The Benefit Of Natural Fabrics For Your Baby

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The Benefit Of Natural Fabrics For Your Baby

For centuries, parents have relied on beautiful, snuggly, natural fabrics to keep their babies, clothed, cosy, and cared for. 

While technology has brought us some great synthetic alternatives, there’s a good reason we keep going back to those tried and trusted materials provided by mother nature.

Not only are natural fabrics like cotton, merino, and hemp far kinder to the environment, they are also often more suited to babies – so it’s a win-win for everyone! 

Read on to learn why here at Gobstopperz, we value natural, sustainable fabrics in our range of products for your little treasures.

The Benefit Of Natural Fabrics For Your Baby


Natural fabrics such as cotton, merino wool, and hemp need very little to prepare them for use. That means there is less chance of your baby’s sensitive skin reacting to an unknown chemical used in the production of these materials. 

Because your baby’s skin is around 30 percent thinner than yours, you do have to be a little more careful with what you allow them to come into contact with. 

Cotton, for example, doesn't release tiny particles that can trigger asthma or allergies. So, it is an excellent choice for sensitive children in particular.

Easy To Clean And Durable

You will never do more washing in your life than during the time you have young children in the house! So, you want to make sure that the fabrics you choose are easy to clean and are durable.

While you might imagine that natural fabrics need special care, the opposite is often true. They are generally machine washable and quick to dry. Plus, they may be even more durable than their synthetic counterparts – no more buying a replacement every few months when the old product falls apart!

Absorbent, Moisture-Wicking, And Non-Smelly

There’s a reason your grandparents and great grandparents loved cotton diapers and clothing! This material is highly absorbent, easy-care, and of course, comfortable on the skin. 

Wool is another fabric that’s great at absorbing moisture and providing warmth without dampness. Merino can absorb up to 40 percent of its own weight in moisture, and hemp is durable, thick, and – you guessed it – absorbent. 

Babies do tend to drool, spit-up, and spill things, so any fabric that can soak up moisture without absorbing bad smells or proving difficult to clean is a win in our books! That's another bonus of our natural fabrics – they don't tend to acquire foul odours in the way that some synthetic fabrics might! 

Antibacterial Properties

Not only is merino a great hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking, stain-resistant fabric, it also has natural antibacterial properties. When it becomes slightly moist, the natural lanolin (wool fat) contained within the strands converts into lanolin-soap, helping to keep the fabric clean (without being dangerous to your baby). 

Hemp is something of a wonder fabric too. Grown with very few chemicals, hemp is fast drying and also has some fantastic antibacterial and antifungal qualities. 

Sustainably Produced And Biodegradable

Many synthetic fabrics require numerous chemicals during production, resulting in more chemical waste and higher energy use. And when they come to the end of their usefulness, they are likely to end up in the landfill. 

Natural fabrics are exactly that… natural! They don’t require complicated production techniques to get them to a useable state. They can be used in their natural form, creating sustainable and long lasting items.

Choosing natural products benefits your baby by helping keep planet earth safe and healthy for their future.


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