How to clean baby clothes

Baby’s skin is incredibly sensitive. That’s why it’s always hugely important to take the necessary care when it comes to washing their clothes. Here’s our guide to the best way to clean baby’s clothing, and even some tips for making your cleaning methods better for both your baby and the environment.

Top Tips

Always read the care label - Before you take any other steps, always read the care label on each garment. This is so important when washing any kind of clothing, but particularly so when it comes to toddlers and babies. Always pay close attention to what the label tells you.

Every piece you buy should come with care instructions on the label. Here at SoftBaby, all of our unique pieces come with clear instructions. We also display them on the website so you can see before you buy.

  • Wash even before they’re born - When you’re expecting a new arrival, lots of prior planning is needed. As part of this, consider washing all of your baby’s clothes, blankets and bedding before they’re even with you. When babies are first born, their skin is incredibly delicate and sensitive. They may become irritated by scratchy, unwashed fabrics or any debris or dust picked up while the pieces have been kept in storage.
  • Pre-treat tough stains - Littles ones can get in a lot of sticky situations. If your child has created a particularly tough stain, make sure to treat it before you put it in the wash to maximise the chances of getting rid of it.
  • Use a ‘baby-safe’ detergent – There are a million and one different detergents available on the market. However, not all of them are suitable for use on children’s clothes. You should make sure that the detergent and laundry solutions you choose are aimed specifically at children. These often won’t contain no harmful chemicals found in other solutions.
Cut out harsh chemicals with all natural solutions

Here at SoftBaby we’re committed to giving parents gorgeous clothes made with 100% organic cotton. We pride ourselves on promoting processes that protect the environment, and we advocate for natural cleaning methods where possible, too.

Here are the top two natural solutions you’ll probably have in your cupboard.

Baking soda – Humble home baking soda can do wonders to get rid of even the toughest stains. Simply mix a few spoonfuls of baking soda with water. This will create a paste that you can use on stains.

White distilled vinegar – If you want your baby’s whites to look white, try adding white distilled vinegar to your pre-soak. It also naturally removes odours, which is perfect if your child has had an accident with some particularly smelly food.

Natasha B

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