A bed for a small allergy-sufferer – how to arrange a place to sleep?

    A bed for a small allergy-sufferer – how to arrange a place to sleep?

    When arranging a room for an allergy-sufferer we need to pay particular attention to the place where they sleep. The bed should not only be comfortable but also safe for the child’s health. Hypoallergenic bedding and other accessories will ensure a healthy sleep.

    More and more children suffer from varied allergies. Almost anything can cause an allergic reaction, but the most common reason for allergy are aeroallergens such as dust. House dust mites thrive best in bedding. It is impossible to completely eliminate them, but we can reduce their number by ensuring cleanness (frequent washing of bedding, dusting furniture, washing the floor etc.), ventilating the bedroom, getting rid of heavy curtains, drapes or carpets, and choosing the right bed, mattress and bedding.

    A place where the small allergy sufferer sleeps needs particular care and attention. It is best to choose a wooden or metal bed as it is easier to clean than an upholstered sofa. The mattress should be made of synthetic materials. A good choice is a foam mattress. It can be additionally covered with a special hypoallergenic cover that does not allow the penetration of bacteria and mites into the mattress or we could buy a hypoallergenic sheet that acts as a barrier between the mattress and the sensitive skin of your child.

    A cotton bedding set

    A bedding set having relevant characteristics is very important. In such a case, synthetic materials are not a good option. A bedding should be made of 100% cotton, that ensures breathability, has antimicrobial properties, is soft to the touch and delicate for the baby’s skin. In the offer of Fun with Mum you can find cotton toddler bedding with a filling. Their additional advantage is the fact that they are two-sided – they were made of fabrics in different colours which make them exceptionally aesthetic.

    A bedding with a hypoallergenic filling

    Just as important is the type of filling of the child’s duvet and pillow. Just like when choosing a mattress, one should avoid natural materials. We must avoid feathers and down as they often cause allergies. We should stick to silicone hypoallergenic filling that ensures breathability. It is soft but much safer for the health. It ensures ventilation, and thus the skin can maintain the right temperature.

    To guarantee a safe and healthy sleep for your child, the bedding must be washed in a washing machine with the use of delicate chemicals. A bedding with a hypoallergenic filling can be easily kept clean, as it does not change its shape maintaining its elegant look.

    Other textile additions

    If we want to buy a blanket for a baby, let’s look for one that is made of high-quality materials. Fun with Mum baby blankets are made of original Minky fleece, 100% cotton and hypoallergenic filling. In the offer there are also other products with safe hypoallergenic fillings, such as bed covers or decorative pillows or cuddly pillows.

    One must remember that textiles quickly absorb dust, thus it is best not to keep them on the bed but to keep them in drawers during the day. Therefore, it is advised that the child’s bed has a special drawer for bedding.

    In the allergy sufferer’s bedroom, it is recommended to limit the number of soft toys. Yet, its room should still be cozy and not resemble a sterile lab, so we do not have to get rid of all of its favourite soft toys. It is enough to store them appropriately, for example in a wardrobe or in closed containers, and regularly wash them.

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