Often designed in the form of a coat, vest or an accessory, fur is best known for its ability to keep out the cold. In addition to its capacity to maintain heat for the human body, fur has medicinal properties, which are most noticeable for children during infancy.
Fur- remedy against allergy
Contrary to what you may think, babies need to become familiar with animal coats to prevent possible allergies; in fact, babies who are brought up in contact with real fur are less sensitive to animal hair once they have grown up.
A study from the European Congress of Pneumology has found that babies who sleep on a fur blanket are less likely to have allergies or even asthma, this risk decreases by 75% at age 6 and 41% at age 10. Asthma and allergies are generally caused by pollen, dust mites or animal hair.
Natural fur is preferred
A child does not need to be overprotected in order to avoid allergies, quite the contrary, such a stance would expose the child to more illnesses. Sheepskin is proving to be very effective in helping a child to immunise against allergies and asthma.
Since 1998, German researchers have tested over 3000 babies, half of which have slept on an animal fur for years and the research was conclusive, fur does prove to be effective in helping a child to immunise against allergies and asthma; parents are urged to adopt this type of treatment.
White merino natural sheep skin
However, it is safer to have your baby sleep on an animal pelt rather than next to a pet to avoid the opposite effect.
Therefore, if you have a mink fur coat or a sheepskin blanket, now is the time to get it out and help your baby to sleep better.