One fact about baby clothing is that they can get thrown into the laundry as often as a couple of times a day! The more this happens, the more you’d worry about such lovely clothing getting ruined. If you followed a couple of simple tips however, you can be more assured that your baby clothes will continue to look good and can be used longer.
Buy the Right Ones
It is completely natural for young moms, in particular, to get carried away a bit the moment they lay their eyes on an adorable baby outfit at the clothing store. Nevertheless, of you want this outfit to last and look as good as it does when you bought it, you need to make sure it is the type that is easy to care for, in terms of the fabric used.
You simply cannot afford to follow special-care instructions– not with baby clothing! Thus, always buy baby girl and baby boy clothing that are easy to care for, easy to wash and dry, and just easy to handle in every way.
Wash Them Right
Make sure you wash your baby clothes well, but don’t overdo it. Too much washing and too much detergent can slowly make clothes sag and lose their original finish. They start to look old and overused even when they are not. Thus, make sure you wash them gently (newborn clothing hardly need any scrubbing).
Some moms on the other hand just don’t wash their baby clothes enough! When clothing gets stained with baby puree or so, it needs to be washed and cleaned immediately so stains would go away completely. Thus, try your best not to leave stained clothing lying around to be washed later.
Choose Baby Safe Products
There is more than one reason why you would use baby safe detergents and personal care products. The first thing is that baby skin is super sensitive and can be harmed by harsh chemicals. The second thing of course, is that baby clothing is often made with simple and soft fabric, and can be easily damaged by using products that contain any chemical substances. Therefore, if you want clothing to last and look good, you’d use mild products that help protect the fabric and the good-as-new appearance.
Drying and Storing
Dry all the clothes in the right manner so they come out clean, free of any bacteria or toxins. Scorching hot sun is surely not the best, for it could result in wearing out clothes, and causing their colours to fade. Dry them where there is just enough heat. Consider looking up tips to dry baby clothing in the type of weather and climate in your area.
You need to follow some of the general rules when it comes to storing baby clothes. Get them ironed if required, but again, make sure you don’t use too much heat. Have them folded neatly, and perhaps, sorted according to type, and arrange them in a way that is most convenient for you. You can decide which clothes to place on the top shelf, and which ones on the next.