How to wash children’s clothes? A series of useful tips on washing and taking care of children’s clothes: how to sanitize them and which detergent to use
How to wash children’s clothes
How to choose the laundry detergent for babies and children? How to remove stains e sanitize the bosses? On the one hand, the laundry of the little ones will follow the same rules as that of adults, but some things are certainly different: for example, children get stained very easily (with sauce, felt-tip pens, grass or mud) and their clothes are smaller and more delicate . So here it is how to wash children’s clothes, sanitizing them without damaging them.
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When to start washing baby clothes?
It is a good habit wash baby clothes before putting them on: especially babies have very delicate skin and the preliminary washing removes the residues of potentially irritating substances.
It is useful to start washing the baby’s layette laundry a month before birth, carefully dry the clothes and place them in a separate drawer from the clothes of the rest of the family.
Which detergent to use?
Remember that the onesie, the pajamas for babies are fireproof and should not be washed with bleach which could ruin the fabrics and reduce the effectiveness of the substances used to ensure the safety of the garment. In any case it is important to read the labels on the clothes before washing them to avoid damaging them with detergents or wrong temperatures.
To avoid softeners and products that contain dyes and perfumes and choose only a mild detergent, formulated specifically for children’s skin. Watch out for any allergic reactions that occur on the skin: small wheals, red skin, itching are the most common symptoms of a reaction to the detergent.
As an alternative to fabric softener, citric acid can be used which does not have a fragrance but corrects the degree of acidity on the fabrics left by detergents and makes the garments and fabrics softer.
How to remove stains from children’s clothes
Babies won’t get stained with ink of felt-tip pen or grass and mud, but of course the onesie can easily get dirty with baby food, milk and poop. Here’s how to get most stains out.
Dip the dress into one basin filled with cold water when the stain is still fresh: this will immediately begin to remove the stain, preventing it from sticking to the fabric.
You can use one Brush nylon with soft bristles and a small amount of detergent to gently remove the stain, but be careful not to rub so as not to damage the fabric.
Alternatively, you can use a concentrated detergent with actionand stain remover with enzymes in the phase of pretreatment and then wash the dress in the washing machine
Grass and fruit stains on clothing can be removed with an oxygen or bleach-based whitening product.
Many moms prefer hand wash infant clothing, which in fact often only requires a quick refresh. But be careful: we must avoid damaging the clothes and above all we must not leave traces of detergent that we may not have been able to rinse perfectly. So here’s how to proceed:
- separate the laundry of babies from that of the rest of the family;
- put the clothes in a basin immersed in warm water and with a little detergent;
- we choose a delicate, hypoallergenic product specific for babies;
- rinse carefully.
Always take a look at labels inside the clothes: they provide very useful information about the ideal washing also to keep the colors bright as long as possible.
How high are the degrees to wash baby clothes?
There is no need to wash children’s clothes at temperatures of 60 or 90 degrees – just get to 30 or 40 degrees using a good product to pre-treat stubborn stains and adding a sanitizing in the washing machine tray which acts even at lower temperatures.
Washing at a temperature that is not too high preserves the integrity of the fabrics, the brilliance of the colors and involves both economic and environmental savings.