Is Organic Baby Clothing Worth the Hype?

By Reese Cohen  

Every parent wants the best for their children, organic baby clothing that is said to be perfectly safe tempts so many people. This issue is getting more pressing today as the number of children suffering from various skin disorders is increasing.

However, are organic fabrics really that different from non-organic baby clothing?

The difference is definitely there as the plants for organic fabrics are grown without the use of insecticides and other chemicals that might be dangerous for the baby.

If the fabric is 100% organic, it must also be produced without the use of any chemicals. This is where the issue gets difficult as the mass production of cloth relies heavily on some specialized solutions. In the end, no fabric can be made completely chemical free.

Another issue you will need to consider is the fact that environmental pollution is so widespread that there is hardly a part of the land not touched by it in some way. Therefore, even if the manufacturer doesn't use any pesticides and insecticides, some of them might be in the ground already as they are carried from other fields together with the ground water. Even rainwater carries some pollutants today, so no plant is 100% chemical free.

Taking these two facts into account, it becomes obvious that organic fabrics aren't as perfectly safe as they are made out to be. Of course, there is no arguing the fact that they contain a smaller amount of potentially dangerous chemicals. However, they still carry some "poison" in them and any claims to the contrary are false.

On the other hand, everything in the environment is polluted to some extent, even the air we breathe. Therefore, it's impossible to protect your baby from these chemicals completely. What you should really do is aim to reduce their exposure to the most dangerous of them.

So, avoiding synthetic fabrics is a must.

What's the Real Difference Between Organic and Regular Fabrics?

Organic fabrics are indeed produced differently and in a "safer" environment, which increases the overall costs of the production process. This is the reason for their elevated prices, but is the quality of such fabrics higher enough to warrant them?

There is no single right answer to this question. As these materials are produced with a greater amount of care and the use of the most advanced equipment, they are softer and generally higher in quality. However, there are some very good non-organic materials, so it's impossible to say that all organic fabrics are superior to regular ones.

The final decision is yours to make. No matter what you choose, remember that the most important factors for choosing baby clothes are quality and hygiene. It's best to buy clothing made from natural fabrics as it reduces the risk of skin irritation.

If your baby's skin is extremely sensitive and prone to irritations, organic fabrics will be the safest option. If you cannot afford to fill your child's wardrobe with only this kind of clothing, you should aim to buy organic materials for the pieces that come into direct contact with your baby's skin, while the rest of their clothes can be made from regular fabrics.

Diaper Rash Remedies to Protect Your Baby's Bottom

By Rajasekhar Reddy  

It is a common and general fact that most of the babies do get diaper rash at some point. Irrespective of the fact that you have been very careful rashes, after all, do appear sometimes. But you need not get perturbed; there are many remedies, which you can use to protect your little one's bottom. So, plan well in advance. This article will tell you how to take care of diaper rash as well as avoid erupts. Your kid's little bottom will surely be grateful to you!

The different reasons why a baby gets diaper rash:

• When a dirty or a wet diaper is not changed for a long time
• Rubbing or scratching against the napkin itself
• Yeast contagion
• Bacterial infection
• Diaper allergic reaction

An undamaging rash which often appears on a kid's scalp is known as cradle cap which at times also appears on his bottom. The medical name for this is seborrheic dermatitis. It appears as red wax and scaly patches, red in color. But you need not worry too much about that because eventually it disappears without treatment.

Below are a few simple, but effective baby diapering approaches which will help keep those baby-bottom rashes at bay. Hence, follow them and let your little one sit pretty and be happy.

Increase the pace of changing diapers

In order to prevent diaper rash on your kid's bottom, you have to remember a very important fact and that is to replace the soiled diaper, immediately with a clean and dry one. The reason is that when the skin is wet for a long time, then it becomes more vulnerable to rash- breeding enzymes. Hence, you as a parent must keep changing your little one's nappy even if she is fussing for the change or not.

Avoid irritants
Soaps, perfumes and alcohols, fragrant baby wipes, as well as other scented products that you use to clean your baby's nether area, can aggravate her skin. In order to prevent napkin rashes, you can use a cloth that is soaked in warm water or cotton balls to clean her bottom especially when she is a newborn. You can also use alcohol-free and perfume free products for your little one.

Provide with a break to her bottom
Whenever you change the nappy of your baby, be sure to see that her bottom is dry - if not then just pat it dry but do not rub. You can also give her a break in between changes so that her bottom is air dry, especially if she is prone to rashes. You can lay her on a waterproof pad or on a dry towel and be with her till she is fully dry and gets the air that is needed. But in case, this is not possible, then you can at least fan with your hand or blow with your mouth air on her bottom to make it dry before you change the diaper.

Obstruct that rash
Diaper creams, as well as ointments, work as an obstruction between a child's fragile skin and the aggravations it experiences between changes. There are two sorts: petroleum-based items and those containing zinc oxide. Each child's bottom is distinctive, so test to see which works best to prevent diaper rash on your little one. Simply make certain to slather it on thickly and delicately. Try not to worry with regard to removing it totally at every diaper change - rubbing in addition to cleaning is liable to harm your infant's skin as well as make it rash-prone.

Loosen up
When you tie tightly a nappy then it may chafe your kid's skin. Hence, whenever you change diapers then fasten it as loosely as you can, particularly during the nighttime.

Try different diapers
At times, super spongy disposables are so proficient at holding back dampness they prompt more rashes. Have a go at trying different things with various sorts of diapers or switch to fabric to check whether that avoids diaper rash. Cloth nappies are less permeable, which requires more continuous changes - which can be an improvement in the event that they prompt fewer breakouts.

When to call the doctor:

• The rash deteriorates or doesn't react to treatment in 2-3 days.
• Your infant has a fever or appears to be drowsy.
• You see yellow, liquid filled bumps (pustules) and dried areas in honey color. This may be a bacterial contamination that requires anti-infection agents.
• You notice yeast infection symptoms
• A swollen red rash with white scales and injuries
• Small red pimples exterior to the diaper range
• Redness in the folds of the infant's skin

Your pediatrician can endorse an antifungal pharmaceutical to clear it up

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