Pillow Fillings and Hypoallergenic Properties

As we’ve discussed in past articles, we all tend to be mindful of what materials we trust in products for our little ones, as we’re always looking out for their well-being. We seek out what options could prove most hypoallergenic and will provide the lowest potential of discomfort or irritation for our children, especially in reference to their bedding.

So what materials and substances are best and which ones should we be looking out for? Let’s talk about that.

Hypoallergenic Options

Some materials and substances wick away potential for allergic irritants better than others. While there is no exact science to creating materials for bedding that will be 100% non-allergenic to all people, we at least have an understanding of what can prove most irritating to the most people.

Some of the materials that are most trusted in the hypoallergenic pool are memory foam and synthetic. Since these products are produced from man-made materials, they have a lower likelihood of causing any sort of allergic issues. If your kiddos are showing signs of allergic sensitivity, these may be good options.

Other Options

Other options for pillow filling are cotton, wool, down, and latex. While these are great materials that will make for a comfortable nights rest that will, for the most part, not bring about any allergic issues, they still stand in as the materials with the highest likelihood for reactions.

With these being produced from animal fur or byproducts, there is a better chance that these may render allergic reactions in time. For any little ones that may have a greater chance of a reaction, these may be options to avoid.


To conclude, different products effect different children or adults differently than others. It is important to understand your own or your children’s tolerance to different materials from an allergic standpoint, and consider all options from there moving forward. With additional questions regarding bedding materials, contact the pros at Dreamtown Kids today!

What Does Hypoallergenic Mean?

When it comes to products or materials that we are going to bring into our lives, it pays to be mindful of those items and how they could potentially negatively impact us, the consumers. The same goes doubly true for when we’re considering products or materials for our children.

One word that we hear often in this regard is ‘hypoallergenic’. From materials, to chemicals, heck, all the way to the pets that we bring into our homes, this word comes into play.

So what does hypoallergenic mean, exactly, for the uninitiated?

Hypoallergenic simply means an item, product, or material that is produced in a way to minimize potential for allergic reactions, or is comprised of minimal substances that may prove to be irritants.

Different materials or substances will prove more or less irritating to consumers. In addition to the varying effects of different products, people also respond differently to these different items. So while there are the more dominant materials that will generally cause more allergic irritation, the science is not one-size fits all.

Hopefully this demystified any questions people may have in reference to hypoallergenic materials. To learn more about hypoallergenic materials or materials for children’s products in general, look no further than the pros at Dreamtown Kids!