Pre-Washing Baby Clothes -Laundry Care Tips

Instagram mom blogger Priyanka shares with Pregnancy to Parenthood why she prefers pre-washing baby clothes.

Yes, we mothers are way too sensitive and protective when it comes to our babies.
We take every possible and impossible measure to just make sure our little one is hale and hearty. And thus every parent tries to safeguard their babies from any kind of skin problems too, may it be allergies or rashes. In some cases, skin allergies or rashes can be caused due to wearing unwashed new clothes.

Since my son is born I have always pre-washed his clothes before he wears them.

I have my own concerns and reasons for it –

  1. New clothes are handled by innumerable people. From a retailer to fabric dealer to color dye work to the manufacturer,clothes are way dirtier than we think new ones to be.
  2. Extra dyes in clothes can be seen while washing some colored clothes for the first time. Washing such clothes can help us get rid of these harmful dyes and reducing the risk of skin rashes.
  3. Textile industries use chemicals on clothing like color-fasteners, softness enhancers, stain – repellents, waterproofing chemicals and other chemical treatments which cause hypersentivity reaction on the skin of the baby.
  4. Last but not the least, dust mites, molds or bacterias – Pre washing baby clothes can help us get rid of these nusiances.

Pre-washing can be done using effective detergent or laundry disinfectant to get rid of all allergens. If you or your child have known allergies though, choose a detergent that won’t harm both your sensitive skin and clothes’ fabric.

1. Gentle baby clothes laundry detergents – Mama Earth’s plant-based laundry detergent ,Chicco Laundry Detergents, Dreft – Laundry Detergent

2. Laundry Disinfectant – Detol Disinfectant Liquid , Clorox Laundry Sanitizer

I always prefer to pre-wash new clothes with a disinfectant.

Yes, people don’t pre-wash new clothes for obvious reasons and it is absolutely fine to do so cause it may just boost the immune system as well.

When it comes to winter wears, I do not always wash the sweater or jackets as I make my son wear a vest and brief, thermals, and tee-shirts. This one is just my opinion about pre-washing baby clothes as I always think precautions are better than cure. I would love to know how you all manage your baby’s new clothes and also if you have any extra laundry tips.

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