One of the main doubts, especially for first-time moms, is how to wash the baby layette properly! Even if the Cradle Kit has been kept, it can accumulate a little mite and dust, harmful to the baby’s health. See how to get everything ready and sanitized to receive your love!
We have prepared a complete guide on how to wash the baby layette!
Like clothes, baby clothes should not be washed with the rest of the family’s clothes. This cleaning requires special care, and should be done with products without perfumes or very abrasive actions, therefore, coconut soap or neutral soap are the most recommended. The use of fabric softener is also discouraged by pediatricians, as babies are very prone to develop chemical contact allergies.
Usually the sets are composed of: headboard, side protectors, complete sheet set, duvet, mosquito net and decorative band. Although new, the parts of the crib kit must be properly washed and ironed before being used, the ideal is that you leave everything washed from the 34th week of pregnancy.
Here’s how to wash each part properly:
Headboard and side protectors
The headboard comes with a zipper to remove the filling and facilitate washing. In this case, you can wash in the machine. A tip is to put the pieces inside pillowcases or protective bags.
The side protectors can be of different styles: as protective cushions, braids or curlers.
Side Protector and Roll
It is the same process as the headboard, the pieces already come with a zipper to remove the filling!
The braided protector must NOT be placed in the washing machine. An alternative is dry cleaning, taking care not to undo the braid.
If you want to wash at home, the recommendation is to soak the piece in water diluted with coconut soap for 40 minutes. Change the water as many times as necessary so that there is no more soap in the piece. Then gently remove the excess and let it drain on the clothesline.
The Amiguinhos concept is exclusive to Grão de Gente, which brings a playful and cozy touch to the baby layette, which consists of themed pillows as cot protectors. Of different themes, the pieces do not have a zipper, so washing must be carried out by hand with coconut or neutral soap, drying in the shade and horizontally.
You can also wash the sheet set in the machine. More care: the ideal is to use the average speed, alternating with the low level.
THE duvet it is a resistant piece and can also be machine washed, but always at medium speed. Another tip is to wash it yourself, an extra care that keeps the product’s durability.
Mosquito net and Bandô
As the fabric of mosquito net it is very sensitive, it is risky to put it in the washing machine. To sanitize, soak for a few hours, only with water and coconut soap, then rinse and put to dry.
The decorative bandeau can be washed in the machine, but in the gentle cycle.
Baby layette: other tips!
The recommendation is the same for all baby layette pieces: after washing, let everything dry in the shade and preferably somewhere with plenty of ventilation. Attention: do not let the parts dry in the sun! Always check the parts label and follow the manufacturer’s recommendation! Leave the trousseau in a safe place to avoid dust accumulation, in TNT bags or other fabric. Avoid using plastic bags.
Wash the parts every 15 days! In order not to leave the cradle unprotected during this period, we recommend the purchase of two complete layettes, to be alternated between washes.
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