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When it comes to raising Little Green Monsters, there’s more to think about than what goes into their bellies. In fact, what goes onto their bellies- or arms, or legs for that matter- may be just as important. Many common baby clothing fabrics, like conventional cotton, seem like fairly natural options. But further investigation often reveals environmentally unsound production methods, such as heavy use of pesticides in crop production, and chemical bleaching and dyeing during the manufacturing process. Fabrics produced in such a manner are not only harmful to the planet, their fibers can retain chemical residues that affect the health of those who wear them. Chemical residues are particularly problematic for babies, as sensitive skin can become easily irritated, and sleeves are frequently treated as teething toys.

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When you’re shopping for onesies for your newest arrival, it’s a good idea to consider earth-friendly alternatives. Organic cotton, organic soy fibers, and bamboo fabrics are derived from crops that are grown without chemical pesticides or herbicides. Furthermore, organic fabrics cannot be processed and dyed using toxic chemicals. The result? Clothes that are better for the environment, and safer for sensitive bodies! And you needn’t worry about limiting your options.

The increasing popularity of eco-friendly fabrics means that there are plenty of fun and affordable choices available. We’re here to start you off with our top 10 picks!


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