If you’ve had a baby shower and your little one is on the way, you might be wondering how safe some of the items are. Synthetic fabrics, in particular, have raised alarm for new moms, and cheap baby clothes are usually thrown onto the pile when the gift-giving gets out of hand.
Will synthetic baby clothes harm the baby?
Synthetic fiber will not inherently harm your baby. As long as the fabric is soft and pliable, irritation or rashes do not cause the problem from the fabric itself. Instead, synthetic fiber should be avoided because it is not breathable. Babies have very sensitive skin, and moisture could easily become trapped in an outfit that was made of synthetics. When a baby perspired or when his diaper area became moist, the wetness would not go away on its own if it were trapped against the skin by the threads of the clothing. It will quickly cause a rash and irritation. For that reason, it should be avoided.
The exception to this rule is synthetic fleece. Studies show that fleece hats and pullovers for babies are extremely effective at keeping them warm, and they are breathable enough to allow moisture to dry before they cause irritation. These should only be used in cold weather so that perspiration is minimal in the first place.
It’s okay to give away that synthetic onesie that Aunt Janice brought to the baby shower. She’ll never notice, and it will help you more in the long run. You can also check Kids World which is a great site for clothes of babies.