Why organic cotton instead of regular cotton?
The difference between organic cotton and regular cotton is the way the cotton has been grown, farmed and manufactured. Organic cotton is grown free from harmful pesticides, bleaches and chemicals, and is usually dyed with plant-based or water-based colours. The cotton is grown from natural seeds and hand picked. The production of organic cotton saves thousands of litres of water.
Our ONCC (Organic Natural Coloured Cotton) Collection is made of cotton that is grown in colour - no dyes used at all. These products are the most eco-friendly and save many thousands of litres of water during the manufacturing of each garment.
Organic Cotton products are softer than regular cotton because of the longer fibers. Being handpicked ensures these fibers don't get weakened or broken, resulting in softer and more durable products.
Organic cotton is hypoallergenic and safer on an infants skin - especially those that suffer from sensitive skin conditions such as eczema.
The most important benefit is protecting the ecosystem, reducing wastage of water, and ensuring a safer working environment for the farmers and manufacturers. Organic cotton is a sustainable and eco-friendly option to regular cotton.
What is GOTS?
GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. It is a certification process that ensures the ethical and sustainable growth, farming and manufacturing of fabrics. View further information here.
What does TOG rated mean?TOG stands for Thermal Overall Grade, and is used to measure the thermal insulance. It is commonly used in the textile industry and was developed in the UK to explain warmth levels of doonas. Put simply, the lower the TOG rating the lighter the fabric. The higher the rating, the more padded and insulated it is for warmth. TOG-rated fabrics are important as your baby cannot regulate their temperature like adults can.
What is Attachment Parenting?
Attachment parenting is based on the principle of understanding a child’s emotional and physical needs and responding sensitively to these needs. The focus of attachment parenting is on building a strong relationship between parents and child.
You can view further information on our Resources page under the Parenting tab.
What is an IBCLC?
IBCLC stands for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. IBCLC’s are certified and specialise in the the clinical management of breastfeeding and lactation.
See our Resources page for breastfeeding support and information, and search for IBCLC’s on the LCANZ link.
At what age should I night wean?
It is not recommended to night wean under the age of 18 months. Night weaning should be a gentle, unhurried process.
For information and support on gently night weaning your older baby or toddler, see the Breastfeeding Support tab on our Resource page.
Is bed sharing safe?
Yes! In fact it is recommended if done safely. Make sure you and all involved co-sleeping parents are informed of safe co-sleeping practices.
See our Resources page under the Safe Co-sleeping tab for links to safe co-sleeping guidelines.
Which bedding is safe for co-sleeping?
When bed sharing with your baby, ensure you are using a firm mattress (preferably on the floor), well fitted organic fabric sheets, and no heavy blankets or pillows near baby. If using blankets, avoid polyester and opt for breathable, organic fabrics.
See our Resources page for information on safe co-sleeping guidelines.
How do I dress my baby for sleep?
We recommend using a TOG rated sleep suit with light layers of breathable organic sleepwear, and avoiding polyester or unnatural fabrics. Use your discretion as to whether to use a light blanket or sleep suit when bed sharing. If sleeping in close contact with or between parents, body warmth may cause baby to overheat. We recommend dressing your baby as you would dress yourself; comfortable for the room temperature and adjusting clothing if baby is sick or you are using air conditioning or heating.
How do I know if my baby is too hot or cold?
Check the back of your baby’s neck with your hand - it should feel nice and warm but not hot or sweaty. A baby’s hands and feet naturally feel cooler to touch so this isn’t an accurate indication. Remove a layer or use a lighter blanket if baby feels too warm. Use a quality room thermometer along with our ‘what to wear’ guide that comes with our TOG rated sleep suits. If your room is above the recommended temperature of 22 degrees celcius, use a fan circulating on low to cool the room (not directly on baby).