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New Parent on the Block? Try These Tips To Wash Your Newborn’s Clothes Like a Pro

You want to give your baby the best of everything, especially when it comes to their clothes. Use these cleaning tips to keep your baby’s clothes clean and germ-free.


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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 delicate and prone to infections, and you can’t take chances with their health.

But 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. Discontinue use immediately if you notice your baby developing a rash or any other adverse reaction.

1)   Make a Natural Detergent

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


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2) Use Fabric Conditioner

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

3) Do Spot-Treatment

As soon as you see a stain on your baby’s clothes, carry out some immediate spot-treatment. Mix ½ tsp. of laundry detergent with 2 tsp. of 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 their other clothes. It’s always a good idea to wash these in separate loads as this will keep any bacteria from spreading.

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

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