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Washing baby clothes

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    cinnamon is offline Registered User
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    Mar 2006
    central, hong kong


    This is slightly different but I found good old fashioned salt really helped with babies soiled clothes.
    Especially with re-gurgitated milk (which I had a lot of in the beginning!)
    Napisan and other detergents werent breaking down the stains or that off milk smell!
    Just dissolve a small handfull in a bucket of warm water (you can buy the cheap no frills salt) and soak the babies clothes before washing

    PS I would also wash all new clothes before your baby wears them.
    I used to work in the garment industry and even in the best factories the fabric is handled by many sweaty workers before you get your clothes at the shop!

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    pinemarten is offline Registered User
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    Jul 2006
    Hong Kong Island

    Is it ok to handwash new baby clothes or is there some reason you should put them through the machine (eg reaching a certain temperature)?

    My machine is crap and would probably turn cute baby clothes into grey cardboard.

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    hkaussie is offline Registered User
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    Jan 2005
    Hong Kong

    pinemarten I think the main reason is to get the chemicals off the clothes which are on all new fabrics. They can sometimes cause a reaction for the baby.

    Also there's the hygiene thing mentioned by cinnamon.

    So for those reasons I guess it's preferable to have at least a good warm thorough wash rather than handwashing them, but I wouldn't fret too much if you can't use the machine.

    Test a couple of less valuable baby clothes in the machine first perhaps?

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