Preparing for the arrival of a newborn is an exciting experience. Shopping for a new stroller, new baby cot, baby clothing, accessories etc. However, one item that could be overlooked is in choosing a baby towel.
BABY HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN AND RASH ON BABY IS COMMON
You may wonder if babies need special towels and it may feel like a waste of money to purchase additional ones. Babies have sensitive skin that are prone to baby rash. Hence, a clean, soft and chemical free towel are essential for a baby towel.
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN CHOOSING A TOWEL BEST FOR BABY’S SKIN?
Many babies cry during bath times as babies are sensitive to change in temperature. Having an absorbent towel will help baby get dry and warm quickly. Cotton is the best material for baby towels as it possesses high absorbency rates and is soft. Not all cotton towels are the same. The way the cotton is weaved attributes to it’s absorbency and softness. Japanese weaving technology like what Fresh+Dry towel employs is known for it’s lightness and high absorbency rates.
A soft towel is essential for delicate soft baby skin. A soft towel will also reduce further irritation to babies with rashes on skin. Many inferior cotton yarns are treated with softener so it feels soft when you purchase it. However, after repeated washes they turn rough. They are usually shorter cotton fibers spun multiple times to allow the yarn to be sturdy for use. Long staple cotton fibers are preferred as they are stronger, softer and more absorbent
All mothers take extra care in sterilizing all things that come into contact with their babies. A towel is no different. A new study has found that an extremely high percentage of bathroom towels carry harmful bacteria. According to TIME magazine, Dr Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, discovered nearly 90 per cent of bathroom towels were contaminated with coliform bacteria, while 14% of bathroom towels carries E. coli.
Towels that harbor bacteria can be harmful to babies especially babies with rashes and eczema. Using an antibacterial towel will ensure that you use the cleanest towel for baby’s optimal skincare. Fresh+Dry Antibacterial towel is more than 99% effective against bacteria and fungus.
No harmful chemicals
Many towels are treated with inferior dyes and softeners that can cause irritation to sensitive baby skin. To ensure the towel you buy is suitable for sensitive baby skin, look for the certification Standard-100 by OEKO-TEX®, product class I. STANDARD-100 is a worldwide, consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used. Under product class I, all baby articles are held to the strictest criteria to meet requirements for sensitive baby skin. Finishes containing formaldehyde are excluded here. The requirement for saliva-resistance means that colors and prints will not bleed or stain when babies suck on the towels. Fresh+Dry towels meet the Standard-100 by OEKO-TEX®, product class I
PROVIDE THE BEST FOR YOUR BABY
While you are all excited in preparing for your baby’s arrival, do not overlook the importance of providing your baby with a self-cleaning baby friendly towel. You should not pat your baby with a dirty towel or one that has been treated with harmful chemicals. Choose Fresh+Dry Antibacterial towel. It’s an affordable expense for your baby’s wellbeing.