Why Do So Many Kids Have Sensitive Skin?

Sensitive skin affects so many children. As a mom of a little girl who is ultra-sensitive due to some scarring, I know firsthand how challenging this can be. I have to be careful with the clothing that I purchase because certain fabrics and trims can cause irritation on her skin, not to mention are uncomfortable.

And then there are some kids who are super sensitive for no apparent reason. This Tactile Sensitivity refers to a condition of being hypersensitive to tactile sensation. For some children, a gentle touch can feel like a slap, or certain fabrics itch and feel like sandpaper. Tactile Sensitivity is one aspect of Sensory Processing Disorder and is common among children with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and even ADHD.

Sensitive Skin and Kids: What to Know

Many children have some degree of sensitivity. Some can’t tolerate the harsh paper tags in many mass-produced clothes, others won’t wear anything with seams. Even kids who aren’t especially sensitive prefer their undergarments to be comfortable when they first put them on and throughout the day.

That’s why Lucky & Me worked very hard to develop underwear with the softest fabrics and trims, smoothest seams and tagless labels. The cotton/modal fabric blends are extremely soft and have a touch of spandex to provide some give so that garments fit well, but not tightly. Lucky & Me elastics and laces are soft to the touch. Seams are sewn with the fluffiest threads to ensure they are smooth and never scratchy. And there are no fabric or paper labels in any Lucky & Me clothes– all of our labels are printed to ensure comfort.

Take a look at this gusset seam in a girls’ panty from a popular national brand. See how it’s loose and curling? And, the overlock stitch can cause irritation on soft, sensitive skin.

In comparison, Lucky & Me’s gussets are sewn with a flat-seam construction, which means that the gusset fabric is sewn down onto the panty fabric, and the seam is smooth and flat.  Check this out on the Days of the Week Underwear. There are no rough or curled edges to irritate or itch. See how smooth and comfortable this underwear looks? You’ll definitely be able to feel the difference with cotton-based undies like those found on Lucky & Me.

The Gracie briefs are another comfortable option for kids with sensitive skin. Made from 100% Organic Cotton and Global Organic Textile Standard Certified, the fabric is natural, super soft–perfect for those with sensitivity.

Gracie Folk Floral Organic Cotton Briefs


While it can be challenging to find the right garments for those who have sensitive skin, you can rest assured that all of the basics from Lucky & Me adhere to the highest quality and standards, making our fabrics incredibly soft and free of any harmful chemicals.

Liz Smith has worked across the globe for many of the world’s major apparel brands, including Victoria’s Secret, Chico’s, Justice, and Hanes. She has earned thousands of airline points and worn out several suitcases visiting factories in more than 20 countries to ensure that production is of the highest standard. Liz has managed all aspects of garment production, from design through fabric development to sewing and merchandising– so she knows what it takes to make high-quality apparel. Liz is thrilled to share her knowledge about clothes to help discerning customers choose the finest products.


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