Your baby has the most sensitive skin, which is why parents should be careful with the washing products you use in keeping your baby towels and clothing clean, fresh and safe. Ignoring proper wash care could result in skin rashes and other illnesses that could significantly affect the health of the baby. That’s why parents should be cautious about how they clean their babies’ personal belongings.
To ensure that your baby will have fresh and clean baby things and stay just like new, here are some wash care tips that parents can apply.
Separate Your Babies’ Clothes And Towels From Adults’ Clothes
One of the biggest mistake that most parents do is to wash their babies’ clothing along with adult clothing. No matter how many cycles your washing take, the scent and dirt that can be found in the adult clothing might stick into the babies’ clothing. It will cause the babies’ clothing to smell, especially if you are using strong perfume.
Moreover, it causes more damage to the fabric of the babies clothes, particularly to animal towels which use high-quality fabric. The rough fabric often used in adult clothes makes the babies clothes lose its softness and absorbency. That’s why, when washing your baby’s clothes, do not mix it with the adult’s clothes.
Use Vinegar To Wash Smelly Towels
Towels become smelly if you fail to dry it properly through the direct sunlight or air dry. Well, it can’t be helped if the weather is rainy. However, there’s one way that you can do to remove the smell in your towels. It can be done by washing your load of sheets in a hot cycle with 1 cup of vinegar added to the load. You no longer need to add any detergent or fabric softener to remove the odor. Let the vinegar do its magic in removing the smell in your towels.
If you can still smell the bad odor, you can rewash it, but this time you will add ½ baking soda to the hot water cycle. Still, you will not add anything. Once the load is done, you can now throw it to the dryer and have it air dry. You can also apply the same method on clothing even on your babies’ blankets and paddings. However, in washing your towels and clothing make sure that you don’t mix the white ones with the colored fabrics to avoid mixing of colors.
How Often Should You Wash Your Babies’ Towels?
After each use, make sure that the towel is air dried to avoid mildew. And once the baby towels were used three times, you need to wash it. Make sure you change your baby’s cloth every one or two days because the baby’s skin is sensitive and are prone to itch and rashes. Best of all, don’t wash it along with adult towels.
These are the wash care tips that you can apply in washing towels for your babies. You can also apply this when washing adult towels, blankets and clothing.