Protect Your Child's Skin and Body in All Seasons with Base Layers

What is a base layer? 

A base layer is the undergarment we wear that come in different fabrics and styles that have benefits best suited to certain climates and conditions. It is the layers one that sits next to your child's skin and should act as a constant ‘second skin’ throughout your day. 


Why do my kids need a base layer? 

It is often said that the best way to dress kids is in layers. Layering kids clothing helps them to regulate your temperature better without getting too hot or too cold. Kids layers are extra important since they’re rarely holding still and it’s easy for them to get hot and sweaty (and then quickly freeze after that).

A good base layer can act as a layer of protection for your skin. A lot of clothes we buy from major retailers are made from cheap fabric and can contain toxic chemicals due to the way the fabric is processed. A base layer made of high-quality, soft fabric helps protects your child's skin, especially if they have eczema.

A good base layer can also provide a layer of warmth while absorbing and evaporating your sweat to keep you feeling warm and comfortable. This is especially important for kids who are involved in so many different activities all day long. In many disciplines of medicine, including Traditional Chinese Medicine and naturopathic medicine, it is extremely important to keep our bodies warm to maintain circulation and good health. 


What is special about the Elotte Base Layers?


Elotte Base Layers were made with three main goals in mind:

  • unparalleled comfort and protection for your child's skin using soft, high-quality, sustainable fabric
  • simple design that is versatile enough to wear alone or under other clothes 
  • durable and long-lasting because we don't believe in fast fashion

Elotte Base Layers are made from TENCEL™, a sustainable fabric made from wood pulp cellulosic fibers that gently embrace the body with long-lasting softness to help your skin feel pleasantly cool and dry throughout the day and night. 

The design of the Elotte Base Layer Shirt include silk patches on the arm to protect your child when they rub their face. 

The design of the Elotte Base Layer Pants include bamboo patches on the knee to extend the life of the pants and soft enough to protect your child's sensitive skin.

Elotte Base Layer Shirt and Pants are meant for sleep and play. They are perfect to wear alone or under snowsuits or as an extra layer to protect sensitive skin from other fabrics.