Your baby’s skin is much soft than yours so it’s not wise to treat his clothes as like yours. It’s good to wash his clothes in a different way to ensure your baby’s comfort. Here we are with some tips regarding washing baby’s clothes which will give you a clear picture on how to wash baby clothes.
Is it necessary to wash clothes before use?
Yes, it’s necessary for your baby. As baby usually has sensitive skin, so it’s good to wash before use to avoid any irritation or allergy on the skin.
We have a great tip for you at this stage. If you are pregnant at last stage, buy some clothes, blanket & towels and wash them before delivery. You don’t have to take the tension about clothes when your infant needs that.
Some preparation before wash:
Firstly, you have to buy a suitable detergent before wash. Through maximum health experts say that it’s not necessary to buy a baby detergent unless your baby has allergies. But we suggest you remain safe. It’s not taking too much credit from your card, but your baby will remain safe.
We will recommend you to use liquid detergent rather than powders because liquid can rinse out more than powders.
There are many baby detergents present in the market, you can use dreft stage 1 for your newborn baby and dreft stage 2 for baby’s more than 1 years. Dreft is one of the oldest companies and mostly suggested by pediatricians.
Secondly, Always read the care label before wash, there may be some different instruction what we don’t know. Obviously, the manufacturer knows the best treatment procedure of their products. So don’t forget to read care label first.
Washing Procedure by hand:
Washing procedure of baby clothes is not much different from yours. Use detergent in warm or cold water as per care label, you can add a little amount of Dettol in water to get rid of germs.
What temperature to wash baby clothes? We recommend you to use 30-degree temperature; it’s suitable for most of the fabric.
Gently sink the clothes into the detergent mixed water and then keep for sometimes. Then take them out and rinse for twice with clean water. Please make sure that there is nothing present from the detergent after washing baby clothes.
That’s the procedure of hand wash, but we prefer to machine wash rather than hand wash. Always try to buy machine washable clothes, as you have to wash so many clothes.
How to wash baby clothes in a washing machine:
The procedure of wash in washing machine nothing different, do as you always with your clothes but don’t use any type of extra chemical items like conditioner or softener. Using fabric softener may create irritation to your infant’s skin. So it’s better to avoid any type of chemical except baby detergent.
How to remove stains:
Now the most important part may be you are looking for it. There can be various types of stains in baby clothes, some are from urine, some from milk, and some are from oil. Treatment procedure varies from one another.
Stains from proteins like milk, formula: Try to wipe or rinse thoroughly normal water. Then keep the stains in cool water containing enzymes. If it doesn’t work, try to clean with stain remover and rinse thoroughly with normal water. Make sure that there will be no pigment from stain remover or enzyme.
Stains from urine: First try to wipe or rinse thoroughly normal water then treated with ammonia in the stained area. Colorfastness must be affected by ammonia, so try to a small portion first. If there is no problem then treat with ammonia. After treating with ammonia if the stain doesn’t remove fully, use stain remover. Then rinse with normal water several times, make sure that there is no ammonia in clothes.
Oil stain: Treat with stain remover and wash with hot water, don’t forget to see the care label instruction before using hot water.
Stains from fruits or vegetables: Firstly rinse the stain with cool water. Then make a solution of 1:1 with alcohol & water and wash the stain with it. After that, if the stain not removed then use stain remover and then wash the stain with the mixture of vinegar and water. Don’t forget to wash the garments with normal water after that, vinegar should be washed out.
Washing instruction for cloth diapers:
Cloth diapers should be washed separately from other clothes.
One thing you have to do immediately, always clean dirty diapers immediately with a spray of water in the toilet. Then you can store diapers in a large bucket and it will be easier for you to wash all diapers after two or three days (all together). Wash with hot water; don’t use any softener or fragrance. It may cause allergy.
How to dry baby clothes?
Actually it’s not a matter of a headache, just keep in mind the shrinkage problem. Expert says that fabric shrinks more in tumble dry. But you don’t have an option during winter or rainy season except tumble dry. Be careful of if you are tumble drying babies clothes with metal snaps/zips etc, they get too hot.
Some tips regarding buying baby clothes:
- Always try to buy machine washable clothes, because you have to wash a lot of clothes till your baby is 2 years old.
- Always try to buy cotton clothes, choose the soft one because it’s not good to use softener during the wash.
- Try to avoid wool or acrylic fabric, it may cause irritation to your baby’s skin.
Take a look at our article on sponge bathe a newborn baby.
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