Baby clothes need special attention and if possible, zero chemicals when washing. Due to the fact that babies have very sensitive skin, everything that touches it must be gentle.
When it comes to what to use when you need to wash their cute, little clothes, there are numerous discussion and debates. What’s safe for them and what’s not? What works and what doesn’t work? And so on…
Here’s one recipe that seems to get all the mommies agreeing to be baby skin-safe:
6 cups or washing soda (considered to be better for the skin than borax), and 3 shaved bars of soap of your choice (you can choose baby soaps). You can also add a few drops of essential oil of your choice and shaved lemon peel.
If you are interested in a fabric softener here’s a homemade recipe for one. You can use distilled white vinegar which is a great laundry softener. It also helps with any soap residues, if the case.
For whites, you can use peroxide, if the stain or stains require a more powerful cleaning touch. If not, just use lemon peel.
It is true that peroxide pr washing soda are not exactly the most natural ingredients. But, compared with what a common laundry detergent contains, they are by far a more gently option.
If your baby clothes are not that dirty you can go with a much more natural option. you can wash them with distilled white vinegar. The vinegar is great for softening the clothes and it is also disinfectant. To increase the disinfecting properties or the white vinegar you can also add a few drops of tea tree essential oil. To make the clothes smell nice, add a few drops of an essence you please along with the two already reminded ingredients.