Silk fabric generally refers to silk produced by silkworms, which is a natural animal protein fiber. Infants are the most susceptible to allergies and require careful attention from parents. Our skin is made up of protein fibers, making silk fabric the most ideal choice for its similarity to our body’s skin (excluding synthetic silk, which is a chemical fiber disguised as silk).
Silk fabric is extremely smooth and has the lowest coefficient of friction among all fabrics. When dressing a baby, regardless of the fabric used, friction can have a more severe impact than that of silk. Some parents dress their children in rough cotton or linen fabrics, which can cause skin redness and swelling when the baby tosses and turns. In hospitals, burn patients are typically provided with silk gowns to minimize the risk of wound infection caused by friction on the skin.
Silk fabric has excellent moisture absorption and breathability. During the summer, when a baby wears silk, any sweat is quickly absorbed by the fabric, preventing a sticky sensation on the skin.
Therefore, it is perfectly safe for infants to wear silk fabric, so parents can rest assured.
Furthermore, in Japanese culture, silk fabric is traditionally worn from birth. Infants wear silk to protect their sensitive skin, and as they grow older and start attending school, they wear silk undergarments to prevent exposure. Silk provides sweat absorption and breathability for boys and prevents transparency for girls. Even in the workplace, wearing silk as an inner layer under formal shirts is recommended to both genders, offering comfort and preventing transparency.