More parents want green children

One of the growing movements of new parents is the urge to go green with their children from foods to baby clothes to bedding.  Food is not the only way that you can treat your child to organic goods as you can also now purchase completely organic and all natural baby furniture, carpeting, nappies, and more.

In fact, baby items are one of the green products that have of the largest rise in sales, especially the sales of natural cleaning products and chemical free nappies.    In fact, the UK soil association predicts that even despite the economic downturn the sales of organic food reached as high as £2.1 billion.

It used to be that in secondary school parents started bragging about their children’s academic prowess or their athletic abilities, but now it starts during the baby stages from the maternity wards up until the toddler play groups with mums chatting about how they are raising their child to make sure that they are brilliant.  It seems that while parents always have wanted the best for their children, now there is a much higher focus on what can be done to make sure that they truly get the best.

The million dollar question however is does all of this organic food really make a difference in a child’s development, with the answer coming in the form of another question about what is really organic.

Food is considered organic must have at least 95% of organic materials, but sometimes food items will be labelled organic with small print that tells you the amount of real organic ingredients in it which means you may not be eating as healthy that you think you are.  In addition, foods that are labelled free range, natural, or hormone free are not always organic even though the perception is that they are.