Whether you’re a first-time parent or you’re welcoming another baby into your home, it’s important to wash your baby’s clothes properly.
September is #BabySafetyMonth, which is a great reminder for parents to brush up on laundry best practices to help ensure the health and safety of your baby.
- Follow the instructions on your laundry detergent. Use it safely and in the recommended amounts. More isn’t necessarily better. If your baby has delicate skin, choose a gentle or specially formatted detergent to suit their needs.
- Follow the fabric care labels. Those symbols contain a lot of useful information.
- Sort laundry by like colors and soil levels for best results.
- Treat stains immediately. It helps to know exactly what type of stain it is for your best chance at removal.
- Learn the washing machine and dryer settings in order to use them efficiently, including choosing cold water to wash and regularly emptying the lint trap in the dryer.
- Now you’re ready to wash and dry!
Remember, you should also wash baby clothes when you first buy or receive them. Even if they look pristine, you don’t really know what’s on them until you’ve run them through your own washer and dryer.