Saturday, January 2, 2010

Organic Crib Sheets and Bedding for Your Baby - Is it Worth It?

It seems like everything for your baby today is available in an organic variety, from organic towels to organic mattresses, to organic crib sheets. Along with being certified organic usually comes a higher price for the product, which makes many of us have to budget for only the most important things to buy organic for your baby. Are organic crib sheets on that list?

First, let's think about how often your infant will use crib sheets. Babies sleep more than adults, around 16-18 hours per day for newborns. This means that they'll be spending a substantial amount of time in the crib, right on the crib sheets.

If you're curious about exactly what cotton is being sprayed with in terms of herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, and other toxic substances, this article will be an eye-opener for you. In 1992, 400 different pesticides were used on cotton without being registered to see what harmful effects they had on the human body. It's no wonder more and more manufacturers are offering a line of organic cotton beddng (as well as clothing). With all of these harmful chemicals being possibly present, as well as who knows what else, making the switch to certified organic crib sheets is a wise choice. While being a bit more expensive than traditional sheets, it's one product your infant will be in constant contact with. So yes - it is worth it to buy organic crib sheets. Another good choice for your baby is organic crib mattresses. These too, are more expensive than traditional mattresses, but haven't been exposed to the amount of chemicals found on regular mattresses.

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