If you’re expecting a baby girl, you’re probably gearing up for the big event by buying baby girl clothes. Gone are the days of baby girls being dressed and pink, frilly clothes. There is a much wider range of options to choose from nowadays when it comes to baby girl clothing.
A lot of people are going green and jumping on the environmentally-friendly shopping bandwagon and for good reason. The earth and the people on it have been exploited for so long so it’s nice to make environmentally sound choices that will lessen our baby’s ecological footprint and support a healthy global economy.
Instead of going to your local superstore to buy baby girl clothes that were likely made in a sweat shop, why not buy organic, fair trade clothing? Fair trade supports artisans and factory workers by paying them a fair wage for their work. Organic clothing protects the environment since farming organic cotton prevents soil erosion and the use of pesticides and herbicides.
Your baby girl benefits when you buy her organic baby girl clothes because it greatly lessens her exposure to environmental toxins. Baby skin is thin and more porous than adult skin, meaning it absorbs chemicals more easily. When you buy baby girl clothes that are made of organic cotton, you greatly lessen the risk that your daughter will suffer from pesticide related illnesses.
Don’t worry about organic baby girl clothes costing too much. They last much longer than clothing made of conventionally grown cotton because the cotton is stronger due to having been treated less. In fact, rather than waste money on designer baby clothes, you should just buy organic. It is much cheaper and a much more ethical choice.
When you are buying baby girl clothes, think about what will be of use to you for months to come. Babies grow very fast so remember to buy a wide range of sizes. You will be happy when your daughter turns one to find that you still have a closet full of clothes. Believe me. Shopping for baby clothes gets old after a while.
Some cute accessories for baby girls include headbands, leg warmers, slippers, and ponchos. Colors that look wonderful on baby girls include pink, yellow, red, green, beige, and purple. Don’t be afraid to mix and match and don’t just stick with lacy, pink clothes. Some parents worry that their daughters will be mistaken as boys if they don’t dress them in pink but the truth is that no matter what color your baby wears, somebody will always mistake them as the opposite sex. It’s really not a big deal and you shouldn’t base your clothing choices on that alone.
Now that you are armed with this information, start shopping for baby girl clothes with these tips in mind. There is a much wider range of options available to us today when it comes to baby clothes. You can help protect the environment, worker’s rights, and your child’s health all by making the right choice when you buy baby clothes. Also remember to think of practicality when you buy baby clothes so you can get the most use out of your choices.
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