Baby Allergies – What Triggers Them?
Do you often see rashes on your babies’ skin? Babies have very sensitive and delicate skin. It is because of this that parents should be very careful when introducing new things to these cute little ones. Everything around them should be baby-friendly and this includes mother’s breastfeeding clothes.
Because baby allergies are quite common, as parents it is helpful to learn the common things that trigger baby allergies. Listed below are 5 of them.
This refers to most “adult” fabrics like wool, silk, nylon, woven synthetic, and others that are not soft enough for the skin of your baby. A more baby-friendly option is cotton. This along with other natural fabrics is soft, breathable, and more resistant to fire. When choosing for your baby’s clothing and your breastfeeding clothes, they should be 100 percent cotton.
Intense scent could be the reason why your baby experiences difficulty in breathing. Strong oils and chemicals can trigger allergic reactions. Check that the items used by your babies are perfume-free. And avoid using perfume as much as possible.
Do you have pets that go in and out of the house? Pet dander can trigger skin irritations as well as wheezing, sneezing, coughing and itching. Pet fur on the other hand collects pollen and dust. These allergens are blamed for asthma. So keep your furry little pals from your baby.
Detergent and Fabric Softeners
Brands with strong chemicals are not advisable to use for washing babies clothes as they are harsh on the skin of your baby. Find mild and unscented brands when choosing detergent and fabric softeners instead.
Latex products like rubber mats have protein substances and the body reacts to it. Your baby may experience redness and itchiness after playing or changing nappies when using rubber mats.
What You Should Do
Baby allergies can ease up over time as their immunity strengthens. Did you know that breastfeeding strengthens baby immunity? But while your baby is still in the hyper-sensitive phase of his or her life, you should be extra careful with materials and other elements that come into contact with your baby.
As your baby’s skin is sensitive, it is important that you take extra care in introducing things to your cute little bubs. If you see rashes on the skin or some changes in his or her behaviour, you could have given or use something your baby is allergic to. Use baby-friendly items including the clothes you wear for nursing.
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