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One good thing (although there are many) about shopping for organic baby gifts online is the ability to immediately find what you're looking for. Instead of driving all over town, pounding the pavement from store to store, you can just do a quick Internet search for specialized organic baby products and zoom in on the goods.
Sure it's true that people could misrepresent their products by calling them “organic”, but if you're shopping at a reputable place (like prettybabygifts.com, for example), you can be sure you're getting exactly what they say you're getting.
If you're still not sure, and want to be absolutely sure that what you're buying is truly an organic baby gift, you can always read up on what organic products are all about. The National Organic Product (NOP) organization was developed to replace individual state-by-state organic regulations, making things a little less confusing. There's lots of information for consumers on the types of fibers that are allowable in organic baby clothing, for example. According to NOP, “producers and handlers must be certified by a USDA-accredited certifying agent to sell, label, or represent their products as "100 percent organic," "organic," or "made with organic (specified ingredients or food group(s)."
You can always check with the Food and Drug Administration for information on things like organic baby food as well.
The more educated you can become on the topic of organic baby products, the easier it will be for you to spot the real thing on the retail shelves. Then, when you give the gift or organic baby clothing or organic baby food, you can feel confident in your purchase.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|