Organic Cotton Dreamtown Kids Toddler Bedding Pillows

Difference Between Organic Cotton Vs. Conventional Cotton.

Last week we touched on where the majority of cotton is produced in the United States, and where we here at Dreamtown Kids find the organic cotton we trust when creating infant and toddler pillows and bedding, as well as other products for all of you! This week we want to continue the discussion on cotton, focusing on the distinction of organic, and talk about the processes involved in organic and conventional materials. Let’s talk!

Organic Requirement
Below are some of the requirements to be labeled as certified organic. There are the guidelines by which a product receives its designation as such. While these are the rules to qualify for the certification, and in turn are the way in which products earn that label, it is important to remember that the absence of such a label does not mean that other-than-wholesome methods were used in production.

Production Methods
The manner in which something is produced is a big deal. If you’re creating a product designed to serve a good consumer purpose, but it happens to bring harm elsewhere in the process, any good that could’ve been brought as a result of the well-intentioned onset is virtually null and void. To be certified organic means to implement production that explicitly excludes harmful methods. An example of these harmful approaches is genetic engineering and modification, which has become ever more recognized in more recent years.

Production Materials
When it comes to receiving accreditation as certified organic, the process by which you create your product is not the only consideration. Another equally important factor of production to bear in mind are the substances being used. If a supplier is manufacturing a fabric or material for use by a private producer, the desire by said producer is knowing that the material they are using was not produced in a less-than-savory way. An example of harmful materials that is familiar to many is the use of certain harmful insecticides in the growth of crops.

Production Control
With the production methods and production materials addressed, there remains one last piece of the puzzle in order to be eligible for certified organic. That piece is in the entities overseeing the aforementioned methods and materials. To be certified, a USDA National Organic Program-authorized agent must certify the product in question as such.

Conclusion
In conclusion, organic is a buzz word, that we all have heard a lot as of late and may be curious about. Many may be wondering what it takes for products much like organic cotton products by Dreamtown Kids to gain that certification. To find great organic products for your toddler, look no further than DreamtownKids.com!

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Did you know? Most of our organic cotton products are made from cotton grown in Texas!

When it comes to the materials used our kids’ clothing, bedding, and more, parents want something that is trustworthy. You want to ensure the safety, comfort, durability are of the utmost priority, and are all top tier and not bottom of the barrel. That being said, Dreamtown Kids is thorough in selecting the right producers of the materials used in the products YOU rely on, especially the cotton used in our organic cotton products!

So, where do we look to for this reliability? Texas!
And what is is about Texan production methods that make them superior? Let’s talk about that!

Fewer Chemicals

The production of certain materials can remain somewhat of a mystery to consumers. Transparency can sometimes be lacking. This can unfortunately leave many under the impression that the items they own or sell were produced in a wholesome fashion, when in fact they were not. A common practice with some materials could be the amount of potentially harmful chemicals being used. Texan cotton producers have achieved methods of production that circumvent the need to rely on harsh chemicals in their end product, bringing you the peace of mind that those goods your buying for your little one will be safe for them!

More Economical

It’s not that parenting CAN be hard… it’s that parenting IS hard! And one way in particular that it can be challenging in particular is with regards to how you will fund all the things that your babies and toddlers will need as they grow and mature through even their formative lifespan. Because of the level of production for materials in Texan companies, organic cotton can be bought by companies like Dreamtown Kids more affordably, and be able to turn around and provide you a great product for an affordable price all the same! Because we know it’s hard, and we want to find any way to make it easier!

Higher Quality

If you’re going to buy something for your baby or toddler, you want to ensure it’s quality. Why would you settle for any less for your bundle of joy? Texas has been a leader in cotton production for sometime now, with over 100 years of industry excellence tracing back to 1880. Over that span of time, the same aforementioned operations that are providing a cleaner, less chemical-filled product for you are also providing a more quality product overall! So you can rest assured that the bedding, clothes, and other organic cotton items that you’re purchasing for your little ones will be the best!

Conclusion

In conclusion, you want the best for your kiddos. We want to give you the best! That’s why we rely on the best for sourcing of our organic cotton! To learn about high quality, synthetic products and materials we use, read our blog on cotton and polyester and to check out our organic cotton products and try them out for yourself, head to DreamtownKids.com today!

Benefits of Reading Stories Before Bedtime

We’ll just go ahead and say it. There is no doubting, denying, or arguing that bedtime stories are good for helping your child get to sleep and achieve more quality sleep and, subsequently, their overall health. Study upon study has shown that this one act can work wonders by leaps and bounds for all youngsters all across the formative age spectrum. So, we know this to be true, but why is this the case? What makes this so beneficial for kids? Let’s jump in!

Wind Down Time

Toddlers can be little balls of energy that move, move, move with no sign of stopping. Because of that, it can sometimes be tough to get them to settle down for sleep at the end of the night. The reason this happens is due to the fact that there can sometimes be no transition between wakefulness and bedtime. To have something in the equation to transition, a sort of wind down time, will be beneficial in easing your toddler into a sleepy state effectively. Reading bedtime stories will serve this purpose wonderfully as it will bridge that gap between the energy of the day and the calmness of the night. Make bedtime stories a part of each night with your toddler to improve their sleep!

Distracts the Mind

As adults that have not been toddlers for sometimes, we may often forget that being a toddler certainly had its fair share of stresses. Each day is still very new in this young state, you are constantly being bombarded by unfamiliar things, and the learning is non-stop! That being the case, our little ones’ mind could be moving at a million miles a minute, and that makes it hard to fall asleep at the end of each busy day. Reading bedtime stories to your kiddo will help distract the mind to more effectively clear their head and get in a mental state that is conducive for sleep.

Sense of Comfort

While there are pretty apparent benefits to reading bedtime stories to our toddlers, such as the aforementioned, there are also some not-so-apparent ways that bedtime stories prove helpful in getting our little ones to sleep. One factor that is a fringe benefit of you reading stories to your kids is that YOU are there. You are their most powerful source of comfort, and by you being there with them, even if for a short while, before they go to bed, they will have that much greater of a likelihood of being able to fall asleep peacefully and easily.

Teach a Toddler to Fish

Okay, we’re not necessarily suggesting that you teach your kid to fish, at least not in this blog in particular. But what we are saying is that by reading your toddler bedtime stories, you are setting them up for successfully adopting a good nighttime routine for them to carry through the rest of their lives. The younger, formative years of our youngsters pose a good opportunity to set good habits, one of which could be a great practice like reading before bed to encourage quality sleep.

Bonus: Better Than Screen Time

Screen time is quite possibly the worst thing for anybody of any age to do before going to bed. Many kids see screen time as a sort of reward and then they end up wanting and getting an unhealthy amount of it. Similar to if you gave a kid a chocolate bar every time they did something good… it wouldn’t fair well over time. Apply that reward mentality to reading, whether it be for bed time or just in general, and it will do your toddler much better service!

Conclusion

In conclusion, bedtime stories are undoubtedly a great thing to implement into your relationship with your little one’s in establishing good habits, emotional connections, and more! Adopt this simple addition into your routine with your toddlers and watch them get to bed quicker, have more quality sleep, and experience fringe benefits of this small addition all at once! To learn more about bedtime practices and products for quality toddler sleep, look to the pros at Dreamtown Kids!