You’re parenting for the first time? You have not been in a parenting period for so long? Don’t worry! I’m here to answer all the questions related to Wash and taking special care of your new baby clothes.
Do I need to wash new clothes before my baby wears them?
Your neighborhood mom advises you to wash your baby’s clothes after you take them from anybody, or from the store shelves. This is true because these garments are placed in a random warehouse around the world, going through the manufacturing process possibly with chemicals or during transportation, or even being tried on many times before your children actually wear them.
Plus, your baby’s skin is way more sensitive than yours and their bodies easily get undesirable reactions if you aren’t careful.
Some parents also want their children to feel comfortable in their own clothes by washing all newborn clothes with the same detergent. This will help your children get used to the smell and the softness they bring on all day.
What tools do I need to wash new baby clothes?
All you need is a washer, a dryer (optional), and a type of detergent used for sensitive skin. This best laundry detergent requires unscented with hypoallergenic ingredients and zero percent dyes or phosphates.
In addition, if you want to kill those inevitable stains safely, soak the clothes in vinegar and water with a 1:1 ratio right before you put them in the washer. If you do not have vinegar there, replace by little lemon juice or banking soda powder.
How to wash my baby’s clothes now?
I know some of you used to put all your clothes in the washer and put “Start” buttons immediately. But your baby’s clothes are the least small size with softer types of garments. Thus, try to sort them out. Firstly, separate your clothes and your baby ones. Secondly, sort them into white and colored ones.
There are a few notes for your everyday use as follows.
Before-During-After washing step:
Check the label for wash instructions designed for particular clothes
Notice the stain if having any, soak them first with safe detergents
Turn all the clothes inside out
Put all small socks and bibs into a mesh laundry bag
Choose a warm wash temperature
Check all clothes if there are any stains left. If having any, try to remove the stain as much as you can or you might not able to remove them after the drying process.
Choose the low-temperature mode to avoid shrinkage
If you don’t use a dryer, hang all the clothes in a dry place, on the clothesline inside or outside of your house, but try to avoid direct sunshine all day, especially at noon time.
How to keep my baby’s clothes as long as possible?
If you follow all the steps mentioned below, your clothes are partly in good treatment. After all your baby’s clothes dry and are in good shape, fold and organize them in the clothes by category and color.
To sum up, try to wash your baby’s clothes with the right method for long-term use of these tiny items. 2 years of your child’s life are important and they will be growing fast but at a steady rate. Thus, keeping all clothes in tip-top shape will save you tons of money and space in your child’s wardrobe.