Winter is here and it’s time to get your kids ready for the chilly nights ahead. One of the most important things to consider is what they wear to bed. You want them to be warm and cozy, comfortable and safe. That’s why organic cotton is the best choice for kids winter pyjamas. Here are some reasons why:
Organic cotton is soft and gentle on the skin
Organic cotton is grown without the use of harmful pesticides, fertilisers or chemicals that can irritate the skin or cause allergies. It is also processed without harsh dyes, bleaches, or other treatments that can damage the fabric or leave residues. This means that organic cotton is softer, smoother and more breathable than conventional cotton, making pyjamas made from 100% organic cotton ideal for kids with sensitive skin or eczema. Note that some organic cotton fabrics are mixed with synthetic elastane for stretch, so look out for 100% organic cotton for kids pyjamas.
Organic cotton is durable and easy to care for
Organic cotton is strong and resilient, which means it can withstand frequent washing and wearing without losing its shape or quality. It also doesn’t shrink or wrinkle as much as other fabrics. Plus, because it contains no synthetic fibres organic cotton is biodegradable and compostable, so you can dispose of it in an eco-friendly way when it’s time to replace it.
Organic cotton is cosy and warm
Cotton has natural insulating properties that help regulate the body temperature and keep your kids cosy and warm in winter. It also absorbs moisture and wicks it away from the skin, preventing overheating or sweating. Organic cotton pyjamas come in a variety of styles and designs, from snug-fitting long johns to relaxed-fit onesies, so you can choose the best option for your kids’ comfort and preference.
Organic cotton avoids flame-retardant chemicals
Many children’s pyjamas are treated with flame-retardant chemicals. These chemicals are supposed to protect your children from burns from small open flames such as candles, stoves or lighters. However, these chemicals have been proven to be harmful to your kids’ health and the environment.
Flame retardant chemicals can off-gas into young people's faces all night, or affect their skin. They can also pollute the air, water and soil when they are washed or disposed of.
Organic cotton pyjamas do not need flame-retardant chemicals because they are either tight-fitting enough to reduce the risk of catching fire, or naturally fire-resistant enough to pass the flammability tests that meet the ACC standard for children's nightwear.
Is the final garment certified organic?
Not all organic cotton products are created equal. Some may claim to be organic but only use organically grown cotton fibres, while still using harmful chemicals or dyes in the processing or finishing stages. These chemicals can still irritate young skin or cause allergic reactions.
To ensure that you are buying truly organic cotton pyjamas for your kids, look for products that are certified organic through the whole process from farm to fabric to final garment (which means it meets strict standards for environmental and social responsibility at every stage of production). The labelling on the product should specify what aspect is certified organic.
Some of the most reputable certifications for organic cotton include:
- Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS): This certification covers all aspects of organic textile production from fibre cultivation to dyeing and printing. It also ensures fair labour practices and social criteria.
- Organic Content Standard (OCS): This certification verifies the amount of organic material in a final product. It does not cover any processing or manufacturing aspects.
- Soil Association: This certification applies to products that meet both GOTS and OCS standards. It also ensures high animal welfare standards and biodiversity protection.
By choosing certified organic cotton pyjamas for your kids, you can be sure that they are free from any harmful substances that could affect their health or well-being.
Where to buy organic cotton kids winter pyjamas in Australia
If you’re looking for high-quality organic cotton kids winter pyjamas in Australia, we recommend Organic Nights. The Organic Nights pyjama range is GOTS certified organic through to the final garment. You can buy Organic Nights beautiful organic cotton sleepwear for babies, toddlers, boys and girls online at Biome.
So there you have it - some of the reasons why organic cotton is the best choice for kids winter pyjamas and where to buy them in Australia. Now you can rest assured that your kids will sleep soundly and comfortably this winter season.
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