Organic Baby Hamper by Hamper & Hamper
What makes something Organic?
For a product to be deemed 'organic' it has to pass quite strict terms on how it is processed and produced, including being kind to the land, the environment and its people. Without these strict terms, it would not guarantee being chemical and toxin free. Giving us confidence that it was derived from the environment in its most natural form. With many skin conditions like eczema becoming more and more common in babies and young children, parents are turning towards natural organic products so that they can be confident of what they are putting on their baby’s skin is high quality ingredients with no hidden nasties. Organic products are a great way to treat sensitive skin on those little bodies and keep them as soft as they should be.
I find that it's always important to remember to check if a product has been labelled 'Certified Organic'. This means that certified organic food and drink must contain a minimum of 95 per cent certified organic ingredients. There are many products out there that contain a small percentage of an organic ingredient, and surprisingly this can mean as little as one organic ingredient. They are legally allowed to add the word 'organic' to the packaging when it is a mix of chemicals as well. One to watch. The Australian Certified Organic Standard prohibits the use of synthetic agricultural chemicals including pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. Therefore, when shopping organic choose Australian Certified Organic.
Getting a little off topic but one of my favourite reasons for choosing organic is the care taken with animal welfare. Animals must be given a good quality of life that allows them to perform natural social and physical functions as they would in their own natural environment. Raising organic meat is far more than just making sure animals are free ranging and grass fed, it’s equally about producing cattle without synthetic growth hormones, limiting vaccine use, not using routine antibiotics, breeding using natural methods, stress free weaning that allows for the ethological needs of mothers and young, access at all times to unfiltered sunlight and not using electric prodders as a routine management method. Fingers crossed that one day this treatment is compulsaryfor all animals. Animal welfare doesn’t just stop when the animals leave the farm either, they must also be transported according to strict requirements and processed at certified organic abattoirs. Certified organic abattoirs keep cattle in their social groups, provide comfortable holding pens with feed, water and bedding, don’t kill animals in the line of sight of other animals and put them to sleep before they’re killed. Not a bad way to go..
Choosing organic is real food that’s really good for your health. Certified organic food is food made without synthetic colourings, preservatives, additives or GM ingredients. Synthetic food additives are thought to be linked to symptoms such as allergic reactions, asthma, and behavioural problems like ADHD. But thats a whole other blog right there..
Back on to the topic about choosing organic when it comes to your bundle of joy. I believe that skincare shouldn’t harmful to our or your babies health. Products labelled with Australian Certified Organic logo don’t use synthetic colouring agents and fragrances, ethoxylated ingredients, silicones, paraffin and petroleum products. We like ingredients that are naturally effective, they usually smell beautiful as well!! Certified organic skincare and cosmetics are cruelty free – If that doesnt sell you, then i don't know what will..
I have chosen all organic products in my Baby Hamper. It can be a nice way to introduce organic products out there to the new mummy and daddy's in your life. It has been a hit for baby shower gifts as well.