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How To Efficiently Wash And Dry Baby Clothes

We often forget the importance of properly caring for clothing to prevent damage and replacements. Baby’s clothing uses more delicate fabrics, requiring extra care and attention during the cleaning process. 

Today, Village Kids will guide you through tips and tricks for washing and drying your baby’s clothes to ensure they remain in great condition. 

For clothes that will last years after purchase, browse our babies’ designer items today. Our products aren’t just stylish; they’re comfortable, long-lasting, and versatile. 

Preparing Baby Clothes for Washing

Before placing your child's clothes in the washing machine, inspect each item for tears, stains, or loose buttons. These will need to be repaired before washing to prevent further damage. 

Read the labels carefully to determine whether they need to be machine or hand-washed and at what temperature. Delicate fabrics might require a gentler wash, whereas heavily soiled items like reusable nappies may need washing at a higher temperature. 

It's best to use a non-biological, fragrance-free detergent to ensure the clothes remain gentle on your baby’s sensitive skin. Close any buttons and zippers, and turn the clothes inside out to prevent snags. 

How to Wash Baby Clothes

Machine Washing

Machine washing offers a practical solution for quick and efficient washing.

For typical laundry, select a mild wash cycle and set the temperature between 30°C and 40°C. Items with significant soiling, such as reusable nappies, will need to be washed at 60° to thoroughly disinfect them. 

Use the recommended amount of detergent as stated by the manufacturer; too much can cause the clothes to stiffen, which isn’t ideal!

Hand Washing

If you have items made with delicate embellishments or fabrics, hand-washing will protect the garments from damage. Fill a basin with lukewarm water and a small amount of non-biological detergent. 

Then, gently move the water about, letting the clothes soak for a few minutes before rinsing thoroughly. 

Removing Stains

Once an item has been stained, act quickly to remove it. This will prevent the stain from setting, making it easier to lift.

Treat protein-based stains, such as formula or bodily fluids, with cold water to prevent them from setting. For oil-based stains, such as baby creams or food, pre-treat them with a stain remover before washing.

Natural ingredients, such as baking soda and water or lemon juice, are safe and gentle on babies' skin. Use a soft-bristled brush or toothbrush to scrub the stain away gently. For stubborn stains, soak the clothes in a mix of water and a small amount of detergent for a few hours before scrubbing. 

Drying Baby Clothes

Check the labels of your baby's clothing to determine whether it’s tumble-dry safe. 

If it is, dry the clothing on a low setting to prevent shrinking or degrading the fabric. Use wool dryer balls to help keep the fabrics soft and gentle on your baby’s skin. 

If the item isn't suitable for machine drying, light-coloured garments can be dried in the sun; this has natural bleaching and disinfectant properties. For darker colours, allow them to dry in the shade. 

Alternatively, you can let your clothes air dry on an indoor clothing rack. 

Invest in High-Quality Baby Clothing With Village Kids

At Village Kids, we understand how hard it can be to find fashionable children’s clothing made from comfortable fabrics and long-lasting materials. 

But the search ends here! We cater to a wide range of styles and children of all ages, housing over 40 leading designer brands for unique and playful outfits.

Browse our designer kid's clothing today. Investing in durable clothes will save you money on repairs and replacements in the long run.