The Best Baby Laundry Tips

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the maker of OxiClean™ through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about their Versatile Stain Remover, all opinions are my own.

It's been a few years since I had a little one at home, but my sister-in-law is preparing to welcome her third baby girl in the next few weeks. Those sweet little ones are adorable but they bring with them a whole lot of laundry! Heck, even as they get bigger the laundry never slows down, but there is something sweet and special about washing little onesies and miniature size pants that your hand couldn't fit in that makes laundry sort of fun. 

In the middle of a full on kitchen remodel {and general home upheaval}, I offered to help my sister-in-law wash up some of those hand me down baby clothes for her new baby girl.  I thought that I would put together the best baby laundry tips to help you in case this is the stage of life that you are in.

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1. Pick a versatile stain remover

Little ones make big stain. I like to use OxiClean™ because not only is it a tough stain fighter, it's also gentle enough for even the littlest of little clothes. I used OxiClean™ Versatile stain remover on my sister-in-laws hand-me-down load to help remove any of those tough baby stains and to refresh the clothes to make them look new again, not like they had been handed down from cousin to sister to sister to sister!

You should also pre-wash any brand new baby clothes because you don't know where they have been or what's been on them.

2. Pre-soak any stained items

Between spitting up and diaper blow outs, those baby clothes can take a beating! Sometimes you don't notice stains on clothing when you pack them away but over time in storage, those stains start to pop up and become noticeable.

I start off the laundry cycle by sorting out those items that need a little pre-soaking. I add a scoop of OxiClean™  Versatile Stain Remover to the hottest water my sink will make. And then I let the clothes soak for a few hours. 

These are the same shirts side by side. What a difference the OxiClean™ made on those stains. It totally removed them!

3. Pre-Treat stains

Pre-treat any stains that you can ahead of time. Mix OxiClean™ powder with water according to package directions and spray on to your stain until the stain is completely saturated. Rub the area together and wait up to 10 minutes. Then launder as normal.

4. Velcro any tabs

Baby clothes, swaddle blankets and bibs have Velcro that can tangle up and make quite a mess in the wash. Velcro up any of those tabs before you wash so that you can avoid any snags or tangles.

5. Don't lose baby socks

Baby feet are so cute and little and sweet and those socks that go on them are so very tiny. They can get caught up in sleeves or stuck to a blanket or towel and then never seen again. Consider putting those baby socks in a mesh bag and washing them together so that you never lose a baby sock again.

6. Hang those clothes to dry

Sun is a natural bleach, and while it's not plentiful most months in our greater Seattle area, even those cloudy overcast days will still allow you to hang up those baby clothes to dry outside. Hanging clothes to dry also helps prevent shrinkage which is important when all your baby is doing right now is growing!

There are over 101 ways to use OxiClean™ to get tough stains out, delivering value through versatility and incredible benefits vs. detergent alone. It's my go to stain fighter. I would love to hear your best baby laundry tips or maybe your best stain fighting story.  You can share them on the Dear OxiClean site.

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