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Having a baby is one of the most life-changing moments of your life. Just being around them and seeing their adorable faces can bring you immense joy and love. But raising a baby is another story, one filled with challenges and stress.

You need to keep your precious gem warm, safe, and comfortable. That means they need clothes, blankets, towels, and other accessories. But a baby’s skin is delicate, and not all fabrics are suitable for them. So, what types of fabric should you be looking for when shopping for baby clothes and accessories? Let’s take a look at some of the best materials for your bundle of joy.


1. Cotton

Cotton is the most popular choice for baby clothes and accessories. It is soft, breathable, durable, and highly absorbent. This fabric is also gentle, which makes it ideal for those who have sensitive skin. Organic cotton fabric, in particular, is the best choice for babies since the fiber is grown and processed without chemicals or fertilisers. You can ensure that your baby won’t be exposed to any harsh chemicals during the manufacturing process.


2. Bamboo

When people think of bamboo, they usually imagine a garden or yard with a hedge-line of bamboo trees. Homeowners usually use this to design the perfect landscape. But did you know that bamboo fibers can be processed into textile? In fact, bamboo fabric is one of the softest fabrics in the market. The material is breathable and hypo-allergenic, making it ideal for delicate skin. Plus, it’s thermal regulating, so your baby won’t feel too hot.


3. Fleece

Fleece is the go-to fabric and a saviour whenever the weather gets too cold. Clothes and blankets made from fleece are great for lightweight warmth since they hold heat so well. It’s moisture-wicking, extremely soft, breathable, comfortable, and durable. Best of all, fleece fabric is easy to wash and dries quickly. Fleece is easy to maintain and you can wash it in the washing machine. However, keep in mind that this fabric isn’t suitable for use in warmer climates.


4. Jersey Knit

Given its wearability, jersey knit is another best fabric for baby clothes and accessories. The fabric is very stretchable since it is knitted and not woven. This makes it suitable for a baby’s constant body movements and growth spurts. Jersey knit fabric is also incredibly soft and breathable, so your baby will feel comfortable whenever they wear it.


5. Linen

Parents usually overlook linen, but this fabric is more breathable than cotton. It helps regulate temperatures to keep your baby cool during long, hot summer days. Although natural linen can be hard to touch, a thin linen fabric used in clothes is soft enough for a baby’s skin. Plus, it absorbs moisture well so your baby can stay drier longer.


Since a baby’s skin is delicate and sensitive, you need to consider the type of fabric you’re using. You wouldn't want your little bundle of joy to suffer from rashes and irritation. Luckily, these five fabrics are some of the best materials to help your child feel comfortable and warm.  The Wee Bean uses mostly organic cotton, bamboo, and fleece in all of their products so you can be sure they will be suitable for your baby.  Check out our collection of award-winning swaddles and bibs and see for yourself why parents love our products!


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