Whether you're a new parent or you have multiple children already, you probably know just how important it is to make sure that they are getting adequate sleep each and every night. However, as most parents probably know, this kind of sleep can be difficult to achieve with your children night in and night out. Of course, bedwetting is also an issue. But have you considered the fact that maybe your child's sheets are playing a bigger role than you may have thought? If so, here are two important questions every parent should consider before buying waterproof crib sheets for their children.
Does Your Child Have Any Allergies That You're Aware Of?
Hypoallergenic sheets present some massive benefits to children and parents alike. First and foremost, they prevent harmful dust and particles from sticking to the surface of your child's skin as they lie down to sleep each night. Many parents are simply unaware of the fact that their children's sheets, pillowcases, and bedding may be making their child's allergic symptoms even worse than they already are. So before you rush into buying waterproof crib sheets, or any other sheets for that matter, you should ensure that the sheets you're considering buying won't set off your child's allergic reactions in any way.
As with extreme exposure to sunlight, the wrong sheets can have some harmful effects on babies and newborns' skin, in particular. For example, babies really shouldn't be exposed to sunlight until they are 6 months old? But even then you should apply sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 all over exposed skin. Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside for the best protection. With underdeveloped sweat glands, babies are very susceptible to heat rash. After all, you probably wouldn't want to even think about leaving your baby exposed to sunlight for hours at a time. So why would take the same risks by having them sleep on crib sheets that exacerbate their allergic reactions?
Does Your Child Have Sensitive Skin?
Most newborns and young children tend to have sensitive skin. As a matter of fact, it's a quality that most parents come to love about their children. Even so, many parents whether unknowingly or due to a lack of interest, end up irritating their children's skin accidentally by simply investing in sheets that are made with cheap, poor quality materials. Low-quality waterproof crib sheets can lead to chronic skin irritation for your child or newborn, and in some cases, these kinds of sheets can even create nasty rashes for some children.
The good news is that you can avoid all of these negative effects by taking the time to invest in the right waterproof crib sheets. By choosing to spend a bit more time and effort researching different crib sheets and their effects on children's skin, you are able to make a far more informed decision that will benefit the ongoing health, wellness, and comfort of your child as they lay down to sleep each and every night.
At B-Sensible, we provide a full range of waterproof crib sheets, kids fitted sheets, hypoallergenic crib sheets, and more. With years of experience and a team full of knowledgeable staff members, our team is here to help you with each and every step of the process. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our staff today.