Do you know what celebrities and babies have in common? The number of outfit changes! Despite the amount of clothes your kids have, as parents, I’m sure you would love to extend the life cycle of your kids' clothes. Not only is it environmentally-friendly, it is also wallet-friendly. Here are some simple 5 tips to help you care for your kids’ clothes.
1. Use the gentle / delicate cycle
Separate the adults’ clothes and kids’ clothes and wash them using the gentle/delicate cycle. This will ensure that the clothes don’t get overstretched by rough spins. Babies and kids’ clothes are smaller and more delicate compared to adults’ clothes, and should be handled delicately to prolong their longevity.
2. Invest in a mesh laundry bag
Mesh laundry bags are great to ensure that the buttons on your kids’ cute onesies stay intact and minimize the hunt for missing socks. Mesh laundry bags also prevent kids’ clothes from losing their structure from frequent washes.
3. Choose clothes made of high-quality fabric
As babies and kids have sensitive skin and are prone to many types of skin irritations, it is important to purchase clothes that are easy to care for and breathable. Opting for natural fabrics such as cotton, muslin and bamboo will provide great comfort for your child’s sensitive skin and at the same time helps to minimize any skin allergies.
4. Use a baby-friendly detergent
Always choose a hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and dye-free detergent to protect your baby’s delicate skin. Baby-friendly detergents that are mild and organic not only help to protect your baby’s health but also care for the environment.
5. Treat stains as soon as possible
Always get rid of stains right away to prevent the setting of the stains. Soak the soiled clothes with detergent but if you’re out and about, wet wipes and stain removers are some useful tools to keep in your diaper bag until you can send them for laundry!