A well-built nursery that is stocked with safe products is essential. Most parent blogs haven’t discovered the benefits of hemp. So read about it here.
Choosing the right products for your baby is a priority. As you’re nearing the 40th-week mark, odds are you’re busy baby-proofing and getting the nursery ready.
Yes, I’m (as a person of sound mind), advocating you say YES to hemp-based products for your baby’s nursery. Before I sing praises of hemp, let’s address the big, nasty question hiding behind the smoke.
Won’t It Make My Baby High?
As your research would have told you, hemp is derived from the same plant as marijuana: cannabis. But there is a very important distinction between the two. The tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content.
In any product that can be legally sold as hemp, the THC level must be below 0.3% by weight. Any cannabis product with a THC content of over 0.3% is classified as marijuana. It is important to note that no one can get high by consuming something with THC lesser than 0.3%. Not even children.
So, you do not need to be worried to use hemp-derived products in your nursery. There is a world of benefits to be reaped from them.
Products to replace with hemp
Unfortunately, not everything in your nursery can be replaced with a hemp alternative. But many crucial items can.
Read on to know which products you can replace with a hemp substitute.
Dressing a newborn is a world of planning and effort. You want them to be warm, but you also don’t want them to overheat. Most of all, your newborn should be comfortable. Anything scraggly should be taken out of their wardrobe.
Though organic cotton and linen fabrics are a good choice, hemp fabric is even better.
Hemp is naturally very soft. And the best part, it gets softer with repeated washes. Hemp is a lot more absorbent and durable than cotton. So, a baby dressed in hemp will be much more comfortable in the summer.
Here are some baby clothing items you can purchase in a hemp fabric.
Dressing your newborn in a single piece of clothing is the safest for eliminating choking hazards. Especially during nap time.
That’s why onesies are the best choice. But dressing your baby in any other onesie won’t do. Put them in an organic hemp onesie which is both good for the baby and for the earth.
Since hemp is such a durable fabric, it is perfect for babies. It can withstand any spit-up and vomit your baby decides to challenge the cloth with.
Hemp fabric is woven tightly together. Because of this, it protects the wearer from UV rays. Hemp is also excellent at retaining heat. Another amazing property of hemp clothing is its moisture-wicking capability.
When you dress a baby in a hemp sweatsuit, it won’t be a worry even if they sweat in it. The fabric will instantly absorb the extra moisture, leaving your infant as comfortable as before.
There is a big shift towards reusable diapers amongst new-age parents. And the especially woke ones choose eco-friendly fabrics. One of the most eco-friendly diapering materials is hemp. Here are some diapering products that you can buy in hemp.
Cloth diapers come in two parts: the outer diaper, which is visible. And a removable insert that adds padding to the product. Traditionally, cloth diapers are made with 100% cotton. Though that is better than single-use diapers, hemp is even better than that.
Between hemp and cotton, hemp wins the race by a considerable margin for its moisture-wicking capability. This makes it perfect for long-wear diapers since it can hold in wetness without causing any discomfort. Hemp is also hypoallergenic. So it is unlikely your child will react negatively to the material.
Hemp has trace amounts of THC and cannabidiol (CBD). These give the fiber a strong antibacterial property. So there is no worry of your child getting infections from their excrements.
Babies have sensitive skin. Though parents may deploy preventive measures to a diaper rash, like using hypoallergenic material, a rash might still occur. There are also external elements like the detergent they use, that may cause reactions.
But, the most common cause for a diaper rash is prolonged exposure to wetness. Hemp seed oil-based rash cream is the best way to deal with this. Hemp seed oil moisturizes the skin without clogging pores. It also repels extra moisture which may cause discomfort for your baby.
Hemp seed oil is also high in vitamin B& D. These are crucial to prevent rashes.
Hemp Bathing Products
Babies have extremely sensitive skin. So using harsh body washes and soaps could cause rashes and outbreaks. Products that are popularly marketed for babies may have sneaky sulfates.
Because of this, many parents are turning to organic solutions. And the best one is hemp.
Giving your baby an oil massage is an excellent way to improve the parent-child bond. It is a good way to keep the child’s skin nourished, relax them, and help them sleep better. But you can’t use any oil that comes to hand for this.
Hemp seed oil is one of the best for babies, that not many parents know about.
Human skin has fatty cells called lipids. The lipids in hemp seed oil are an almost perfect match to that of human skin. Because of this, the hemp seed oil is able to penetrate the skin deeper, introducing essential fatty acids (EFAs) into the body. This supports skin cell repair and regeneration.
The oil has the perfect amount of Omega 3 & 6. These nutrients protect the skin against sun damage. Hemp seed oil is also used to treat conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Most pediatricians recommend that you bathe a newborn thrice a week. Bathing them too often might dry out their skin. Using harsh bathing products will also cause skin irritation.
One of the best natural ingredients you can use for a baby during bathtime is hemp. You can get hemp oil-based soaps or bubble baths. These are mild and the chances of negative reactions are very slim. Additionally, hemp is an organic and vegan crop with a world of benefits for the skin.
A proper sleeping pattern and relaxing sleep are essential to the development of a child. Studies have shown that children who don’t get enough sleep have learning and behavioral issues that can last for years.
To ensure your child gets a good night’s sleep, there are several key factors. They mustn’t have any strobing lights or loud sounds that might distract them. Most importantly, their bedding must be comfortable.
Many parents choose organic cotton or linen sheets, not knowing the better alternative. Hemp.
A mattress topper is used to provide an extra layer of softness and comfort in your baby’s crib. It also helps elongate the life of a mattress.
Normally, toppers are made with cotton. But did you know hemp fabric is much more durable than cotton? A hemp mattress topper can withstand use with even multiple babies if necessary.
Hemp is a highly absorbent material. So if your infant wets the bed, a hemp mattress topper will wick the moisture away. And very little, if at all, residue will seep into the mattress. This helps keep your baby comfortable and increases the amount they sleep.
What better material to cover the topper than with a hemp bed sheet? Hemp is one of the softest bedding materials. It is organic and hypoallergenic, making it the best choice for your little one.
To repeat the obvious, you can’t give your baby a rough and hard toy. You can only give infants soft toys that aren’t choking hazards.
Many big brands and small businesses have adopted hemp to make soft toys. It is the ideal material as it is soft and durable. Babies have the tendency to put everything in their mouths. That won’t be an issue if the toy is made with an antimicrobial material like hemp.
As your infant gets a bit older, they will experience discomfort due to their teeth coming in. During this phase, parents are advised to give them a teether that they can chew on to ease the pain.
Silicone teethers are popular as they can be frozen. But a hemp teether is an even better option since the material is naturally antibacterial. You won’t need to go through intense washing and sanitizing rituals before it’s safe for the baby.
Switching out as many products as you can, with hemp, is the best solution for your nursery. It definitely is a super crop that has a solution to many problems. Use this guide to get started on your nursery.