When your child suffers from eczema, you’ll understand the discomfort they face daily. You’ll do anything to relieve it, including buying them the most suitable children’s clothing for eczema relief. Today we discuss which are the best fabrics and clothing types for children suffering from eczema and sensitive skin.
What Are the Most Suitable Children’s Clothing Fabrics for Eczema Sufferers?
Eczema is a skin condition which causes skin to become dry, itchy, red and inflamed. Some children have only small patches in one area, while others can have their entire body affected. While the most common place is on a child’s face and chin, it can also appear on their chests, arms, legs, back and hands. Often it will ease as they get older, before disappearing altogether.
While keeping the skin moisturised is most important in reducing symptoms, so is wearing clothing which helps prevent and worsen flareups. So, when choosing children’s clothing for eczema sufferers, here are the fabrics to pick, and those you’ll want to avoid:
- Suitable fabrics for children with eczema or sensitive skin are cotton, Tencel, silk and fine linen. Some kids find they can wear denim without any issues, while others find it too hot and irritating.
- Unsuitable fabrics to avoid using include wool, polyester, hemp, mohair, leather and rough linen.
Best Clothing for Kids with Eczema & Sensitive Skin
When choosing clothing for your child, you’ll have several considerations. You want something which is affordable, of good quality, easy to care for, looks great and is made of a suitable fabric. One of the most eczema friendly clothing fabrics is a 100% soft cotton, like many of the clothes are in our range of children’s clothing. We also use a high-quality linen, which will continue to soften each time it is washed. For clothing which meets all your requirements, we recommend:
- For Girls – our Wisteria Linen Skirt and matching Ophelia Linen Blouse. Older girls will love the Dahlia Linen Dress and it even has 15 colours to choose from.
- For Boys - team a pair of Lawson Linen Shorts with a Henley Linen Shirt for the cutest boy’s outfit, perfect for both formal and informal events.
It’s important that you choose loose fitting clothing too. This lets air circulate around their skin, which can help keep them cool and reduce further skin flareups. Do you have any more tips you can share with us on how to pick the best clothing for kids with skin sensitivities? Let us know in the comments below!