If you are an expectant mum or a new mum looking for some advice, here are some useful tips to bear in mind:
preparing to wash
Even when you buy brand-new baby clothes, it’s best to wash them first in order to get rid of any dust or dirt that may have landed on the garments in the shop. A baby’s skin isn’t very tough, so they’re far more likely to experience irritation as a result of itchy fabrics or other minuscule irritants that we are very much used to.
choose a suitable detergent
It isn’t always necessary to purchase a different laundry detergent than what you’re currently using for the family, however, if your baby has extremely sensitive skin, it would be wise to think of another alternative. A recommended option would be to purchase a liquid detergent over powder, as the latter can leave a residue behind which could cause skin irritation.
To be on the safe side, you could always invest in an eco-friendly detergent which is designed especially for sensitive skin. It’s far milder and comes free of dye, colouring or perfumes – all of which should reduce the likelihood of a reaction.
read the care labels
It’s always important to read the clothing labels before washing and be sure to pay attention to the drying instructions to avoid damaging the garment. Doing so will mean your baby’s clothing will be looking its best for a longer period of time.