How to choose a blanket for a child?
How to choose a blanket for a child?
The blanket must meet the following requirements:
- Have good thermal conductivity and warm;
- Should let in air, so that under the blanket the baby would not have trouble breathing;
- The blanket must be hygroscopic, that is, do not prevent evaporation of moisture and keep heat;
- Do not induce allergic reactions.
Of great importance is simple care for the blanket. It should not require any specific methods of care, do not deform when washing, quickly dry and easy to wear off. The child's body needs hygiene, which means that the blanket will have to be washed many times.
Types of blankets
Blankets are different - light for summer and warm for winter, from artificial and natural materials, with filler, this is when synthetic fibers or fluff, knitted or woven are placed in the cover.
Depend on the material from which it is made. The warmest blanket is downy. It is made from the fluff of various waterfowl. The best fluff is considered to be the fluff of swans and loons, goose down is more accessible. Blankets that are made of fluff are hygroscopic, let in air, keep warm.
The blanket absorbs moisture and becomes moist. It should be often ventilated and dried. In addition, down is a good environment for down mites. The products of their vital functions are unsafe for the child's organism and can be the cause of allergies. The duvet is very warm. They prefer to hide in a room at a temperature of no more than 18 degrees. When the temperature is higher, the baby will be hot under it, this should not be allowed.
They are made from camel, goat, sheepWool, fine wool alpaca and Australian merino. They have a unique hygroscopicity, can absorb moisture up to a third of their own weight and at the same time remain dry, they are light and warm. The moisture from them easily and quickly disappears. Under this blanket the child will not sweat and will be warmed. Woolen blankets can be knitted, woven and quilted. In quilted quilts, the wool is placed in a cover made of synthetic or natural material, which is stitched and does not allow the filler to get lost in the ball. These blankets are warm.
A lightweight version of a woven blanket is a plaid. It is ideal for an apartment. A small child needs to choose a woolen knitted plaid. It has large openings that let in air, so there is no risk that under the rug the baby will be without oxygen. Blankets made of wool are indispensable for playing on the floor and on walks. The downside of these blankets is that in rare cases they cause allergies and they are loved by a mole.
Quilted blankets are made from eco-friendlyPure cotton natural cotton wool. Vata does not cause allergies, absorbs moisture, retains heat. But such blankets are very heavy. Together with moisture, they retain and absorb odors. During operation, the filler is kneaded. Recently, these blankets are less common.
When choosing a blanket, what to look for?
It is necessary to pay attention to the premises in whichThere is a child, if it has a low temperature, or when a child often sleeps in the open air, there is nothing to do without a woolen or feather blanket. When the house is humid and warm, you need to choose a wool blanket. If dry and warm fit synthetic.
An alternative to a blanket will be a downy shawl. The kerchief should be of good quality, it should not be cured by the fluff. Do not let the child overheat, it's dangerous, so you need to have 2 blankets for the summer and for the winter. If the child is addicted to allergies, you should abandon the natural materials. When buying a blanket, check to see if the fluff is missing, if the rug is curled.