Why use bamboo viscose and organic cotton fabric?
bam and boo kids was born from the need to find great
looking garments that were comfortable for our babies to wear. Why? Our babies
While we worked on helping our children heal from the
inside, we did our best to research and find what food, environmental triggers
and fabrics to avoid – to reduce those flair ups on the outside.
please also research gut healing and support to help your child from the
Merino & wool was too abrasive, polarfleece made them
sweat and all those cool looking ribbed fabrics seemed to act like sandpaper
against our babies’ skin, so out they went.
They also struggled with the seams in their garments, their
shoulders and torso would weep from the constant rubbing against their wee
bodies. Because of this, our “sweet seams” were born, flat seams for your
It seemed that the popular fabrics, (that we as parents are
told to buy for our children as we try to do the right thing) were actually
exasperating flair ups, so we looked further into this – what we found was that
under the microscope these fibres have ridges, spars and can be extremely
abrasive and cause more friction against already sensitive and inflamed skin. Bamboo
viscose under the microscope has a very smooth surface as does cotton (cotton
does have a spiral like twist to it) so we were onto a winner.
This winning combo is what led us to choose the blend of bamboo
and organic cotton to make our garments from as they are both such soft
fabrics. Organic cotton wears well, so adding this to the bamboo blend (in our
opinion) gives the fabric a better life while keeping it luxuriously soft and
At this time, we have chosen to not add elastane to our children’s
garments or bedding as we want to keep maximum breathability in our garments.
Elastane can be another trigger for children with sensitive skin and eczema,
some are allergic to it. If your child has a rubber allergy or sensitivity then
they also need to be wearing elastane free garments.
for bamboo, organic cotton and silk garments with flat seams or seams on the
Now you know what fabrics
to look for and why you should choose your eczema child’s fabrics carefully, you
also need to keep in mind that what you wash their garments in, this is just as,
if not more important.
Please put thought into
what you wash your child’s (and your own) garments in. The residue left on
garments from chemical washing powders, liquids and fabric softeners can be a
major trigger for children with eczema and sensitive skin. Changing what you
wash your whole family’s clothes and linen in keeps the chemicals out of your
washing machine and off your entire family’s clothes and bedding – think about
how much your child comes in contact with YOUR clothes, towels and bedding, it
make sense to have one rule for all.
Tip: remove chemical laundry detergents from your
family’s washing, this includes clothes, bedding and towels.
If you are reading this,
it means you are doing an amazing job for your child, keep on going. It can
feel like a long journey to getting back that lovely skin your child deserves
don’t stop, you will get there.
Toni and Martha-jane
bam and boo kids