Although cotton is soft, cheap, and practical, it's also grown by using pesticides (more than any other crop, actually). Regular cotton production also requires more water than does organic cotton. One mom discovered this when she attended a preview for an organic clothing brand (Crummy Mummy).
Organic cotton is "the most soothing and harmless natural fibre there is in the world," she writes. But it's also more expensive than regular cotton. However, moms can still make a difference for the environment, even by making small changes like using canteens (rather than plastic bottles) or even buying organic baby clothing.
Yes, organic cotton will cost more than regular cotton. But it's something important to consider, especially because so many insecticides are used in its production. Click here to learn more.
Jenna Phipps is a writer, editor, and dancer based in Nashville, Tennessee. She enjoys working with other people to improve their writing, taking long road trips, experimenting with choreography, and reading many novels.