You thought doing laundry for yourself was challenging enough, but now with the little one, it’s become a completely different story.
Your days have become even more hectic and you find yourself having to adjust your time to match your baby’s schedule. That means constantly having to clean baby mess and wash baby clothes. The only alone time you get is when the baby is sleeping and that’s when you’re most likely catching up on sleep too.
We understand that life becomes more challenging when you’re a new parent, especially when it comes to laundry, as babies tend to need a change of clothes every so often a day. Their clothes also require extra care and time to clean.
Here are some quick tips to conquer laundry as a new parent:
1. Always wash newly bought baby clothes/blankets
Your baby’s skin is delicate, so you want to wash away any harsh production chemicals and germs trapped on clothing and blankets before they are used.
Opt in to using hypoallergenic or non-bio laundry detergents that is great for sensitive skin to avoid unwanted allergic reactions.
2. Avoid using fabric softener
Whilst fabric conditioner is made to leave clothes feeling soft, you should avoid using it on baby clothes! Baby clothes are designed to be flame resistant and coating it with softener will only strip it of it’s properties, not to mention it can cause a likely chance of irritation to the skin.
3. Spot clean on the go
Babies create MESS and that’s OK! Whether you’re out or even just lounging at home, it’s a good idea to have baby wipes with you at all times to immediately spot clean any small ‘accidents’ your baby has made. This method will save you time pre-treating stains and will add just a bit more extra time until the baby has to change clothes again.
4. Instantly rinse out poop/vomit stains
To avoid poop and vomit stains leaving what will appear to be a faint yellow-ish mark, rinse the stain out as quickly as the stain was created. You’ll still need to pre-treat but at least it will be easy and less time consuming.
We at Laundryheap can take care of cleaning your baby’s clothes should the load be too much for you to handle. We take utmost care in dealing with clothes for sensitive skin. You can have the option to choose between bio or non bio and let us know of any other special requirements.
Have any tips for dealing with laundry as a new parent? Share them in the comments section. 🙂