Laundry Tips for Kids and Babies

Kids in the house? We can help. Follow these laundry tips for safe and clean clothing

The Scoop on Doing Laundry When You Have Kids

Most new parents quickly learn about all the various safety concerns involving protecting their baby from the dangers of the world.

But how about when it comes to laundry? Isn’t it just a case of loading your washer with their clothes, adding the best laundry detergent you have on hand, and the rest takes care of itself?

In most instances washing baby clothing should not be a complicated process. However, contrary to popular belief, it may not be as straightforward as we would like it to be. Especially when it comes to a newborn baby. They have specific needs that dictate how you do their laundry and the type of detergent you would add to your washing machine.

Do not be overly concerned about this. Ensuring a baby-friendly wash involves a bit of basic knowledge to do with checking the clothing labels and making sure the right laundry detergent is used. Just as important is making use of the proper wash cycle.

What Not to Do When Taking Care of Baby's Laundry

While it may be perfectly fine to add a specific detergent that will remove blood stains on your white shirt, it is not a great idea to have your baby’s clothes washed in the same load.

Why? The laundry detergent you are likely using contains harsh chemicals to deal with the stain and is not user-friendly on your baby’s delicate clothing. The point we are trying to make is that the chemicals that don't get washed out, will become ingrained into the fibers of the garment and result in a rash or other problems that is best left alone.

Instead, make use of a laundry detergent that is free from perfumes and dyes, or even consider an eco-friendly option. It should state on the label that it is hypoallergenic. Preferably, choose a detergent that is designed for children.

Wouldn’t it be better to utilize laundry capsules that is child-friendly?

Keep Your Kids Safe with Laundry Capsules

Parents want the best for their children and will likely encourage their kids to experiment with everything, including their surroundings. The result is dirty laundry or stained clothing.

There is no need to be afraid of letting your kids jump in mud puddles, roll around in the grass outside, or experiment with paint. Choosing quality laundry capsules can be great for getting rid of stains on their delicate clothing.

Just be sure that you exercise caution by storing any laundry detergent and capsules for their clothing out of harm’s way. Let us take a closer look at some safety tips concerning laundry capsules.

Laundry Safety When Using Capsules

The best way to handle and store laundry capsules is to keep them out of reach. The brightly colored pods or capsules of detergent appear very attractive to little ones. These should be locked away so it may not entice your children to investigate and confuse the capsules with toys or, worse, candy.

Another precaution worth mentioning is to prevent the capsules from getting into contact with their skin. Take a closer look at the contents of the capsules that should be listed on the packaging and look out for any warning signs on the label of the detergent.

How to Get Rid of Baby-Related Stains

Follow along as we share some tried and tested ways to remove stains from baby clothing:

  • Ketchup - On the odd occasion your little one may get hold of your ketchup bottle and squirt some on their clothing. No need to panic. All you do is scrape off the excess, flush the garment with water, sponge it with some white vinegar, and repeat the process. From here, place your preferred laundry capsule at the back of the drum and see how it magically disappears.
  • Baby food - When you detect baby food stains on their bib or clothing, you must remove the excess food and follow the care instructions on the label of your favorite capsule’s pack.
  • Margarine and butter - These are a little harder to get rid of as we all know. Just scrape off any excess then set your washer to its highest temperature as recommended on the label of their clothing. Place the capsule in the right compartment and wash it all away.

As you can see, with a little bit of care and forethought the stains on your child’s clothing can soon be forgotten, thanks to top-quality laundry detergents.

Resources — How Stuff Works, Persil