As an expectant mother or a new mother, you would be constantly reminded by your older relatives how important it is care baby clothes probably as important as taking care of the baby itself. While some might find it annoying, it is in fact, true. Your baby’s skin is delicate and the clothes that they wear on that skin are important or they might end up with skin allergies. So, here are some care baby clothes tips which will guide you on all the Dos and Don’ts.
Tips For Care Baby Clothes
Use the right detergent
Our advice would be to stick to the liquid detergents as they do not stick to the clothes, unlike the detergent powders. Also, there might be some confusion regarding using baby clothes-specific ones or the regular ones. You could use the regular ones as long as they are fragrant-free and dye-free. These days, all the major detergent producing companies come with a separate line for the babies, which are safe to use. So, baby specific detergents are not a must, but if you are very particular, you can go for one of those.
Pre-soaking and after wash soaking
These are two important steps; not compulsory but always better to follow it. While in the process of pre-soaking, the stains are removed, in the process of soaking after the actual wash, the remnants of detergent and any other bacteria is completely removed. After you wash, it is wise to dry it in direct sunlight, as this acts as a natural disinfectant.
If you are washing by hand
There are some things that you need to remember when you are washing by hand. One of it is to wash your hands thoroughly and sanitize your hand as it may carry bacteria. Also, make sure the temperature of the water is neither too hot nor too cold. It ruins the clothes otherwise.
Wash your baby’s clothes before yours
If you are using the machine, wash it thoroughly before using it. Also, it is important to remember that your baby’s clothes have to be washed before yours as the machine is completely clean at that time and there are no residues in it.
Wash it separately
Sort out your baby’s clothes before you wash it and you need to remember as a new mother, that you cannot mix your clothes with that of the baby’s. This is because your clothes might carry bacteria which are harmful for the baby. Also, their cotton nappies have to be washed separately and before doing that it always to soak it in warm water for about 30 minutes for any stains to be removed or for the bacteria to be killed.
These are the tips that the elders in your family might also give you for care baby clothes. Take all the suggestions in a sporty manner; the end decision is yours. Choose products which you feel are best for your little bundle of joy. These clothes are what you wrap them in. So, be extra careful.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed/shared in the blog above are personal opinions of the writer. Berrytree recommends you consult with your doctor/pediatrician/family before instinctively following any suggested steps