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Guest Post: “Sensitive Skin” from Baby Loves Organic

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Guest Post | Posted on 30-09-2011

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The skin is the largest organ of the body and naturally what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies. A baby’s new skin is much more sensitive and thinner than adults and their developing bodies are more susceptible to chemicals in non-organic products and residues of chemicals used to grow and process textiles.

 

This makes them making them more likely to develop allergic reactions to ingredients such as fragrances and residues of chemicals in clothing can be absorbed through the skin and may cause allergies, skin rashes or respiratory problems.

 

My little boy was born 6 weeks premature and spent the first few weeks of his life in intensive care – he nearly never made it due to an infection. When we could finally hold him, we realised his skin was soooooo thin, so sensitive and of course, he was so special to us.

 

Almost 25% of all the world’s insecticides and 10% of pesticides are sprayed on cotton. As cotton is not primarily a food product, some of the most toxic and aggressive pesticides are used – and it’s these that are responsible for poisoning wildlife and rivers.

 

Pests build up resistance to chemicals, farmer borrows money to buy more chemicals than before, farmer gets less profit from crop, repeat until farmer is destitute. Many chemicals used in cotton farming are acutely toxic and at least three of them are in the “dirty dozen” – so dangerous that 120 countries agreed at a UNEP conference in 2001 to ban them and so far this hasn’t happened. The World Trade Organisation estimates 20,000 deaths and three million chronic health problems each year are the result of the use of agricultural pesticides in developing countries.

 

I decided it was time to create a store online for all the things that we used whilst out son was little – some where hard to find, some not so but now they are all the same place. We’ve created a range of organic baby gifts too suitable for newborn babies. We thought it would be nice to give presents which we’re gentle on the new little one!

 

Using organic baby products isn’t about being an ecowarrior (although it does help the environment!), it’s about looking after your clan as best you can (ooo, that rhymes!).

 

If you want to give some of our products a go, use BABYLOVESYOU on the checkout of our site – you’ll get 10% off AND free delivery. We want you to try some of our things and hopefully this voucher code helps!

 

Come visit us – www.babylovesorganic.co.uk

 

Baby Loves Organic… and so do I!

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information | Posted on 01-08-2011

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Organic formula and organic baby food has been used in my house since just after my little man was born. We combination fed from pretty much day one due to a low supply of breast milk and then went to purely bottle feeding when a small medical drama saw off what little milk I had left. When we began weaning at week 16 I used bought organic food as well as my own home made food, and now many months later my little one still enjoys the leading organic baby food ranges. One thing we’d never really investigated though were the other organic products available on the market. That’s when we found ‘Baby Loves Organic’.

‘Baby Loves Organic’ sells a multitude of organic products for babies, right from the day they are born. Their range of organic clothing is immense, and because it’s organic its not only better for the environment but its also longer lasting than non-organic. Toiletries are also available to minimise the use of potentially dangerous chemicals on your precious babies skin. But as well as these fairly obvious items you can also get organic bedding, toys and bath towels. The famous Cuddle Dry bath towels are sold at ‘Baby Loves Organic’ and they allow you wrap your little one up in organic softness after every bath.

Check out the gorgeous range of goodies now at ‘Baby Loves Organic’.