Taking care of your baby’s clothes comes as naturally as taking care of them individually. As you learn to handle them on your own, giving them a bath and feeding them, you will also learn to take care of your baby’s clothes too. Why is it important? Well, because those clothes go on your baby’s body and the baby’s skin is sensitive. So, you need to be extra careful.
Tips for Washing Baby Clothes
Here are some sure shot ways to care for your baby’s clothes.
Pre-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 it has 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 you detergents which are made specifically for baby clothes; any baby store would have a variety of it. But, there is no harm in using the regular detergent as well. What you can do is, wash a couple of your baby’s clothes in regular detergent and put them on the baby; see how they react. If their skin accepts it and there are no problems, then you can continue to use the regular ones only. Just make sure, the detergent that you use is mild, dye-free and fragrant-free.
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 TLC. Give them that.