Becoming a parent is one of life’s greatest blessings, but don’t be fooled into thinking that the road ahead is all sunshine and rainbows. Between being a truly careful and caring parent, to deciding on the healthiest products for your developing child, all the way to spending sleepless nights trying to put your baby back to sleep, the life of a parent can get pretty difficult at times. But it’s all worth the effort.
A big question for new parents is whether or not they should go organic in their household, and what the benefits of a natural lifestyle for their family are. Let’s take the burden of this issues off of your shoulders (the sleepless night you’ll have to handle on your own), and give you five undeniable reasons why you should buy only organic products.
Avoid harmful toxins in hygiene products
Hygiene products are notorious for being filled to the brim with dubious ingredients, some of which are downright toxic, not only for your bundle of joy but the environment as well. Even if you have an idea of what a personal care product should or should not contain, it’s quite easy to let a harmful ingredient slip by under false pretenses.
If you want to keep your baby completely safe, be sure to avoid products containing the following:
- Synthetic coloring
- Propylene glycol
- Sunscreen chemicals
- Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
Provides all the nutrients your family needs
Now that you have eliminated harmful hygiene products from your home, it’s time to consider introducing natural food into your daily routine. Researching and finding quality organic food online that can be tracked and traced all the way back to its origin and earliest production methods will prove vital in preventing harmful chemicals from finding their way into your household.
Many so-called organic brands will advertise their products as all-natural and organic, when in reality their food has been tainted with hazardous chemicals such as synthetic coloring and aromas, pesticides, and various other agents that prolong the product’s shelf life. If you want your family to avoid these agents, you should choose nutritious, organic foods every time.
Avoid skin irritation and other skin issues
Skin issues are a major problem for babies, and of course, their worrying parents. A baby can develop a rash or an irritation from the mildest of cleaning products, and even develop long-term health conditions if the air quality in the room is not adequate or if they are constantly surrounded by hazardous chemicals found in cleaning products. But more on that in a bit.
For now, let’s focus on keeping your baby’s skin smooth, shiny, and irresistibly silky. To prevent your child from developing a rash or other, more worrying skin issues, you can switch out your antibacterial soap for its organic counterpart. Be sure to use skin products such as lotions, ointments, and baby powder that don’t contain any of the chemicals listed above.
Build a healthier living environment
Organic products are not just what your baby eats or what you use to clean their tushy, it’s also important to keep your home clean at all times and to do it with the use of natural cleaning products to boot. Abrasive cleaners are filled with chemicals you never want to reach your baby’s skin, or evaporate into the air for your baby to breathe in.
Instead, stick to simple mixtures of vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, and other mild natural ingredients that, when mixed together, can form a powerful cleaning agent that also helps keep your living environment healthy and smelling fresh. Complement these products with organic laundry detergents and quality clothing for your baby, and you have yourself a truly healthy home.
Help build a culture of sustainability
Environmentalism is not just a passing fad, but rather it’s a mindset and a lifestyle that benefits humans and the environment in every possible way. Not only will you build a culture of sustainability and environmentalism in your household by choosing organic products, but you will also aid the preservation of the environment as well as support local organic farmers and manufacturers. Without a shred of doubt, everyone benefits from living the organic lifestyle.
There are many confusing questions a new parent struggles to answer, but whether or not they should go organic in their home shouldn’t be one of them. With these benefits in mind, you can easily build a healthier future for your child and your family as a whole.