Every Parents wish to have their children dressed up pretty, there’s nothing wrong in it. But every parent should be aware about the fact that clothing can be dangerous to their children, so know these basic child safety precautions to prevent the danger.
Internationally there are more child safety restrictions laid down by many governments, but there are still exceptions where the governments won’t strictly enforce the law or there is no law in place for child safety. So instead of looking upto government safeguard our children, we should be aware of the basic safety hazards in our day to day parenting life.
Here we’ve tried to draw up a list of safety standards that we should maintain in the children clothing.
Baby clothing should be soft and skin friendly to baby, the most suggested fibre is cotton. Synthetic fibres may be soft but it might cause skin allergies in few babies and create rashes on movable parts. Instead of performing experiment on baby’s to check whether the synthetic fabric suits the baby, it’s better to avoid it for the initial months.
Also furthermore all newly produced clothings will have slight stiffness if it’s not a washed product. It is suggested to do an initial washing before using it on the child.
You may think the fancy / party dresses are mostly of synthetic. In such cases where you don’t have an alternate for synthetic, have one more layer of light weight inner wear to make the baby comfortable.
Reg. coloured fabric: we need to make sure the dyes are not made of hazardous chemicals and the fastness are upto the standard. You can be sure of this by going to reputed branded products or can cross verify this in your first wash.
Functional fasteners on clothing such as buttons, zippers, and pull fasteners need to ensure that children do not choke, suck, or swallow them. Snaps and velcro’s shouldn’t have any sharp edges, ensure the inner side of the garment doesn’t have any sharp edges.
Regardless of what kind of cord is in your children's clothing, make sure it is sewn or fastened to the inside of the clothing. Look for cords or cords in children's clothing that fall through the sleeves or hem of the clothing. For younger children dress, do not have cords, cords or hoods around the neck area. As a thumb rule, chords shouldn’t hang more than 10 cms on the outside on any part of the garment, as it may tangle to external objects while playing.
Do not use tie around your baby's neck or attach it to the clothes. You should never put a anything that has a cord around the baby’s neck. The cord can wrap around the child's neck and get caught in playgrounds and other equipment.
Remember that dressing up does not change a child's behaviour or habits, so be sure to dress in clothes that are easy to maintain and comfortable to wear.
Babies and toddlers cannot be expected to cooperate in putting on clothes. If a child is wearing unsafe clothing, there is a risk that he or she will be harmed in the manner mentioned above.
Clothes that are too small or too large can impede the movement of the body and affect a child's activities. Clothes, jewelry and accessories can strangle, suffocate and cause other serious injuries to a baby or toddler.
Be cautious and take necessary preventive steps. Dress them safe to play actively.
Woven Neck branding can have minor sharp edges that can create abrasion when worn, remove any extra labels if attached on the back neck. Printed labels are not a concern,
Even though it is a industry standard to not use any metal pins in Baby clothing, Few brand still practice usage of pins in packaging, pls make sure you’ve removed all pins before wearing it on the child.
Mitten’s / Booties / Socks are few products which is used around baby fingers. Ensure there is not loose threads on the inner side of the product . A small thread can cut the finger when tangled.