Wash before wearing? Angel Lopez, brand associate of Cycles mild laundry detergent for babies, insists newly bought clothes be washed first before letting baby wear them.
Separate or not? Lopez, who is also mom to Inigo and Manu, says grownup clothes gather more dirt than baby clothes. Dirt residue from washing them together can cause allergies or skin irritations in babies. Soiled cloth diapers also need to be washed separately.
Go mild? Mild detergent or specific detergent for baby clothes is also recommended.
Soak for stains? For stubborn stains, Lopez sticks to soaking baby clothes in warm water and mild detergent for a couple of hours before washing.
Drying and ironing? Most moms believe that ironing baby clothes can eliminate causes of skin irritations and kill germs. Air-dry baby clothes under the sun as it’s still the best disinfectant for washed laundry.
When you’re done choosing and buying baby clothes, make sure you clean the closet thoroughly before stocking up your little one’s tiny tees and dresses.
Angel Lopez, brand associate, Cycles mild laundry detergent for babies