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What temperature should baby clothes be washed...

(6 Posts)
Cheffie100 Mon 06-May-13 18:16:34

They all say 40c delicate wash but should I be ignoring that and doing something else?

Pascha Mon 06-May-13 18:17:54

I just bung them in with the household washing TBH. Usually 30 or 40°c.

soupmaker Mon 06-May-13 18:55:10

I did the same. For things that had got really grubby a 40 degree intensive wash usually did them fine. Oh and hanging out to dry on a really sunny day helps bleach stains.

Cheffie100 Wed 08-May-13 17:02:53

Thanks both

nutella81 Wed 08-May-13 22:43:21

Anything with sick on (e.g muslins) or wee/poo needs to be washed at 60c to kill off bacteria. If you don't, you'll get mould growing on muslins as I discovered...nice!

thepestinthevest Wed 08-May-13 22:50:13

60c for bibs, vests and sleepsuits, 90c for towels and 40c everything else. I wash all DS stuff separately as DH works in a school and I can imagine his clothes full of "school germs". Only exception is towels as they all go in boil wash together.

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