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When looking for your next baby shower or newborn gift, giving organic baby clothes is a smart way to make everyone happy. Not only are clothes made from organic cotton safer and more durable than traditional outfits, but they also come in just as many trendy styles as you’ll see anywhere else.
Moms today are more conscious than ever about protecting their babies, but they also want to make sure that their tykes look as cute as possible. That’s why purchasing unique baby outfits made from organic fabric is such a great choice. You’re guaranteeing that it’s not only an outfit parents will love but that it’s also one that will protect their baby from the hazards of regular fabric that has been treated with chemicals. Keep reading to find out the best way to find your next gift.
Why Is Organic Cotton Better?
Although moms want the best for their babies, you may be wondering if organic cotton is really that much better than regular cotton. In terms of a baby’s outfit, does it really make that much of a difference? The answer is, “Yes, absolutely!” Newborns have fragile immune systems, and their soft, delicate skin can be much more sensitive than an adult’s skin. That’s one reason why there are special baby detergents that are free of dyes and fragrances.
However, using specialty soaps doesn’t make much of a difference when the clothes the babies are wearing have been treated with the dangerous chemicals that are required during the traditional manufacturing process. Many clothes, including those for infants, contain formaldehyde to prevent wrinkling, even though it’s a known carcinogen. Although some states have banned the use of formaldehyde in certain baby products, like toiletries, it’s still allowed during the clothing manufacturing process.
Likewise, certain dangerous surfactants can also wind up on the fabric of regular cotton. One in particular called nonylphenol ethoxylates can cause hormone disruptions, which is the last thing you want in a gift you’re going to give. Phthalates are another hazardous chemical that the children’s industry is starting to eliminate in items like infant pacifiers and bottles, but unfortunately, it can still be found in many garments that are not organic.
The items found at Estella are made from GOTS-certified cotton. What does this mean? It’s the industry standard for producing organic cotton, and it means that you can be assured that any GOTS product meets the very highest protocols. Not only do these items limit the use of toxic dyes and chemicals, but they are also far better for the environment, which is a concern on many people’s minds right now.
By barring the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, organic farming is much gentler on the soil and helps protect farmers as well. In order to qualify for GOTS certification, companies must adhere to strict federal guidelines that mandate exactly how the crop is grown and by what methods. Because of this, you can be assured that the unique baby clothes you buy from Estella are the very best quality for your money and will make wonderful gifts.
What Should You Look for When Shopping for Organic Cotton Baby Clothes?
When browsing for organic cotton baby clothes, there are several things you want to pay attention to.
· What is the cut of the garment? You want an item that won’t be too loose on a baby who is just learning to roll over or crawl, but you also want to make sure it won’t pinch or gather in the wrong spots. Look for organic onesies that are also roomy in the diaper area as this is one spot you don’t want to have to squeeze the baby into!
· Will it be easy to get on and off? This is one of the most important features to moms. Babies are notorious for making messes, and some days, it feels like you go through 100 onesies just trying to keep them clean! Whether it’s a diaper blowout or a messy lunch, you want to make sure the clothing will come off quickly and fit over their squirmy bodies without making things worse. Snaps, buttons, or envelope closures at the neckline make taking off a onesie or romper super-easy, even over babies' heads. Most of our items have one of these features, like the adorable buttons that accent our whale romper set.
· Is it going to be convenient for diaper changes? The average baby goes through 2,200 diapers in the first year. You can imagine how frustrating this would be for a mom if an outfit doesn’t have easy accessibility for diaper changes. Also, if you’re going to spend money on a gift, you don’t want it to be relegated to the back of the closet because it’s just too difficult for the mom to deal with. Snaps or buttons at the legs make diaper duty a breeze. Our unique baby onesies feature helpful snaps at the bottom as seen in this one with a fun yellow taxi.
· Will it be durable? Although children tend to grow out of their clothing every few months during their first year of life, items can also be put through the ringer during this short time. Constant washing and drying can age a garment faster than usual, which means that baby clothes are a prime candidate for ending up in the trash bin. Even when using delicate spin cycles and special detergent, regular baby clothes are going to show their wear and tear pretty quickly. However, organic baby clothes are much more durable than regular cotton, which means they will look fantastic for as long as they fit.
What Items Are Trendy and Unique Right Now?
Estella has a wealth of trendy clothes for boys and girls! Although moms have different tastes in fashion, there are always fun trends to follow when shopping for clothes online. For the classic New York baby, check out our fabulous romper featuring prints of the city. Pretzels and apples and taxis, oh my! If you've recently been friends with any parents who have small kids, then you’ll know all about baby shark madness! The song that’s sweeping day cares across the nation can now be proudly worn by your favorite little tyke with our handmade organic baby shark knitted romper. We apologize in advance if that song is now stuck in your head all day!
If you’re in the market for unique baby boy clothes, this knitted sports romper is a must-have for any sports buff you know. Great for fans of all ages, this would also make for an adorable picture when paired with one of our unique sports rattles.
We’re sure Dad will cheer with pride when he sees his baby decked out in this outfit. If you’re looking for something more lightweight, our unique baby boy onesies are perfect no matter the occasion. Although it’s difficult for us to pick our favorite, we’re particularly fond of this adorable hot dog onesie.
We don’t want the girls to be left out, though! As far as unique baby girl clothes are concerned, there are many delightful options to choose from. One of our best items is this cute cactus romper, which will put a smile on everyone’s face.
Even if you’re shopping for clothing for parents who prefer a gender-neutral look, we’ve got you covered. The majority of our outfits are great for both girls and boys, so you’ll have no lack of options. For a sweet and cheery look, this banana romper makes a wonderful gift as does our food print romper featuring avocados and tomatoes. After all, everyone loves food, don’t they?
During an election year, we see a lot of trendy items that let everyone know how you feel about the issues. Our “Elect Women” romper is super-trendy right now and is sure to be a hit with all of your like-minded friends.
Estella was founded in 2002 as a way for us to take our passion for sustainable and trendy clothing to the next level. Featured in magazines like People, Elle, and Vogue, our business has become a necessity for shoppers who are on the hunt for luxury baby clothes and gifts. All of our items are handmade by highly trained artisans, which means you’re receiving a one-of-a-kind piece when you shop with us. Our items only use GOTS-certified cotton as well, giving you peace of mind that your purchase is protecting little ones and the environment. A gift from Estella is at the top of everyone’s wish list, so get shop
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