Sensitive skin is so common in children and babies. Still, it doesn't make it easy to deal with! Daily stresses can take a toll on our little ones' fragile skin, causing redness, irritation, and discomfort. Something no parent wants their child to experience!
While there are many natural remedies to ease your little ones' sensitive skin, one of the easiest solutions is to avoid triggers. The most common culprit? Rough fabrics, especially synthetic ones like polyester. Our founder Maradith discovered this firsthand when looking for fabrics that wouldn’t irritate her son’s sensitive skin. Bamboo viscose was the only fabric she found that didn’t make his eczema worse!
Our customers and dermatologists agree bamboo viscose is the best fabric for eczema and sensitive skin. Here's why:
Bamboo viscose helps minimize skin irritation
Rough fabric can create friction which can irritate the skin. That initial irritation causes itching, which makes sensitive skin even worse! Dr. Larisa Ravitskiy, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Ohio Dermatology Center, explains, "the initial skin issue is just the beginning. Scratching itchy skin thickens the skin, and thick skin is itchy." So, the more you scratch, the itchier you become!
Dr. Ravitskiy recommends removing the trigger in the first place and opting for soft, smooth fabric like bamboo viscose. The smooth texture helps calm the skin and minimizes skin irritation and the itching that comes with it.
Keeps sensitive skin cool
Heat is one of the most common culprits of skin irritation. From heat rash to sweaty sleepers, being hot just isn't good for the skin! Keeping skin cool helps ease the symptoms of eczema, and according to pediatric dermatologist Dr. Anna Karp, “avoiding hot water in the shower and staying cool while you sleep is very important for eczema-prone skin.” That's where bamboo viscose comes to the rescue yet again. Both Dr. Karp and Dr. Ravitskiy recommend bamboo viscose as a way to keep your little ones’ skin cool. Dr. Ravitskiy explains, “For optimal skin health, wear body-skimming clothing made from breathable fabrics such as bamboo viscose, sleep in a cool environment, and maintain 45-55% humidity in the house.”
Plus, bamboo viscose dries very quickly and won't stick to sweaty skin! Dr. Ravitskiy also recommends Little Sleepies “for pregnant women who experience hot flashes, and anyone who sleeps hot because of its cooling properties.”
Bamboo viscose is eczema friendly
Thousands of parents have switched from cotton to bamboo viscose pajamas for their littles for this very reason. Dr. Karp explains, “Eczema-prone skin is already itchy, so fabric choice is extremely important for your little ones.” When our founder, Maradith's son Gavin was a newborn, he had terrible eczema. And she knew she needed a solution. That solution turned out to be bamboo viscose and played a huge part in why Little Sleepies was born!
Not treated with chemicals
Simply put, chemicals aren't great for sensitive skin and can trigger sensitivity. Little Sleepies bamboo viscose pajamas are never treated with chemicals or fire retardants that contribute to skin irritation.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again — don't just take it from us! Here's what real parents had to say about the difference Little Sleepies bamboo pajamas had on their littles' sensitive or eczema-prone skin:
“My daughter not only has eczema but extremely sensitive skin in general. Almost every fabric, material, body wash, lotion, and even food breaks her out in some type of rash. It’s an everyday thing at this point! Bamboo viscose is the ONLY material I have found that keeps her eczema in its calmest state and helps clear up all of her rashes that seem to randomly flare up throughout the day. I cannot believe it took me this long to see the correlation, but it’s definitely convinced me to completely switch our PJs to strictly bamboo!” ~ Lexi K.
“My son has severe eczema and I swear that the one night he wore Little Sleepies, I saw a dramatic improvement overnight!” ~ Jaclyn N.
“After having Little Sleepies recommended by several moms in a birth month group, I decided to buy a pair to see if they would help with Cameron’s eczema. One pair turned into many pairs, and they are now all that he wears to bed. Eczema on his back and chest that wasn’t responding to other suggestions has improved drastically when we made the switch and continues to stay clear. He is staying cool, clear, and comfy, and I am going to keep using Little Sleepies for as long as I can!” ~ Lauren W.
“We tried everything to help my daughter’s poor little skin and decided to give Little Sleepies a try. We started with two pairs and now have 14 — they are all that she wears and it’s been over a month since she has had a breakout. I’m so thankful that we found Little Sleepies and so incredibly grateful for how much it has helped our sweet Hanalei’s skin.” ~ Kyndra G.
In addition to all the incredible benefits of bamboo viscose, Little Sleepies pajamas are always tagless and have fully lined zippers to minimize additional friction that can further irritate sensitive skin. If you haven't tried a pair yet, what are you waiting for?