As any new parent knows, babies grow quickly and go through a lot of clothes. Keeping baby clothes in good condition can help them last longer and save you money in the long run. Here are some tips for caring for and maintaining baby clothes:
Read the care label
Always read the care label on baby clothes before washing them. Different fabrics and types of clothing require different care, so it's important to know what the manufacturer recommends.
Sort clothes by color
To keep colors from bleeding, sort baby clothes by color before washing. This means separating whites, darks, and pastels.
Use the right detergent
Some baby clothes require special detergents that are free from harsh chemicals. Look for laundry detergents that are free of dyes and fragrances, and choose a detergent that's designed for babies.
Don't overstuff the washing machine
Overstuffing the washing machine can cause clothes to wear out faster and lose their shape. Make sure to leave enough room in the washing machine so clothes can move freely during the wash cycle.
Wash in cold water
Washing baby clothes in cold water can help prevent shrinkage and fading. Plus, it's more energy-efficient and better for the environment
Hang Dry or Tumble Dry Low
Many baby clothes should not be put in the dryer, instead, you can hang dry it or put it in the dryer on low heat. Some clothes may also have special care instructions, such as lying flat to dry.
Fold and store properly
Once baby clothes are clean and dry, fold them neatly and store them in a cool, dry place. Avoid using wire hangers as they can stretch out the shoulders of shirts and dresses. Use baby-size hangers, or folded in drawers.
By following these simple tips, you can help baby clothes last longer and stay in good condition. Keep in mind that it's also important to regularly go through your baby's clothes and get rid of anything that's too small or stained.
Important!!! Please note that you can use this as a general guide but as every brand/type of fabric may have different care instructions, always refer to the care label before washing it.