Washing baby clothes is a seemingly simple task that, however, requires certain precautions. The skin of the baby is much more delicate and sensitive than that of the adults so the clothes should remain soft washed after washing. An improper use of strong detergents with additives, for example, coul
Washing baby clothes is a seemingly simple task that, however, requires certain precautions. The skin of the baby is much more delicate and sensitive than that of the adults so the clothes should remain soft washed after washing. An improper use of strong detergents with additives, for example, could be harmful for babies, who always seek to put everything around them in their mouths.
Take care of the baby's clothes
One of the main doubts about the clothes of the babies and their laundry is whether it is necessary to wash the clothes before their first use. The answer is yes. On the one hand because many manufacturers add substances to clothing to enhance certain aspects of their appearance and, secondly, because during the manufacturing process, transport and sale, the clothing has been able to get dirty with microbes that we must eliminate before dressing our baby .
During the first months of our baby's life, it is advisable to wash your clothes - and the cradle, of course - separately and exclusively, without mixing it with the clothes of the rest of the family. In the same way, the detergents to be used must be specific for babies or for delicate clothes, dermatologically tested. We should not use bleaches, softeners or other additives.
We can choose both the washing machine and the option of hand washing to clean baby clothes, but we must bear in mind that the water has to be warm and not hot and, if we choose to wash by hand, we must Pay special attention to correctly clarify the garments. In the case of the washing machine, we will opt for a program for delicate clothes or wool. In this case, we can further protect the clothing if we put it in a special net or pillowcase before placing it in the drum of the washing machine.
That the clothes do not hurt our baby is the fundamental concern, but that the garments are clean is the second relevant aspect to deal with. Babies' clothes often get stained with stool, urine, vomiting and / or food; difficult to remove stains that are not always completely removed with a mild, neutral soap. Faced with this situation, the best solution is soaking and pre-washing prior, together with rapid action. Do not be tempted to use specific anti-stain products, as they contain very strong additives for the baby's skin.
Once the baby is six months old, we will be able to mix his clothes little by little with the rest of the family permane, being careful that the baby's skin does not suffer any kind of irritation or rubbing. Initially we will keep the detergent neutral for the whole family but we can raise the temperature of the water in the wash, except those garments of fabrics such as wool or silk that do not tolerate hot water. As with the clothes of adults, it is very important to check the label of each garment before washing to avoid displeasure. Once this phase is over we can introduce other detergents until we find the perfect one for the whole family. We will avoid the use of bleach and stain remover on baby clothes.Enara Rey