Baby Naturopathics, Inc.
- 2-230 James Street South
Baby NaturopathicsTM was founded on the ideals of Kimberley Dare, ND, a registered Naturopathic Doctor and mother of three young children. With the help and support of her family, Dr. Dare was able to fulfill a long-held dream: the creation of a progressive and environmentally conscious company that promotes natural and healthful products for infants and kids. In her Naturopathic practice in Hamilton, Dr. Dare routinely informs her patients about the toxicity of everyday items. Through the informative health articles published on this site, Dr. Dare hopes to raise awareness of the toxic chemicals that people are exposed to on a daily basis. In line with the principles espoused by Dr. Dare, Baby Naturopathics Inc. carries only clothing and skin care products that are free of carcinogenic additives and other toxins. We've also selected toys made of natural materials that are free from harmful dyes and chemicals such as phthalates. We stand behind all our products. Baby Naturopathics, our own line of 100% certified organic cotton embroidered infant clothes, for example, is wholly made under the watchful eye of SKAL International, an internationally recognized body based in the Netherlands that inspects organic production methods. We did this so that the entire garment is SKAL certified, and not just the cotton fabric. Not all natural clothing is created equal. Be careful of cotton that is described as "undyed", "untreated", "natural" or "green" cotton. These labels are sometimes used to market conventional cotton. To ensure that you are buying an organic cotton product, look for "certified organic" cotton. Certified organic cotton has been inspected by a well-recognized third-party certifier such as Demeter International, Agreco, Skal International, and the Soil Association. In addition, look for "100% organic cotton". "Organic cotton" or "made with organic cotton" is not necessarily the same as "100% organic cotton". For example, an outfit that is made with SKAL certified organic cotton from one country, and then further processed in another country can no longer be considered SKAL certified as SKAL inspects the whole production process. Thus, you should choose a garment that is SKAL certified, rather than a garment simply made of SKAL certified organic cotton. This is an important distinction as the integrity of organic cotton fabric can be weakened by adding embellishments that have not undergone SKAL inspection. Examples of such alterations include nickel fastenings which may cause skin irritation, and iron-on transfers and that may contain ingredients like phthalates.