I never worried about our stuffed toys being organic toys. Up until a few days ago, Bossy was uninterested in her stuffies for more than 5-minute increments, if that. She might have a formal tea party with her bear pals or wheel around a giraffe in her doll stroller but that’s about as far as it went. If she did invite a plush to join us for a bedtime story and song, it was just that after which she promptly threw the guest out of bed with a bid of, “Buh-bye!” Other than that, they sat quietly on a high shelf keeping each other company (don’t feel sad for them, there are so many that we had to donate some1).
Well, just about a week ago (5 days), she started a strange (to me) tradition of putting her stuffed animals in bed with her, covering them all up under the covers with her, and intently looking and talking with them long after I had gone from the room post our bedtime reading, lullaby, and milk.
What a sweet ritual. After three days of this routine, it became more and more apparent that this ritual is here to stay and I am okay with that. It’s really cute. What I am not okay with is the adverse health effects that stuffed animals can have on little bodies and systems if they are not organic. These are seemingly transparent evils so I thought I’d quickly show you why we’ve switched to not only organic foods but organic textiles, cleaners, and everything else possible. Then we’ll get to the fun stuff, they toys!