How To Prevent Skin Problems In Children?
How To Take Care Of Kids' Clothes?
In today's article, we bring you tips on how to take care of children's clothing, how to iron it, how to wash it and what materials to choose, so that we do not unnecessarily irritate sensitive children's skin and cause skin problems to our lovely children. Compared to adults, children's skin is more sensitive and therefore more prone to dermatological problems. In addition to classic allergies and eczema, you may also experience an allergic skin reaction in your baby. Fortunately, there are some effective tips to prevent skin problems in children.
What Is A Suitable Material For Sensitive Children´s Skin And How To Prevent Skin Problems?
Suitable Materials For Children
Children's skin is sensitive and up to 5 times thinner than adult skin, so it is necessary to choose clothes for children from natural and non-irritating materials, which are also easy to wash. The most suitable is pure untreated cotton or bamboo fibres, ideally with a small admixture of elastane, which gives the laundry elasticity. These materials are gentle on your child's skin, and you can easily wash them in the washing machine without having to worry about them being destroyed after a few washes. You can choose suitable and at the same time stylish clothes for children in our E-shop, here.
In particular, babies' skin may react to regular washing powder with rashes, eczema or allergies. Therefore, always choose detergents that state on the packaging that they are intended for washing children's laundry, most often marked "sensitive" or "for sensitive skin". You can find them in most common drugstores, in the form of washing powders, washing gels or capsules.
TIP: Leave the fabric softener to when your child is at least 1 year old, you can replace it with half a teaspoon of vinegar. Don’t worry. After washing, your laundry will not smell of vinegar and the clothes will be soft and gentle to the touch.
It used to be customary to boil all baby clothes. Today, it has been proven that for the killing of most germs and mites, it is enough to wash the laundry of smaller children at 60 ° C, for older children, 40 ° C is enough. If the laundry is extremely dirty, you can wash it at the maximum temperature recommended by the manufacturer. You can find this on the clothing label. Also, wash clothes at this maximum temperature before dressing the baby for the first time. If you want to be clear about what the symbols on the clothes mean, we have prepared an overview for you. Learn more here.
TIP: If you are washing in hard water, set an extra rinse for the washing program. This will will ensure you that no detergent remains in the laundry, which could irritate the baby's skin.
Stains On Clothes
For most of us, it is a daily task to wash stains on children's clothes. But how to deal with them? If possible, do not allow the stain to dry. Either wash the soiled laundry immediately or at least soak it. If you occasionally need to remove dried and stubborn stains from children's clothing, you can use a stain remover designed for children's laundry. However, keep in mind that stain removers may shorten the life of some materials.
Washing at 60 ° C is sufficient to kill most pathogens in children's underwear. Nevertheless, it is recommended that children's laundry be ironed. This will definitely destroy all other bacteria and soften the laundry. Baby underwear should be ironed inside out and special attention should be paid to underwear that comes into contact with the delicate baby skin the most.
We can make ironing easier with the help of a clothes dryer or a washing machine combined with a dryer. Thanks to special programs for straightening the laundry, your ironing has become much easier. The dryer dries the laundry perfectly in any weather and at the same time protects the baby's clothes from allergens, such as pollen, fly ash and small dust, which would be trapped when drying outside on the washing line.