Eczema-friendly Children’s Clothing: 5 Things To Consider
The best thing you can do when choosing clothes for your sensitive-skinned baby is to make sure that everything is ultra-soft, breathable and absorbent, including all clothing, pyjamas, gloves, blankets, towels and bedsheets. This keeps your little ones comfortable, and prevents flare-ups from occurring in the first place.
When dressing a child with eczema, fabric is undoubtedly the most important consideration. According to the National Eczema Society, the best fabric choices include bamboo, silk and 100% cotton. Here at Simply Life, our products are made with a high composition of bamboo viscose (95% as compared to the conventional 70%!), and here’s why they work so well for little ones with sensitive skin:
For babies and toddlers with eczema, it is key to choose ultra-soft and silky smooth fabric that glides over skin without rubbing or being abrasive. Bamboo is the softest fabric that you can find for your baby’s clothing, and is comparable to some of the most luxurious fabrics like Egytian cotton and cashmere. As bamboo fibres are without chemical treatment, they are naturally smoother with no sharp spurs to irritate the skin, making bamboo fabric hypoallergenic and more suitable than cotton for those with skin sensitivities.
We know that sweat is one of the most common triggers of itch among people with eczema. As the cross-section of bamboo fibre is covered with micro-gaps, it allows for much better ventilation and regulation of the skin’s temperature, keeping your babies and toddlers cool in the heat, and flare-ups at bay!
In Singapore’s tropical climate, it is impossible to prevent sweat. You want fabrics that will absorb moisture and quickly remove it from the skin. Bamboo is 40% more absorbent than even the finest organic cotton, wicking moisture away from the skin and keeping your little ones feeling dry and comfortable! Besides bamboo, synthetic, viscose-based fibres like modal or Tencel are also much more absorbent than cotton.