The thing with babies is that since they are only in their early stages of life, they are most vulnerable to the things in their environment. They have a relatively weaker and less resilient immune system and so they can catch any disease quite easily. What’s more is that what seems harmless to us adults will be enough to cause some abnormality and sickness to infants. Babies are “humans in construction” because they are still developmentally incomplete. Therefore, parents must do everything in their power to make sure that their baby’s development is unhampered and unaffected by harmful external stimuli and factors. But it is a very well known fact that parents cannot protect their babies from everything, especially from those things that cannot be seen, like chemicals and fumes.
Two of the most important things that parents get for their babies are their cribs and beddings. Sleep is most essential to a baby’s health and so providing the baby with comfortable baby furniture and accessories to ensure a night of uninterrupted slumber is important. But then again, the constraints of budget come around when the choosing time arrives. Many parents want the “best”cribs but unfortunately, most of them are very unreasonably expensive. No parent wants to spend so much more on the crib than their child’s milk! The dilemma tugs on until many succumb to getting a cheap wooden crib that seems safe.
Little do parents know that furniture like a wooden crib and beddings contain many harmful chemicals that may bring harm to your baby and affect his development. A cheap wooden crib and beddings may contain hidden dangers that you may not notice and thus bring harm to your baby stealthily. These dangers can be abated by being properly informed about them and getting furniture that are guaranteed safe for your baby.
An organic baby crib is a crib that at first glance looks like an ordinary wooden crib, but the difference lies in the things not seen by the naked human eye. Organic baby furniture like an organic baby crib is made from 100% organically grown materials and is processed and manufactured in such a way that its organic nature is not altered. This just means that the wooden crib is made without adding any chemical preservatives or contaminants that may seep into the materials and stay there. An organic baby crib is made of hard wood which makes them very strong and long-lasting. Therefore, organic baby furniture needs no chemicals to preserve them. This is where all the benefits of organic furniture come from. Now, parents can actually control even the things that they cannot see that can potentially harm their baby.
Some of the benefits of getting organic furniture for your child.
1. Safety and health is ensured.
Non-organic furniture are manufactured with chemicals that ensure that they would be able to last longer in the warehouse or in the stores. This means that preservative chemicals like formaldehyde and several pesticides and fungicides that protect against insect and fungal damages are absorbed by the wood. Making your baby sleep on one of these inorganically manufactured cribs is like making him swim in a sea of harmful chemicals. Because an organic baby crib is made without any chemicals, you are assured that no chemical will touch your child’s delicate body. These chemicals are proved to be able to seep through the skin and into the blood stream. They are also able to create fumes that can be introduced through your child’s lungs. These chemicals even when stealthily introduced at low levels can and will harm your child’s development. Many of these chemicals are mutagens, substances that induce genetic and somatic damages to your child that can be irreversible. Since you are always around your baby, this also puts you in potential harm as well. Purchasing organic baby furniture and beddings will ensure that this does not happen. There are no chemicals used that can harm you and your baby and so you can have the peace of mind that nothing can harm your baby as quietly as these chemicals can.
2. Getting organic furniture is economical!
Organic baby furniture and beddings are very much stronger as compared to ordinary wooden fixtures. Most wooden furniture are composite and synthetic and needs chemicals to hold them together. The longevity of the furniture is highly dependent on the chemicals added to them. Various preservatives and cidal chemicals assure the fact that they would last longer, from manufacturing, storage and sales. Eventually, these chemicals evaporate into the air and the wood loses its strengthening material. And so you are left to suffer the loss. Organic furniture and beddings, on the other hand, are strengthened naturally by nature without the interference of chemicals. This assures you that you organic baby crib will provide service for a longer period. You won’t need to buy new cribs every time! These furniture will last a lifetime, and this translates to more savings for you and your family.
3. Organic furniture have design value.
You might be thinking that since organic furniture has health benefits, then there must be a downside to it. It is a common notion that anything with health benefits sacrifice style and aesthetics. But organic furniture challenges this notion. The organically grown wood naturally has aesthetic value shaped and designed by nature itself. Organic wood has very beautiful color and shading, and this can complement any design, genre and theme you have for your baby’s nursery. It is never too difficult to pair your organic furniture with anything in the room because they are timeless. With skilful craftsmen taking care of the designs for you, the natural beauty of the wood is actually enhanced and brought out by their creativity. Intricate designs can be easily done on organic wood because they do not crumble easily under the pressures of the carver’s materials, making each crib an artistic expression of skill. There are many designs to choose from, and you are sure to find the one that will suit you and your baby best.
The question now becomes where will you buy these pieces of furniture? There are many specialty shops out there that sell organic furniture. It is good to research the shops that sell organic furniture in your locality via directories, magazines and the Internet. Many of these shops would have a page in the Internet and thus it would be easier for you to inquire and contact them regarding their products.
As a parent, it is your responsibility to care for your little bundle of joy. Parents need to be attentive to detail, and so getting organic wooden cribs and beddings for your child is a good place to start. As little as cribs may be, they can highly affect your child’s development. It is unwise to risk your child’s safety because you overlooked the fact that there are hidden agents that can harm your child in the products that you make him use. Getting organic furniture for your child can help you protect and care for your child in one of the subtlest ways possible.
|CLEANING PRODUCTS||CLOTHING||COMPUTER PRODUCTS|
|ECO KIDS||ECO TRAVEL||EDUCATION|
|ENERGY CONSERVATION||ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES||ENGINEERING|
|NATURAL PEST CONTROL||NEW AGE||OFFICE|
|PROMOTIONAL RESOURCES||RECYCLED||SAFE ENVIRONMENTS|
|WHOLESALE||WOOD||HOW TO ADVERTISE|
|* * * IN-HOUSE RESOURCES * * *|
|WHAT'S NEW||ACTIVISM ALERTS||DAILY ECO NEWS|
|LOCAL RESOURCES DATABASE||ASK THE EXPERTS||ECO CHAT|
|ECO FORUMS||ARTICLES||ECO QUOTES|
|INTERVIEWS & SPEECHES||NON-PROFIT GROUPS||ECO LINKS|
|KIDS LINKS||RENEWABLE ENERGY||GOVERNMENT/EDUCATION|
|VEGGIE RESTAURANTS||ECO AUDIO/VIDEO||EVENTS|
|COMMUNICATIONS||WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING||ACCOLADES|