Baby clothes are soft, cute and super adorable. They’re made especially for baby’s skin that is more delicate than ours. Some even make them in Organic Cotton that’s extra fragile and therefore require special attention. You can’t simply wash them using your traditional detergents or with your adult clothes. You ask why? Its because these clothes go on your baby’s skin and can harm it.
Here’s a list of ways you can care for these extra special little things and be free of any worries. We’ve added some tips to help them last long too.
Tips for baby clothes care
Tips for Washing Baby Clothes:
This is the first step towards taking care of your baby’s clothes. When you buy new clothes, they might be fresh, but they have been touched by many people. So, put them through the washer once, after you buy them and then put it for the baby. This is very important. Also, it is important to check the label on the baby’s clothes. Some of the clothes might be very delicate and putting it in the washer along with the other clothes might not be the best idea and might eventually ruin the clothes.
Sort out the clothes
As for adults, even baby’s clothes need to be sorted out. While most of the clothes can be put together, it is suggested to sort out the white clothes from the colored ones and also you need to remember to wash the cotton diapers separately and not with the rest of the clothes.
Washing the clothes
It is advised to use detergents which are made specifically for baby clothes; any baby store would have a variety of it. You can choose the one that fits your budget and is easily available at your local stores. We suggest you find soaps that are made in India as they are less expensive and are equally effective.
Better to use liquid
There are liquid detergents and then, there is the powder variety. Most of them use the powder, but when it comes to taking care of the baby’s cloth, it is always wise to use liquid detergent. The reason is simple – when you wash clothes with powder detergent, sometimes the powder flakes are still found on
the clothes even after drying. That is definitely not good for the baby’s clothes as it might cause skin allergies for the baby. Liquid detergent is a safer bet.
Use fabric conditioner
A fabric conditioner works like the conditioners you use for your hair, it makes the fibers in the cloth softer and that mean the clothes once washed in fabric conditioner, will be much more comfortable for your baby to wear. There are baby-specific fabric conditioners available in the market.
Baby’s clothes are as sensitive, just like them. They need some special baby clothes care TLC. Give them that.
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