Every new parent and caregiver want the very best for their precious new babies. And here at Mulberry Park Silks, we think that means putting your little ones to sleep on pure silk crib sheets. Our silk crib and toddler beddingis 100% pure mulberry silk, made from the protective cocoon of the bombyx mori silkworm. It is hypoallergenic; naturally moisturizing to skin and hair; non-irritating; and absolutely gentle with a smooth, cozy charmeuse weave.
We frequently talk about why our crib sheets are great for babies, especially in terms of protecting their skin and hair from common conditions like eczema,cradle cap, and bald spots. But when it comes to babies with curly hair, including black and biracial babies, these benefits become absolutely critical since curly hair is extra vulnerable to dryness, damage, and breakage.
You can read more about why silk is the best bed sheet material for babies here. Now let’s take a closer look at the specific benefits silk sheets offer to newborns and babies with curly hair:
Silk is Gentle on Baby’s Curly Hair:
The charmeuse weave of our pure silk crib sheets is smooth and nearly friction free, unlike cotton which contains tiny fibers that can pull and tug at hair. (This is why we say silk pillowcases are so effective in taming frizz and minimizing tangles). When you look at hair under a microscope, you will see that the outer layer—known as the cuticle—resembles shingles on a roof. With straight hair, those “shingles” tend to lie flat. In curly or natural hair, the cuticle tends to stand up a bit more, which makes the hair more vulnerable to damage and breakage from friction, particularly on the back of the head where babies tend to develop a little bald spot. Bottom line? A silk fitted crib sheet is gentle and protective.
Silk is Naturally Moisturizing to Baby’s Curly Hair:
Natural and curly hair are far more vulnerable to drying out, particularly when in contact with cotton sheets, which are absorbent and pull moisture away. Silk is different. As a protein-based fiber, just like hair, silk is naturally moisturizing and protective to curly hair.
Silk is Clean and Safe:
When you think about the pristine, protective environment of a silkworm’s cocoon, it makes complete sense that silk is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to mold, mites, and fungus. Silk also wicks away moisture to help regulate temperature and maximize comfort. Silk is a wonderfully hygienic environment. At Mulberry Park Silks, we’ve also taken the extra step of making sure our silk is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified as safe against a range of harmful chemicals.
Toddler Silk Pillowcases: Perfect for Older Babies with Natural Hair or Curls
If your baby is outgrowing their crib and can safely roll over, it’s probably time to introduce a pillow. A silk toddler pillowcase from Mulberry Park Silks is a wonderful choice for any toddler, especially those with natural or curly hair. Even if your child will eventually use a sleep bonnet or head wrap, a silk toddler pillowcase is ideal for the transition time, keeping hair well moisturized and protected as it grows in.
Mulberry Park Silks Bedding is Easy to Care For
With a little one to care for, you don’t have time for high-maintenance bedding. Happily, Mulberry Park Silks crib sheets and toddler pillowcases can be easily washed in your machine right at home. Just slip them into a fine mesh laundry bag and use an enzyme-free detergent made for silk like Heritage Park Silk and Wool Wash. Use a silk or gentle cycle and hang dry indoors or outside away from direct sunlight (silk bedding dries quickly!).