3D clothing is a trend we’ve been seeing a lot in the last couple of years, but there are a lot of concerns about its safety.
It’s not a fashion accessory, and while it’s great for kids, it’s not safe to play with.
Here’s what you need to know.
It won’t make you fat If you’re over 6ft tall, the chances of you developing obesity are pretty low, says Dr Paul Fitch, a paediatrician at St Vincent’s Hospital.
“I would never suggest children start using 3D clothes unless they are 6ft or taller,” he says.
“They would have to be carefully trained.”
If you are going to be going to the gym and you’re 6ft and taller, then it’s a good idea to be aware of how your body is going to respond to weight changes and the way you are adapting to different things.
“Dr Fitch says there is little evidence to suggest children who play with 3D materials will be more prone to obesity.
It could hurt your health There’s no evidence to show the material could actually make you sick, he says, but if you’re trying to lose weight or have a sore throat, there could be a side effect.
It can be messy While the materials don’t require a lot more attention than a regular pair of socks, the fabric can get messy and it may not be the best choice for children who aren’t well-trained or skilled at cleaning.
It isn’t safe to try out a new 3D material 3D items are not as safe as the more common 3D fabric.”
Some of the materials are more difficult to work with, such that they may be more difficult for children to do a lot with. “
There are a few things that need to be understood, such as the material itself.”
Some of the materials are more difficult to work with, such that they may be more difficult for children to do a lot with.
You can’t use it to play if you have ADHD If you have an ADHD condition such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, it can make it hard to wear the clothes, says Julie Brown, an occupational therapist.
The materials have also been found to make the skin feel oily.
They don’t stretch very well and won’t fit under clothing, or in a bag The fabrics are thin and stretchy, so they won’t allow them to be worn in a pouch, she says.
They’re difficult to clean up The fabric may have a sticky coating on it that can make your skin feel greasy, says Fitch.
They can stain clothing, so be careful around themThe materials can stain clothes, so make sure you’re careful around the area where they’re being worn.
You’ll need a special tool to remove themYou can use a washcloth, a sponge, a plastic bag, a damp cloth, or even a small towel, to remove the 3D fabrics from clothing, she advises.
They aren’t easy to washThey are difficult to wash, so it’s best to wash them in hot water, with a damp rag or paper towel.
“We’ve seen reports of kids wearing them with a towel and not washing them, and not cleaning them,” she says, adding it may also be a problem to rinse them thoroughly.
They may make your children think about death It’s also worth noting that while there are risks associated with 3d clothing, they aren’t as common as they might seem, says Brown.
“I think it’s the same with anything that is worn by children, because children are really sensitive to these things,” she explains.
“Kids are very sensitive to things like food, water, and the like.”
It can be quite difficult for them to wash the material, but they can be really careful.
“You can learn more about 3D safety from ABC Digital’s 3D Safety website.