The Healthy Way to Clean Newborn Clothes

Submitted by on Apr 27, 2016

Newborns have sensitive skin, so it’s very important to know some simple guidelines before cleaning their clothes. As a new parent, it’s possible that you don’t know all sorts of tricks regarding the cleaning of newborn clothes, so you may need some guidance. Since the clothes of a baby easily get dirty, they need a lot of cleaning, so you have to pay special attention in order to make sure they can be wearable for a longer period of time. Moreover, it’s essential to know how to clean the clothes in a healthy way, because all the newborns have special needs. Here is what you have to do in order to have clean and healthy clothes for your baby.

Sort Out the Clothes

Just before you prepare to put the clothes into the washing machine, you have to sort them out based on colors and shades. Also, you should check the care label and see the temperature instructions in order to protect their fabric. As a tip, it’s better not to mix the cloth diapers with other clothes and wash them separately in very hot water to kill the bacteria.

Use Special Products

Not only that you have to wash your newborn’s clothes separately from your clothes, but you also have to use a special baby detergent that leaves fewer residues, thus protecting their skin. Besides the fact that these special detergents are fragrance-free, they don’t have any chemicals, which is very important for the health of a newborn.

Dry the Clothes

Because a newborn clothes get dirty very fast, using a dryer will give you the possibility to dry them faster. This means that you will be able to use them a few hours later. As a tip, it’s not necessary to use dryer sheets, but if you still want to use them, you should look for those suitable for sensitive skin, without perfumes. On the other hand, if you’re not in a hurry, you can dry the clothes on a clothesline, letting the sunshine dry¬† them thoroughly.

Use a Steamer for a Better Sterilization

Steaming is one of the best cleaning methods so using a steamer for your newborn’s clothes will help you complete the process of having clean clothes in a healthy way. Besides the fact that a steamer will sanitize the clothes, it will also remove the odors and will allow you to reach all the areas. Moreover, it’s easy to use and it’s perfect for a quick sterilization.