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Caring For Babys Clothes

 

Like all other stuff, the clothing of our children should also be perfect and so is the washing of those clothes. Even though the child wears those clothes for a short period of time as babies tend to grow very fast, the parents buy the best possible clothes for their children. Obviously, such clothes require a special care while washing and drying.

Furthermore, if our babies need different types of clothes than us, then clearly the washing should also be different as the fabric of the baby's clothes are not same as that of our clothes. Similarly, the detergent and the softener which we use on our clothes should also be different. The main point which you should take care of while washing the baby's clothes, is that there should not be any stain on the child's clothing. Apart from the soiled cloth diapers (if used), baby's clothing also gets dirty. Baby's food can stain the clothing very quickly. Baby's formula can also make the clothes dirty while eating. To prevent this, you should make sure that the baby always has a bib while eating his food. It will limit the soiling up to a limit.

All in all, if you do not care enough of these expensive clothes, you might end up with ruined or stained clothes, and you will be left with no choice than buying the new ones. However, if you keep following points in mind while taking the proper care of the baby's clothes, you can make your life easy and save a lot of money-:

  • The very easy step to protect the baby's clothes from getting stained is to apply a fabric protector on the clothes before the child wears it. The protector comes in a spray bottle, and you just have to apply it on the cloth. Once you have applied it, almost everything will come out while washing, leaving no stain. Re-apply the protector after every ten to twelve washes.

  • If the clothes got soiled from any liquid thing like the milk, the saliva or may be the urine, always dry it before you keep them in cloth hamper. We usually toss them up immediately after getting soiled, and if they are wet, there are chances that they will develop mildew on them and once it is on the cloth, it is very difficult to remove that. The baby's skin is so soft that we do not even want to take a chance with cleaning the mildew and put the cloth again on child after washing.

  • You must have noticed that in spite of using a very good detergent, the smell does not go completely from the child's clothing. For that problem, you should add 1/4 about cup of baking soda into every washing. It will remove the strong odors and stubborn stains.

  • Washing the child's clothing separately is another good idea to increase their lives. The clothes of other members in the family can have so many types of contaminants which can affect the baby's clothes. In addition, the detergent we use to wash our clothes can harm the baby's clothing.

  • Soak the baby's clothes like bibs, burp clothes, etc. until you are not washing them. The pail which you use to soak the clothes should be covered with the lid. Add 1/4 cup of detergent with 1/4 cup of baking soda and add in to a gallon of water to soak the clothes.

  • The detergent which we use to wash our clothes can be extremely harsh on baby's skin. Plus, sometimes the strong smell of the detergent can irritate the sinus of the baby. So, it is of utmost importance that we use a very mild baby clothes detergent and keep our baby and his clothes safe.

 

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