Are IKEA’s Down Alternate Comforter Allergy Free [and hypoallergenic]?

Written by   (author of Obvious Conclusions)  |  Date Updated: February 11, 2020

ikea-down-comforter-allergy-freeToday, we are going to be answering the question: “Are IKEA’s Down Alternate Comforter Allergy Free?”

This is very important because we sleep for 1/3 of our lives and we need to know that our comforter will not cause us discomfort — that would be a somewhat ironic.

So I will put on my investigative hat and determine for you whether the IKEA alternate comforter is allergy free!

I love what I do because it is something new everyday and today I am given the opportunity to visit the IKEA store, which is the ultimate. One time, I furnished my whole apartment with quality IKEA stuff at bargain basement prices. So I look forward to this this assignment. Off we go…

Ok, now you got me on the IKEA site and I can’t focus :).

Here is a list we get back when we search for IKEA Down Alternate Comforter: View the list. (All links on this page will open in a new window.)

Now, this list is filled with names like the “HÖNSBÄR Comforter, warmer, Twin”. In can be confusing because none of the names have “alternate comforter” in them.

So, I chose the first alternate comforter on the list. The others are all about the same.

Now, when we search for the word allergy on this page, we do not receive any responses. The term allergy does not appear. So, let’s look at this question again: “Are IKEA’s down alternate comforter allergy free?”

This question implies that you want to buy this alternate comforter at IKEA. However, you need to know whether it is allergy free. Does this not in good part depend on what allergies you have? What fabrics that you are allergic to?

Ok, so let us look at what the IKEA alternate comforter is made of to determine if it contains materials to which you are allergic. Here is a list of what the alternate comforter is made of: 100% cotton.

That’s it.

If you are allergic to cotton or perhaps polyester (some show that too), then the IKEA down alternate comforter is not for you.

Yet, there is more. The question is not only whether the IKEA down comforter is allery free. The question that you may be asking is: Is the IKEA Alternate Comforter hypoallergenic?

What’s the difference? Well since you asked, as we read here, comforters tend to collect allergens and over time and cannot be cleaned in a manner that removes them. New hypoallergenic comforters are resistant to this collection of allergens.

But is the IKEA comforter hypoallergenic?

Well, after consulting several sources, I have discovered that IKEA bedding is hypoallergenic. And, all indications are that when a comforter is called an alternate comforter this implies that it is a hypoallergenic comforter.

However, if you need to have 100% certainty, check out this list of Hypoallergenic Comforters. They are all guaranteed to be hypoallergenic.

Are IKEA’s Down Alternate Comforter Allergy Free: Appendices

Here are some links that may interest you on this topic:

Best place for a new comforter?: A discussion of comforters which includes IKEA.

What is Hypoallergenic?: Anyone who has suffered from constant watery eyes, itchy skin, mucus filled sinuses, and sneezing knows an allergy can be disrupting and problematic….

Are IKEA’s Comforters Allergy Free: Conclusion

In our quest for your comfortable allergy free comforter, we have discovered that IKEA comforters are made of just two things: Lyocell/cotton cover and Modal/polyester.

If you’re allergic to those two things, you should look elsewhere.

More importantly, however, you need to ask: Is the IKEA Alternate Comforter hypoallergenic?

This is important because hypoallergenic comforters are resistant to this collection of allergens and thus would cause fewer, if any, allergies.

And, fortunately the answer is yes: IKEA bedding is hypoallergenic and will probably not cause allergies!

We hope that you have benefited from this discussion of IKEA’s alternate comforters. If you have any question or comments, we welcome them in the section below.

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  1. Sue Smith

    I have been advised that due to allergies by my ENT specialist that U need a hypoallergenic duvet instead if my down duvet.I see that you can provide these Kind regards Sue

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