There is more and more awareness these days of the importance of choosing natural bedding for kids. Here we talk through the benefits of different fabrics for your little ones.
When choosing the best baby sleeping bags, blankets and duvets for your kids, it’s important to consider the fabric on the inside, as well as the outside. As the filling makes up the majority of the fabric, it’s really important that it’s a high quality, natural fibre that is going to help regulate your baby’s temperature. Synthetic fabrics are not breathable and can easily cause overheating and sweaty nights, while not keeping in the warmth on cooler evenings – so avoid polyester inside duvets or baby sleeping bags. For this reason, baby sleeping bags with polyester wadding will have a very small window of recommended room temperatures, and you’ll need to change your baby’s sleeping bag with every 2-3°C temperature change. This also means trying to guess what temperature your child’s room will be each night, which can be very tricky.
Natural fabrics, such as bamboo, cotton, wool and feather have a much greater breathability than their synthetic counterparts, so look for bedding that avoids polyester and favours these materials instead. The champion of all these fabrics, and an upcoming hero in the textile world, is bamboo, making bamboo baby sleeping bags a great choice for comfort and temperature regulation. Here are some of the amazing benefits of this magical fabric:
ULTIMATE TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Bamboo fabric is proven to work with our bodies to maintain a more constant temperature than other fabrics. For this reason bamboo wadding sleeping bags offer year-round comfort and reduced risk of overheating. The natural micro holes in the fabric draw up to 3x more water away from the body, creating a cooling ventilation system on hot nights, and warm air pockets on colder evenings.
Bamboo’s unique bio-agent ‘bamboo kun’ makes it naturally anti-fungal and mildew, dust mite and odour resistant. Perfect for clumsy little babies! This makes bamboo baby sleeping bags a great choice as it means they need less washing!
Bamboo is a great choice for sensitive skin as it’s naturally hypoallergenic, and is often recommended by doctors for babies with skin irritations.
Bamboo can withstand a lot of washing and can also be tumble dried, making it a practical choice for busy parents.
SO SO SOFT AND SNUGGLY
If you’ve never felt bamboo fabric then you’re missing out! Move over cashmere! Bamboo wadding is another level of soft and cloud-like bliss.
Bamboo can grow over a metre a day with little water and no need for chemicals or fertilizers, putting less strain on the environment and making it a sustainable alternative to other fabrics.
As it’s a natural fabric it’s 100% biodegradable, helping to keep our planet clean for the next generation.
TOP TIPS WHEN BUYING CHILDREN’S BEDDING
Remember to read the small print carefully before buying anything. A lot of bedding claims to be 100% natural in the attention grabbing headings, but when you read the finer details at the bottom of the page they admit to a polyester filling.
Pure Earth Collection make organic baby sleeping bags and organic baby blankets made from 100% natural fabrics. Their unique bamboo wadding is encased in a super soft cotton lining, designed to offer maximum thermoregulation and be gentle against delicate skin.