5 Reasons ‘Hypoallergenic’ Is Important for Your Baby
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As a parent, ensuring the well-being and comfort of your baby is always a top priority. When it comes to choosing products for your little one, the term ‘hypoallergenic’ often stands out. But what does it mean, and why is it important for your baby? In this blog, we will explore five compelling reasons why opting for hypoallergenic products can make a significant difference in your baby’s health and happiness.
Hypoallergenic Baby Clothes Won’t Irritate or Cause Discomfort
As a parent, you want your baby to be comfortable and safe. Hypoallergenic baby clothes help you do that.
Hypoallergenic baby clothes feature material gentle on your baby’s skin to avoid skin irritations and discomfort. They’re free of known allergens (or contain very low amounts of allergens), reducing the risk of irritation.
Hypoallergenic Materials May Reduce the Risk of Allergic Reactions
Hypoallergenic clothing, blankets, and other baby products may help prevent allergic reactions. Babies may react negatively to certain materials or fabrics. Hypoallergenic products do not contain materials known to cause allergic reactions, which is why they can reduce the risk of rashes, skin irritation, and other issues linked to allergic reactions.
Allergic reactions can be more than just a skin rash and skin irritation: they can pose a threat to your baby’s health. By using hypoallergenic materials, you may reduce the risk of an allergic reaction, helping to keep your baby safe.
Hypoallergenic Materials Could Reduce the Risk of Hormone Disruption and Early Puberty
A 2019 study showed early life exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) was associated with early maturation of baby girls.
When baby girls were exposed to EDCs in early childhood, they were more likely to hit puberty at a young age. It’s called “early puberty” when girls reach puberty before age 8.
Unfortunately, many diapers contain EDCs – like phthalates. The longer the exposure, the higher the risk.
Hypoallergenic Bed Sheets Resist Dust Mites & Pollen
Dust mites and pollen are harmful to everyone, but they’re particularly harmful to babies. Babies have a developing immune system. They also weigh less, which means they can be affected by smaller amounts of chemicals.
Exposure to dust mites and pollen could increase the risk of respiratory issues and other health risks.
Hypoallergenic bed sheets resist allergens like dust mites and pollen, helping your baby sleep more comfortably.
Babies breathe much faster than adults; a newborn’s normal breathing rate is about 40 to 60 times per minute. Hypoallergenic bed sheets can help protect your baby’s small lungs with each breath.
Hypoallergenic Blankets & Sheets Keep Your Baby at a Comfortable Temperature
Keeping a baby at a comfortable temperature is crucial for their health and wellness. Babies could sweat and become dehydrated when they’re too hot or have an increased risk of health issues when they’re too cold.
Hypoallergenic fabrics – including sheets and blankets – tend to be more breathable, which can help your body maintain a normal and comfortable temperature.
Babies spend most of their time lying on their back while sleeping. If they sweat at night, it could irritate the skin. Hypoallergenic sheets and blankets keep your body comfortable by promoting air circulation.
ECOS’s Hypoallergenic Formulas Are Safer for Your Family
Many ECOS products feature hypoallergenic formulas, which means they’re safer for you, your baby, pets, and your entire family.
Some of ECOS’s most popular hypoallergenic formulas for babies and the entire family include:
Try our ECOS line of hypoallergenic cleaners today!