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Baby clothes: important care tips

Find out the best way to wash, dry, and store your baby’s layette.

At this point, you’ve probably already bought all of the baby’s layette. And, we bet, also can’t stop lovingly staring at each piece of clothing, toy, gift…As the expected birth date nears, this is the time to make sure everything is clean and organized for your child’s arrival. To do that, follow the instructions below:

  • Remove all the clothes tags to ensure they won’t irritate the baby’s sensitive skin.
  • Wash everything, including bed sheets and towels, with neutral or hypoallergenic soap, specific for cleaning baby clothes.
  • Put away the fabric softener, bleach, and stain removers, as those can irritate or trigger allergies on the child’s skin.
  • There’s no problem in throwing everything in the washing machine, as long as it’s on a delicate cycle, but opt for handwashing the more delicate items.
  • Wash everything separately from other household items.
  • Turn everything inside out and hang dry.
  • Iron everything with a hot iron. The heat can help kill any potential bacteria and fungi that can contaminate the baby.
  • When organizing the drawers, prioritize the order of usage. Everything that involves hygiene should be handy: cotton balls, Q-tips, diaper rash cream, thermos, etc. Diapers can be stored in the top drawer for easy access.
  • The top drawer can also accommodate items like medications, nappies, bibs, socks, bodysuits, onesies, and cloth diapers.
  • Next, store the rest of the clothes (overalls, pajamas, pants, coats, etc.) and, lastly, store blankets, bedsheets, towels, and items you won’t use as frequently (unless it’s wintertime), such as beanies and gloves.