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We'll share our favorite baby laundry hacks and how you can tackle baby laundry more efficiently without the overwhelm.
Oh, the endless piles of baby clothes to be washed. Sure, they are so tiny and cute, but there's going to be lots of loads of laundry coming your way, with multiple daily outfit changes because of milk spit-ups, diaper leaks, and don't forget the diaper blowouts.
Here are our top baby laundry hacks to help master baby laundry efficiently.
1.PLACE A LAUNDRY HAMPER BY THE DRESSER/ CHANGING TABLE
The best place for the laundry hamper is in the baby's room by the nursery dresser or changing table. You'll appreciate being able to put away dirty clothes quickly after baby's outfit changes.
2.CREATE A LAUNDRY DROP AREA IN THE FAMILY ROOM
Since the baby will spend time in the family room with everyone, keep a basket to gather dirty bibs, swaddles and even burp clothes.
3.TACKLE A LOAD OF LAUNDRY EVERY DAY
The high volume of baby laundry can be a headache. Ease the stress of feeling like you are drowning in piles of laundry by doing a load every day or maybe every other day.
4.USE MESH LAUNDRY BAGS
A favorite baby laundry hack entails using these mesh laundry bags to gather baby's socks, mittens and bibs. Keep them clipped to the clothes hamper. Throw them in the washer and you'll never have to worry about finding pairs of socks or mittens again!
4.GATHER LAUNDRY SUPPLIES
Being prepared with all the laundry essentials will make doing laundry less of a hassle. Keep a laundry essentials kit containing laundry flakes, oxygen bleach, horsehair brushes, wool dryer balls and few sprayer bottles of 50% water and vinegar and 50% water and rubbing alcohol. Vinegar can remove urine orders and keep baby's clothes feeling super soft.
5.USE unscented baby friendly detergents
Choose laundry detergents that are especially formulated for baby's sensitive skin. Look for detergents that are both scent free and hypoallergic.
6.GET A DIAPER SPRAYER
Consider getting a diaper sprayer like this one to help clean messy clothes diapers or even soiled clothes.
Make sure you are pre-treating any stains before you throw baby's clothes in the washing machine.
8.SOAK Soiled CLOTHES
A baby laundry hack that will come in handy so often is to leave a bucket of water and Oxiclean mixture in the laundry room to soak soiled baby clothes until you are ready to wash a load of clothes.
9. FASTEN VELCROS AND OTHER FASTNERS
Be sure to fasten all Velcro's, snaps, buttons and ties before you throw baby's clothes in the washer to prevent the items from getting ripped.
10.MAXIMIZE YOUR TIME
Our favorite baby laundry hack is the 30-minute wash cycle. Wash baby's clothes in warm water and the clothes will be clean after the 30 minute cycle.
Last Updated on June 9, 2021 by Tira Attygalla