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.
For a newborn, having around 5 to 7 bodysuits is a good starting point. Newborns may need multiple changes a day due to spit-ups, diaper leaks, or other messes. Having a few extra bodysuits ensures you have enough clean options on hand. Look for a mix of short-sleeve and long-sleeve bodysuits, depending on the weather. Additionally, consider the convenience of snap closures for easy diaper changes.