When selecting fabric for your baby, prioritize soft natural fibers like organic cotton, bamboo, and linen that are gentle on delicate skin. Breathable fabrics like cotton and bamboo also help regulate body temperature to avoid overheating. Ensure any synthetic fabrics are OEKO-TEX certified free of harmful chemicals. Choose lightweight, flexible materials that allow movement. Stay away from scratchy synthetics and stiff denim. Read labels carefully and learn fiber properties. Touch test for softness. The top priorities are softness, breathability, flexibility, and purity.
Organic cotton is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or genetically modified organisms, making it less likely to cause skin irritation or allergies. Babies have delicate and sensitive skin, and organic cotton's natural, chemical-free properties make it a gentle and safe choice for their clothing and bedding.
Organic cotton, like regular cotton, may shrink to some extent when washed and dried. To minimize shrinkage, follow these tips:
• Wash in cold water: Using cold water can help reduce shrinkage compared to hot water.
• Gentle cycle: Use a gentle or delicate cycle to avoid excessive agitation.
• Avoid high heat: Tumble dry on low or air dry to prevent excessive shrinkage due to high heat.