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Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 9:38am

Washing new baby clothes

This may seem like a silly question but I am not sure whether or not to wash my new baby clothes that I have brought. I have hung them all hung but some people say they like to wash them and some people don't.

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Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 9:53am

I always wash any new clothes before wearing them as you don't know how long they have been sitting around/how many others have touched them/what's really on them ie chemicals from the manufacturers. Also babies have very sensitive skin.

I'll be washing them in some kind of sensitive/non-bio liquid.

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Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 9:58am

If you do wash them, can I recommend that you use a non-fragranced non-biological washing powder like 'Surcare' and a fragrance free conditioner.

Many babies develop extremely sore and itchy skin conditions through contact with biological washing powders which contain an enzyme that digests the dirt in the clothes. These enzymes are still present after washing and can really irritate the skin.





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Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 10:02am

Thanks girls, was thinking about using Fairy but I'll look into this Surcare Bells.

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Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 10:54am

Clothing manufacturers use something called a 'size' which evens out the thickness of the fibres so they are easier to weave and sew. It can irritate delecate skin, so yes, always wash new clothes for babies. I do for my clothes too.





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Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 12:34pm

I don't use wash powder for the first wash, theres no need really. I put them on a rinse and spin with comfort pure :smile:

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Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 2:03pm

Thats a good idea Missy







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Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 2:39pm

:D Cheers hun, and if its a nice day let them air dry then bung them in the dryer for 10 minutes, no need to iron then and they are lovely and soft :happy:

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Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 4:08pm

Hey Jane...I do wash new clothes for baby.
On that note...my hubbie told me earlier this year that he heard, on Radio 4, a woman had suffered anaphylactic shock from underwear she bought in Primark UK....didn't hear it myself and don't know if true or not but been washing all new undies for myself first too since then!
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Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 4:54pm

my m/w told me to wash them in savon de marseilles, not sure you guys can get that in the UK, its a soap for babies and a softner too. so i did! she probably has shares in the company LOL
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Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 5:15pm

yeah i washed mine too, kept thinking someone might've touched them in the shop who may not have washed their hands after the loo...you never know do u!!

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Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 10:55am

Hey girls, my mum has very kindly been helping me out with washing the baby clothes that we have brought (and there is a lot oops). I brought the surcare for myself and her but noticed that when she put the first wash on, she used Lenor fabric conditioner which she put in before I could stop it. Do you think this is ok, I really hope so because else it will be a lot of clothes that I will have to re-wash!

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Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 11:07am

I would not use fabric softener as I got sensitive skin and would not use it for children either.
You could try it out to see how they react. If you see that they get a rash then rewash everything, if not then fine.
You could always rewash just the stuff that are closest to the skin.

I only used Ecover and never use any fabric conditioner as this just clogs up the fabrics. (personal feeling about something not being quite right with leaving chemicals in the fabric).
I used vinegar as fabric softener.

I never ever wear new clothes due to the chemicals and for babies try to get organic cotton as much as possible.
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Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 11:17am

If I have to re-wash everything, I will have to do about 10 loads of washing. I didn't use it for the washing I did and I know she didn't use it for the first loads of washing I gave her which consisted of baby gros and baby vests cause I was there. It was just when I took up their actual clothes for washing and it was too late cause she had already put it in. Serves me right for being so lazy I suppose.

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Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 4:12pm

i have used it to wash mine hun, but its one i bought for children (recommended by my m/w) Missy posted above saying she had used it hun.
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Thursday, September 25th 2008, 8:35am

Ive washed my baby clothes (but nearly all of mine are second hand!) no fabric conditioner as it makes me itch so was worried bubs might be a delicate little flower like myself!! x





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Friday, September 26th 2008, 3:53pm

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Originally posted by elmo
yeah i washed mine too, kept thinking someone might've touched them in the shop who may not have washed their hands after the loo...you never know do u!!

i use fairy non bio liquid capsules an comfort pure :)


That's what we used too :smile:



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Friday, September 26th 2008, 3:54pm

we still use it :snigger:
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