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washing baby items

(15 Posts)
Buffy81 Wed 09-Jul-14 19:15:23

I have made a start on getting all the clothing washed, next will be bedding for pram, Moses basket and the cot bed. I was wondering, if you bothered with the towels, bibs and muslin cloths?

DearDinah Wed 09-Jul-14 19:22:10

I am, just because I want to see them drying on the line smile

stargirl1701 Wed 09-Jul-14 19:24:00

We will be. They've been in the loft for two years. Must buy a Moses basket mattress!

Lalalax3 Wed 09-Jul-14 19:25:18

Loosen up the muslins by washing them, they get softer with washing.

Memphisbelly Wed 09-Jul-14 19:26:41

Yes towels, bibs and muslins won't be as absorbent until you wash the starches out.

TeaRex Wed 09-Jul-14 19:28:26

Wash everything, lots of retailers put nasty chemicals on cloth items to stop creasing in transit etc so better safe than sorry smile plus all the little baby things smell lovely after a wash smile

hartmel Wed 09-Jul-14 19:41:48

Muslin cloth, bibs and towels are not so stiff after a wash and will better absorb..
I didn't bother washing the crib bumbers but washed the fitted sheet

Sparkle9 Wed 09-Jul-14 23:01:24

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Em1503 Thu 10-Jul-14 07:32:20

I washed everything including towels, muslins etc. it was the cutest thing ever seeing them all hanging up to dry! grin

TwigletFiend Thu 10-Jul-14 08:40:26

Sorry to butt in, but what washing powder is everyone using? I normally use a fairly heavily perfumed brand because DP works at a DIY yard and often his clothes smell pretty strong from chemicals, oil etc. but not sure I want something that potent on baby clothes!

As to the washing, OP, everything here is going to have a run through the machine. I got a lot of second hand stuff and even though it looks clean, I want to be sure. Ditto above too - have dyed and washed some muslins and they feel much, much softer and more absorbent after a good wash.

pommedeterre Thu 10-Jul-14 12:50:30

I use the fairy stuff until they are a year or so. Then back to normal for everyone!

Lalalax3 Thu 10-Jul-14 13:12:34

Any non bio. Whatever's on offer!

squizita Thu 10-Jul-14 13:19:23

Lots of people have recommended Persil non-bio to me - is it really better or just a name I usually buy ASDA own brand or Lidl being a tightwad.

MrsGSR Thu 10-Jul-14 13:29:20

I use asda sensitive non bio, my 5 month old has never had a rash from it smile

nc060 Thu 10-Jul-14 13:54:08

I will be using a non-bio for junior and a nice smelly one for me and DP x

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