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I started a tradition when Ella was born to give her holiday pj’s every year and allow her to open them on Christmas Eve. In the morning she would be wearing her new pj’s for all of her pics. Plus winter pj’s are essential! I’ve had the most difficult time this year finding organic holiday pj’s, but I did find the next best thing, Snug Organics.
Majority of pj’s are flame retardant, which means they have been treated with PBDEs-polybrominated diphenylethers. This chemical has been known to save lives since the chemical slows fire ignition and the rate of fire growth. Sounds like a good thing right… but it’s not. Monitoring programs in Asia, Europe, North America and the Arctic have found that PBDEs are in the air, our drinking water, food and they have even been found in the depths of the ocean- 3,000 feet under. Traces of PBDEs have also been found in breast milk, blood, urine, household dust, fish, aquatic birds, and other wildlife. The dangers of PBDEs are liver toxicity, thyroid toxicity, developmental toxicity and neurodevelopmental toxicity. PBDEs do not break down in the body and accumulate in fatty tissues. Some scientists are linking PBDEs to autism, ADD/ADHD, obesity, diabetes, and permanent behavior changes.
The scary part is that scientists aren’t sure how the PBDEs are getting into the environment and it could be from manufacturing, aging wear and tear of the product, or direct contact with the product. The EPA has been studying this for years, but hasn’t found a solution even though they know and acknowledge the health risks. They have found that North America has the highest levels of PBDEs in the environment. And yet the CPSC requires all children’s sleepwear to be fire retardant or snug fitting. My solution is to keep a fire extinguisher next to Ella’s room and avoid fire retardant clothing all together. Too bad we can’t escape the PBDEs in computers, couches, car seats or TVs!
Organic pj’s haven’t been treated with PBDEs, pesticides, insecticides or other harmful chemicals that can effect your child’s health. Snug Organics sells amazingly soft and snugly Organic Sherpa zip up Sleepers in sizes newborn up to 4T. They come in 4 colors: blueberry, chocolate, green apple and mango.
We were sent the green apple Sleeper to review and I was such a happy mommy cuddling my preschooler and reminiscing of her babyhood. There’s something about a child in a one piece sleeper. The Sherpa fabric is so soft and cuddly- just like all newborn sleepers. Every time she’s wearing the sleeper, I just want to snuggle! She’s my little teddy bear. 🙂 After the first night of Ella wearing her sleeper, she complained it was too tight in the crotch. I let Snug Organics know about her discomfort and they were amazing enough to switch the sleeper with no problem.So if your child has a long torso, go up a size. The 4T sleeper fits her perfectly- still snug and safe- and she doesn’t complain about the crotch at all. Snug Organics has amazing customer service, so if you have a question about sizing, contact them and ask! You can get the Organic Sleeper for $39-$48 at Snug Organics.
Snug Organics also has an amazing page about Eco Baby Showers. They have tons of information, games, invitations, and suggestions. So if you are planning a baby shower for someone special, be sure to check it out!
Right now, Snug Organics has a contest on Facebook– Post the cutest, coziest photo of your kiddo in a Snug Sherpa Sleeper. The winner will appear on the homepage of the Snug Organics website and will receive a free sleeper.
The Giveaway: Snug Organics would like to offer 1 lucky winner a Organic Sherpa Sleeper in their choice of size and color
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST December 4, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US and Canada
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New disclaimer: I was sent this item to review from Snug Organics. This is NO way changes my opinions about the products or company. These are my thoughts, opinions and results.