Silk is the ideal fabric for your toddler’s first pillowcase.This article discusses the many benefits of silk pillowcases for toddlers.
Choose Silk for Your Toddler’s First Pillowcase
Choose Silk for Your Toddler’s First Pillowcase
Your baby is growing up. Congratulations! And now that your “bigger baby” has graduated from crib to toddler bed, it is time to think about another milestone: adding a pillow–and a silk pillowcase–to their bedding ensemble. At Mulberry Park Silks, we’ve already told you all about the benefits of sleeping on silk sheets for babies; fortunately, our silk crib sheets also fit standard toddler beds (we also offer silk sheets in Twin sizes as well). There’s more good news: our Mulberry Parks Silks pillowcases come in toddler size, perfect for little heads. Even better? They deliver big benefits to little people’s hair, health, and comfort, outperforming cotton in every area. start
At Mulberry Park Silks, we’ve already told you all about the benefits of sleeping on silk sheets for babies; fortunately, our silk crib sheets also fit standard toddler beds (we also offer silk sheets in Twin sizes as well). There’s more good news: our Mulberry Parks Silks pillowcases come in toddler size, perfect for little heads. Even better? They deliver big benefits to little people’s hair, health, and comfort, outperforming cotton in every area.
Silk is Best for Your Toddler’s Hair
If you’ve ever tried to comb out a nest in your toddler’s hair, you know that “baby bed head” is definitely a thing. Sleeping on silk goes a long way toward taming tangles (and the resulting tears!). Why? The charmeuse weave of our pure silk pillowcase is soft and virtually friction free; your toddler’s hair glides across the surface without gathering knots or tangles. A cotton pillowcase–even one that is super soft–contains tiny fibers that tug and snag at hair, leading to unpleasant knots and snarls.
At the same time, the fibers of protein-based silk (which actually resemble human hair) keep your toddler’s hair well moisturized. You may not realize this, but a cotton pillowcase is absorbent, and can actually pull moisture and essential oils away from your child’s hair (and skin) leaving them more susceptible to knots, flyaways, and tangles.
Silk is Gentle on Your Toddler’s Skin
A pure silk pillowcase is super gentle on your toddler’s skin. When you think about the naturally protective environment of the silk cocoon, this makes perfect sense. The protein-based fibers in silk keep your toddler’s face, skin, and scalp naturally moisturized (rather than drying them out like a typical cotton pillowcase). This is essential for helping minimize common toddler skin conditions like dryness, eczema, atopic dermatitis, and irritation. Read more about why silk is great for common baby hair and skin conditions here.
At the same time, the special structure of silk wicks away liquid like sweat and saliva to keep your child more comfortable. This is a definite win if you regularly find your little one waking with a sweaty head or during the teething era when puddles of saliva can really irritate skin on their mouth and cheeks. In contrast, a cotton will only absorb this moisture into the fiber, leaving your toddler’s head and face wet overnight.
Silk Is Naturally Hypoallergenic and Antimicrobial
As you might expect from a cocoon, silk fibers are naturally hypoallergenic and non-irritating to even the most sensitive skin. Our pure mulberry silk also repels mold, dust mites, and fungus. It is a pristine natural environment that is perfect for your toddler’s delicate skin. A cotton pillowcase has no such inherent properties, leaving your child exposed to the bacteria, body fluids, and environmental contaminants that gather on cotton.
We’ve also taken the additional step of ensuring that all the silk we sell has been certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. This means that our silk has been independently tested against a variety of harmful substances and deemed safe for use by babies and toddlers. These rigorous criteria ensure that every item we produce is made to high standards of quality and safety. You can learn more about OEKO-TEX® certification here.
Silk Is Super Cozy
If you’ve ever slept on our silk pillowcases or sheet sets, you know that silk feels absolutely amazing. Your little one will feel the same! The soft charmeuse surface of our toddler silk pillowcase is sure to make it an instant favorite; it feels great to hold and is perfectly portable. This makes our silk pillowcase ideal for bringing anywhere naps are likely to happen, including in the car, daycare, school, or around the house. Don’t be surprised if your toddler’s silk-covered pillow becomes a favored “lovey” that they can’t sleep without.
Another reason silk is so comfortable? It is breathable and naturally regulates temperature, keeping your toddler cool in the summer and warm in the winter and sleeping soundly all year round.
Silk is Easy to Care For
When it comes to kids, low-maintenance is the way to go. That’s why we’re happy to remind parents and caregivers that Mulberry Park Silks crib sheets, toddler pillowcases, and silk bedding are washable by hand or washing machine right at home. We recommend a detergent made for cleaning and protecting natural fibers like Heritage Park Silk and Wool Detergentand placing silk items in a fine mesh laundry bag. Just use the silk or delicate cycle and hang to dry. It’s that easy! Here are more details about how easy it is to wash our silk pillowcases and bedding.
|Regular Cotton Toddler Pillowcase
|Mulberry Park Silks Toddler Pillowcase
|100% pure mulberry silk, a protein-based natural fiber
|Absorbent- dries out skin exacerbating conditions like eczema
|Moisturizing- keeps skin’s natural moisture intact
|Causes friction leading to tangles, knots, and bed-head
|Smooth protein-based, allows hair to glide over, nourishing strands
|Skin oil, saliva and dirty hair can create a petri-dish of bacteria on a cotton surface
|Silk is naturally antimicrobial and hypoallergenic
|Standard fabric feel
|Cozy, soft, and luxurious, ultra smooth
|Hand- and machine washable
Mulberry Park Silks: The Best Silk Toddler Pillowcase
Mulberry Park Silks toddler pillowcases are made from 100 percent pure mulberry silk of Grade 6A, the finest quality in the market, in an affordably luxurious 19 momme weight. They measure 13” x 18” inches and close with a comfortable 4-inch envelope closure to hold the pillow securely in place. Colors include Natural White, Lullaby Pink, Bedtime Blue, and Goodnight Green. Toddler pillow also available (sold separately).
We recommend purchasing at least two pillowcases for home use (one to use and one two wash) as well as a dedicated pillow and pillowcase to send to daycare or school.