The Ultimate Guide On How To Wash Baby Clothes
So you’ve just snagged a great deal on baby clothes from our site? That’s great! Are you now wondering what the right way is to wash all those cute little outfits? Well, washing your baby’s clothes the right way is a skill that you’re going to have to learn. Luckily, it is an easy skill to pick up and once you know what you’re doing, your little one’s clothes will not only look and smell fresh but they will also last a lot longer.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, here is everything you need to know about how to properly wash your baby’s clothes.
Choosing Your Detergent
While there are many brands to choose from, go for fragrance-free options to wash your baby’s clothes. This will prevent your baby from breaking out in rashes if they are sensitive to the scented stuff.
How To Remove Stubborn Stains From Baby Clothes
- Poop Stains: First, rinse off the poop under running water. Then pre-treat the stain with a general stain remover. Let it sit for half an hour then toss it in the washing machine.
- Pee Stains: Don’t let it sit for too long or it will be harder to remove. Rinse the stain in cold water then toss it in the washing machine. Do this as soon as you notice the stain.
- Formula Stains: It is important not to leave formula stains to dry in the first place. When you first notice it, blot the area with a damp cloth to get rid of as much formula as possible. Then rinse the area under cold water. You can also soak the entire item in cold water for about 15 minutes. Next, gently rub some detergent into the stained part. Then toss it into the washing machine at moderate temperature (104F/ 40C).
- Spit Up: Rinse the item in cold water. Apply some stain remover to the area. Finally, toss it in the washing machine. For bigger stains, start by soaking the item in warm water with some detergent for 15 minutes.
- Food Stains: Start by soaking the item in cold water overnight. Then rub some detergent into the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes before tossing it in the washing machine while following the washing instructions on the label.
Should You Wash New Baby Clothes?
Yes! Always wash new clothes whether they’re brand new or hand-me-downs. You can never really tell what might have come into contact with the clothes before you. Not washing new clothes puts your baby at risk of skin irritations and infections.
Should You Wash The Baby’s Clothes Separately From The Rest Of The Family?
Well, it depends. If you do not want to do multiple baby-only loads on top of your regular laundry loads each week, switch the entire family to fragrance-free, baby-safe detergent. No need to separate the clothes because one way or the other your baby will come into contact with your clothes.
However, there are special situations that call for washing your baby’s clothes separately:
- If your baby has very sensitive skin or a skin condition like eczema
- If someone in the family works with dangerous chemicals
- If you like it when your clothes smell a certain way and you don’t want to change that
- If your baby goes through enough clothes and blankets daily to make up a daily load
Finally, don’t forget to always follow the instructions on the labels of your baby’s clothes if you want them to last longer. With these tips and tricks, hopefully, your laundry days will become a little more manageable. Good luck!