When it comes to maintenance, be practical. You want clothes for your baby to be soft, comfy and easy to take care of. Parents don't have a lot of time on their hands and it is better to avoid buying fabrics that need to be handwashed or ironed.
No matter how cute something is, you want to be able to wash it in your washing machine. Clothes made of cotton and other natural fabrics are durable and easy to wash. Make sure to check the labels of any baby clothes you consider to purchase for washing procedure.
Wash all purchased baby clothes before putting them on your child. Although it is unlikely your child would be seriously harmed if you didn't, some minor skin irritation or an allergy could occur and make your baby uncomfortable, and you don't want that.
When doing laundry, you have two options. You can use baby detergents which are specially designed for infant's clothes, or you can use regular detergent instead. Health experts claim that using special kind of detergent isn't necessary as long as your child doesn't have allergy or sensitive skin.
If you're concerned about using your regular detergent, do a test. Wash couple of baby items with that detergent. After wearing the clothing, check your child for signs of skin irritation. Also, observe him or her, and note if the child feels uncomfortable.
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