If you’re looking for great organic clothing items for you baby, you might consider checking out Penguin Organics. It’s a rare company that exceeds my expectations, and Penguin Organics somehow managed to do just that. They make everything from rompers, through blankets, to bibs and hats, and they stress that everything is made out of 100% organic cotton, so let’s begin with that.
100% Organic Cotton
So, whether you opt for rompers, bibs or hats, it’s important to note that you’ll be getting a 100% organic cotton coming from Turkey, which is famed throughout Europe (at the very least) as quality stuff.
Now, some folks might be apprehensive at this: Aren’t organic things rough and coarse? Is it going to chafe my baby? Will my baby develop a rash? You’d be surprised how often I get that. Actually, no, this material is beyond soft. More importantly, it’s baby-friendly, as well as earth-friendly, so you’ll be taking care of both your child and Mother Earth. It’s quite breathable, and yet fairly thick.
If we’re speaking about the rompers, it’s important to note that they’re specifically designed with some room for growth. Moreover, it sports a generous cut, so it should provide a lot of room for maneuvering, though it does seem a little bit too open around the neck.
Speaking specifically of bibs, it’s important to note that the material is very absorbent, which helps with teething, drooling and reflux. Moreover, it lends itself nicely to both machine and hand washing. In regard to fastening, you don’t have a Velcro, but rather snaps, which are infinitely more secure. The snaps are nickel-free, and are adjustable to accommodate your child’s growth from 3 months to 3 years of age.
Very Cute Designs
In all honesty, having a variety of different styles and patterns is probably the least a company can do, but you’d be surprised how few of them actually pay attention to this. Of course, more is always better, and the existing range of Penguin Organics’ products in this regard is more than adequate.
- 100% breathable, organic cotton
- All designs accommodate a growing baby
- Super soft and plush
- Clothes have 3 sizes, bonnets also 3, whereas blankets have the 1
- There’s a size chart on the company’s site, and you can contact them at any time
Apparently, folks have had problems with sizing. On sites such as Amazon, there is a balance between the positive and the negative reviews, at least as far as rompers are concerned. Of course, this is an issue that shouldn’t be looked past, and Penguin Organics should have a long and serious look at the matter.
On a first glance, it would seem that most folks complaining about the weird fit also note that their kids are “long and skinny”, so the problem would be the fitting around the neck, and short legs and sleeves. However, this can simply be remedied if Penguin Organics introduced a new line to conform to this body type. On this note, the sizes do seem to run a little small in the body, so if you want to be on the safe side, order one size up, just in case. Even if it doesn’t fit, it’ll wait for him/her to grow into it.
On the other hand, even those that complained about sizing could not but praise the material itself, which speaks volumes in and of itself.
Apart from that little matter (pun not intended) about the sizing, there’s also the not so little matter of pricing. However, it’s only to be expected, given the material going into making the products, and what goes into growing / producing cotton. Is it worth the money? Yes, but could be a risky proposition if your child is tall and skinny.