Every time I hear this from some well-meaning mother/mother-to-be/grand parent, I somehow feel inclined to throw a hissy fit. It just annoys me to no end on how ignorant some people can be.
Sure, you are going to boycott all baby clothing and toys from China. Because there’s probably something in that romper that will break your little one in hives or maybe that toy will short-circuit and explode in your precious’s face. While you are at that, why not you throw out all the stuff you have gotten as gifts or purchased from Mothercare and Carter’s. Don’t forget the Fisher Price and Vtech toys as well.
Yes, sorry to disappoint, but just because you shop at some renowned American or European store. It doesn’t mean that their products originates from the same country too.
So I understand what they are coming from, the fear and need to avoid items made in China. But that would mean throwing away your Iphone too. Hello? It is understandable if you avoid the consumables. Like how even the mainland folks are buying baby formula milk from Hongkong and everywhere else except in their country.
However, when it comes to clothing and toys, surely there isn’t a need to overreact. In fact, it’s pretty much unavoidable, most of these items are manufactured over in China. So remember that before you go off rattling on how your precious little one only wears Carter’s (or whatever other brand) and avoids all clothing from China, because my dear, some of Carter’s clothing are made in China too.
And if you are REALLY that concerned, then please do some research on the brands you purchase. I’m sure seeing tags that read Made in Bangladesh or some other low-cost labour 3rd world country would make you feel more at ease.