Danielle, our Creative Director, had her son, Asher, a year-and-a-half ago. And while she was using organic products prior to motherhood, she still had to adapt and adjust her lifestyle once her little one joined her.
Being a parent isn’t easy, especially when it comes to an organic and sustainable lifestyle. Over one-third of parents are currently purchasing organic products—from food to linens to skin care—but there are a million advice articles, opinions, and studies to go through, so it can be overwhelming to find the right ones. However, approaching an organic lifestyle for your child is not as scary as you may think. It honestly boils down to finding things that already fit into your life and not changing your daily routine too much. And our team understands that more than most. Danielle, our Creative Director, had her son, Asher, a year-and-a-half ago. And while she was using organic products prior to motherhood, she still had to adapt and adjust her lifestyle once her little one joined her.
“The world of organic is growing exponentially, and it can get overwhelming. Also, as you go through life changes (whatever they may be) your organic needs can shift and evolve. Ultimately, you have to find the right balance and figure out what works for you and what is sustainable (no pun intended) for your lifestyle.
As a new mother, I was already overwhelmed by the sleepless nights, constant diaper changes, breastfeeding challenges and nurturing a preemie baby, so for me I was conscious about not driving myself crazy and instead figured out what the right organic choices were for me at that time.”
“It’s all about trial and error as with anything else. I used an entire different skincare regimen pre-pregnancy, and once pregnant I had to switch everything! For Asher, I tried a few different lines of soaps until I was able to find the right one for his skin. Do your research and ask questions.”
START WITH SMALL CHANGES
Switching skincare that have harmful chemicals, giving them organic fruits and vegetables, and making sure the linens they come in direct contact with are safe. Pesticides and other toxins are not only found in foods and beauty products, but also on cotton farms, so making sure that the linens you use are 100% organic cotton and are certified by third party groups, like GOTS and others.
“Besides food and skincare, here at Under the Canopy, we believe it is important for everyone to sleep on organic and Oeko-Tex certified sheets. When you bring a baby into the world, you want to provide them with the safest environment possible. Organic crib sheets, towels, washcloths, and any other first-line to their skin products are an easy, no-brainer place to start”
While approaching an organic lifestyle for you and your family can seem like a challenge, it is something that has become more popular and easier to find. Start with seeing where you can replace a non-organic item with an alternative, do research and talk to your friends, and explore the market. We want you to love your baby and everything you give them, not worry about organic choices.