When our children come down with an illness, we check for fevers, pull out the medicines, make sure they stay hydrated and well rested, and feed them nutritious soups and broths.
But do we think about the clothes they are wearing?
Believe it or not, the clothing your child wears when they are sick can play a part in how sick they become and how prolonged that sickness is.
Let me explain.
A large majority of the clothing we buy today is made from synthetic fibers. Synthetic fibers are made from chemicals during and after the manufacturing process. These fabrics are not not breathable, which means they don’t allow the body to breathe. When we get sick, our body needs to breathe to rid itself of toxins. The amount of toxins in the body can determine whether we get sick, and how fast we recover if we do get sick. If we wear synthetic fabric when we’re sick, our bodies cannot breathe and rid itself of toxins, thus making an illness worse or prolonged.
Read more where I’m writing at Hip Homeschool Moms HERE to find out which fabrics are synthetic and which ones are made from nature!