No clothes get dirtier than those of infants and toddlers. Babies sometimes vomit in their first few months of life, and food messes are frequent. Clothes will always get dirty during playtime, which can lead to stubborn stains. It is best to let the child do as he or she pleases and then wash the clothes carefully.
Here are some tips to help you out when it comes to washing children’s clothes!
1) Remove The Substance
Before putting the laundry in the washing machine, it is best to remove as much of the substance as possible by wiping the stain with a damp cloth. Remove the laundry immediately and rinse it under the tap to help remove the stains. Please use lukewarm water for this purpose. Soak soiled clothes in warm water for 30-60 minutes before putting them in the washing machine. Do not rinse, but put the garment directly into the washing machine at the proper temperature.
2) Removing Grease Stains
To remove stains and dirt from children’s clothing, it is best to soak them in water first. Add laundry detergent to a bucket of warm water and place the garment in it for several hours. This will increase the chances of removing grease stains from the clothes. Many baby and children’s clothes can be machine washed at 30 or sometimes 40 degrees Celsius. Always check the care label before putting the clothes in the washing machine. This will prevent your laundry from being thrown out at too high a temperature.
3) Unscented Detergent
For children’s clothing, especially for babies, it is best to purchase detergents that do not contain perfumes or other additives. It was developed specifically for washing baby and children’s clothing. As with all chemical products, always keep detergents out of the reach of children. We recommend you store it upstairs in a cupboard to keep it out of the children’s reach and prevent accidents.
Also, wash your own clothes and your children’s clothes separately. This will prevent bacteria from your own clothes from being transferred to your baby’s clothes. As a further precaution, you may want to soak your child’s clothes in warm water after washing them in the machine.
4) Prevent Shrinkage
Always wash baby and children’s clothing before use. The same also applies to bed linens, towels, and stuffed animals. This is especially important for young children because of their sensitive skin and immune systems. For example, when dyeing clothes, chemicals can remain on the clothes and become harmful.
To prevent shrinkage, do not put baby or children’s clothing in the dryer. If they shrink even a little, this can cause the little one’s clothes to no longer fit. In summer, hang clothes outside instead of indoors. The sun’s rays naturally kill bacteria and dry the laundry faster.
5) Don’t Use Fabric Softener
During the first few months of life, it is best to refrain from drying laundry with fabric softener. These contain many colorants and fragrances, which are not suitable for your baby’s skin. Your baby’s skin may become irritated or suffer from allergies. After a few months, the skin will become tougher and you will be able to recognize your baby’s allergies.
6) Cleaning the Washing Machine
Few people iron their clothes after washing, but children’s clothes should be ironed. Before and after going into the washing machine, children’s clothes still contain dirt and sebum. Ironing at the highest temperature possible will kill any bacteria that survive in the washing machine.
For this reason, cleaning the washing machine from time to time is also essential. Rotate an empty drum 90 degrees and add natural vinegar or soda if necessary. Now the washing machine is clean and ready for the next load of laundry!
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