As a parent, you want nothing but the best for your baby, including keeping your baby safe from harm and ill health. If you didn’t already know, textiles can contain materials that are harmful to human health. Because of this, it’s important to know if the clothes and accessories you surround your baby with are safe and protective.
This is where the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certification comes in. This certification is a globally recognised label that assures parents like you that the products you buy are free from harmful materials. In this blog, we’ll touch on what the OEKO-TEX® certification is, why it’s important for your baby’s health and where you can find products with this label.
What is OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100?
OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles that are free from harmful materials. When you have this label, you can be assured that every component of a product, whether it’s a thread or button, has been tested and has no risk to human health.
In the certification process, OEKO-TEX® tests for over 100 regulated and non-regulated materials and makes sure products meet extremely safe standards. This is an important standard which helps bring peace of mind to parents looking for high-quality, non-toxic baby products.
Why is OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 important for your baby?
Synthetic fabrics and chemical residues in clothing and accessories can easily irritate babies’ delicate and sensitive skin, causing skin rashes, allergies and other health issues. Plus, babies are known to be curious and will happily suck, chew and place everything in their mouths, including clothing! With these things in mind, it’s important that as parents, we help our children avoid ingesting harmful materials and being at risk of serious health issues.
OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 makes sure that any products your baby curiously interacts with are high quality, safe, long-lasting and has met strict manufacturing standards. Because of this, a STANDARD 100 label is a clear sign that your baby’s health is in safe hands.
How to find safe, non-toxic baby clothing and accessories
Looking to find a sustainable product for your baby or as a gift at a baby shower? Easily do this when buying OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified products. Next time you shop, look out for the STANDARD 100 label on the product or packaging or simply pop onto the company’s website to see if they’re committed to this.
At Baa Baby, we actively seek partnerships with companies that are certified and we are working hard to achieve this OEKO-TEX® certification across our own range. Currently all of our sheepskin pram and buggy liners have the OEKO-TEX certification – the only exception to this is our leopard print pram liner,. We clearly mark items which have the certification and you will see that all certified products carry a label and certificate number which can be verified. All of the sheepskin mattress covers, sheepskin footmuffs and sheepskin pram hand warmers which we stock on our website are OEKO-TEX® certified
Every year, we’ll review and update this information so you can continue knowing that our products are safe for your baby. You can easily check the validity of our STANDARD 100 products by entering the certificate number on the label with OEKO-TEX®’s label checker.
Shop Baa Baby’s OEKO-TEX® certified sheepskin range
Sheepskin is anti-bacterial and works as a thermo-regulator so your baby will be kept warm in the colder months and cool in the summer. With these added healthcare benefits, an OEKO-TEX® certified baby product is perfect for any baby.
Aside from Baa Baby’s luxurious sheepskin collection, we also sell a range of baby products which hold the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certification. Make sure to browse Fellhof, Kaiser and Heitmann Felle range too, they’re all certified!