The Benefits of Hypoallergenic Bedding for Kids

hypoallergenic mattress

Hypoallergenic bedding that is organic and chemical-free is a smart choice for all children, not just those with allergies or chemical sensitivities. Modern, commercially produced bedding contains many toxic substances that have been linked to adverse reactions in scientific studies. Some of these chemicals are suspected of causing health problems in children.

Hypoallergenic simply means that the material is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction in a child. Some people think that natural bedding will be more allergenic – or allergy inducing. This is a myth. Your child is more likely to have an allergic reaction to a strange chemical than to a pure and natural material.

Feathers and dust are some of the most common natural allergens and have given organic bedding a bad reputation. But you can easily avoid problems. If your child is allergic to feathers, buy a synthetic pillow and cover it with a cotton pillowcase. There are also alternatives like wool or silica filled pillows. A cotton cover should be enough however, and allergies to pure cotton are rare. Hypoallergenic bedding can also be washed frequently to keep it free of dust and dust mites. Use an organic detergent without artificially added scent if you have a sensitive child.

One of the biggest dangers in children’s bedding are the substances used in the flame retardants that are commonly applied to children’s linens. Flame resistant treatments are routinely added to children’s bedding, pajamas and blankets.

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) list some of the various toxic chemicals used in children’s bedding. Among the substances used to fireproof bedding are: formaldehyde, antimony trioxide, zinc Borate, and melamine. Some of these chemicals, like formaldehyde, are known toxins that “out-gas” or give off fumes. For other substances, safety for products made for human use has not been determined.

Chemicals like boric acid (an ingredient roach poison) is also frequently added to commercial bedding. Boric acid is a poison and it’s usually applied to bedding to make sheets and pillowcases dust mite resistant. This chemical is unnecessary since dust mites can be eliminated with frequent washing, and by drying bedding on high heat. The safest course for parents is to seek out and purchase formaldehyde and chemical-free sheets, blankets, pillow cases and comforters.

For the health and benefit of your child – know what the bedding you choose is made of and look for labels that say “chemical and formaldehyde-free”.

OiOi Little Bamboo Bassinet Blanket

oioi little bamboo bassinet blanket

From the Little Bamboo collection – OiOi Little Bamboo Bassinet Blanket is an amazingly soft and delicate blanket that is perfect against baby’s skin. Cellular blankets such as this one, are synonymous with airflow and being breathable. The bamboo is naturally wicking; it draws moisture away from baby. For more increased comfort and naturally antibacterial for a healthier sleep. This bamboo blend makes it even more breathable and warmer or cooler when needed.

Swaddle Designs Cashmere Blanket

swaddle designs cashmere blanket

This beautiful cashmere blanket is made from the finest cashmere in the world. This cashmere is incredibly soft, plush, and luxurious and comes from the high grasslands of Asia. Presented in a designer color palette that coordinates with many of SwaddleDesigns’ other products. The Swaddle Designs cashmere blanket is naturally hypoallergenic and of course with all cashmere, always hand wash.

Infant Hotel Collection Crib Sheets

infant hotel collection crib sheets

These Infant Hotel Collection Crib Sheets are super soft and gentle – perfect for your new addition. Made of super silky sateen fabric, these Infant Hotel Collection Crib Sheets have threads woven so tightly that you can’t even see the weaving pattern. This translates to superior comfort! The collection is also made in a clean environment and these sheets are guaranteed not to be made with any chemicals. In addition, the organic cotton used in these sheets is grown without the use of pesticides, making these sheets totally safe for your newborn.

Boodalee City Sheet Set

boodalee city sheet set

The Boodalee City Sheet Set will bring the lights and excitement of the city to your child’s bedroom. With inspired graphics, your child’s imagination will run wild as they explore the sights of the both abstract and familiar forms of the city. The Boodalee City Sheet Set includes a twin size fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcase which has a 250 thread count. You also won’t have to worry that the stunning design will fade as the sheets are made with a reactive dye printing process that ensures superior colorfastness.

Boodalee Trees Duvet Collection

boodalee trees duvet collection

The Boodalee Trees Duvet Collection is a charming design that will add some earthy character to your child’s bedroom. The Boodalee Trees Duvet Collection is eco-friendly and printed with certified non-toxic pigment dyes. The duvet set has a 250 thread count, so you can be sure your child is taken care of in the comfort department. Let your child enjoy the fun nature graphics of this duvet collection and drift off into a lullaby in these soft combed cotton sheets.

Polka Dots Fleece Blanket for Girls

polka dots fleece blanket for girls

Incredibly cuddly blankets are great for any time that you need an extra warm layer. So whether you’re chill in’ at home or out in the chilly outdoors, this super-soft Polka Dots Fleece Blanket for Girls will compliment any young girls bedroom and will keep them warm and snuggly!

DwellStudio Paper Dolls Duvet Collection

dwellstudio paper dolls duvet collection

Going back to a childhood favourite, this enchanting print for this DwellStudio Paper Dolls Duvet Collection features colorful silhouettes recalling old-school cut out dolls. This collection is sure to inspire young imaginations. Made of 100% soft, cotton percale.

Bear Travel Blanket and Pillow

bear travel blanket and pillow

This cuddly, adorable bear is the perfect teddy bear for any child. Very likely to become your child’s best friend, this bear blanket and pillow is not only an adorable teddy bear, but also a comfy pillow and super-soft blanket all in one. Perfect for road excursions or just cuddling in bed. Also makes a perfect baby shower gift.

Sealy Perfect Rest Crib Mattress

sealy perfect rest crib mattress

This mattress is the perfect combination of comfort and durability. Give your child a cozy night’s sleep with the Sealy Perfect Rest Crib Mattress. It provides firm, even support with steel coils that are heat-tempered for strength and durability. Its soft, non-allergenic sleeping surface gives your baby comfort and support. The Sealy Perfect Rest Crib Mattress is easy to care for and to clean, just wipe clean with a damp cloth.