As a parent, I always strived to provide the safest environment when I was raising my children years ago. Twenty-five plus years later I now have access to more information than ever before and have the opportunity to make better informed decisions for my grandchildren. I want the very best for them and when you are moving up to the big kid bed and mattress don’t forget that quality sleep also includes starting with the best organic toddler pillow to keep your little one safe from toxins.
What Is An Organic Toddler Pillow?
Organic pillows are made up of you guessed it 100% natural organic materials such as buckwheat, wool and or cotton.
Secondly, using organic pillows is not just about protecting our environment it is vital to our health as well.
Thirdly, there are tremendous health benefits that make choosing an organic pillow a vital part of your toddler’s health and well-being.
In addition I have done extensive research for the right organic pillow for my grand children.
Finally, I wanted to shorten your path to finding the best organic toddler pillow for your family.
What’s Wrong With Conventional Pillows?
Before we dive into the organic pillows let’s clear up some facts about conventional pillows.
True they are cheaper but only in the short term. But, the exposure to these synthetic materials that make up these bargain pillows most often contain toxic materials.
Such as polyesters which in the long term can cause health issues down the road.
The chemicals used in the textile industry is shocking to say the least and I could write a full paper on those alone.
Please follow that blue link to get the in depth view about toxins in textiles (woven fabric).
I will give you a brief summary in the following couple of paragraphs.
Regular cotton is considered one of the dirtiest crops in the world. This is due to heavy use of insecticides according to the Organic Trade Association.
Cotton uses 2.5% of the cultivated land in the word yet is uses 25% of the world’s insecticides, more than any other crop.
According to Textile Today the textile industry uses more than 2,000 different chemicals in the manufacturing process.
Polyester is the worst fabric. It is made from synthetic polymers that are made from esters of dihydric alcohol and terpthalic acid.
What Are Certified Organic Textiles?
The important thing to remember when comparing organic textile products (items made of woven cloth). Not all organic items are created equal.
When I am shopping for organic textile products, I look for the GOTS certification.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers.
Backed by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
I look for the GOTS certification on all textile products and ensure they state 100% organic as well.