organic products including clothes, diapers, diapering products, and food.
Are you keen to make the change but worried that you won’t be able to afford organic?
Well, the great news is that you don’t have to pay $50 for a pair of baby leggings in your quest to go organic. With a bit of research, practice, and patience, organic shopping can be just as affordable (and easy!) as non-organic shopping.
Let us guide you a bit…
How to make organic more affordable
One of the main concerns of parents who wish to switch to organic products is that it will exceed the planned expenses. Although non-organic products are often more affordable than organic products, there are still a few ways to make shopping organic more budget-friendly.
- Buy diapering products in bulk or on a subscription
- Buy second-hand organic clothes from stores and applications such as Vinted
- Make your own baby food at home using organic ingredients or food grown in your garden
- Use cloth diapers instead of organic disposable diapers - this is better for the planet too!
At La Petite Creme, we offer a subscription for our organic diapering lotion to help you save money as a thank you for saving the planet and your baby’s bottom! Simply choose how often you want your lotion to be delivered and leave the rest to us.