Safety measures to be taken when buying childrens clothing

by : Charis-jo



Here are some points to note on safety of children before you buy your child's clothing :

* Ensure that small items attached to clothing are not easily detached or removed *
Small items such as buttons, zipper pull, snaps or any decorative sequines should not be easily detach from your child clothing as this poses a choking hazard to young children.

* Avoid hazardous items such as drawstrings *
Children's jackets and sweatshirts with drawstrings around the hood or neck of children's outerwear presents a strangulation hazard. Children can get entangled and strangle in the drawstrings that catch on objects, including playground equipment, fences and tree branches.

* Avoid Flammable Loose-Fitting Garments *
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns people not to put children to sleep in loose-fitting T-shirts or other over-size clothes made from cotton or cotton blends. These garments can catch fire easily and are associated with 200 to 300 emergency room-treated burn injuries to children annually. Loose-fitting clothing stands away from the body, making contact with an ignition source more likely. Loose-fitting, non-flame-resistant child clothing allows an air space next to the body that helps keep the fire burning, possibly injuring children.

It is safer to put your children in flame-resistant or snug-fitting sleepwear. Flame-resistant garments do not continue burning when removed from a small open flame. Snug-fitting garments need not be flame-resistant because they are made to fit closely against a child's body. Their stretchy fabrics make them comfortable. Snug-fitting sleepwear does not ignite easily and, even if ignitedArticle Submission, does not burn as rapidly because there is little air under the garment to feed a fire.

* Check for sharp objects in your child clothing *
A decorative items such as pin may get detach causing a puncture wound on your child body.