How to Care for Your Infant's Clothes: Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

How to Care for Your Infant's Clothes: Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

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Caring for your infant's clothes becomes an essential aspect of parenthood. Babies are sensitive to irritants, and their delicate skin requires soft, clean, toxin free fabrics. Keeping your baby's clothes clean, germ free and well-maintained will help ensure their comfort and hygiene. Listing down some cleaning and maintenance tips to help you care for your infant's clothes.

1.     Always Wash Before Use

Before your baby wears any new clothes, make sure to wash them first. New clothes may have chemicals or dyes or dirt particles that could irritate your baby's skin. Use a gentle, fragrance-free detergent and avoid fabric softeners, which can contain chemicals that can irritate your baby's skin.

2.     Separate Clothing

It's important to separate your baby's clothes by colour and fabric to prevent colour bleeding or damage to the fabric. Wash whites and light-coloured clothing separately from darks and bright colours. Also, separate delicate fabrics like wool or silk from more durable fabrics like cotton. Avoid using synthetics like or polyester.

3.     Use a Natural or Gentle Detergent

Choose a gentle, fragrance-free detergent that are formulated for infants. Avoid using harsh detergents or fabric softeners, or bleach which can irritate your baby's skin. Also, use a minimal amount of detergent to prevent residue build up on the surface of infant wear clothes. The other completely natural alternative is Soap nuts. Soak Soap nuts overnight and use them to wash your infant clothes.

4.     Wash Clothes in Luke Warm Water

Wash your baby's clothes in luke warm water to prevent shrinkage and damage to the fabric. Hot water can also cause colours to fade or bleed. If your baby's clothes are heavily soiled, pre-treat and soak before washing.

5.     Avoid Over-Drying

Over-drying your baby's clothes can damage the fabric, fading and cause shrinkage. Dry your baby's clothes on low heat, sunlight or use a drying rack instead until instructed to flat lay. If you're using a dryer, remove the clothes as soon as they're dry to prevent over-drying. This might also damage the texture of the fabric forever.

Buying infant clothes online can be tricky in terms of how to take care of them due to multiple unauthorised vendors in play. In conclusion, caring for your infant's clothes requires a little extra attention to detail, but it's well worth it to ensure your baby's comfort and hygiene. By following these cleaning and maintenance tips, you'll be able to keep your baby's clothes clean, soft, and in excellent condition for long.
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