New Parent on the Block? Use these Tips To Wash Your Newborn’s Clothes

You want to give your baby the best of everything, even when it comes to their clothes. Use these tricks to keep your baby’s clothes squeaky-clean.

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Keep baby clothes squeaky clean

When you’re a new parent, washing your baby’s clothes the right way is your biggest concern. You have to be extra careful while washing their clothes as their skin is very delicate and prone to infections and it’s not worth taking any chances.

There’s no need to worry, here are a few fuss-free tips to help you wash your baby’s clothes.

Always test your stain-removal solution on a small, hidden part of the garment first to ensure that there is no adverse reaction.

1)Make a DIY Detergent

Your baby’s skin is sensitive and thus a DIY detergent made using natural ingredients is best for washing their clothes. To make your own DIY detergent, preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius and then bake 6-cups baking soda in it for 20 minutes until it’s flat and grainy. Let it cool. Blend 3 bars of grated baby soap with baking soda to make a fine paste. Store this mixture in a clean container.

2)Use Fabric Conditioner

Use a fabric conditioner to wash the clothes. It smoothens the fibres of your baby’s clothes and keeps them fresh. Keeping their clothes soft is vital to protect your baby’s sensitive skin.

3)Do Spot-Treatment

As soon as you see a stain on your baby’s clothes, do some immediate spot-treatment. Mix ½-tsp. laundry detergent with 2-tsp. water to create a paste. Apply it on to the stained area using the back of a spoon or rub the liquid detergent directly into the fabric. Wait for two minutes and wash as you normally would.

4)Wash Nappies Separately

Avoid washing your baby’s cloth nappies with his/her other clothes. It’s always a good idea to wash these in separate loads as this will keep germs from spreading.

There you have it! Easy tips for a clean, happy baby.

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