Included here is a range of clothing which may be suitable for children with sensitive skin.
Care should be taken when selecting clothing for children with skin problems. These problems may be due to poor circulation, reduced sensation, allergies, or conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Where possible, clothing should be made of natural fibres (cotton, linen, silk or wool), be loose fitting, comfortable and reduce the risk of skin damage.
Try to avoid creases and folds in the material as they can increase the risk of skin breakdown. Rigid seams in jeans, fasteners, pockets and accessories should be avoided at points where pressure is increased.
Washing powder or liquids can sometimes be the cause of skin sensitivity - try to find out which brands or types (e.g. bio, non-bio, powder or liquid) cause a skin reaction. Some children may also have an allergy to textile dyes - if your child has this allergy try to choose light coloured, un-dyed clothing in a natural fibre.
For further information on clothing for sensitive skin you may wish to read our factsheet.View references and sources of further information ›
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