Why you should stick to organic cotton when buying soft toys, baby blankets, towels, bed linen and muslins.

Posted by Corinne on

A comparison between ordinary soft toys and organic soft toys.

Normal cotton production accounts for 16% of all insecticides sold worldwide (soilassociation.org) and uses tens of thousands of acutely toxic chemicals, many of which are classified as hazardous by the World Health Organisation (WHO)!

Organic cotton uses 90% less water than ordinary cotton production. It’s free from synthetic pesticides, toxins and fertilizers. This makes it a much better option to be used for babies than ordinary cotton. Babies skin is very delicate and even small amounts of chemicals can irritate it.

Some babies suffer from eczema and dry skin, and organic cotton blankets and organic baby toys are perfect for children affected by these conditions. SHOP NOW.

But what exactly is the difference between normal baby toys and organic baby toys?

Let’s look at a Teddy bear or snuggly bunny cuddly toy for example.

Ordinary teddy bears are made from 100% polyester which is plastic! Babies and toddlers often chew on their cuddly toys and would therefore be ingesting microplastics which are known to be unhealthy for humans. When Teddy or that favourite blanket gets washed in the washing machine these micro plastics leak out into the ocean and damage many sea species too.

So, what are organic baby toys made of?

Organic baby toys are made from either organic cotton or organic cotton and wool.

This means that they are safe for babies to chew on as they are produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.

Organic Teddy Bears are therefore the kinder alternative of organic baby toys for baby and for the planet. We have made a handy little table explaining the main differences.

 Comparison of ordinary soft toys versus organic soft toys:


Ordinary soft toys

Organic soft toys/organic baby toys


Polyester = plastic

Organic cotton and/or wool and sometimes small amounts of recycled safe PET plastic

Made in

Most likely China or India

Germany or other European countries or fair-trade certified factories in other countries

Manufacturing practices

Could involve unfair working conditions, child labour and workers are exposed to chemicals dangerous to their health (WHO).

Fair working practices and no child labour.


May contain many chemicals toxic to humans

Do not contain dangerous synthetic chemicals. Safe for babies.


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