The Benefits of Using Silk for Your Baby's Cot

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Silk bed linen offers plenty of benefits for babies and adults alike. Here’s why you should consider silk bedding for your baby’s cot.

Giving birth is the most beautiful gift that anyone could ask for. So, it’s no doubt that, right from the start, you want to take the very best care of your precious treasure — especially when it comes to sleep.

No one loves a good nap more than a baby, in fact, in their first year out of the womb, babies spend up to 17 hours a day sleeping! So, it makes sense that it’s pretty important to ensure your baby’s sleeping environment is as comfortable and safe as possible.

Many moms are already enjoying the benefits of sleeping on silk pillowcases it’s anti-wrinkle, anti-frizz, hypoallergenic, hydrating, and kind to skin and hair. So why wouldn’t you extend the benefits to your new-born bub as well?

Not just for beauty queens, silk is the ideal fabric for baby bedding, as it helps to protect and nourish their delicate skin and hair, whilst providing comfort and safety. It’s gentle and breathable, making it especially great for new-borns and children with inflammatory skin conditions.

Cocoon’s Juno Baby Range was designed with little ones in mind. This magical collection offers everything you need to ensure a longer and better quality night’s sleep for your baby (and you!). Plus, 2% of all Juno sales are donated to Herd (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development), South Africa’s first elephant orphanage! So you’re helping a good cause just by shopping with them.

For a baby's cot, there is no fabric quite like silk. There are so many reasons why you should switch to silk for your baby, here are just a few benefits of using silk for your baby’s cot:


Prevent baby bald spots

Because babies sleep so much (lucky little sausages!) they spend a lot of time on their backs. They’re constantly rubbing the backs of their heads and their hair on their bedding. Bedding made from cotton, bamboo and other fabrics can tug and pull on your baby’s delicate hair, resulting in knots, hair thinning and bald spots.

The liquid smooth finish of the Cocoon Juno Crib Slip provides a soft and frictionless surface for your little love to lie on. Silk allows your little one's hair to glide effortlessly and unharmed, preventing hair loss and banishing bald patches. The Juno silk crib slip fits snugly around your cot mattress and sheet to ensure that your baby’s face and hair has a soft, silky barrier between their head and the sheet below. Made from 100% 19-momme Mulberry silk, the slip is naturally hypo-allergenic, breathable and non-absorbent to help babies have a deeper and more restful sleep, all while keeping their skin and hair hydrated and healthy.


Protect sensitive skin

Silk can help to soothe sensitive skin and provide relief for itchy babies. If your child suffers from eczema, then silk is an obvious choice. Mulberry silk bedding is gentle and kind to sensitive skin, making it the recommended sleeping surface for bubs with eczema and other skin conditions.

Cotton and other absorbent fabrics draw in the skin’s natural oils and strip away the moisturisers and balms that you so diligently apply to your little one’s skin before bedtime. But the naturally hydrating properties of Mulberry silk help your baby’s skin to retain moisture, and its luxuriously soft finish soothes your precious bundle’s irritated skin, for a more comfortable night’s rest.

Of course, silk is not just for babies. The benefits extend to toddlers, older children and adults too. If your baby or toddler has sensitive skin and suffers from inflammatory skin issues, then try switching to silk.

The Cocoon Toddler Pillowcase is a great choice for older little ones. Switch to silk and say goodbye to knotty tots! Crafted from pure 100% Mulberry silk, the soft smooth texture of silk creates less friction on hair which helps eliminate bald spots, frizz and “bird nests” from your child’s hair. 


Repel dust mites

Not only is silk great for sensitive skin, but it’s also naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites, mould, and fungus. Silk bedding can help protect your baby from a multitude of environmental irritants and allergies, making it the ideal choice for allergy and asthma sufferers.

Dust mites thrive in warm environments — yup, like bedding — and feed off shed skin cells, but silk contains a rare protein that naturally repels the mites. With its hypoallergenic properties, silk is also recommended for babies with eczema due to its numerous antibacterial qualities.



Helps regulate body temperature

As well as feeling soft and comfortable against the skin, breathable Mulberry silk fabric will keep your baby warm and cosy in winter, and cool and comfortable in summer. Mulberry Silk is a great temperature regulator, making it ideal for use in bedding. Unlike cotton, which absorbs moisture, silk wicks moisture away to keep you dry and cool all night long. Warm in winter and cool in summer, you will be amazed at how versatile a silk crib flat sheet can be instead of a traditional baby blanket.

The Cocoon Silk Crib Flat Sheet is temperate regulating and will ensure your slumberling is at an optimum, regulated temperature throughout the night. It will keep baby warm in the cooler months and cool in the warmer periods, so that they can rest easy. For when baby gets a little older, the Cocoon Silk Fitted Sheet is ideal. The fitted sheet is great for wriggly babies who move around a lot in their sleep, to ensure their skin and hair is always in contact with our luxury mulberry silk


Lessen baby’s exposure to harmful chemicals

Silk is naturally soft, and unlike other fabrics, does not require treatment by potentially harmful chemical agents to obtain its luxuriously smooth feel. This means that silk products can be incredibly soft and smooth, while also being free from potentially harsh additives. This makes sleeping on silk the safest option for your baby or toddler.

Silk is the strongest natural fibre and contains proteins and 18 essential amino acids. When your baby is sleeping on Cocoon’s Juno Baby Range, you can rest (and sleep) assured in the knowledge they will have less exposure to harmful chemicals used in the production methods of most other linens and textiles.



It’s easy to clean

Believe it or not, silk bedding is very easy to clean! While many other silk and satin products on the market are handwash only, Cocoon recognises that convenience and simplicity is important for sleep-deprived new parents. All Juno baby cot bedding products are made from machine-washable, 100% 19-momme Mulberry silk, taking the chore out of washing your baby’s bed linen. Simply toss it in the wash with your muslin cloths, vests, and the rest of baby’s laundry and use a wool/silk, enzyme-free, detergent to ensure the silk is protected.

The finest and most luxurious silk available, Mulberry silk is unbelievably soft and incredibly smooth, making it the perfect bedding for your baby. It’s the perfect luxury spoil for a baby shower gift, and would no doubt be enthusiastically received by any parent.

With silk bedding, the benefits are clear! Your whole family can enjoy the pros of sleeping on luxurious silk; from babies and toddlers to adults alike. Designed in Cape Town with care, Cocoon’s comprehensive range of bedding solutions allow you to transform any bed into a chic and sophisticated sleep haven. So, switch to silk and get ready to enjoy your best night’s sleep yet!

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