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Article: The Unseen Nasties in Baby Clothes | What's Really Causing That Newborn Wardrobe to Smell?

The Unseen Nasties in Baby Clothes | What's Really Causing That Newborn Wardrobe to Smell?
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The Unseen Nasties in Baby Clothes | What's Really Causing That Newborn Wardrobe to Smell?

Have you ever wondered why baby clothes emit a peculiar odour sometimes?

It’s a strange smell that wafts off new clothing, making you crinkle your nose in disgust.

There is a reason for this.

And once you are aware, you can take the necessary steps to rid your baby’s life of this stench forever.

The Whiff of Danger

The characteristic smell of new baby clothes can be attributed to an array of chemicals known as azo dyes.

These dyes are commonly used in textile manufacturing to achieve vibrant and long-lasting colours.

While they make clothes look appealing, they come with dangerous consequences.

Azo dyes contain compounds that can release harmful substances when they come into contact with sweat or moisture, leading to that distinctive odour.

This is why brand-new baby clothes, which often haven't been washed before being worn, give off a noticeable fragrance.

Worse still, some of these chemicals have been linked to various health issues, including skin allergies, respiratory problems, and even cancer.

When your little one's delicate skin is exposed to these harsh chemicals, it can result in rash, discomfort, and even long-term health implications.

Pick Well To Avoid The Smell

There’s good news, and it’s quite simple, really.

You have the power to choose better and protect your baby from these potential hazards.

The best way to do this is by opting for GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton clothing.

GOTS certification ensures that the entire production process, from growing the cotton to manufacturing the clothes, adheres to strict environmental and social criteria.

This ensures that everyone benefits – the environment, the farmers, the factory workers, and your precious bundle of joy.

Organic cotton is free from harmful pesticides and synthetic fertilisers, making it a safer and more sustainable choice for your child’s wardrobe.

Go Green with Greendigo

Greendigo comes with a stamp of approval from parents and the planet.

Here are some of the wonderful benefits of choosing organic cotton for your little one.

  1. Soft, Lightweight, and Comfortable: Organic cotton is effortlessly soft, providing your baby with the utmost comfort, like a mama’s hug.

  2. Breathable and Absorbent: This material helps regulate your baby's body temperature, keeping those chubby bodies cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

  3. Hypoallergenic: Organic cotton is less likely to cause skin irritations or allergies, making it suitable for even the most fragile and sensitive skin.

  4. Machine Washable: The textile is very easy to clean and can withstand repeat washings without shedding its quality.

As a responsible parent, it's essential to do your research and make informed choices that prioritise your baby's well-being.

By choosing GOTS-certified organic cotton clothing by Greendigo, you are safeguarding your baby's health and contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendly world.

We focus on quality, comfort, and style, in order to give parents everything they need to let their kids grow up happy and healthy.

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