Hypoallergenic Baby Clothing, High Thread Counts, Tagless Items, And Your Baby
Babies sleep best when they are comfortable. If your baby wears itchy, low-quality clothing or has a problem with tags tickling and/or irritating his/her little neck and back, he/she will continue to wake often and not sleep well. Additionally, many babies have or develop an allergic reaction to different textiles. If any of this holds true for your new little bundle of joy, you might be wondering how to avoid, prevent, or approach these situations. Here are some helpful suggestions.
Buy Only from Baby Clothes Manufacturers That Have Gone Completely Tagless
Baby clothes manufacturing has come a long way. Many of the most popular brands of baby clothes now imprint sizing and washing information right on the garment where tags use to be. This tagless printing almost never washes out, and neither you nor your baby can feel the imprinted information. When you purchase all of your baby's clothes from these manufacturers, you are insuring that your baby will sleep in comfort.
Look for 100% Natural, Hypoallergenic Fibers
All-natural fibers that have been processed in ways to avoid causing dermatological problems are what you should be looking for. As an example, pima cotton baby clothes are frequently soft, gentle, all-natural, and hypoallergenic. Brushed cotton, lamb's wool (not sheep wool, as it tends to be rougher and itchier), angora, and a few other natural textiles are best for your baby. Avoid goat, llama, and alpaca fibers as they can irritate baby's soft, sensitive skin.
High Thread Counts
If you have ever slept in sheets with a high thread count, you know how marvelous it feels. Although baby clothes with a high thread count are considered luxury baby clothes, it is worth purchasing a few pieces for your baby to be clothed in comforting fabrics. A "onesie," a "sleeper," and a baby blanket made from 1800-count Egyptian cotton is a good starter set.
If Your Baby Still Has a Skin Reaction...
Some people are allergic to angora or wool. You may do everything possible to buy the best, most comfortable clothing for your baby only to discover that he/she is allergic to a natural fiber. When you find out which natural fiber that is, then you can avoid buying more baby clothes made from that fiber. You will also be able to avoid buying clothes with that fiber for your baby when he or she becomes a child and, eventually, a teenager.