Clothing

Select clothing that is made of soft fabric, that is loose-fitting without tight elastic bands, and that has easy access for diaper changes and bandage checks. Pretty smocking and brocade may irritate the skin and cause blisters or skin shearing. The same may be true of appliqués, snaps and zippers. Remove all tags, and, if needed, adapt garments by removing collars and cuffs. For babies with particularly delicate skin, clothes sometimes are worn inside-out so that the seams are on the outside. When these efforts prove insufficient, bandages or soft undergarments (t-shirts, leggings) may be necessary to protect the skin.