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Keeping your baby’s clothes germ free

Protecting your younglings from unseen germs takes not only heart and care but a good understanding of doing their laundry too

You might be wondering why doing your baby’s laundry is suddenly a topic of interest when it comes to keeping your young one healthy? The simple answer is correlation between dirty clothes and a lot of germs. If your baby hasn’t been feeling up to snuff lately or you have observed the same pattern throughout summer, then you need to assess the situation. Have you been doing something wrong or does it all comes down to your baby’s dirty clothes?

Ensuring the best protective regime for their baby is every mother’s priority but we seldom overlook things present in plain sight, thereby making it harder to pinpoint the problem. Acknowledging problems early on helps create an action blueprint in cases where ordinary efforts just don’t cut it, just like this. Babies are little packets of fun and gurgle and we’d give anything to see our little bags of joy coo and play.

Even before learning the laundry tricks, one must know the importance of hand hygiene while taking care of babies. You don’t need to search for the best hand sanitizer in order to maintain hand hygiene, all you need is plain soap and water.

Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) recommends washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and then drying off. Whenever someone is leaping to pick your little one, ask them strictly to wash hands before even going near your baby. Better yet, make it a rule for anyone entering the house to wash hands for 20 seconds.

Curled up in a fuzzy little blanket, your baby is unaware of the dangers lurking around him/her, thinking it is as safe as it gets. Little do they know that if that same blanket is unwashed or washed improperly, germs will proliferate and cause illness. There are a ton of microorganisms around us and when you have a baby around, its only appropriate to consider every surface as contaminated.

Weak immune system and mixed laundry

Let us also not forget that these little balls of joy have a fragile immune system and are unable to defend themselves against dangerous microorganisms and hence additional care is required in the early months. First of all, make sure that you are not mixing up your dirty laundry with baby’s cloths.

With your cloths it’s safe to use tough detergents and harsher products but same detergents can be dangerous for baby cloths and can even irritate baby’s skin. Your cloths might also be full of tough stains and hard to remove spots which can latch onto your baby’s soft cloths making it even harder to clean, later on.

Warmer the better

Doing your laundry on low temperatures might save you energy but would also expose you to undead viruses and bacteria waiting to multiply as soon as you put on cloths. As babies have sensitive skin and are more prone to catching diseases, always try and wash their cloths at high temperature to ensure effective removal of these microbes - You surely don’t want a germ fiesta within the washing machine.

Use recommended laundry cleanser

Use Dettol antibacterial laundry cleanser for clean clothes free of germs every time you do laundry. Dettol laundry cleanser kills 99.9% of germs even at low rinse cycle temperatures. Adding two capfuls of recommended cleanser would kill bacteria and leave behind fresh smelling cloths with a soft touch. This is what is required of a detergent when it comes to baby cloths.

Additional rinse

Because your baby is more susceptible to skin irritation, you need to be extra careful while washing clothes. You can do this by adding another rinse cycle to the wash just so all the suds are washed away leaving behind no detergent intertwined in cloth fabric to irritate your baby’s skin. Follow this step even if you are using a Dettol laundry disinfectant made especially for baby cloths.

Damp means danger

You can’t afford the luxury of leaving your baby clothes in the washing machine even for a short period of time. Damp fabric will harbor germs in multiple ways and you don’t want microbe build up on clothes you just cleaned. Hectic days sure make it hard to keep an eye on the washing machine ding but try to tend to clothes as soon as possible.

So these are some of the tips about how to keep your baby’s clothes germ free. If you still have any questions, please let us know. We’ll be more than happy to help you out.

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