Why to choose safe clothes for kids
Children’s skin is usually very delicate and can get affected by allergies easily. Therefore, clothing for kids should be selected very carefully.
Many synthetic fabrics contain chemicals and dyes making them more likely to trigger allergies. American researchers say that Micrococcus bacteria thrive on synthetic fibers. However, they do have advantages such as strength and lower costs. It would be advisable to limit synthetic fabrics in your children’s clothing.
Natural fabrics tend to breathe better and naturally wick moisture away from the body. They are particularly good for the warmer summer months or in the winter months. Natural fabrics include:
Try to buy organic cotton or quality clothes that last a while and aren’t disposable fashion. Cotton is one of the most important fabrics because it is a breathable fabric. Conventionally produced cotton material lasts 10-20 washes before it starts to break down. An organic cotton material lasts for 100 washes or more before it begins to wear down.
Fact: 1/3 a pound of pesticides is used to make one T-shirt. It’s not just pesticides, it’s the chemicals they use to keep clothes wrinkle free. The chemicals have many terrible consequences including damage to:
- Reproductive organs
- Central nervous system
- Immune system
- Endocrine system
- Potentially causing cancer
Choosing clothing made of sustainable fibers with non-toxic dyes are the safest. Look for clothing that is made out of organic and check the label for no chemical finishes, non-toxic dyes and inks. Always avoid sleepwear labeled: “To retain flame resistant” or Flame resistant fabric.” It’s hard to remove all the toxins from our children’s environment, but choosing natural fabrics are one easy step we can take to reduce their exposure.