From spit-ups that require a fresh outfit to never-ending growth spurts, babies can go through more clothing in one day than you may expect. That means you need a good wardrobe to keep up. Luckily, there are plenty of options for high-quality baby clothes that are cute, sustainable and safe for your little one.
When choosing your child’s outfits, look for cotton clothes that are breathable and soft on their skin. The best option is organic cotton, which has been grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. This type of fabric also requires less water, which makes it a more environmentally friendly option. Plus, it’s biodegradable, so it won’t release any harmful chemicals into the environment when it’s thrown away.
Babies have extremely sensitive skin, which can be irritated by harsh chemicals in certain fabrics. In addition, some babies have allergies to specific materials like wool and dyes. That’s why choosing organic clothes is so important for your new bundle of joy. It ensures that your child’s skin is protected from these harmful substances while they’re wearing their favorite outfit.
The best baby clothing will also be made with high-quality materials that are gentle on your child’s skin and durable enough to stand up to a lot of washing. When shopping for organic baby clothing, choose brands that certify their products as chemical-free and sustainably made. This is typically done through a rigorous process of checking and auditing the company’s facilities, materials and production methods.
A few of our favorite organic baby clothes brands include Mini Rodini (which makes this adorable Rabbit Onesie) and Tabeeze (which has an entire collection of rompers with features including shoulder snaps for easy on/off dressing, a front-to-back diaper flap for instant access during skin-to-skin bonding and breastfeeding, and an ankle-to-ankle zipper for quick diaper changes). Other eco-friendly choices include Solly Baby, Feltman Brothers, and Quincy Mae.
In terms of how much baby clothing you should buy, consider how many outfits you’ll need for your child in each size before purchasing. For example, a newborn might only wear one outfit during their first few weeks. It’s also a good idea to purchase a few extra sizes of each item—babies grow quickly! Rolling up the sleeves or pant legs on a garment that is too big will give your child room to grow into it.
In addition to onesies, rompers and leggings, be sure to stock up on some pajama sets for your baby. Whether your little one is sleeping at home or heading out to spend the day with you, it’s always nice to have cozy PJs to get them dressed and ready for the day. Wilkie’s is a great place to find classic, organic pajamas with an heirloom feel, like this Sammy + Nat Floral Frill Pajama Set ($49). You can also shop online for organic baby clothes from Ralph Lauren, Feltman Brothers and more.