Babies and toddlers enjoy fumbling their foods into their mouths while school-aged children clumsily pick through their meals. These eating habits most likely result in stained clothes, and this is one of the most overlooked reasons children are exposed to germ nests on their clothes.
Young children still have a developing immune system; that’s why parents have to be cautious about what makes their children healthy. Keeping them healthy is not only by feeding them nutritious meals but also by providing them with clean and tidy clothes.
It is not enough to bring their soiled and stained clothes to the laundry service near you. You have to handwash your children’s clothes before giving them to a laundry delivery service for their final wash.
Hand Wash Children’s Clothes
The first thing to do when handwashing clothes is to wash your hands. It is important to sanitize your hands first as they can be a source of bacteria.
Read Wash Label of the Children’s Clothes
You have to read the wash label to help you understand the material and manner of laundry the clothes need. Disregarding wash labels leads to damaging your children’s clothes. Check whether it is appropriate to give the clothes a second wash cycle at the laundry delivery service or if it is only for hand washing.
Check Water Temperature
It is essential to check the water temperature you are about to use. You should know the appropriate water temperature for the load to avoid altering the condition of your children’s clothes. Using the wrong water temperature may lead to rips and tears.
Only Use Eco-friendly and Skin-sensitive Detergents
Young children have sensitive skin. Using regular laundry detergents may cause skin irritation or allergies. Ensure only to use eco-friendly and skin-sensitive detergents; these detergents do not contain harsh chemicals.
Do not use a fabric softener for your children’s clothes. It is best to use white distilled vinegar to help soften their clothes and disinfect the clothes naturally.
If you wash your children’s clothes in a washer, ensure that they are not in the same load as other clothes. Adult clothes are more soiled than your children’s clothes. The bacteria may transfer to their clothes. Moreover, sort the nappies and wash them separately from their clothes.
Rinse Clothes Twice
Rinse your clothes twice, whether you are hand washing your clothes or doing it with a washer. Rinsing the clothes twice ensures the soaps are entirely removed from the fabric, and the bacteria is washed off.
After rinsing your children’s clothes, it is best to air dry them rather than throw them inside the dryer. Hang drying in natural sunlight adds to eliminating bacteria on the clothes.
It is best to wash children’s clothes after it is soiled or stained. Washing children’s clothes regularly may be a lot of work, but that’s better than tending to your sick child. Do not forget to wash newly bought children’s clothes. It is safer to wash them before you let them use them.