One of the main benefits of cotton clothing is the softness of the fabric. With a babies newborn skin it is delicate and anything harsh will irritate and rub their new skin. Cotton is a super soft natural fabric that allows for well air circulation, which helps absorb and remove body moisture, drawing heat away from the skin and keeping the body dry and cool providing a perfect sleeping environment for baby. Also, because cotton clothing “breathes” better, it is the best choice to keep your baby cool in humid, hot weather. The ends of cotton fibers are spun very tightly into the yarn so that the fabric does not irritate the skin or cause static electricity making it very comfortable to be swaddled, dressed or diapered for babies.
Cotton is the preferred choice in hospitals and birthing centers; it is very common to see your newborn being swaddled in cotton receiving blankets after birth. Being non-allergenic, it is an excellent choice of material for anyone who suffers from asthma or allergies, or those who have sensitive skin prone to irritation. Pediatricians will sometimes suggest using cotton clothing and blankets for babies that have eczema or other skin maladies, before they will encourage using harsh steroidal creams. Dermatologists also recommend wearing and using cotton products. Cotton has high tensile strength therefore can endure high temperatures and be sterilized. It is the only fiber that gets stronger when wet, being highly absorbent for drawing moisture out, providing premium comfort and softness for a happier baby.
For people concerned with environmental issues, cotton clothing makes a lot of sense. Cotton is renewable and a biodegradable resource. Cotton does not contain any chemicals and therefore is a natural product. Furthermore, cotton products are “finish free,” whereas synthetic fibers are often chemically treated to make the fiber suitable for processing. Organic cotton differs from regular cotton in the fact that no pesticides are used to grow it that means lesser chemicals in the environment and less exposure for the people growing it. The fabric is versatile, and durable easy to care for. It can be washed in the washing machine and either put in the tumble dryer or hung to dry. It releases soil easily to retain appearance and be hygienically clean to be the ideal wash-and-wear-fabric – for you and for your family.