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What washing machine settings do i use for baby clothes??? New mum!!

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mrsjoker35 Wed 13-Jan-16 14:39:02

Sorry stupid question but what settings do i use? I dont want to ruin my babys clothes sad lol help???

rabbit123 Wed 13-Jan-16 14:44:04

Synthetics or minimum iron 60 worked for me. The hotter wash was better for food stains and killed any nasties left by poop or wee.

dementedpixie Fri 15-Jan-16 22:46:47

I just used the wash I used for our clothes. I rarely wash at 60 degrees and most clothes go on at 40 degrees

KP86 Fri 15-Jan-16 23:00:25

Normal wash and most babies' clothes can go through the dryer. The only things I dry on the line are coats and proper woolen items. If it's something new and fancy or a favourite I might dry on the line a couple of times to see that it washes ok and then it will probably end up in the dryer cycle with the rest.

chumbler Sat 16-Jan-16 04:18:09

Half my baby's clothes need to be put on delicate cycle! Lots from m and s and JoJo maman bebe. Check the label - if it has a 40 with a line under it I put it on delicates , if it has just a plain 40 I put it on synthetics with all of our clothes. I hope that's right anyway!

Twinklefuck Sat 16-Jan-16 07:34:48

Most should go at 40, if you're worried put some dettol in the drawer.

ThatsNotMyHouseItIsTooClean Sat 16-Jan-16 07:50:33

I remember agonising about this before realising that they are just clothes & can be washed in the same way as all other clothes! Obviously with the caveat that woollens etc need to be washed differently to cottons but that applies to all clothes. Check the labels to make sure that there isn't some embellishment or something which means it needs a delicate wash & then just shove them in.

JustWantToBeDorisAgain Sat 16-Jan-16 07:51:03

40 if it's really stained I used to use vanish in wash ( powder or liquid) as well as wash powder.

YouBastardSockBalls Sat 16-Jan-16 07:56:11

Just 40, in with everything else. 60 shrinks stuff IME

VocationalGoat Sat 16-Jan-16 07:56:19

40 degrees
Regular cycle with an added pre-wash for a more 'stained' load.
Ecover stain remover
White distilled vinegar in lieu of fabric softener
Non bio powder (Fairy is the best, imo)

I line dry

fluffypenguinbelly Sat 16-Jan-16 08:02:24

I just do a 40 degree normal 50 minute wash. The baby setting on my machine is 60 and takes over 3 hours!

Iamnotloobrushphobic Sat 16-Jan-16 08:07:27

My machine has a baby specific wash setting but I just bung baby's clothes in with the rest of the washing and wash according to the colour and fabric - synthetic wash, wool wash, whites wash etc.

TheFairyCaravan Sat 16-Jan-16 08:12:47

I used to put them in with our's on a 40 degree wash and separate them according to colour.

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