Tips for Washing Baby Clothes

And which pregnant woman does not dream of this moment? Assemble the trousseau, wash the clothes, pack the maternity bag … But then the doubt can come, when to wash baby clothes and when to finally assemble the maternity bag? Everything should start to be prepared as soon as the mother knows the sex, or if she chooses not to know, the layette can be done from the 16th to the 20th week, which is when you are absolutely sure of the baby’s sex or how many fetuses are .

To set up the trousseau there can also be doubts so it is important to decide the list even before going to the stores, because this way you spend less than simply going out and buying. In stores there are so many options for baby clothes that they can end up confusing Mom even more and then the loss with purchases of more and unnecessary items happens.

After the purchase of the clothes that in this initial phase of the baby, must be of size RN or P, you can wash properly to finally store. Alias ​​where to store should also be one of the first things to be decided, whether it will be in a dresser, wardrobe or even in a space in the parents’ wardrobe. But when to wash baby clothes to wait for arrival and how to wash? Do you wash everything? The indicated is that the clothes start to be washed from the 30th week of gestation . To start washing, the largest pieces are indicated as the first pieces, that is:

  • Blankets
  • Linen
  • Duvets
  • Shawls
  • Mantas
  • Towels
  • Cloth diapers

Soon afterwards the smaller clothes of sizes RN or P must be washed, after all they will be the first to be used and they need to be clean so that the mother can assemble the suitcase for the maternity.

What soap to wash baby clothes?

To wash baby clothes, use neutral soap . The market options are immense nowadays, but the biggest and best tip is: the less perfume the better! For this reason, preference should still be given to coconut soap or soap for washing baby clothes and for fine clothes such as the Ola brand for example.

There are other brands such as Ruth, Vida Macia, Omo and Rom which can be powder or liquid and Coquel which are equally efficient. However, the mildest smell is from the Ola brand liquid or as natural as possible, unscented coconut liquid that are the best without a doubt. It is not recommended to use a fabric softener to wash baby clothes, because if you use some liquid soap appropriate for them, they will already be soft. But if mom wants to use it anyway, we recommend the ones suitable for newborn clothes such as Mon Bijou or Confort for example.

The ideal day to wash baby clothes is one in which the day is hot and sunny , so that the clothes dry on the same day and thus avoid any pet and unpleasant smells. If it is not possible and the weather is rainy, it is best to wash and leave it in an airy area to dry without leaving it with the smell of moisture or mold. If your house doesn’t have a large area, then wash it slowly or at the home of someone who has a good space for it.

You can wash baby clothes in the machine, even in the lava and dry. The secret is to put in the shortest wash cycle . There is no need to rub for a long time, as the clothes are not dirty. Washing takes place only to remove dust and eventual dirt from the hands that handled it. To wash by hand you can start with a 2-hour soak in the mixture of mild soap and water, then give a small rub between your hands to remove the gum from the clothes and also the dust. The six pack as well as the machine can be used, but be careful with the time you will leave the laundry washing. Also choose the shortest wash cycle.

The precious tip for all forms of washing is: Do not use too much soap to wash baby clothes ! Just use the measure indicated on the package so that you have a perfect rinse and not over residues and thoroughly rinse.

Ironing the clothes is essential, even if mom can’t make it through her belly, you can ask grandma, auntie or even pay someone to help. To keep the baby’s clothes, the tip is to make them with individual bags until they are used, to prevent them from getting dirty again. In packing houses it is easy to find bags of all sizes, including to store blankets, blankets and everything else that will be washed and ironed to expect the baby. Enjoy this moment, it is unique! Photograph the clothesline full of small and colorful clothes, it will be a beautiful memory of the pregnancy.

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See also: What to bring in the maternity bag? 

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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