Our babies are the most precious gift on earth and spend 12-17 hours a day sleeping in their first year. Silk helps protect and nourish their delicate skin and hair.
Hair loss in babies:
Did you know, a newborn's hormone levels drop right after birth, which can cause them to lose the hair they were born with. There's no need to worry, newborn hair loss is perfectly normal, its called telogen effluvium.
If you notice that your baby is developing bald patches, check for hair loss on their cot mattress. Babies spent a lot of time on their backs and are constantly moving their heads from side to side, causing friction and tugging at their delicate hair on the back of their head.
There are also other medical reasons which can cause babies to lose their hair. If you are concerned we recommend seeking medical advice.
What can I do about bald spots?
To help prevent bald spots from forming we recommend:
- sleeping them on silk bedding.
- avoid headbands and hair ties
- adjust babies head position slightly when sleeping
- encourage supervised tummy time
- utilise front pack
Full Benefit of Silk for Babies
1. Reduces hair loss, bald spots & knotty hair
By sleeping your baby on silk their head glides across the smooth silk surface, reducing friction and pulling at the hair. This means less hair loss, bald spots and knotty hair. Silk Cot Sleeves are also magical at helping repair bald spots. The silky smooth surface protects the new hair growth from being pulled at, allowing it to grow back again. Just remember, hair growth rates will vary.
2. Keeps nasty dust mites away
Silk is hypoallergenic and a natural resistance to dust mites, fungus and mould, in addition to many other allergens. Dust mites eat skin cells shed by people, and they thrive in warm environments such as pillowcases and bedding. Silk has a rare protein that naturally repels dust mights.
The use of silk is recommended for babies with eczema and asthma due to its numerous antibacterial qualities.
3. Breathable & Regulates Temperature
Mulberry silk is breathable and naturally regulates your baby's temperature to help keep them cool during summer and warm during winter.
Silk doesn’t absorb moisture and natural oils like materials such as cotton and therefore keeps their skin and hair hydrated.
Silk for babies - Monday Silks
Our Silk Cot Sleeves and Silk Fitted Sheets are lovingly made using the highest quality 6A long strand fibre, 22 momme mulberry silk.
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Because babies have delicate skin, all our silk is made using a chemical free method. Monday Silks only uses Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified silk which is an international testing standard for any harmful and toxic substances.
Real Reviews from our Customers
★★★★★ - Best purchase for my baby’s hair
Bought the silk cot sleeve in the peach colour. It’s so cute and so soft, stops my baby’s hair being pulled out by her cot sheets. Definitely a worthwhile purchase and the handwritten card that came with it was so adorable! - Emily W
My baby daughter is a back sleeper and was rubbing her head resulting in a very large bald patch. Since using the cot sleeve her hair is now recovering and growing. It is super soft and fitting around the mattress stays in place and doesn't clump. - Kirsty B
★★★★★ - Amazing!
Love it such beautiful quality. My daughter seems to love rubbing her face on it and within one day the frizz at the back of her head was gone. Now I want some pillows for my bed! - Lara N
★★★★★ - Love your product!
We've had our cot sleeve for just over two weeks and my girls hair has grown so much already! She rubs her head side to side when she's tired and before we got our silk there was constantly a patch of hair left in her bed from where she was rubbing! Not anymore! Love your product thank you so much. - Jane S
★★★★★ - Lovely
Lovely quality and quick service. Has made a huge difference with my little ones bald patch! Highly recommend. - Holly W
★★★★★ - Love it
I was at first skeptical but wanted to try due to my baby's bald spot. I did not realise that the cot cotton sheet is so much courser until I felt the softness of the silk sleeve! I think I see some itsy bitsy hairs growing back on my baby's bald spot. I can't wait to see if it fully grows back in a few months. Thank you. - Joyce T
Purchased for a gift. Extremely pleased. - Julie G
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